Officers, off-duty firefighter rescue elderly woman from burning home in Holbrook

Officers, off-duty firefighter rescue elderly woman from burning home in Holbrook

A group of first responders came to the rescue when they saved a woman from a fire on Long Island. Suffolk County Police Sergeant Charles Kelleher, Officer Krystin Reinhart and off-duty firefighter Brendan Smith of the Holtsville Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Dover Court in Holbrook.

INDUSTRY NEWS

A woman left out snacks for delivery drivers and one had the cutest reaction
Today via MSN

The holidays can be a wonderful and stressful time of the year. From rushing around buying gifts to putting up the decorations, many of us find ourselves stretched a bit thin around the holidays. The holiday shipping rush can take its toll on the folks delivering our packages, and that's why some people are putting out snacks and drinks for those going door-to-door to help make the holidays happen.

Blind scout donates white canes to Utah School for Deaf and the Blind for his Eagle project
Deseret News

Cameron Evans laughs as he holds a box containing some of the white canes he donated to the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Evans, 17, organized the donation of 71 white canes as well as assorted games and educational products as part of his Eagle Scout project. Evans, a senior at Cyprus High School in Magna, collected enough donations to purchase the canes.

Rather than polluting icy roadsides with salt, scientists use recycled biowaste from fruit
Good News Network

The U.S. spends $5 billion a year to repair damages to road infrastructure from winter snow and ice control operations and the use of traditional de-icers. Every year, roughly 27 million tons of sodium chloride, commonly known as road salt, is used on U.S. roadways for winter maintenance. Now, however, a team of researchers from Washington State University is developing a more sustainable solution for road repair using grape skins and other agricultural waste.

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

NYC set to require 'bird-friendly' glass on new construction
WNBC-TV

New York City lawmakers are poised to adopt legislation requiring "bird-friendly" glass on all new construction in an effort to cut down on the tens of thousands of birds who die flying into the city's buildings every year. New York will be the largest city in the nation to require glass that is visible to birds if the measure passes.

Alberta SPCA 'overwhelmed' by donors' generosity
CTV News

The Alberta SPCA had a surge of donations over the weekend and is thanking people for their generosity. The non-profit had issued an urgent call for blankets and towels on Dec. 6, after they took in 40 cats in one day. Cat litter, cat treats and new stainless steel bowls were also listed in the social media posts.

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