John Montone

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

NYPD Officer Brian Moore (credit: NYPD)

NYPD Officer Dies 2 Days After Being Shot In Queens

He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday, sources said.

05/04/2015

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Radio Free Montone: John Dislikes Social Media

I tweet and I post on Facebook, but I often wonder why.

05/01/2015

Protesters clash with New York City police in a demonstration in solidarity with those protesting the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Officials Defend Handling Of Demonstrations

Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.

04/30/2015

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

CBS2 Exclusive: Sources Say Deal Reached To Decriminalize Minor Offenses In NYC

Major changes will indeed be coming to quality of life law enforcement in New York City, sources told CBS2 on Tuesday.

04/28/2015

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2 Dead, Four Others Injured After Shooting Outside Funeral In East Flatbush

Police are searching for multiple gunmen who opened fire outside a Brooklyn church Monday night, shooting six people, two of which are dead.

04/28/2015

A family of bears were spotted in a tree in a Monsey, NY park on Sunday. (Credit: TOTPINYC via CBS2)

Monsey Park Closed Following Sunday Afternoon Bear Sighting

Ramapo Police said some kids chased the bears, prompting them to re-treat up into a tree. Officers decided to close the park for the rest of the day.

04/26/2015

Joe Girardi speaking with Mets manager Terry Collins (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Hot, Mets ‘Sizzling’ Heading Into Subway Series

The Mets are the talk of the town. But the Yankees could steal the back pages by denying the Amazin’s their franchise-record 12th straight win Friday night.

04/24/2015

Queens residents say they spotted a coyote roaming along a rooftop in Long Island City. (Credit: CBS2)

Radio Free Montone: A Coyote Walks Into A Bar

While coyotes are classified as omnivores meaning they will pick on plants and insects for an appetizer for their main course the menu consists of meat.

04/24/2015

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Police Probe Officers’ Shooting That Left Man Dead In Jamaica, Queens

Police say a man suspected of firing a gun inside a New York City bar was killed in a police-involved shooting after he fired at responding officers.

04/23/2015

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Multiple Dens Of Coyotes Spotted In Bergen County Community

It’s like a coyote village behind a home on Summit Street in Norwood, as four coyote dens were found in the wooded area of a backyard.

04/21/2015

Police investigate a shooting at College Avenue and East 166th Street in the Bronx. (credit: CBS2)

Violent Night: 12 People Wounded In Separate NYC Shootings

Investigators say the tally is a very large number and not typical.

04/19/2015

Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

UFC President On Bringing Professional MMA To New York: It’s Looking A Lot Better Now

A big UFC match in Newark this weekend is sparking excitement and new questions about New York’s ban on mixed martial arts.

04/17/2015

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