Authorities responded Monday morning to the Ohio River in Robinson Township, where they found the body of Dakota James, who had been missing since Jan. 25, WPXI reports. The 23-year-old graduate student at Duquesne University had been seen last in Downtown Pittsburgh. Debbie Dohmlo, who found James, told the Post-Gazette, "We've all been reading up on Dakota, so I was hoping it wasn't him. When I saw the red shirt, I felt that it was probably him."
Wednesday is International Women's Day, and this year, women around the world plan to strike. In Pittsburgh, there will be a rally at the City-County Building at 4 p.m., while at least six women-owned businesses in Lawrenceville will be closed with dozens of others donating proceeds to women-focused organizations. You can get involved today, too, at two sign-making events.
Facebook is sure it helped U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey win in November — so sure that in a new case study in its “Facebook for Business” section, the social media giant calls itself an “essential component” of his robust reelection apparatus, Billy Penn reports. Toomey, who won a tight battle for reelection in November against challenger Katie McGinty, is listed as the first “success story” for the category of government and politics in a guide Facebook created for business and marketing. (You can also watch Toomey's Facebook Live Q&A with CBS Philly here. Toomey answered a handful of questions from Obamacare to being a "rubber stamp" for the Trump administration.)
Learn about the Pittsburgh Festival Opera's 40th season, while you listen to musical excerpts followed by wine and dessert. Plus, you can order tickets for the June 15 to July 23 festival.
Where: Winchester Thurston School at 555 Morewood Ave. (Shadyside)
When: March 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free, but registration is required
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Pittsburgh company Thread hires workers in Haiti and Honduras to collect plastic bottles to be recycled into fabric. And starting last week, you can buy Timberland shoes, bags and t-shirts made from Thread's fabric. The company has had partnerships in the past, but Timberland X Thread is the first one of this size, and Thread isn't done growing yet.
So what do UPMC neurosurgeons listen to while they operate on a person's brain? A little bit of everything, including the "Selena Gomez Pandora station, or Pink Floyd’s 'Comfortably Numb' (which would be fitting)," City Paper reports. But Dr. David Okonkwo's two residents can't seem to agree on their music selections except for this: No Bieber.