Maggie Ruper

The Big Thaw: Snow Buildup, Ice Creates Menace On High Rises, Suburban HomesSidewalks around many buildings have been cordoned because of falling icicles and rock-hard chunks of frozen snow, a situation that experts warn could get worse over the next few days as a thaw sets in.
Body Of 85-Year-Old Mount Vernon Woman Found In BasementInvestigators believe Emma Gruber had been dead more than a day before police found her body Wednesday at the bottom of the basement stairs of her home.
Snowstorm Puts FDNY To The Test; 16 Injured In Eastchester Bay BlazeThursday's extreme weather made it difficult for firefighters in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. Getting water to a blaze proved to be a challenge.
Harlem Globetrotter, Long Island Kids Take Shot At Stopping BullyingA Harlem Globetrotter scored big with some Long Island schoolchildren Tuesday -- and vice versa.
Some Call For Reforms To Blaring Smartphone AMBER AlertsA blaring AMBER Alert alarm on smartphones woke up people early Friday morning in New Jersey. The alert was issued around 6:45 a.m. after two children were abducted Thursday night more than 100 miles away in Lancaster, Penn.
For Seahawks Fans Stranded In New York, Getting Home Will Be A Big WinMany of the Seahawks and Broncos fans who came to the Tri-State area for the Super Bowl have been stuck here since the first storm of the week landed right after the big game.
Super Bowl Fans Leave Behind Jewelry, Electronics, More At Newark LibertyTransportation Security Administration officials in Union are sorting through the items left behind at security checkpoints.