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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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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

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
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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
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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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Police Modernization Endorsed

Representatives of local civil rights and human services organizations appeared at the Binghamton City Council Business meeting June 17 to endorse the proposed Police Modernization Law to address issues concerning the diversification of the makeup of the police force and how officers interact with the public

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Police Review “Being Finalized”

A city-commissioned review of the Binghamton Police Department is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

The Broome County law firm of Coughlin and Gerhart started interviewing police personnel in March after police chief Joseph Zikuski was placed on administrative leave

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Donald Trump Makes Announcement At Trump Tower
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Donald Trump Announces He Will Run for President, Joins Crowded GOP Field

Reality television star and real estate mogul Donald Trump officially announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday morning in Manhattan.

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