From NBC 4:
News 4 New York correspondent Tim Minton, who joined WNBC in 1998, has been honored with 18 Emmy Awards and other local and national recognition for investigative reporting.
Minton investigated a series of construction accidents in New York City that led to the resignation in April 2008 of the buildings commissioner. In 2006, he reported on a facility applying electric shocks to discipline students with developmental disabilities who misbehaved. That investigation led the New York State Board of Regents to ban the practice in 2007.
Minton came to WNBC from WABC-TV in New York where he was a lead reporter and investigative correspondent. Minton reported for WABC on the investigation into the crash of TWA Flight 800. He covered the terrorism trials of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and terrorists convicted of plotting to blow up a dozen U.S. jetliners.
Wow, that's some pretty heavy stuff...
So what the hell is this?
The perennially political Vallone family had a big announcement Tuesday.
"I spoke to my father over the weekend and we just decided that it was time for the 'junior' to go," joked the New York City Council member now formerly known as Peter Vallone, Jr.
"We were playing volleyball at the time, and my father had just returned one of my best spikes," he told NBCNewYork. "That's when I said,'Okay, that's it, from now on, you have to use senior and I'm not using junior anymore.' "