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.

Charles Lane

Lawyers working with Superstorm Sandy victims are warning of fast approaching insurance deadlines. The pro bono Disaster Relief Clinic at Touro Law School is beginning to push clients toward suing insurance companies in order to keep from getting shortchanged.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued cease and desist orders to 35 online lenders who make short-term loans, also known as payday loans. Cuomo says the companies are breaking the state's usury laws by charging as much as 7000% interest.


New York State has increased Suffolk County's child care subsidy by a million dollars. 

Commercial fisherman on Long Island, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer, are urging the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up repairs on a navigation light at Jones Beach.


Charles Lane

A piece of Long Island infrastructure is, right now, floating down the Carolina coast. an electromagnetic particle storage ring used at Brookhaven National Lab is being shipped to another nation lab 3,200 miles away. It left last week.

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