Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

Markus Schreiber / AP

Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has drafted a plan to spend $51 million to reduce the number of high pollutant cars on Connecticut roadways. The money comes from the Volkswagen settlement after the carmaker admitted to tricking emissions tests and polluting the air much more than claimed.

Steve Helber / AP

Attorneys general from 17 states filed a motion to defend the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The move is intended to fill the now empty shoes of the Obama administration.

Alex Brandon / AP

Attorneys general in New York and five other states are asking U.S. senators to reject President-elect Donald Trump's nomination for U.S. Attorney General. They’re concerned about Jeff Sessions' misconduct on previous legal cases. They also fear he will not extend hate crime protections to the LGBTQ community and will enforce draconian punishments for low level crimes.

Gunnar Rathbun / AP

Big box retailers and advocates for the poor are teaming up for their “biggest fight ever.” It’s against congressional Republicans who want to change the corporate tax code, in particular, taxes on imports and exports.

Frank Franklin II / AP

At least 100 people suffered minor injuries when a Long Island Rail Road train crashed into the “bumper block” at the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn on Wednesday. The train from Far Rockaway hit and then went over the bumper at the end of Track 6 at about 8:20 a.m.

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