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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

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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Binghamton Mayor’s Girlfriend Cleared, Mayor Still Sued

Legal actions against Binghamton Mayor Richard David’s girlfriend in an alleged assault case at a downtown bar early New Year’s Day has been dismissed.

The actions against Ericka Aminalee brought by Daisy Dawson were dismissed after Aminalee’s lawyer argued his client had not been properly served with papers indicating she would be part of the case

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I81 Bridge Could be Named For Late Trooper Chris Skinner

A bridge on Interstate 81 in Broome County is being named in honor of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner, who was killed in the line of duty a year ago.

A statement from state Senator Thomas Libous’ office praises the senate for unanimously passing the legislation to honor the Trooper with the naming of the bridge near where he was killed north of Hinman’s Corners

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Libous Wants Property Tax Cap Retained

Senator Thomas Libous says he wants New York state's property tax cap to be made permanent.

The Republican-controlled Senate has voted in favor of retaining the tax cap which was enacted in 2011.

Libous, a Binghamton Republican, did not vote on the plan to keep the tax cap

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

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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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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