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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

Monday marks 13th anniversary of missing Boise man; mother … – KIVI

BOISE, ID – “He was charming and charismatic. He was one of those people who, when he walked into a room, you were drawn to him. He was a good person.” That’s what a close friend of Ahren Benjamin Barnard says about him.

Family and friends say he was a dedicated father who loved his two children. 

Police say his disappearance is “suspicious.”

It’s December 4, 2004.

Around 7 p.m., Ahren –- “Benj,” to those close to him — goes to the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Cole and Overland Roads in west Boise. It was a scheduled shared-custody meeting: Ahren was dropping off his son for a temporary visit with his former girlfriend, the child’s biological mother. The two had remained friends. In fact, they had even made arrangements for Ahren to pick up his son the following morning. 

At 7:15 p.m., Ahren received a call on his cell from his roommate regarding when

Read more at: http://www.kivitv.com/news/monday-marks-13th-anniversary-of-missing-boise-man-mother-pleads-for-help

Monday marks 13th anniversary of missing Boise man; mother pleads for help

BOISE, ID – “He was charming and charismatic. He was one of those people who, when he walked into a room, you were drawn to him. He was a good person.” That’s what a close friend of Ahren Benjamin Barnard says about him.

Family and friends say he was a dedicated father who loved his two children. 

Police say his disappearance is “suspicious.”

It’s December 4, 2004.

Around 7 p.m., Ahren –- “Benj,” to those close to him — goes to the McDonald’s fast food restaurant on Cole and Overland Roads in west Boise. It was a scheduled shared-custody meeting: Ahren was dropping off his son for a temporary visit with his former girlfriend, the child’s biological mother. The two had remained friends. In fact, they had even made arrangements for Ahren to pick up his son the following morning. 

At 7:15 p.m., Ahren received a call on his cell from his roommate regarding when

Read more at: http://www.kivitv.com/news/monday-marks-13th-anniversary-of-missing-boise-man-mother-pleads-for-help

UBC Innocence Project marks a decade of investigating wrongful conviction claims

While wrongful conviction cases seem dramatic in Hollywood movies, the day-to-day reality is far from glamorous.

It is more about inventorying “boxes upon boxes” of police documents, mounting court challenges to see a psychiatrist’s letter, and shuffling through musty file folders, said Tamara Levy, who has spent most of the last decade focused on this work. “It can be really tedious.”

The case of Phillip James Tallio, reported this week by Postmedia, has brought attention to the UBC Innocence Project at the Allard School of Law, which Levy co-founded in 2007. Tallio has been in jail since 1983 for the murder of a child. But since the beginning of his sentence, he has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence, according to the lawyers trying to appeal his conviction. Next month, Tallio’s case will go before a judge on the preliminary question of whether the court should consider the case.

In recent years, the topic of wrongful conviction investigations has been in the pop

Read more at: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ubc-innocence-project-marks-a-decade-of-investigating-wrongful-conviction-claims

Missing person case marks anniversary – Herald

Possibly the most widely publicized missing persons case in Greenville’s history began 15 years ago today.

Sarah Kinslow was 14 when she disappeared on May 1, 2001 after being dropped off by her father near Greenville Middle School, which she attended at the time. Her disappearance has been reported during the years in both local and national media outlets, but Kinslow was never located.

Kinslow was 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed 105 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair at the time of her disappearance.

A search was conducted for Kinslow in September 2013 by the Greenville Police Department and the North Carolina-based (Community United Effort) CUE Center. The search included multiple locations in Hunt County, including the Quinlan area.

In a statement issued following the search, Greenville Police Chief Daniel J. Busken said the effort was not based on any new leads in the case.

“This is a continuing effort to investigate

Read more at: http://www.heraldbanner.com/news/missing-person-case-marks-anniversary/article_3a8d7c88-0f55-11e6-92c9-5f09db3d1587.html