Long Island

Lightning Strikes Twice As L.I. Man Wins Lottery Again

May 11, 2016
Terry Sheridan / WSHU

A Long Island man has won a $1 million scratch-off prize from the New York State Lottery for the second time in four years.

Bruce Magistro of Lindenhurst was stunned as he scratched off the “$1,000-a-week-for-life” ticket and saw he had hit the jackpot.

Mike Groll / AP

It’s been reported that federal subpoenas in a probe of the Cuomo Administration cover over two dozen companies doing business with the state, and several of Governor Cuomo’s top staff, but Cuomo says his understanding is that it focuses on just two people who the governor has cut ties with.

Jessica Opatich / WSHU

Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta (R-13) is calling for the resignations of County Executive Steve Bellone and District Attorney Tom Spota, both Democrats, following disclosures about what they knew about former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke.

Toby Talbot / AP

On Tuesday Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) announced the appointment of a task force aimed at ending what he called a crisis of heroin and opioid addiction plaguing families and communities in New York.

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This may be the best time in a decade to be graduating from college. That's the view of some economists who note the job market keeps getting stronger. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now, which is a very different picture than it was and than it remains for graduates of the Great Recession.

WSHU Senior Reporter Charles Lane recently spoke with several individuals with a keen interest in the current job market. Below is a transcript of their conversations.