John Montone

Military personnel on September 21, 2013 outside a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya where suspected terrorists engaged Kenyan security forces in a drawn out gun fight. (credit: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

Radio Free Montone: Mall Terror

Can al-Shabab get shopaholics to drop…the habit? I doubt it, but….

02/27/2015

A sketch of defendants Akhror Saidakhmetov (left)  and Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev in Brooklyn federal court on accusations that they tried to join ISIS. The pair, along with Abror Habibov, face charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. (Credit: Jane Rosenberg; background: CBS2)

Sources: Fourth Suspect Questioned In Brooklyn ISIS Probe

After three Brooklyn men were arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group, authorities were looking for other New Yorkers who may have been part of their plot.

02/26/2015

People wait to board an uptown 6 train at Union Square Station on January 28, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

MTA Chairman Warns Of Dire Consequences If Funding Isn’t Found For Transit Improvements

More subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don’t agree on how to pay for improvements to the city’s aging mass transit system.

02/25/2015

FILE - Shoppers in a mall (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Officials: No Credible Evidence Of Imminent Attack Following Threat Against U.S. Shopping Malls

U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.

02/23/2015

Winter Storm Brings Cold Winter And Light Snow To New York Area

Bitterly Cold Air Leads To Record Lows, Brutal Wind Chills Across Tri-State Area

Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze.

02/20/2015

Barnegat Bay Frozen Over Jan. 2014 (Credit: Robert Burnaford )

Radio Free Montone: What Kind Of Fool Am I?

So what kind of fool was I? A wet, freezing fool. But I just had to try to catch the setting sun as it hit the ice because who knows if the opportunity will ever arise again.

02/20/2015

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Pitchers And Catchers: Optimism Returns Along With Harvey

There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.

02/19/2015

A surveillance image of a suspect in the robbery of a 78-year-old man in Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Suspect Arrested In Violent Robbery Of Man, 78, In Queens

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at a convenience store on 31st Street.

02/18/2015

Snowy roads in Fords, New Jersey on Feb. 17, 2015. (credit: Ilana Gold/CBS2)

Snow, Frigid Temps Cause Slick Roads Across Tri-State Area

Commuters faced some hazardous travel conditions during the morning rush hour on Tuesday.

02/17/2015

FILE -  A woman tries to stay warm against the frigid cold.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Temperatures Settle On Tri-State Area

The Tri-State area is in a deep freeze after record setting cold moved in Friday morning.

02/13/2015

Bob Simon (CBS News)

Radio Free Montone: Bob Simon And The ‘Other Guy’

We remember Bob Simon as a great reporter. A legendary journalist. A giant in the TV news business. The other guy…well.

02/13/2015

Actress Dakota Johnson and actor Jamie Dornan attend the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' premiere during the 65th Berlinale International Film Festival at Zoo Palast on February 11, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

’50 Shades Of Grey’ Ready To Heat Up Theaters This Weekend

Movie theaters are about to heat up with the release of “50 Shades Of Grey,” which is opening just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend.

02/12/2015

Parents are concerned about a series of muggings targeting students on the UWS. (Credit:CBS2)

Parents, Children On Alert As Muggers Target Upper West Side Students

There was a warning Wednesday night, for parents and children on the Upper West Side where several students have been mugged walking to and from school.

02/11/2015

FILE -- Brian Williams (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Brian Williams Suspended For 6 Months Without Pay Following Skepticism Of His Credibility

NBC Nightly News Anchor and Managing Editor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months, effective immediately, following questions about his credibility.

02/10/2015

A multi-vehicle pileup shut down the southbound New Jersey Turnpike on Monday, Feb. 9. (Credit: stevesywonder)

State Police: Icy Conditions Believed To Be Factor In Massive NJ Turnpike Pileup

Icy conditions are believed to have played a role in a massive pileup that left at least one person dead and dozens more injured on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said Tuesday.

02/10/2015

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