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Sen. Libous’ Son Sentenced to Jail Time

New York State Senator Thomas Libous’ son, Matthew, will be spending six months in jail for tax fraud charges.

The younger Libous was sentenced in Federal Court in White Plains May 18 after the 37 year old was found guilty of failing to pay all due taxes from 2007 to 2009 and not repaying all the money after he was convicted in January

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Broome County Sheriff's Office
Broome County Sheriff's Office

Broome County Undersheriff Minor to Retire

Broome County Undersheriff Alex Minor is planning to retire from the post next month.

The 67-year-old Minor has been undersheriff since March 2010. Prior to joining the Broome County Sheriff's Office, Minor worked for the Binghamton Police Department for almost four decades

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Big Lots Plaza Could Collapse

Broome County and City of Binghamton officials are being told the former Big Lots plaza should be condemned due to significant structural deterioration.

A survey conducted last month by Delta engineers reported the plaza is at risk of collapse

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Skelos Out as New York Senate Majority Leader

Amid growing pressure, Republican New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos of Long Island is retaining his senate seat but relinquishes his leadership role.

Skelos is accused of corruption, allegedly using his power in state government to extort payments to his son, Adam from an environmental technology company and a real estate firm

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

Jail Recommended for Matthew Libous

In spite of a plea from his father, New York State Senator Thomas Libous of Binghamton, for no jail time, federal prosecutors are recommending 37 year old Matthew Libous be sent to prison for underreporting his income, failing to fully repay the IRS and tampering with a drug test urine sample

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Endicott Mayor Bertoni Seeking Reelection

Endicott Mayor John Bertoni says he will seek a third, four-year term.

Bertoni revealed his intention to run for reelection on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program.

Bertoni, a Democrat, was first

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Southern Tier Counties Compete for Clean Energy Money

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is looking for clean energy business proposals in the area for a chance to land $20 million in state funding.

The 76West competition is modeled after a similar initiative in Western New York

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

Senator Libous’ Pocketbook Survey Rates Secession, etc.

A slim majority of Southern Tier residents apparently disapprove of any plans of governments in the region seceding to Pennsylvania.

Some officials in Kirkwood and Conklin have been mulling over the possibility of joining the Keystone State, which, some say, is benefitting economically from hydraulic high-volume fracture drilling for natural gas while New York State has an indefinite moratorium on fracking

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Getty Images

Madame Presidenta Filmmaker Visits SUNY Broome for Free Event

Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, Ireland, Chile, Croatia, Malawi, Indonesia, Sri Lanka – these countries, and many others, have all had female presidents.

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Suit Against Binghamton’s Mayor Moves to Discovery

A lawsuit claiming Binghamton's Mayor tried to use his position to influence a case involving assault allegations against his girlfriend is being moved into the ‘discovery’ stage in New York State Supreme Court

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