-- Engineers have concluded that ties from a collapsed crane atop a luxury apartment building on West 57th Street are secure, but the street below will not be reopened until this weekend at the earliest, Bloomberg said.
-- One storm-related death was reported.
-- Additionally, a crew member on the HMS Bounty died when the ship went down off the North Carolina coast in stormy seas.
-- On Thursday, the Coast Guard announced it is suspending its days-long search for Robin Walbridge, the ship's 63-year-old captain.
-- The death toll in the state stands at nine, including an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a tree limb.
-- Gov. Tom Corbett announced that Pennsylvania homeowners won't have to
-- Virginia's death toll remains at two, both traffic fatalities.
-- The state has seen heavy snowfall, but temperatures have risen well above freezing.
-- Officials report at least five storm-related deaths.
-- Parts of West Virginia have seen at least 2 feet of snowfall from Sandy, but temperatures are rising well above freezing.