Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Lynx Captured, Lottery Lawyer Guilty, Shark Summer

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Long Island Doctor Indicted for Alleged Kickback Scheme Involving Fraudulent Medical Exams

A Long Island doctor has been indicted on accusations that he paid kickbacks to physicians for patient referrals and defrauded Medicaid by performing unnecessary medical exams, New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office announced Monday.

This lynx was spotted in West Islip, Islip and Central Islip before its captureCourtesy Strong Island Animal Rescue

Islip Lynx Captured After 3 Days on the Lam

Authorities captured early Friday a lynx that was on the loose in the Town of Islip for three days after area residents reported spotting the wild cat prowling the streets.

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Long Island Lottery Lawyer Guilty of Conning $1B Mega Millions Winner

Jason Kurland, a Dix Hills man who was billed as one of the nation’s top lottery lawyers, was convicted this week of wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy in Brooklyn federal court.

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Tim Hess and his mother at Tim’s Shipwreck DinerPhoto by Jennifer A. Uihlein

Tim’s Shipwreck Diner Remains a Beloved Northport Mainstay

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