Quantcast

Latest Amber Hagerman Stories

2014-01-13 08:34:29

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is Amber Alert Awareness Day, marking the 18 year anniversary of the day Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later found murdered. In April of 2003, in her honor, President Bush signed into law the PROTECT Act, which statutorily established the national AMBER Alert(TM) coordinator role. Since, the AMBER Alert Program has been credited with more than 675 successful recoveries of missing or...

2011-01-12 10:24:00

ANNOUNCEMENT COMMEMORATES THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF 9-YEAR-OLD AMBER HAGERMAN ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life-saving AMBER Alerts are now available to the millions of people on the social networking service Facebook. Effective today, Facebook users are able to sign up to receive AMBER Alert bulletins for their state which will be sent to them through the Facebook "News Feed" feature. A total of 53 new AMBER Alert Pages have been...

2010-11-17 17:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Roberts, Deputy Administrator for the Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), presented Dennis Lyle with the AMBER Alert Broadcaster/Media Person of the Year Award during the National AMBER Alert Symposium in Phoenix, AZ. Dennis Lyle is the CEO/President of the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) and has been a partner with the Illinois AMBER Alert program since its...

2010-06-24 15:22:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) announced today it will honor two TV executives -- WABC-TV President and General Manager Rebecca Campbell, and WNBC-TV President and General Manager Tom O'Brien -- and the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission's Chief of Staff, Ira Goldstein for their role in broadcasting AMBER Alerts into 13,000 New York City taxis. They will be honored during lunch on Tuesday, June 29 at the NYSBA's 48th Executive...

2010-01-13 10:39:00

495 Children Recovered to Date WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs today observes the anniversary of the AMBER Alert program by asking that all individuals assist in the work of recovering abducted children by being aware and responsive to AMBER Alert postings. Since its creation in 1996, the AMBER Alert program has helped to find and safely recover 495 abducted children. Today all 50 states, the District of Columbia,...

2009-10-27 13:00:00

492 Children Safely Recovered Since Program Began WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sixth annual AMBER Alert Symposium, sponsored by the Justice Department, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) opened today in Tampa, Fla. The symposium includes federal, state, tribal and local representatives from the United States as well as international partners from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Child abduction victims and their families, along with the latest information on...

2007-07-13 21:00:02

BY GENE JOHNSON TACOMA, Wash. - A Thai immigrant convicted of incest led investigators to the body of a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since the Fourth of July, and authorities were investigating whether he was involved with the disappearance of other children, officials said. Zina Linnik, abducted the night of July 4 during a neighborhood fireworks display, died from "homicidal violence," Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum and the Pierce County medical examiner's office said....

2a4e4b0cfdc3549ce6ea6ba2a1c920f51
2005-05-17 12:24:06

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Amber Alert system, which is used by police to let the public know when a child is missing, is being expanded to mobile phones. The wireless industry announced Tuesday that subscribers can receive text messages on their phones when an alert is issued. The service is available in every state and is free to subscribers of most major cellular carriers. About 200 to 250 Amber Alerts are issued each year. The Internet, radio and television stations broadcast the...


Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.