| Mar 29, 2014
| 5:43 AM
On March 20, police in Washington issued an Amber Alert for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd, alerting residents that the girl could be traveling with a suspected abductor.
Washington police said they asked law enforcement agencies across the region to...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday.
Baltimore County Police Chief...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty and SLED Chief Mark Keel defended the decision not to issue an AMBER Alert in the case of five missing children, saying it did not meet the criteria used to determine the appropriateness of such an...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
An Amber Alert was issued and then canceled hours later Wednesday after a 6-month-old girl was reported missing.
Laylani Mosley was last seen at her home about 9 a.m. with her grandmother Carolyn Ferguson, 57, according to the Huntington Beach Police...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Here's a suggestion for Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) and Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) as they push a bill to close an outrageous loophole in Proposition 13: Call it "Michael's Law."
Lawmakers routinely play on the public's sentiments when...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A "person of interest" is being questioned this morning about the theft of a car from a driveway in Park Ridge while a 5-year-old boy slept in the back seat.
The boy, Drake Whitker, was found safe less than two hours later after the thief abandoned the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:35 PM
A 5-year-old boy was found safe in Skokie this afternoon, less than two hours after someone stole a car while he slept in the back seat, officials said.
The white 2012 Audi Q5 was stolen from outside a home in the 1700 block of Good Avenue in Park Ridge...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Monterey Park apologized Wednesday for accidentally sending out an emergency alert to mobile devices.
The text alert by the city 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles led to a wave of confusion after it caused cellphones to buzz at 2:14 p.m.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Monterey Park found itself trending on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, but perhaps not in the way it hoped.
The city’s Fire Department sent out an emergency alert notification to thousands of people at 2:14 p.m. The alert caused a loud buzz on...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Southern California residents got their first exposure to the new America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response system Monday night, when their mobile phones suddenly displayed an alert telling them to be on the lookout for two children believed to have...
| Aug 13, 2013
Last week, over the course of several days, millions of cellphones across the Western United States buzzed like fire alarms — loudly and, to some, annoyingly — as authorities sent out an Amber Alert that appeared as a text requesting...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:25 AM
I was sitting in bed reading Monday night when a hideous and unfamiliar noise jolted me upright. It seemed to be emanating from inside my room. It was a loud, insistent and intermittent, like a test of the emergency broadcast system, but my radio wasn&...