A 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.”
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.
It was an extreme makeover of a backyard variety as volunteers helped to turn a neglected Brooklyn backyard into an oasis of green.
What was essentially a 50 by 50 foot overgrown mess behind the Montauk Avenue home was being converted into a huge vegetable garden.
To help offset the rising cost of attending prom, the Brooklyn College Community Partnership gave away dresses for students in financial hardship.
Emerging from a three-week hiatus, Spidey was flying again at the Foxwoods Theatre Thursday night.
There were nine separate gatherings — all of which sought to blow the whistle on what they said were tax breaks for the wealthy.
Canadian scientists detected drug-resistant staph bacteria in bedbugs from three hospital patients from a downtrodden Vancouver neighborhood.
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.
One firefighter and three civilians were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Seven firefighters were also treated for exhaustion.
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.
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.
The Internal Affairs Bureau was looking into whether a Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Troiano got preferential treatment from authorities.
Warm weather, tourism season and summer camps are all likely to add up to more bedbug infestations in the Tri-State area.
A royal block party is being planned outside Nicky Perry’s Tea & Sympathy restaurant on Greenwich Avenue.
“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.