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.”

This gray sedan was struck by an allegedly intoxicated Sanitation worker in East Williamsburg. (credit: Al Jones, 1010 WINS)

Police: Sanitation Worker Charged With DWI In Brooklyn After Crashing Into Hyundai

Authorities said a preliminary investigation determined the 30-year-old Sanitation worker drifted into oncoming traffic on Grand Street and Bushwick Avenue in East Williamsburg.

04/19/2011

Chambers Street Subway Station (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Stabs Woman With Pen At Chambers Street Subway Station

A woman was stabbed in the head with a pen by a homeless man during the morning rush at Chambers Street subway station Tuesday, police said.

04/19/2011

View from Nina Teicholz's 7th floor bedroom -- Redeemer Presbyterian Church Terrace and Reception Hall (credit: Al Jones)

Redeemer Presbyterian’s Expansion Causing Uproar On Upper West Side

Residents who live near the Redeemer Presbyterian Church at 150 W. 83rd Street aren’t counting their blessings when it comes to location.

04/18/2011

Tax Forms (file / credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Tax Filing Deadline Is Midnight Tonight

If you owe Uncle Sam, or just never got around to filing your tax returns, you have until Monday night at 11:59 p.m.

04/18/2011

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Queens Man Charged In Strangulation Death Of Grandmother Rosemary Little

Family members are now dealing with a trouble tragedy — losing a loved one and seeing another, 26-year-old Christopher Jackson, charged with a crime.

04/12/2011

NYC parking ticket

Sources: Dozens Of Cops Could Be Charged In Bronx Ticket-Fixing Probe

A major ticket-fixing scandal has rocked the NYPD. Sources say that grand jury indictments are expected “shortly” and that as many as 40 cops could face the music in the Bronx alone.

04/11/2011

Winnie Chaffee (credit: CBS 2)

Cops: Mom Went To Taiwan, Left Girl, 13, Home Alone For Week

Authorities charged Winifred Chaffee with misdemeanor child endangerment for allegedly leaving her 13-year-old daughter home alone while she went to Taiwan from March 21-28.

04/07/2011

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Gunman Remains At Large In Brooklyn Deli Shooting

A man shot in his Brooklyn deli Wednesday night remains in critical condition and the suspected gunman in the incident is still at large.

04/07/2011

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2 Men Found Tied Up & Shot Dead In Bed-Stuy Basement

Authorities said the two men were tied up with duct tape and had sustained gunshot wounds to the head. EMS pronounced the men dead at the scene on Pulaski Street just after 3 p.m.

04/06/2011

Union Square subway station (Photo/Al Jones)

Teen Struck By Train In Union Square Subway Station

A student on his way to high school stumbled and fell before his head was struck by a downtown 5 Train just before 8 a.m. Friday morning.

04/01/2011

Livery Cab

Livery Cab Driver Critically Shot In Bronx Attempted Robbery

Police said a livery cab driver was in critical condition Thursday night after being shot by a passenger during an attempted robbery in the Bronx.

03/31/2011

Canal Street in Chinatown (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Court Document: Accused Chinatown Pickpocket Gave Stolen Money To The Poor

Prosecutors say a Vietnamese-born Florida woman has become a pickpocketing pest on trips to Chinatown.

03/29/2011

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Car Jumps Curb, Kills Elderly Man In Queens

Police were investigating an early-morning crash in Queens that left one man dead and two people hospitalized Monday.

03/28/2011

FILE - Oxycodone Pills (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

NJ Doctor Busted For Writing Illegal Oxycodone Prescriptions

The alleged ring is believed to have originated with 56-year-old Dr. Michael Durante, of Montclair, who authorities said wrote prescriptions for a dozen distributors, including an undercover agent.

03/24/2011

Francesco Zaffuto (Photo:Staten Island Advance/Michael Oates)

S.I. Camp Counselor Charged With Sex Abuse Of 8-Year-Old Autistic Boy

A Staten Island teenager has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old autistic boy while working as a counselor at a summer day camp in 2008.

03/23/2011

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