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County Executive announces new Adopt-a-Roadway Program

County Executive announces new Adopt-a-Roadway Program

Marlisa Miller, Contributor

March 27, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Rich Fitzgerald, county executive, has recently announced the launch of a new Adopt-a-Roadway program. The program allows non-political organizations, groups, corporations and individuals to "adopt" a county-owned road and help assist in efforts to keep it clean. Signs will be posted...

Flu deaths increase to 10 in Allegheny Co.

Flu deaths increase to 10 in Allegheny Co.

Gage Goulding, News Editor

March 27, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Ten people have now died from the flu this season in the Pittsburgh area. Health officials at the Allegheny County Health Department released on Wednesday that two more county residents have died due to the flu. Both a male in his early 30s and a female in her early 90s died this...

What’s the cost of postseason basketball?

What’s the cost of postseason basketball?

Gage Goulding, News Editor

March 26, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP - For schools that miss out on the NCAA tournament, officials turn to smaller tournaments in order to get their moment in the spotlight. After the Colonials failed to post a season-long record that qualified the team for selection to the NCAA tournament, university officials have turned...

Pennsylvania ranked with third-highest tax rate in the nation

Pennsylvania ranked with third-highest tax rate in the nation

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

March 26, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- It is said that there are three certainties in life, death and taxes. A recent WalletHub study shows which states across the nation have the lowest and highest rates of one of these certainties. With the year's tax-filing deadline of April 15 inching closer and closer, one may be...

PWSA to provide free lead line replacements for eligible homeowners

PWSA to provide free lead line replacements for eligible homeowners

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority is implementing a new program that will help eligible Pittsburgh residents replace their lead lines. The program is possible due to $1.8 million that is a settlement from an enforcement action by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The...

George Washington and Franco Harris statues at Pittsburgh International Airport under restoration

George Washington and Franco Harris statues at Pittsburgh International Airport under restoration

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

March 25, 2019

PITTSBURGH — The nation's founding father and a famous Pittsburgh Steeler are currently missing from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Statues of first president George Washington and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris have briefly been removed from the Pittsburgh International Airport...

Three in four Americans still afraid of fully self-driving vehicles

Three in four Americans still afraid of fully self-driving vehicles

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

March 24, 2019

PITTSBURGH — One year after several high-profile automated vehicle incidents, American attitudes toward fully self-driving cars have not rebounded. AAA's annual automated vehicle survey found that 71 percent of people are afraid to ride in fully self-driving vehicles — indicating that overall...

Two more flu deaths reported in Allegheny County

Two more flu deaths reported in Allegheny County

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

March 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH — There have been two more reported flu-related deaths for 2019 in Allegheny County. The Allegheny County Health Department has been notified that one male in his mid-80s and a female in her late 60s have died due to flu complications over the past month. This brings the total to eight...

Study: WalletHub names healthiest and unhealthiest cities in the U.S.

Study: WalletHub names healthiest and unhealthiest cities in the U.S.

Michael Delehanty, Contributor

March 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH — WalletHub recently released an extensive list of the healthiest and unhealthiest cities in the United States. When rounding up the results, WalletHub looked at more than 170 of the most populated cities in the U.S. across 42 key indicators of good health. These indicators included the...

Legislation introduced fights pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Legislation introduced fights pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Soundharjya Babu, Contributor

March 19, 2019

PITTSBURGH - Councilperson Erika Strassburger introduced the legislation that protects people from pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The legislation, introduced on Feb. 26, protects pregnant individuals and people seeking to become pregnant, as well as their partners. This requires employers...