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Cuomo Invited to New York State Secession Rally [LISTEN]

Representatives of groups supporting a New York State secession movement are planning a rally in Chenango County and they've decided to invited Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The event is to be held at the General Clinton Park in Bainbridge from 1:00 to 3:00 p

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Ellis Bros. Development in Binghamton is on Hold

The owners of Ellis Brothers Furniture are telling the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin that they have put their plans to turn the old J.C. Penny building at the corner of Court and Hawley Streets into a new, massive showroom on hold following a vote in Binghamton City Council last April that failed to name the city the lead agency in the redevelopment of the former pedestrian mall space in front of the Metro Center.

After an

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Tax Breaks Approved for Binghamton Student Housing

One of the most recent student housing projects in the City of Binghamton is being handed tax breaks in spite of the objections of city leaders.

The Agency, formerly the Broome County Industrial Development Agency, has voted for a ten year Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILOT agreement for the Printing House apartments in what used to be the Press Building on Chenango Street

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Akshar and Fiala To Battle For State Senate Seat

Frederick Akshar, the Broome County undersheriff, has announced he's running for the state Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Thomas Libous.

Akshar became undersheriff a few weeks ago. He launched his campaign with a formal announcement in the town of Dickinson August 4

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Cuomo Wants Fiala to Succeed Libous in Senate

Governor Andrew Cuomo has started campaigning for Barbara Fiala for the state Senate seat vacated with the federal court conviction of Thomas Libous.

Less than 24 hours after Libous was found guilty of lying to the FBI, Cuomo said Fiala - a former Broome County executive - would "be fantastic" as a candidate

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

NYS Minimum Wage Could Jump to $15 For Some

A panel created by Governor Cuomo is recommending a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food chain restaurants in New York state.

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Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office
Photo provided by Sen. Thomas Libous' office

Senator Thomas Libous Trial Winds Down

Deliberation get underway in the trial of New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, who is accused by federal investigators of lying to the FBI about his involvement in getting is son a job at a Westchester law firm

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo
Bob Joseph/WNBF News file photo

NYS Senator Tom Libous’ Trial About to Start

New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton is due in Federal Court in White Plains July 13 for the start of his trial for allegedly lying to the FBI.

Libous appeared July 7 for his final pre-trial hearing and jury selection is set to begin Monday

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President Obama Calmly Shuts Down Rowdy Heckler

The leader of the free world can handle it when someone tries to steal his thunder.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Motions Filed in Preparation For Libous Trial

Senator Thomas Libous wants to be able to discuss his health challenges at his upcoming federal trial.

The Binghamton Republican has been accused of making false statements to the FBI. His indictment was announced nearly a year ago

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