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Amazon Removes App After Santa Threatens Children with Death



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A woman in England was furious simply lately when she found Santa Claus frightening to try to find, along with get rid of, her youngsters with a Kindle application.

Addlestone indigenous Kerstey Elizabeth Taylor sent a viral video clip Thursday that showed up to reveal an application accredited “Call Santa Claus New 2018″ at the office.

The application changes an inbound phone conversation from Santa Claus when triggered.

” Hi, there. Can you hear me?” Santa’s message can be taken notice of asking. The tone took a harmful turn after the welcoming.

” In 5 evenings, if you’re cost-free, I will definitely seek you, along with I will definitely locate you, along with I will definitely eliminate you,”

The video clip has actually been checked out greater than 335,000 times since this writing.

Taylor explained in her article that the tablet computer system stems from her 12- year-old youngster, Finlee, nevertheless it was her three-year-old little girl, Evie, that highlighted the problem.

The young child had divided in her eyes after experiencing the application, according to Youngster’s Location.

” What kind of an ill along with turned individual would definitely make an application produced youngsters to call Santa into this,” Taylor fumed.

A minimum of one evaluation on’s UK net website validated Taylor’s experience.

” Voice looks like a person that smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day as well as adding in the future they intimidated beforehand along with eliminating you,” the exclusive style scheduler sent in October 2017 “Never so excellent especially when you assume it’s for youngsters.”. verified to Yahoo that the application has actually been removed “as it remains in infraction of our techniques.” The author will definitely be called enhancement to an examination will definitely exist, according to The Sunlight.

Worldwide Information connected to Taylor for a demand remark. She defined that she really did not promptly register what the application was stating.

” My little girl really did not locate the application therefor. She brought the tablet computer system to me along with asked to Santa along with I entered into the application. So regarding reach the real telephone call I called for to click telephone call currently, later on the solution phone switch as well as adding in the future the voice began so I had tablet computer system in my hand myself along with sent out Evie right out of the place as quickly taken notice of the strange voice. I played it 3 times prior to it actually registered what it was stating,” Taylor defined over Facebook Service provider.

As an outcome of the occurrence, Taylor called for to take her tablet computer system a lot from her youngster, that gets on the autism range along with utilized it as an understanding gizmo.

” I have actually thought about that called for to do away with the tablet computer system off my youngster (that it stemmed from) that gets on autistic range along with utilized it locate his numbers along with alphabet. He was trashed if I’m straightforward. Yes, it has actually cut off everybody. Particularly specifically just how did an application not wind up being checked prior to introducing! are not actually taking it to seriously if I’m straightforward along with have actually offered no kind of apology!!” her message read.


Safety Xavier Woods off to a strong start in first season with Vikings



Safety Xavier Woods off to a strong start in first season with Vikings

As is often the case, Pro Football Focus has a Vikings safety with a top-five ranking. But this time it’s not Harrison Smith.

Through two games, the analytics site ranks Xavier Woods as No. 5 among all NFL safeties. Meanwhile, Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl selection who was Pro Football Focus’ top-rated safety in 2017 and No. 3 in 2015 and 2019, comes in at a modest No. 45.

“It’s not really my focus,’’ Woods said of his ranking. “I came her wanting to win, and we’re 0-2. So that’s all that matters, getting that win. I’m desperate for a win.’’

The Vikings will try to get that elusive first win in Sunday’s home opener against Seattle. If Woods has another strong game, that certainly could help matters.

After four years with Dallas, Woods was signed last March as the replacement for Anthony Harris, who signed with Philadelphia after the Vikings showed little interest in bringing him back. Woods was coming off a sub-par season with the Cowboys, but that wasn’t apparent when Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen first saw him.

“From the first day he got here, I remember going through (spring) practices and being like, ‘Yeah this guy’s pretty dang good,’’’ Thielen said. “I (went) up to Harrison and (said), ‘Man, this guy’s really, really good.’ And just how he plays the game, how he’s able to see the field, how he’s able to take away certain things that we’re trying to do. And then now for him to go in there and show it on game day.’’

In two games, Woods has an interception, two passes defended and nine tackles. The Vikings lost 34-33 at Arizona last Sunday, when the Cardinals were able to overcome Woods’ interception.

With 3:43 left in the third quarter and Arizona leading 31-30, Kyler Murray threw a pass on second-and-nine at the Vikings 38 that was picked off by Woods and returned 27 yards to the Minnesota 31. That led to a 52-yard field goal by Greg Joseph for a 33-31 Vikings lead. But the Cardinals soon regained the lead at 34-33, and Joseph missed a 37-yard field-goal attempt on the game’s final play.

“The post (route) was on my side, so I just did my job of covering the post, and the D-line did a great job of putting pressure on the quarterback and making him throw a shorter ball and a line drive,’’ Woods said of the interception. “And I was able to make a play on the ball.’’

Murray said the throw might have been a touchdown had he not been hit in the helmet by Vikings defensive end Stephen Weatherly, but no penalty was called. So it went down for Woods as his sixth career interception and another play this season that impressed his head coach.

“He’s done a nice job,’’ said Mike Zimmer. “I think him and Harrison work together back there, they communicate things pretty well. You know, he’s been a help with really everything, with the corners, the front guys, and he’s tackled well.”

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Free fall fitness classes offered at the Empire State Plaza



Free fall fitness classes offered at the Empire State Plaza

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Fall fitness classes will be offered again in 2021 starting on September 28, and they will be free to anyone who would like to join. The classes will be held in the grassy area between Agency Buildings 2 and 3 on the Empire State Plaza. The rain location will be in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The fall Fitness at the Plaza program is presented by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York.


Tuesdays: Body Sculpt with Retro Fitness

In this fun new class, bodyweight movements, or calisthenics, are all you need to build strength and sculpt your body. Participants will learn the proper form for movements targeting each muscle group.  Bodyweight training includes exercises such as pushups and squats, but it doesn’t end there as this is a full-body workout.  No matter your experience or skill level, this class can work for you. The movements in this class can be modified to accommodate those at all points in their fitness journeys.

Thursdays: Zumba with Anzala from Three Six Nine Fit Zumba

Zumba combines cardio, muscle conditioning, and a mix of low- and high-intensity dance moves for a fun fitness program. Zumba is a great way to get a total body workout while dancing to Latin and other international rhythms. Participants will enjoy a calorie-burning workout led by Anzala, who is full of energy and transforms the classes into a dance party. 

Participants will be required to wear face coverings at all times if a class is moved indoors due to inclement weather. Anyone going must bring their own exercise mats, water bottles, and towels. No equipment will be provided.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver to participate. People are encouraged to pre-register at to sign the waiver in advance and to be contacted regarding any updates to the schedule. Walk-ins are also welcome.

There will be no fitness class held on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11.

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Missouri has more than 700 missing adults and children



Missouri has more than 700 missing adults and children

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ST. LOUIS– Missouri has nearly 700 active missing persons cases, some as new as this week. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol’s website, there are 594 active missing adults. When it comes to children, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has 97 children from Missouri in its database.

Earlier this month, People Magazine featured missing Missouri mom Echo Lloyd. Lloyd’s case is one of hundreds on the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Missing Person’s page.

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Lloyd went missing on Mother’s Day 2020. Her daughter told People Magazine that when she went to deliver a Mother’s Day gift to her mom in Edwards, MO, she found the door locked and left the flowers on the back porch.

Lloyd’s daughter says she went back to check on her mom after not hearing from her in five days. She found her mother’s car running with the air conditioning on.

Her daughter told People that she broke a window and found the house filled with piles of trash and moldy food. She also noticed her mother’s keys, cell phone, pistol, and medications were gone but her purse, wallet, ID, and cash were still there.

Lloyd’s daughter called the police and told People that she later learned her mother had been last seen at a Dollar General in Warsaw.

Her family created a GoFundMe called Bring Echo Home to raise money and aid in her search.

The Missouri Highway Patrol site has several entries from this week, including Andrew Miller from St. Charles who was last seen on September 20. It also includes Tracy Graves, a missing woman from Vinita Park that was last seen on September 19.

Some cases FOX2 has covered over the years include:

There is also a Facebook Page called Missouri Missing that features missing cases and serves as a resource for the families of the missing.

The page includes some newer cases but also cases like that of Amanda Caudill who was last seen in 2014 in St. James, Mo.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says there are 97 cases in Missouri. Loryn Mccullough is on the list. FOX2 reported her missing from Maryland Heights on September 12.

On that site are several other missing children cases FOX2 has covered. They include:

  • Shemika Cosey – Missing since Dec 30, 2008 from Berkeley
  • Kelly Allen – Missing since Mar 13, 2007 from Berkeley
  • Bianca Piper- Missing since Mar 10, 2005 from Foley
  • Christian Ferguson- Missing since Jun 11, 2003 from St. Louis
  • Gina Brooks – Missing since Aug 5, 1989 from Fredericktown
  • Heather Kullorn- Missing since Jul 15, 1999 from St. Louis

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Falcon High School suspends football program amid investigation for “allegations of sexual misconduct,” sheriff’s office says



Colorado high school football scoreboard: Week 4

The Falcon High School football program has been suspended as the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigates “allegations of sexual misconduct.”

“We are in the preliminary stages of this investigation and cannot release anything at this time,” sheriff’s office spokeswoman Deborah Mynatt told The Denver Post. “If anyone has information to share please provide it to the assigned Falcon High School, School Resource Officer (Deputy). For more information, please contact District 49’s Communications Office at 719-495-5266.”

On Tuesday, the Colorado Springs Gazette first reported the football program had been suspended. The Falcons, who are led by second-year head coach Darrel Gorham, are 2-2 this season. They opened the year with a win over Aurora Central and lost 55-13 to Vista Ridge in their most recent game last Friday.

Gorham previously coached at Rifle from 1990-2004, where he led the team to a state title, and then for nine seasons at Highlands Ranch. He compiled a 51-41 record there but resigned from the program in October 2013 amid what the school’s principal called “a real difficult situation.”

Falcon, which hasn’t won more than five games since 2014, is the alma mater of current Steelers running back Kalen Ballage. The school is part of Colorado Springs’ District 49.

This story will be updated.

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From mythical turtles to moon spirits: the legends behind Chuseok and Mid-Autumn Festival



From mythical turtles to moon spirits: the legends behind Chuseok and Mid-Autumn Festival

Today, on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, many East and Southeast Asian families are gathering for a millennia-old holiday celebrating the harvest season. In Korea, festivities for Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, began yesterday. In China, lanterns have lit up the skies for the Mid-Autumn Festival, or the Mooncake Festival. Both have their own unique set of traditions that are observed today that trace back as early as the first century. 

While similar in the sense that these holidays bring families together and celebrate love, good fortune and gratitude, a deeper dive into their origins reveal individual tales of heroism and mysterious events that highlight the countries’ rich histories. 

Those celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival will likely soon, if not already, bite into a mooncake, which is molded with intricate designs on its surface. Some of these designs are representative of the legends surrounding the sweet and savory baked goods. One of the most famous ones is that of the moon spirit, Chang’e. 

Image by Huong Ho

As the story goes, according to SCMP, the earth was once riddled with drought from the scorching heat of 10 suns. An archer named Hou Yi saved the world by shooting down nine of the suns and was later appointed as king for his heroic deed. Chang’e, the wife of Hou Yi, became the true hero of the story after Yi turned out to be a malevolent ruler. After he found the elixir to immortality and the whole kingdom appeared to be doomed by his eternal rule, Chang’e took the elixir herself and fled to the moon, becoming its spirit. The Mid-Autumn festival was said to have been celebrated ever since then, in honor of her. 

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Representation of Chang’e, print by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (月岡芳年) (cropped from original) via The British Museum / Public Domain

There are several variations of the legend, with some saying Hou Yi was revered by his subjects and that he was betrayed by Chang’e, who simply wanted the elixir for herself. Regardless of how she came to be the moon spirit, Chang’e remains an important figure in Chinese lore — so much so that even the Chinese National Space agency’s missions to the moon were named after her

Thousands of miles away, in another era of the ancient land of the modern-day Korean peninsula, another legend explains Chuseok. Recorded in the Samguk Sagi, Korea’s oldest surviving historical text, is the tale of two princesses that lived during the reign of King Yuri of the Shilla dynasty, which spanned from 19 B.C.–18 A.D. Seorabeol, the capital city at the time, was divided into two groups, and the princesses led each of them in a weaving competition. On the 15th day of the eighth month, their creations were said to be judged, and the losing team had agreed to treat the winners with alcohol and rice. A celebratory event, the night ended with singing and dancing. 

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Image by Gomanari via Wikimedia Commons

Similar to the concept behind the mooncake, songpyeon, a type of Korean rice cake in the form of a crescent moon, is eaten today as part of the tradition. While it may seem strange that a crescent moon-shaped food is used to symbolize the celebration surrounding the full harvest moon, it’s all thanks to the legend of a turtle’s omen, according to Real Foods.  

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Image via Korean Bapsang

King Uija, the last ruler of the Baekje kingdom — one of the three kingdoms along with Shilla that ruled the Korean peninsula at the time — was said to have awoken one night to a strange sound: the words “Baekje is falling.” A turtle with odd markings on its shell was found the next morning near the site of the incident. A shaman interpreted the turtle’s markings to mean that Baekje, like a full moon, would start to recede, while Shilla, a crescent moon, would begin seeing growth as it phases to a full moon. Once the people of Shilla heard the news, they began to make half-moon-shaped songpyeon to represent their desire to see their kingdom grow. Shilla did in fact go on to conquer the Baekje kingdom as well as the third kingdom of Goguryeo.

As these legends have been passed down over centuries and splintered into millions of variations, it goes without saying that these stories should be taken with a grain of salt — or perhaps a grain of rice, from the celebratory meal you’re having tonight. 

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Revolution can make history against the Fire in Chicago



Revolution can make history against the Fire in Chicago

The New England Revolution have historic opportunities in Wednesday night’s 8 p.m. match at the Chicago Fire.

The Revolution (17-4-4) can set a club record for wins in a season and, with 56 points in the bank, can equal the high-water mark of 59 set in 2005. They can also clinch a spot in the MLS playoffs with a record seventh road win.

The Revolution own the best record in MLS with eight games remaining and are on course to claim the first Supporters Shield in team history. The Revolution faced the Fire in the season opener and played to a 2-2 draw.

“We know what there is to play for,” said dynamic midfielder Tajon Buchanan, a member of the Canadian National Team who will compete for Club Brugge in Belgium in 2022.

“We are trying to win everything but yeah, we’ve just got to keep getting results that we should be getting. We are taking it game by game and keep putting in good performances.

“We are leading the league right now so everything is in our hands. We’ve just got to stay focused, take it game by game and hopefully keep performing.”

The Revolution are coming off an unsatisfactory 1-1 draw against the reigning MLS champion Columbus Crew on Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.

The match was the first of a grueling four games in 11 days. Following the match in Chicago, the Revolution host Orlando City FC on Saturday (7) and visit CF Montreal on the Sept. 29.

Revolution coach Bruce Arena mixed and matched his starting 11 even when they were playing one game a week. Arena will expand that strategy during this busy stretch and he has the depth to liberally substitute in the second half of each game.

“We see how players come out of games and then make decisions for the next game,” said Arena. “The priority is to try and put a team on the field that can win a game.

“Each and every game we’ve rotated in and that won’t change. Obviously, the travel makes it a little bit more difficult. We try to put a team on the field that’s as fresh as they can be and obviously, try to get them in position to try and get three points.”

A tie is preferable to a loss, but the Revolution were irate with themselves for not getting three points against the Crew especially at home, where they are 10-1-2 and unbeaten (6-0-1) in the last seven games.

The Revolution set a new club single-game record with 11 shots on goal and matched the old standard with 33 total shots. The Revolution battered Crew keeper Eloy Room, who played the second half with an injured left leg. Adam Buksa’s career high 11th goal of the season was the bright spot.

“Every game we go in we want to get three points and put in a good performance but sometimes those things don’t happen,” said Buchanan. “In the last game I thought we played good, I thought we controlled the game but the end product just wasn’t there on the the night.”

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Charges: Shooter told dad he ‘snapped,’ killed 4, drove around with bodies for hours before leaving them in a Wis. cornfield



2nd suspect linked to quadruple homicide investigation turns himself in

After he shot four people inside an SUV, authorities say Antoine Darnique Suggs drove around St. Paul for hours, stopped to talk with his mother, got gas and a drink, and asked his father to follow him to Wisconsin where he dumped the vehicle in a cornfield.

He was in and out of the car containing the bodies for about seven hours, according to a timeline police put together using video footage, cellphone data and witness reports that is laid out in criminal charges.

So much blood had pooled in the SUV that police found puddles of it at different places where he had parked.

Antoine D. Suggs (Courtesy of the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office)

“Suggs told his father that he snapped and shot a couple of people,” is all the criminal complaint offers as a motive for the quadruple homicide.

Suggs, 38, was charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court with four counts of second-degree murder with intent in the fatal shooting deaths of siblings Jasmine Christine Sturm, 30, and Matthew Isiah Pettus, 26, both of St. Paul; and friends Nitosha Lee Flug-Presley, 30, of Stillwater; and Loyace Foreman III, 35, of St. Paul.


Events leading to their deaths unfolded over a two- to three-hour time period in the early morning hours of Sept. 12, according to the police investigation:

  • 1 a.m. — Witnesses told police Sturm and Foreman, who were dating, and Pettus were hanging out on the patio at Shamrocks bar at 955 W. Seventh St. in St. Paul.
  • After 1 a.m. — An employee at the White Squirrel Bar, located at 974 W. Seventh St. in St. Paul, told police that Sturm came in and that Flug-Presley was with a man who looked like Suggs.
  • 1:38 a.m. — Investigators found a receipt for the White Squirrel from a purchase by Foreman. A witness told police the group got into a black SUV, a Mercedes.
  • 2:50 a.m. — Suggs returns to the White Squirrel.
  • 3:08 a.m. — Foreman creates a phone contact for Suggs, according to phone data.
  • 3:30 a.m. — Suggs’ phone and the Mercedes park for a time. This is when police believe Suggs shot the four.
  • 3:48 a.m. — Surveillance video shows the Mercedes drive west on Seventh Street toward the McDonald’s near Madison Street. The SUV then headed toward Shepard Road, but returned to Seventh Street and headed east. Video surveillance captures the passenger side and it appears Flug-Presley is slumped over in the seat.
  • 4:30 a.m. — Suggs places a phone call to his father, Darren Lee Osborne, 56, of St. Paul.
  • 5:00 a.m. — Suggs meets up with Osborne. Suggs tells his father he shot some people and asks him to follow him in another vehicle so he can dump the car and get a ride back.
  • 7:42 a.m. — Surveillance video from University Avenue and Eustis Street shows the Mercedes following a Nissan Rogue. Flug-Presley is seen slumped in the same position she was found dead in hours later.
  • 9:48 a.m. — Video from the Holiday gas station at 281 N. Snelling Ave. shows the Mercedes at a gas pump. Flug-Presley’s body is visible. Suggs entered the store.
  • 10:06 a.m. — Cell tower data show Pettus’ phone in the area of Interstate 94 and Dale Street heading east toward Wisconsin.
  • 10:26 a.m. — Minnesota Department of Transportation video shows the Mercedes and Nissan at the Minnesota and Wisconsin border.
  • 2:18 p.m. — The Mercedes and the four bodies are discovered in a cornfield in Dunn County, Wis.


The violence of the victims’ deaths can be seen through the Ramsey County medical examiner’s autopsy reports detailed in the complaint.

Flug-Presley had a gunshot wound that entered her mouth and out the back of her head. Pettus had two gunshot wounds to the back of his head and a third gunshot wound to his left arm. Foreman had a gunshot wound to his face and the top of his head. Sturm had a gunshot wound that went through her left palm and into her face.

Last week, Dunn County authorities charged Suggs with four counts of hiding a corpse. Suggs, who had flown back to his residence in Arizona, turned himself in to authorities.

Police are still uncertain what caused Suggs to allegedly kill the four people he had been hanging out with that early Sunday morning. The criminal complaint gives a few clues.

A witness said Suggs was arguing at the White Squirrel and said something to the effect of, “having six children and this happening every time he comes back to Minnesota.”

Osborne told police that Suggs had spoken to him and his mother about taking care of his kids and trying to get along with each other, according to the complaint.


When Suggs was alone with his father, Suggs told him that “he snapped and shot a couple of people” and that the “shooting happened in the vehicle on Seventh Street,” the criminal complaint states.

After following Suggs to Wisconsin, Osborne dropped him off in Minneapolis. Osborne denied knowing there were bodies in the SUV. When the two headed for the border, they left their phones in St. Paul, the complaint states.

“The phones never physically moved past the area of Lexington Parkway and Interstate 94,” the complaint states.

Suggs has a prior conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also has a prior conviction of aggravated domestic assault.

Suggs remains in custody in Arizona awaiting extradition. The Ramsey County attorney’s office is requesting bail be set at $10 million.

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Police search for 2 men charged in connection with infant’s death after not showing up for court



Police search for 2 men charged in connection with infant’s death after not showing up for court

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – According to Albany County District Attorney’s office, Anthony Ojeda and Neil Garzon have failed to appear for their court dates, and bench warrants have been issued for their arrests.

Anthony Ojeda was charged for the murder of his 6-week-old infant son in December of 2020 after his child ingested meth and Ojeda did not seek proper medical treatment.

Ojeda then pleaded guilty to manslaughter, but then withdrew that guilty plea and has now failed to appear for his trial.

Anthony Ojeda charges:

  • Murder in the Second Degree
  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Neil Garzon is accused of endangering the welfare of a child.

The Albany County District Attorney’s Office tells NEWS10 ABC the men were not subject to wearing ankle monitors. They were being monitored by the Albany County Department of Probation and until last month they were compliant with their release conditions.

The U.S. Marshals Office has been tapped to help track the men down. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Albany County District Attorney’s Office or the Cohoes Police Department.

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Caretaker’s sister, mother die after he chokes to death



Caretaker’s sister, mother die after he chokes to death

NORMAL, Ill. – Twenty-five-year-old Jelani Day is a graduate student studying to get his master’s in speech pathology at Illinois State University. He was last seen Aug. 24 and hasn’t been heard from since. 

Police found his car, a 2010 White Crysler 300 with a blacktop, in a wooded area in Peru, Illinois, a few days later. 

“Nothing is more important to me than getting Jelani back,” Carmen Bolden Day, Jelani’s mother said. “I need help to find my son, it’s been 28 days.”

Jelani’s family from Danville and a faculty member reported Jelani missing after he did not show up for class for several days. Bloomington police said they need tips from the public in their ongoing search.

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Receiver Brenden Rice confident in CU Buffs’ offense: “We’ll get it together”



Receiver Brenden Rice confident in CU Buffs’ offense: “We’ll get it together”

University of Colorado Boulder’s Brenden Rice makes a catch in front of Minnesota’s Jordan Howden during the Colorado Minnesota NCAA football game on September 18, 2021. (Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

Brenden Rice had high expectations for himself and the rest of the Colorado receivers this year.

Three games into the season, it’s been a difficult road for that group, as the Buffaloes’ offense has gone through some struggles.

“Very frustrating,” Rice said. “But we’ll get it together. I’m still proud of this offense. I can’t wait to show the world what we can do and what we are able to do. It’s only a matter of time.”

CU (1-2) is looking to get its offense on track as it visits Arizona State (2-1) on Saturday (8:30 p.m., TV: ESPNU) in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Freshman quarterback Brendon Lewis has struggled through the first three starts of his career and the Buffs have just 273 passing yards. Navy is the only one of the 130 FBS teams averaging fewer yards through the air than CU’s 91.0 per game. CU and the three service academies – Army, Air Force and Navy – are the only teams averaging less than 100 passing yards.

Tight end Brady Russell leads the Buffs with six catches, while Rice leads the receivers with five catches for 35 yards.

Rice said it’s important for the playmakers, who all want the ball more, to focus on what they can do to help the struggling offense, rather than hang their heads.

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