John Montone

Protesters used an empty casket June 3, 2015, as they demanded to meet with Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss growing violence in the city. (Credit: CBS2)

Protesters: De Blasio Not Doing Enough To Curb City Violence

Appearing on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday, de Blasio acknowledged the city has seen an alarming spike in shootings this year, but also said it’s an issue the Police Department is handling.

06/03/2015

Ghost peppers pack 400 times the mouth-numbing heat of Tabasco. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: Chill Out

Back in the day only criminals and corrupt politicians hired attorneys. Which meant there was always plenty of work for those in the legal profession. But kids involved in high school hijinks did not lawyer up.

05/29/2015

Police say a 42-year-old bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash in East Harlem on May 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Bicyclist Killed In East Harlem Hit-And-Run Crash

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on East 129th Street.

05/28/2015

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discusses charges in the FIFA corruption scandal on May 27, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Charges Against FIFA Officials Announced In Brooklyn Federal Court

Seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a U.S. corruption probe.

05/27/2015

Heavy Memorial Day traffic moves southbound along I-95 May 22, 2015. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Millions Hit The Road For Memorial Day Weekend

Tens of millions of drivers will be behind the wheel this Memorial Day weekend.

05/22/2015

USS San Antonio approaches the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Fleet Week Kicks Off With Parade Of Ships Down Hudson River

Fleet Week 2015 officially kicked off Wednesday with a parade of ships down the Hudson River.

05/20/2015

A coyote (credit: ClipArt.com)

Small Dog Recovering After Fighting Off Coyote In Saddle River

The small dog fought with the coyote and escaped, police said. It was taken to an animal hospital and is recovering with its family.

05/19/2015

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‘Dad Bod’ Is Latest Trend For Men

“Dad bod” is the trending term for men’s bodies with just a little bit of a gut, but not considered overweight.

05/15/2015

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: Excellence Is In Short Supply

I’m going to sound my age now, but tough. When I was a teenager and I had a job, I did that job right. Even if I didn’t like the job.

05/15/2015

Visitors to Central Park on May 10, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Surveillance Video Shows More Than A Dozen Teens Rob Couple In Central Park

Visitors to Central Park remain on edge following 3 violent muggings over the weekend.

05/11/2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: A Week In The Life Of An All News Radio Reporter

On 1010 WINS, the news watch never stops. Here’s a weeks worth of my contributions.

05/08/2015

Officers outside funeral home for wake of slain NYPD Officer Brian Moore. (Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Thousands Pay Final Respects At Wake Of Fallen NYPD Officer Brian Moore

Family, friends and police officers from all of the world are gathering at a Long Island funeral home to pay their respects to NYPD Officer Brian Moore.

05/07/2015

A Delta Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, intended for LaGuardia, had to make an emergency landing at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina due to smoke in the cockpit. (Credit: CBS2)

Passengers Arrive At LGA After Emergency Landing, Frightening Flight From Ft. Lauderdale

Delta passengers arrived at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, after their original flight had to make an emergency landing.

05/07/2015

NYPD Officer Brian Moore (credit: NYPD)

Funeral For NYPD Officer Brian Moore Scheduled For Friday

The 25-year-old officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked squad car in Queens.

05/05/2015

Times Square billboards (Credit: CBS2)

Obama Administration: Times Square’s Iconic Billboards Must Be Removed Or Else

You can call it a bureaucratic blunder … or a Washington blooper.

05/05/2015

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