Attempted Kidnapping In Gresham

Chicago (CBS) — Chicago police issued a community alert for an attempted kidnapping in Gresham.

Police said the incident happened in the 8700 block of South Princeton Avenue Thursday around 7 a.m.

A boy was retrieving a newspaper near his front door when the suspect approached him from behind, put a hand over his mouth and stated, “you’re coming with me”. The victim fended off the suspect who ran off.

The suspect is described as a light complexioned African-American male with a goatee, between 25 and 35 years old. He is between 5’9″ and 6′ and weighs 210 to 240 pounds. He was possibly wearing a green coat with a red hooded sweatshirt. He was wearing black converse shoes with black soles and red zippers similar to the ones below.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Area South Detectives at 312-747-8271.

Colorado Veteran Duo Load Up Again To Help Victims Of Natural Disasters

ARVADA, Colo. (CBS4) – Two Colorado veterans came together again to help those dealing with devastating natural disasters. They collected donations for California fire victims at a Lowes in Arvada on Saturday.

After their efforts this weekend, the group named “Boots 66” will continue collecting donations for Paradise fire victims Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. at:

Lowe’s Home Improvement
5405 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 425-3323

A crew will depart for California at 3 a.m. Friday morning with five trucks loaded with donations.

LINK: Boots 66

Private Search Team Now Looking For Missing Cadet Candidate

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – The family of a missing Air Force cadet candidate now has a private search team looking for their son, Micah Tice. The 20-year-old man disappeared the day after Thanksgiving.

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Tice left the home of his sponsor family in Colorado Springs and set out to hike Longs Peak. His car was found at the parking lot for the trailhead on Monday.

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The Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team started looking for Tice on the next day. Crews spent days in severe weather conditions searching for him. Other hikers reported seeing and hiking with Tice on the previous Saturday.

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Ledge on Keyhole Route (credit: Rocky Mountain National Park)

They say he was wearing black sweatpants and a black sweatshirt.

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The family said on Friday they are frustrated with the search efforts and don’t believe park officials have done enough to find him. They’re asking for more federal help.

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“President Trump has the ability to break through the bureaucratic mess of agency and elected officials who are now posturing and refusing to work with each other, to rescue my son Micah Tice. President Trump, we plead for your help,” said Micah’s father Benjamin Tice.

Park officials defended the search saying the Colorado National Guard helicopters and a mountaineering club at the Air Force Academy were called in.

Police Save Endangered Boy After He Presses Emergency Button On Cell Phone

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – Grand Junction police arrested a man after they responded to a panic alarm from a cell phone activated by a juvenile male. Aaron Scott Smith, 47, of Utah, was arrested for sexual assault.

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Aaron Scott Smith (credit: CBS)

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the boy told investigators he arranged to meet a 13- or 14-year-old boy through the Kik social media app.

When the boy went to the meeting place, Smith called him by name and told him to get into the car. The boy activated an emergency alarm on his phone which led police to him.

Police say they found Smith and the boy in the back seat of a car.

Northwestern Rallies From 15 Points Down, Beats DePaul 75-68

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Trailing by 15 points with less than 10 minutes to go, Northwestern appeared headed for a third straight loss.

The players, though, weren’t ready to accept that fate.

Vic Law had 25 points, A.J. Turner added a career-high 24 and the Wildcats used a run of 25 straight points to rally for a 75-68 victory over DePaul on Saturday.

Dererk Pardon had 10 points and eight rebounds as the Wildcats (7-3) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Turner was 8 for 13 from the field, including 6 for 10 on 3-pointers, and Law was 9 for 9 from the free-throw line as Northwestern won for the fourth straight time in the annual matchup of Chicago-area schools.

“Our guys just refused to say, ‘It’s not our day,’” Wildcats coach Chris Collins said. “They kept fighting. DePaul was playing well. We just dug down really deep to get the game.”

Femi Olujobi had 22 points and Devin Gage added 17 as DePaul (5-2) had a two-game winning streak end.

The Blue Demons had a 57-42 advantage — its biggest of the game — with just under 10 minutes remaining before the game changed dramatically.

“For us, it was a little bit of an opportunity lost,” DePaul coach Dave Leitao said. “We’ve got to learn. I thought we lost our way mentally and stopped doing the things that had gotten us to the point in the game where we’re up by double figures.

“For a large part of the game we were really aggressive and then we took our foot off the gas pedal, emotionally, and a very good team took advantage of it.”

DePaul was held scoreless for 7:09 as the Wildcats turned the 15-point deficit into a 67-57 lead with three minutes to play.

“I think it was our defense,” said Turner, who had 11 points during the run. “In the first half, they were scoring pretty easily, they were getting easy transition buckets and those just kind of kill your team’s pride. I think we started locking up and that kind of led to us making the comeback.”

It was a remarkable turnaround from the first 30 minutes.

DePaul’s work on the defensive end set the tone early. The Blue Demons played an aggressive man-to-man and never let Northwestern develop much rhythm offensively. They also did a nice job of surrounding Pardon whenever he touched the ball in the paint.

Pardon, who entered averaging 14.4 points, was held to three first-half points on 1-of-3 shooting.

DePaul closed with a 9-2 run to take a 41-29 halftime lead.

The Wildcats were 10 of 29 (34.5 percent) from the field in the first half, including 4 of 17 (23.5 percent) on 3-pointers.

Northwestern began the second half with six straight points to cut the deficit in half, but DePaul quickly responded and stretched its advantage before falling apart late.

Ryan Taylor hit a 3-pointer with just under five minutes to play to put Northwestern on top 58-57 — its first lead of the game.

BIG PICTURE

DePaul: The rebuilding Blue Demons are a work in progress, but there have been encouraging signs so far. Closing games, though, remains a huge problem. Earlier in the season, they blew a 68-60 advantage with two minutes left against Penn State before rallying to win in overtime.

Northwestern: This game wrapped up a grueling stretch of seven games in 17 days. The Wildcats have a week off and certainly will enjoy it more following the late rally.

ON FIRE

Shortly after the game ended, Welsh-Ryan Arena was evacuated because of a small fire. “I apologize,” Collins said. “Our guys got so hot down the stretch, the fire alarms went off.”

Because of the evacuation, the postgame press conferences were held in Anderson Hall next door.

KEEP SHOOTING

Before Saturday, Turner was 5 for 29 (17.2 percent) on 3-pointers this season, but said he never considered taking fewer shots.

“As a shooter, you should never lose confidence,” he said. “I was always high-spirited. I knew they weren’t falling, but the law of averages came true.”

UP NEXT

DePaul: Hosts Chicago State on Wednesday night.

Northwestern: Hosts Chicago State next Saturday.

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Chicago Building Where Fire Killed 10 Facing Demolition

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer says the Chicago building where 10 children died from a smoldering fire in August will likely be torn down.

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Attorney Anthony Peraica represents building owner Merced Gutierrez, who faces dozens of building code violations following the Aug. 26 fire at the Southwest Side apartment. Peraica said Thursday that Gutierrez is waiting for completion of insurance claims before seeking demolition permits.

The 10 children, ages 3 months to 16 years, were cousins or family friends attending a sleepover when the pre-dawn fire broke out. The fire’s cause hasn’t been determined, but city inspectors found violations including missing or defective smoke detectors, defective light fixtures and wiring and plumbing installed without a permit.

Peraica says he doesn’t believe anything Gutierrez did or didn’t do caused the fire.

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Zara Project Grows To Feed Hundreds Of Hungry Colorado Children

By Joel Hillan

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A handful of volunteers came together Saturday morning at Emory Elementary School to help distribute food to families in need. Elementary school teacher Kendra Smith and her mom started the Zara Project in 2011.

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“I saw the anxiety that kids would have when they would go on break because they received breakfasts and lunches at school.”

Named after the Inca Goddess of grain, the Zara Project works to fill the hunger gap some children suffer when they go on winter break.

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“It’s a really big help. It means the world to us,” said Regina Nunez.

Regina is a grandmother of two boys.

“They’re warm, beautiful souls who just want to run and play be youngsters.”

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When their father died, the weight of raising the boys fell to her and their grandfather Paul Rodriguez.

“You know they’re boys, so they eat us out of house and home, so it really helps,” she said.

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The first year they were able to feed 30 families from one school. This year, they will provide food to 250 families from six different schools.

“We’re all working together just to help each other out,” said Kendra.

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Kendra Smith (credit: CBS)

Thanks to volunteers, every dollar donated goes directly to feeding hungry families.

Those families, like Regina and Paul, are grateful for a community that comes together in such extraordinary ways.

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“Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Their love and their sharing, and their giving is more than they’ll ever know,” she said.

Learn more about the work the Zara Project does. Volunteers and donations are accepted.

Joel Hillan anchors CBS4 This Morning on weekends as well as reports stories for CBS4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. Follow Joel on Twitter @joelhillan.

Anthony York, Younger Brother of 49ers CEO, Dies at Age 35

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Anthony York, the younger brother of San Francisco 49ers chief executive office Jed York, has died. He was 35.

The 49ers said Anthony York died Friday. The team didn’t release a cause of death.

York was one of four children of 49ers owners John York and Denise DeBartolo York. York was an entrepreneur who founded a company named Koda, which helps prepare young people for their first jobs upon graduating college. York also did philanthropy work for the 49ers Foundation and worked closely with incarcerated youth.

York also is survived by twin sisters Jenna and Mara.

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