WHITE PLANS, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Libous, the former New York state senator from the Binghamton area, will serve six months of house arrest after being convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son.
Libous must also pay a $50,000 fine following his sentencing in federal court Tuesday.
Alcoa announces a three-and-a-half-year deal to keep its smelter in Massena open, and increase its competitiveness. The agreement reduces layoffs at the plant to about 80, according to a spokesman.
In a statement, the company said the agreement with New York State will help maintain “hundreds of jobs” — approximately 600 - in the North Country. It will also support growth at the company’s sister operation in Massena, the cast house.
Roxanne Mourhess says the milk trucks roll by her antique store every day. The store is a 150-year-old former church on the main drag in Campbell, New York, a small town near Corning. The store is just down the street from the weathered, light blue grocery store. In the other direction, a Kraft plant puffs out steam by the railroad tracks. Mourhess couldn’t believe it when she heard last month that the plant was slated for closure.
A tentative outline for a state budget looks like it could crumble this week, dealing a bitter reality check to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the top lawmakers who said they could deliver a spending plan by Thanksgiving.