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Teen suspects in Hinkley High School shooting charged as adults

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Three teen suspects have been charged as adults in the parking lot shooting at Hinkley High School that sent three students to the hospital.

The Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office filed charges Tuesday in connection to the Nov. 19 shooting, according to a DA’s news release. All three 16-year-old suspects face multiple felony charges.

Larry Renee Jefferson, Dalen Lenale Brewer and Diego Flores have been charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault, second degree-assault, and possession of a weapon on school grounds.

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Dick Butkus trolls Aaron Rodgers (again) on Twitter as ex-Chicago Bears players celebrate the end of the Green Bay Packers’ season

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Dick Butkus trolls Aaron Rodgers (again) on Twitter as ex-Chicago Bears players celebrate the end of the Green Bay Packers’ season

Waking up Sunday morning in Chicago to five inches of snow and Dick Butkus trolling Aaron Rodgers was a beautiful thing.

“(F)unny the orange juice tastes a little bit sweeter this morning,” Butkus tweeted, referring to the Green Bay Packers’ 13-10 playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

And in case that tweet was too cryptic, Butkus followed it up with “maybe it’s me but it almost seemed like @AaronRodgers12 was distracted last night like someone was in his head.”

The Chicago Bears great, naturally, was referring to himself.

Two days earlier Butkus, celebrated being verified on Twitter — a long-running saga in which Butkus poked fun at the social media company for not recognizing him as being blue checkmark-worthy. When Butkus finally was accepted, he sent out another punctuation-challenged tweet: “now that i have the blue mark i can kick people off the platfrom (cq) right you hear me @AaronRodgers”

Seeing the Hall of Fame linebacker trolling the future Hall of Fame quarterback may have been the highlight of the season for Bears fans, who’ve watched Rodgers beat their team year after year and then proclaim during a 2021 win at Soldier Field he “owns” them.

While Chairman George McCaskey and his wolf pack continue their exhaustive search process for a new general manager and coach — one that undoubtedly will leave no stone unturned — the stunning end to the Packers’ season on a snowy night at Lambeau Field was a small bit of cold comfort to weary Bears fans watching at home.

And the man who put the nail in the Packers’ coffin was none other than Robbie Gould, the one kicker over the years who seemed oblivious to playing winter football along the lakefront. It has been many years since the Bears decided Gould’s career was over, yet he keeps on ticking … and kicking. He was perfect again Saturday, and still has never missed a kick in the postseason.

Gould remains quite popular in Chicago, so his presence was one more reason for Bears fans to root for the 49ers. Ex-teammate Lance Briggs tweeted beforehand: “Just so we’re all on the same page, you’re all rooting for @49ers right?”

The response was near unanimous. After Gould made the game-winning kick, Briggs tweeted: “[email protected] did it for Chicago !!”

Schadenfreude was everywhere on social media after the Packers were bounced, particularly in Chicago. Former Bear Olin Kreutz tweeted a GIF of Tony Soprano smoking a cigar.

Enough said. Troll down, Chicago Bears.

Memes featuring a half-masked Rodgers getting sacked were widespread, and many social media users believed they were the first to joke that Rodgers had received “natural immunity” from playing in the Super Bowl.

It seemed like Bears fans and former players were all in on the Rodgers-bashing, perhaps with the exception of former linebacker Brian Urlacher, whose latest tweet was a promo about his new hair — which looks very natural and not at all fake.

And as happy as many were to see the Packers — and Rodgers — go down in flames, it seemed only fitting Gould would be the one to do it. NFL Network reporter Stacey Dales tweeted a video of Gould walking down the sidelines after the game-winning kick and being called an “(expletive) legend” by quarterback Jimmy Garappolo, who added: “(Expletive) the Packers.”

It was a great moment in Bears karma, ranking just a few notches under the 1985 NFC championship game at Soldier Field when it started snowing as Wilber Marshall scooped up Dieter Brock’s fumble and returned it for a touchdown on the way to the Super Bowl.

A reporter suggested afterward that the snow was heavenly sent by “Papa Bear,” the late owner George Halas. Coach Mike Ditka replied that Papa Bear sent “the sunshine, the snow, the touchdowns, everything.”

And besides being a fine kicker, Gould is just an all-around good guy.

He recently spoke to the Tribune about the life of ESPN reporter Jeff Dickerson, who died of cancer Dec. 30. The two remained friends after Gould left the organization, and the 49ers star spoke eloquently about what Dickerson meant to him and others.

“You’re going to see a lot of people come together and they’re going to laugh and shine some of that positive light on each other during a very difficult time,” Gould said.

And there Gould was on a cold, snowy night in Green Bay, sending Rodgers and the Packers packing on the legendary frozen tundra. That’s some positive light indeed.

It wasn’t the Super Bowl for Bears fans. But for now, it’ll have to do.

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A shark, bull, and sarcophagous adorn a Missouri home selling for $4.49M

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ST. LOUIS – An eclectic Missouri property with sarcophagus, a shark, and a bull has been a ‘multi-generation sanctuary’ is up for sale for $4.49M.

The property has even caught the eye of the Wall Street Journal and was featured as a ‘House of the Day for the World’ in 2021. The home’s all-season glass-enclosed pool was the focus of the article’s title, “A Missouri Home Where You Can Swim When It Snows”.

The home at 9801 Log Cabin Court is 19,891 square feet and sits on 3-acres and is at the end of a cul-de-sac in Ladue. The home has 6 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and a 4-level main house with a 2-story guest house. There is also a 7-car garage.

The listing shows some of the home’s unique decor and flair. The pool has a replica of a shark, stingray, and marlin fish among other nautical creatures hanging from the walls.

There is another room featuring ancient Egyptian art. There are two sarcophagiai and two busts.

The home also contains Maya Romanoff luxury wallpaper, designer lighting, and an illuminated floor containing semi-precious stones. And if you are worried about closet space, the primary suite has a huge walk-in closet with a commercial conveyor rack.

The listing also boasts resort-like amenities like a separate gym/clubhouse with a steam room, lighted sports court. There is also a vaulted game room.

You can contact Wayne Norwood and Ben Patton with Janet McAfee Inc for more information.

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Newton North boys dominate Div. 1 track relays

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While Newton North’s Div. 1 record in the shot put relay came as a surprise Sunday at the MSTCA Div. 1 State Relays, but it didn’t come as a shock to the Tigers’ muscle men or their coaches.

Led by the great Max Klein, who got off his typical monster throw with a 63-feet, 10 1/2-inch effort, Newton North took down the long-standing record of 154-11 set by New Bedford way back in 1982. Alex Acuna had a personal-best toss of 47-11 3/4 and Tommy Lin was solid at 45-1/2 for a new 156-10-1/2 mark.

Newton North scored in nine of the 10 events to capture its sixth relay title in the last eight years with 50 points. Andover was second with 39 points, while Acton-Boxboro and Wachusett claimed the bronze medal with 26 points.

The Tigers had a big win in the 4×800 with a fast 9:53.15 and a historic day in the shot put cage. “I’m very pleased,” said legendary head coach Joe Tranchita. “We scored in all but one event and we got contributions from all the classes. Because of last year (covid), we have freshmen and sophomores who have never been to this meet. It’s the purest team event in the sport. I’m really thrilled at the way they competed.”

Newton North’s girls made plenty of noise in the same event as the boys as Skye Petrie-Cameron, Julia Tulimieri and Lily Siegelman broke the all-state mark with a 108-4. It bettered the 102-8 record set by Brockton in 1990.

“We came in wanting to get the divisional record,” said Tranchita. “They just needed to do what they’re capable of doing. That was the whole focus. They’ve been dominant all season and really didn’t have to do anything different.”

Sophomore Petrie-Cameron, who was competing in her first indoor relay meet, broke her personal best in the shot by nearly a foot with a toss of 38-5. She has thrown over 40 feet in practice and is focusing on hitting that mark in a meet in the coming weeks.

“This meet felt really positive,” she said. “It’s pretty amazing. I feel happy for the team.”

Acton-Boxboro boys’ got off to a quick start on the track and infield early in the competition and never let up as they clinched the team gold with a riveting win in the 4×400. The Colonials scored a whopping 80 points to bury Newton North’s 66 points and 34 points from Lexington. The 4×400 team that included Noah Stegmeier, Mark Magyar, Chris Osselmann-Chai and Alex Landry ripped a 3:29.97 for the win.

The Colonials lineup of Caleb Straayer, Ajay Raina, Andrew Richardson and Will Liu pulled away from a quality field in the 4×800 to win in 8:11.45, while Christoper Osselmann-Chai, Noah Stegmeier bolted to a 28.03 victory in the 4×50 hurdles with their 28.03. Acton-Boxboro also scored with a fifth-place finish in the 4×50 in 22.60.

“It was a good start,” said Acton-Boxboro head coach Brian Crossman early in the meet. “The surprise came in the shuttle hurdles where two of the boys started hurdling this week. They picked it up really fast and we threw them in the slowest heat hoping to get a fifth or sixth and they ended up winning it. That was huge. Newton North is in the driver’s seat so we have to hit on the last few events. An inch here or a second there. It’s probably going to come down to that.”

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