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Jan 13. marks AMBER Alert Awareness Day

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared Jan. 13 as AMBER Alert Awareness Day.

The AMBER alert system, which stand for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response” is named after Amber Hagerman, who was abducted in Arlington, Texas in 1996. She was later found murdered.

“The state’s AMBER Alert program is an important tool to engage the public in supporting law enforcement efforts to locate and bring home missing children,” DPS Director Steven McCraw said. “The vigilance and efforts of law enforcement, our partner agencies, and the people of Texas are vital in protecting our most vulnerable population – our children. We thank our public and private sector partners and the media for helping distribute this critical information.”

In response to Hagerman’s death, law enforcement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area created the first AMBER Alert program. The program is now used in all 50 states. AMBER Alerts are broadcast through radio, television, road

Read more at: http://www.spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2018/01/13/amber-alert-awareness-day

AG Derek Schmidt, KBI recognize Amber Alert Awareness Day – KOAM

Fire breaks out at the Wyandotte Schools bus barn, forcing the district to cancel classes until Tuesday.  This photo shared on Facebook by the Wyandotte School District shows the aftermath of a late night fire at the district’s bus barn.  According to the Wyandotte Fire Chief, the fire started just before 11pm.  The blaze destroyed 11 buses.  The chief says the school district is working with insurance to get rental buses in time for classes to resume on Tuesday af…

Read more at: http://www.koamtv.com/story/37256154/ag-derek-schmidt-kbi-recognize-amber-alert-awareness-day

Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped: report

Amber Alerts have been issued for two missing Texas girls who may have been abducted by a 44-year-old man with a criminal history and ties to southwestern Louisiana, according to reports by ABC News and Lake Charles-based KPLC-7.

Luluvioletta Bandera-magret, 7, and Lilianais Griffith, 14, were last seen Saturday (Dec. 30) in their hometown of Round Rock, about 20 miles north of Austin, the news stations report.

Authorities say the girls may have been kidnapped by 44-year-old Terry Miles, whose relationship to the girls was not immediately clear.

According to the report by KPLC-7, Miles is a person of interest in the suspicious death of a Round Rock woman. His criminal history includes a 2011 second-degree murder arrest in Sulphur, near Lake Charles.   

Amber Alert: Police searching for missing West Virginia teen

Authorities in West Virginia have issued an Amber Alert for a missing 14-year-old girl who police say might be with a convicted sex offender.

According to an Amber Alert posted on the website for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, police say 14-year-old Nicole Hall was reported missing Wednesday from Greenbrier County and might be with 27-year-old sex offender Christopher Rider and another man. The statement says Rider should be considered armed and dangerous.

Hall is 5-foot-8 inches with blonde hair and brown eyes. Rider is 5-foot-10 with brown hair and brown eyes.

Officials say they believe they may be headed to Florida or California in a silver sedan.

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Read more at: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article190988699.html

I-Team: Strict standards in place to issue Amber Alerts – WTVD

With the search for Mariah Woods still underway, the ABC11 I-Team is going beyond the headline to answer questions about other missing children and the Amber Alert process.

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, active cases remain for at least 66 missing children in North Carolina, including Woods, who was last seen on November 26. Still, state officials sounded Amber Alerts just 11 times so far in 2017.

“If you issue too many alarms, the public’s attention span decreases,” Sgt. Mike Baker, with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, explains to ABC11. “When people are driving on the highway or watching the news at home we want to make sure that Amber Alert draws their attention.

Created in 1996, the Amber Alert was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old girl from Arlington, TX, who was abducted and found dead in a pond foru days later. Officially,

Read more at: http://abc11.com/i-team-strict-standards-in-place-to-issue-amber-alerts/2713524/

AMBER ALERT: New photos released in search for missing Onslow County toddler – WECT


A statewide Amber Alert was issued Monday morning for a missing toddler in Onslow County.

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, authorities are searching for 3-year-old Mariah Kay Woods.

She is about 2-feet-9 and weighs around 30 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

The Amber Alert states this is a child abduction case and the abductor was unknown at the time the alert was issued.

Late Tuesday evening, the FBI released surveillance images of a woman and a child taken from a Walmart in Morehead City. 

According to a release, the images were captured at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday. Officials are working to determine if the child in the images is Mariah. 

They are asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman and the child. 

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and FBI held a

Read more at: http://www.wect.com/story/36932357/amber-alert-new-photos-released-in-search-for-missing-toddler-in-onslow-county

Amber Alert: Missing person Lee Ray Fitial

Amber Alert: Missing person Lee Ray Fitial


(Department of Public Safety) — On Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at about 6:11 a.m., police responded to a missing person incident in Kagman 2 on Chacha street.  Police met with the parents of Lee Ray Fitial, age 15. Police learned the Lee Ray was last seen on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, right before lunch time.  Lee Ray was last seen wearing black and red shorts with no shirt on.  Lee Ray is about 5’7 inches tall, 170-185 lbs. dark short hair, and brown eyes. If you have any information about his whereabouts, call 911.

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Read more at: http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/100396-amber-alert-missing-person-lee-ray-fitial

NCMEC: AMBER Alert cancelled, missing NC toddler found

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 5, and the American Red Cross is remind people to not only turn their clocks back an hour, but to also take the opportunity to test the batteries in their smoke alarms.

Read more at: http://www.wafb.com/story/36729596/ncmec-amber-alert-cancelled-missing-nc-toddler-recovered

Arizona lawmakers urge Congress to extend AMBER Alert to tribal lands

PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman and the state’s attorney general urged lawmakers to pass a bill that would extend AMBER Alert, a child abduction alert system, to tribal lands.

In an op-ed for The Hill, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich advocated for the passage of the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act

If approved, the bill would include the 567 federally-recognized tribes as partners in the AMBER Alert system, the lawmakers said.

“Tribal lands can be geographically unique and challenging for law enforcement to patrol, making implementation of this program even more important,”

Read more at: https://ktar.com/story/1793680/arizona-lawmakers-urge-congress-to-extend-amber-alert-to-tribal-lands/?