A firefighter who was hurt while battling a blaze that police say was intentionally set last month has been released from a Syracuse hospital! Veteran firefighter T.G. Kolb broke his hip after part of a building came down on him and another firefighter last month. Thank you to Mr. Kolb and to all our firefighters for their bravery!
A woman won big in the lotto on her first ticket. On Charlie Lagarde’s 18th birthday she was legally able to buy a lotto ticket for the first time, and that’s exactly what she did. She just happened to scratch a winning ticket with a $1-million jackpot! Charlie wisely consulted with a financial advisor before deciding to take $1,000 a week for the rest of her life instead of the $780,000 lump sum after taxes. She plans to use the money to pay for her education and to travel before pursuing her dream of working for National Geographic.
A company donated $29 million dollars to every project on a donation website. The $29 million came from a tech startup, Ripple, and will fund money to all 35,000 plus requests on the website DonorsChoose. This website allows teachers to post requests for things their students and classrooms need. These items could range from pencils to big things like computers and everything in between. Members from the website say at least a million students and teachers are getting books, art supplies, field trips, and robotics kits.