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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.”

Over 100 wait in Long Island City for a chance at landing a union job (credit: CBS 2)

Dozens Camp Out In Queens For Shot At Mechanic Apprenticeship

Nearly 200 people slept on the sidewalk in the rain for several days outside Union Local 12 in Long Island City, Queens — all for the chance to land a coveted union job.

05/16/2011

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Teen Volunteers With United Community Centers Clean Up Yard Of Elderly Brooklyn Woman

It was an extreme makeover of a backyard variety as volunteers helped to turn a neglected Brooklyn backyard into an oasis of green.

05/14/2011

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Community Group Turns Brooklyn Backyard Into Budding Vegetable Garden

What was essentially a 50 by 50 foot overgrown mess behind the Montauk Avenue home was being converted into a huge vegetable garden.

05/13/2011

A student tries on a prom dress at the "Belle of the Ball" event. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Students Get Free Prom Dresses At ‘Belle Of The Ball’ Event

To help offset the rising cost of attending prom, the Brooklyn College Community Partnership gave away dresses for students in financial hardship.

05/13/2011

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‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark’ Returns To Broadway

Emerging from a three-week hiatus, Spidey was flying again at the Foxwoods Theatre Thursday night.

05/12/2011

A protester marches down Wall Street with a sign on her head to call attention to big bank bailouts and cuts in jobs and education in New York, Thursday, May 12, 2011.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Protesters March Against Wall Street, Budget Cuts In Lower Manhattan

There were nine separate gatherings — all of which sought to blow the whistle on what they said were tax breaks for the wealthy.

05/12/2011

Scientists Discover Bedbugs Carrying MRSA Germ In Study

Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.

05/11/2011

Elmhurst Hospital (credit: Google Street View)

Police: Woman Dumped Newborn Baby Inside Trash Can At Queens Hospital

Authorities said a woman — believed to be in her 20s — gave birth inside Elmhurst Hospital, put the baby in the trash can and then walked out around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

05/10/2011

595 E. 167th Street in the Bronx (credit: Google Street View)

FDNY Battles 5-Alarm Fire Tuesday Afternoon In The Bronx

One firefighter and three civilians were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Seven firefighters were also treated for exhaustion.

05/10/2011

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New York Warming To 1st Indoor Tanning Ban For Children

The tanning industry considers a bill before the Legislature to be another “nanny state” assault on their business, and the proposal comes at the height of the indoor tanning season for teens: prom time.

05/04/2011

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NYC Cabbies Push For Fare Increase Citing Rising Gas Prices

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, led by Bhairavi Desai, once again pushed for an increase of 50 cents on the per-mile metered rate and a 10-cent bump for idling charges.

05/04/2011

Jennifer Troiano (credit: Handout)

Kelly: Police Probing Whether Bronx Assistant DA Dodged DWI Charge

The Internal Affairs Bureau was looking into whether a Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Troiano got preferential treatment from authorities.

04/29/2011

Tri-State Experts Say Warmer Weather Will Soon Bring Out Bedbugs

Warm weather, tourism season and summer camps are all likely to add up to more bedbug infestations in the Tri-State area.

04/27/2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton (credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Tea & Sympathy Prepares For Royal Wedding Bash

A royal block party is being planned outside Nicky Perry’s Tea & Sympathy restaurant on Greenwich Avenue.

04/25/2011

Danroy "DJ" Henry

Family Of Pace U. Football Player Killed By Police Files Civil Rights Suit

“The pain of losing our son so suddenly is insatiable and not only has his absence changed us forever, but his suffering will always haunt us as well,” Henry’s parents said in a statement.

04/20/2011

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