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If you walk down any street these days you are likely to hear a Pittsburgher proclaiming, “I am so ready for this winter to be over.”  Snowfall and low temperature records have been set throughout the northeast and Pittsburgh has been averaging well below normal when it comes to thermometer readings and well above when it comes to snow.

At least four people in the Lehigh Valley have died from flu-related complications in the past week, area hospital officials say.

The deaths are the first acknowledged by area hospitals this flu season. Two people died in St. Luke's University Health Network hospitals, and Lehigh Valley Health Network had "several" deaths that appear to be flu-related, according to a spokesman.

Pittsburgh's museums and libraries are where we go to admire great works of art and literature. But some museum and library workers say their employers don't give all employees the respect they deserve.

Some 18 aging, structurally deficient bridges in Monroe County might be repaired next year under a single statewide contract covering about 500 bridges.

How much will the clearest piece of the governor's pension proposal cost? About $4.7 billion, according to the two state public retirement systems.

The general contractor and excavator operator charged in connection with last summer's deadly building collapse in Center City Philadelphia will both stand trial on third-degree murder charges.

There’s no denying it: it’s been a real winter. The cold, snow and ice have meant a lot of work for road crews, trying to keep the streets clear for drivers. And that means a lot of road salt. The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant looks at what all this salt means for the environment, and examines some alternatives.

For many Americans it's been a harsh, disruptive winter, from the country's Northern edges to the Deep South.

When cold snaps and blizzards shutter schools, kids miss more than their daily lessons. Some miss out on the day's nutritious meal as well.

FLORENCE – Five hundred seventy-eight yards: That’s the distance from Pam Chappell’s home in Florence, Hanover Township, to the site of a proposed tank farm that would process and recycle frack water.


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