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.”

Cops: Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By SUV Backing Into Parking Spot On Upper West Side

Yolanda Casal, 78, who lived just a few blocks away from the scene, died from her injuries. The 41-year-old woman she was with is currently in stable condition. The driver was arrested and charges are pending.


Police Standoff With Liquor Store Robbery Suspects In Brooklyn Ends Peacefully

Authorities said two men tried to rob Arrow Wine & Liquor in Mill Basin around 1:30 p.m. when police in the area were alerted to what was happening and essentially foiled the robbery.


Severe Storms Cause Major Flooding Problems In Parts Of Tri-State Area

Storms moving through the Tri-State Area Thursday caused major flooding problems, especially in Rockland County and parts of New Jersey.


Larry Brown Sought In Violent Stabbing Of 82-Year-Old Aunt Inside Harlem Home

Police have released a photo of the suspect wanted in connection with a violent Harlem home invasion Monday morning.


Iloune Driver Arrested, Charged With Murder Following Deadly Brighton Beach Boardwalk Shooting

Driver, 19, of Brooklyn has been charged with murder and assault. Tysha Jones, 16, was killed. Four other victims, young men in their twenties, were also shot.


Turkish Taco Food Truck Gets Liquor License

The Turkish Taco Truck parked outside the Tavern on the Green visitors center in Central Park, is serving alcohol. Their new drink menu includes beer, wine and cocktails.


Bronx Teen Girl Shot In The Hip While Leaving School

The student was hit in her right hip and was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where she is in stable condition.


Bedbugs Hit Locker Room At High-End Reebok Sports Club In Manhattan

Management now says the area has been sterilized and the bedbug problem has been eradicated.


Prayer Vigil Held For Missing Scarsdale Student Lauren Spierer

With prayers for her safe return, friends gathered at the Scarsdale Synagogue Tuesday night with hopes that Lauren Spierer is found safe.


Woman Struck By 5 Train After Fainting Onto Subway Tracks At 77th Street Station

A woman in her 20’s apparently fell onto the tracks Wednesday around 3 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.


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77 Laptops Stolen From Bronx Elementary School

Police say they are investigating the theft of
77 laptops from a New York City elementary school during two separate robberies within a week.


New WHO Study Says Cell Phones Possibly Carcinogenic, May Cause Cancer

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, says a new study put out by the World Health Organization that now lists cell phones in the same category as pesticide, DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.


Sources Say DNA Matches Strauss-Kahn; Downtown Apartment Becomes Tourist Attraction

Monday evening, two people familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press that DNA tests on the housekeeper’s shirt matched that of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


Police Rescue 2 Men From Strong Currents Of The East River

Authorities said the one man was intoxicated and either jumped or fell off a pedestrian bridge. The other was a good Samaritan trying to help him.


Fans Line Up Early In Hopes Of Scoring Tickets To See Lady Gaga On SNL

The season finale of SNL, in which Gaga will be featured as the episode’s musical guest, is quite a hot ticket for many of her loyal fans.




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