Ann Mercogliano

Snowblower at Campgaw Mountain in Mahwah, NJ Jan. 3, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Bitter Cold Grips Tri-State, But Warmer Temperatures On The Way

Temperatures are expected to hit a low of 27 Thursday night. Friday will be mostly sunny with a cold wind and a high of 36 degrees.

01/03/2013

Snowfall in Central Valley (credit: CBS 2)

Tri-State Area Dries Out, Thaws After Wintry Blast Blankets Region

By afternoon, there were no major problems on the roadways. Subway, bus and rail service also was normal.

12/27/2012

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Officials Inspecting Damage After Facade Collapse At Chelsea Building

Parts of some decorative pillars that stand between the building’s windows at 655 Sixth Avenue crumbled into a 4-to-5-foot-tall pile in the street.

12/26/2012

People carry away bags of items as others wait to enter at a pop-up shopping event organized by Fashion Delivers for victims of Hurricane Sandy on December 23, 2012. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Shoppers Flock To Stores In Last-Minute Dash For Deals, Gifts

It’s an inadvertent annual tradition for some. Shoppers who may have promised last year they would get it all done before the last minute are once again back among the crowds.

12/24/2012

A school bus grill is decorated with the school colors, green and white, of Sandy Hook Elementary School December 18, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Most Newtown Students Return To Class, But With Apprehension

Under tight and extra security, thousands of Newtown students returned to the schools serving the widespread area on Tuesday after classes were canceled district-wide on Monday.

12/18/2012

Candlelight vigil at Newtown church (credit: CBS 2)

A Day Filled With Sorrow For Residents Of Newtown, Conn.

It was a Sunday filled with sorrow at places of worship across Newtown, Conn., Sunday – two days after a lone gunman opened fire on an elementary school and killed 26 people.

12/16/2012

Candlelight vigil at Newtown church (credit: CBS 2)

Newtown Residents Fill Churches, Search For Answers In Friday’s Shooting Rampage

At Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, mourners gathered Saturday night to find comfort, while keeping the spirit of Christmas alive.

12/16/2012

The Who perform during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief" December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Music’s Biggest Stars Turn Out For Sandy Relief; Millions Raised In Ticket Sales Alone

The sold-out show was televised live, streamed online, played on the radio and shown in theaters all over the world with up to 2 billion people experiencing the history-making event live.

12/13/2012

FILE - Seafood for sale at a market. (Photo: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 39 Percent Of Seafood Sold In NYC Mislabeled

Researchers tested 142 samples of seafood from fish markets, sushi bars, restaurants and stores and found that 39 percent of the fish sold was mislabeled.

12/11/2012

Lindsay Lohan attends a private dinner for the Lifetime premier of 'Liz & Dick' at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 20, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for A&E Networks)

Lohan Arrested In NYC For Allegedly Hitting Woman At Club

The alleged incident happened at Club Avenue in Chelsea. Investigators said an argument broke out between Lohan and another woman when the two bumped into each other.

11/29/2012

Snow In Sparta, N.J. (credit: Kathryn Brown/CBS 2)

Wintry Weather Hits Tri-State Area; Black Ice A Concern For Tuesday Night

The snow began early in the morning, and in parts of our area, roughly four inches fell, forcing some residents in New Jersey to break out their shovels in the afternoon.

11/27/2012

Toys 'R' Us store in Times Square (credit: Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

It’s A Science: Bargain Hunters Crowd Tri-State Stores For Black Friday Deals

Shoppers hungry for deals were filling stores across the region, hoping to score big ticket items at small prices.

11/23/2012

Black Friday Shoppers (file / credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Black Friday Shopping Begins Thursday For Many Large Retail Chains

A big Thanksgiving tradition usually comes a day after the holiday, but now more and more stores are starting Black Friday on Thursday.

11/22/2012

Ortley Beach two weeks after Sandy (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Ortley Beach Residents Seeing Homes For First Time Since Sandy

More than 100 Ortley Beach residents started lining up in the middle of the night at a Toms River shopping center to board buses that would take them home for the first time since Sandy struck.

11/14/2012

Seagate Beach Club on Coney Island (Karen Cofresi/Facebook)

City Sends Out Medical Teams To Coney Island As Community Vows To Rebuild

Eleven days after Sandy struck, residents in Coney Island are still in need of all forms of help.

11/09/2012

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