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.

Julie Jacobson / AP

Bank of America said last month it would stop doing business with companies that make “military firearms for civilian use.” But now the bank is lending to Remington Outdoor, the company that makes the same type of military-style guns used in many of the recent mass shootings.

Alan Diaz / AP

New York has banned an NRA-branded firearm insurance program. The program is popular with NRA members and covers the legal fees stemming from a shooting. The ban is an abrupt change and calls into question the very concept of gun insurance.

Richard Shotwell / Invision via AP

New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman is pressuring the future owners of Harvey Weinstein’s bankrupt company to pay victims who haven’t come forward yet. But finding someone to pay the potential legal damages has been fraught.

Rashmi Rangan / Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council

The Trump administration is engaged in an ongoing effort to roll back or eliminate a long list of regulations...some that are new or pending.

And some that have been around for a long time.  

Seth Wenig / AP

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with 15 other Democratic attorneys general, are petitioning the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to keep up with investigations and not to weaken them.