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Al Jones

Al JonesA native of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Al Jones has been with 1010 WINS since December 1993. Al was a senior at the University of Montana, majoring in Forestry, when he faced reality…there were very few forestry jobs and too many graduates. After transferring to the University of North Dakota, he naturally majored in journalism.

Jazz DJ, baseball play by play, FM radio sidekick…Al did a little of everything at radio stations in Grand Forks, Hartford and finally at 1010 WINS, where he reports, anchors and occasionally is pressed into action at the editor’s desk.

Favorite story? That’s easy: riding in the ticker tape parade with the 1996 world champion Yankees. Hardest story to cover: funeral for the second of two Long Island brothers killed by cancer. “My voice was cracking, and I struggled to get through the story.”

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Peekskill Residents Livid About No Clapping Rule At City Council Meetings

After a series of boisterous council meetings, Mayor Mary Foster is trying to bring decorum back to the chamber.

09/27/2011

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Some Park Slope Food Co-Op Members Push For Ban Of Israeli Products

The popular Brooklyn food co-op is known for taking political and environmental stands. Some of its members have expressed concern over Israel’s policy in Palestine.

08/25/2011

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Straphangers State Of The Subways Report: J/Z Line No. 1, C And 2 Come In Last

There’s a new winner and a familiar loser in this year’s NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign report of the best and worst subway lines in the city.

08/24/2011

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What Potholes? Department Of Transportation Gushes About Supposed Smooth Roads

The DOT said on Thursday the city’s streets are in their best shape in six years. They said 72.3 percent of the roads were in good condition as of June 30. That number is up from 70.8 percent in 2010.

08/05/2011

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New Traffic Patterns Cause Confusion Near Atlantic Yards Project

Some drivers in Brooklyn were left scratching their heads around the Atlantic Yards project after new traffic patterns went into effect Monday morning.

08/01/2011

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Police Pursue Prospect Park Pigeon Poachers

According to parkgoers, the possibly homeless group of hunters first catch small animals, like a pigeon, and then roast their kill over an open fire.

07/29/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talks to the media outside of the Somerset Medical Center emergency room, Thursday, July 28, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

N.J. Governor Christie Released From Hospital After Experiencing Breathing Problems

Christie, 48, started having breathing problems while he was on the way to an event at a farm in central New Jersey.

07/28/2011

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Fire At Harlem Sewage Treatment Plant Forces Officials To Take It Offline

An explosion and fire in the engine room of the plant sent flames 30 feet into the air. It also forced an evacuation of about 1,000 people from Riverbank State Park above the plant.

07/20/2011

DiNapoli Calls For Greater Transparency & Accountability From Port Authortity After Audit

According to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, the Port Authority doesn’t have documentation to support $1.18 billion of its $1.3 billion worth of contracts and agreements.

07/19/2011

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Stepfather Arrested In Beating Death Of 18-Year-Old Woman In Brooklyn

Police say they found the female victim’s body at a house in Canarsie on Thursday afternoon. She had suffered severe head trauma.

07/14/2011

A mourner reaches out to touch the casket carrying Leiby Kletzky, 8, as the casket arrives for his funeral service. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Thousands Pack Brooklyn Streets To Say Goodbye To Leiby Kletzky

As the hearse carrying Leiby Kletzky’s body made its way to a final goodbye, a sea of humanity parted in silence. It was a final, respectful bow to a boy who trusted a stranger and died because of it.

07/13/2011

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Woman Dies After Jumping Off Tappan Zee Bridge With Man

The 44-year-old man involved survived, but the 29-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after initially surviving the fall, which occurred around 9 a.m.

07/12/2011

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3-Alarm Fire Tears Through Brittany Chase Condo Complex In Wayne

Flames gutted the top floor of the complex, leaving all of its residents without a place to call home.

07/11/2011

Manager Sam Chung talking to a reporter at Fu Sushi in the East Village (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Manager Of Fu Sushi In East Village Denies Being Open For Business Despite Health Dept. Violations

A neighbor complained Fu Sushi on Avenue B was serving food over the weekend even after it failed three straight health inspections. However, manager Sam Chung says that is not the case.

07/06/2011

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West Village Pet Store Dissuades Drunk Customers From Purchasing Puppies

Drinking and driving doesn’t mix, but apparently at one Christopher Street pet store, alcohol and puppies don’t either.

07/05/2011

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