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.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The campaign website for U.S. Congressman Peter King from Long Island was hacked. The site was briefly controlled by a group calling itself “Tim’s Army.”

Lynne Sladky / AP

On Thursday a federal judge hit pause on the Trump administration’s plans to end the legal status of 300,000 immigrants, some 20,000 of whom live in New York and Connecticut. TPS, or Temporary Protected Status, gives immigrants fleeing violence or disaster the right to live and work legally in the U.S.

Richard Drew / AP

General Electric left Connecticut for Boston two years ago when its shares were trading at about $28. Now GE is trading at about $11 a share and it has fired its CEO, John Flannery, after just over a year at the helm.

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher / AP

New York and Connecticut are among 50 states that reached a settlement with Uber over the company’s data breach in 2016. Uber failed to notify officials after hackers stole the private data from 57 million riders and drivers.

Courtesy of Save the Sound

Water quality in Long Island Sound is improving. That’s according to a report issued by the environmental group Save the Sound.