| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Residents across California were startled overnight by cellphones that came to life in screeches and buzzes, awaking some and unsettling others with the state's first Amber Alert via text message.
Californians are no strangers to Amber Alerts, which are...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Monday marked the first time in California that officials notified the public of a statewide Amber Alert through their cellphones, a California Highway Patrol official said.
It differed from phone to phone, but sometime between late Monday and early...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:39 PM
BOULEVARD -- The car driven by a man who allegedly kidnapped a San Diego County girl after killing her mother and brother may have been spotted Wednesday both in Northern California and southern Oregon, officials said.
An Amber Alert for James Lee...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:11 AM
BOULEVARD, Calif. -- San Diego County sheriff's officials said they're still trying to sort out the relationship between a missing 16-year-old girl and the man who is suspected of abducting her and killing her mother and brother.
San Diego County...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:19 PM
After generating Amber Alerts across the West, the frantic search for a kidnapped teenager and her alleged captor shifted Friday to a remote part of Idaho where the two were believed to be trekking through the wilderness.
The break came after suspect...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The family of Hannah Anderson responded Wednesday to suggestions that the man who kidnapped the Lakeside teenager may have been her biological father, saying her parents met James DiMaggio when her mother was pregnant.
Stacy Hess, a spokeswoman for...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:40 PM
In her first interview since she was rescued from a 6-day kidnapping ordeal, San Diego County 16-year-old Hannah Anderson told NBC News that she is a survivor.
The full interview is scheduled to air Thursday morning on the "Today" show.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 12:43 PM
Two kids never made it to school in Stanislaus County, prompting an AMBER Alert and four-hour manhunt.
The 9-year-old boy, named Phillip Tumilty, Jr., and his 6-year-old sister, Tiffany, were last seen around 8 a.m. Friday.
Officials say the man who...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The AMBER Alert program, which broadcasts emergency bulletins about child abductions, got a big new friend Wednesday when Facebook announced that its more than 500 million users would be able to sign up to receive the messages. Facebook has created 53 new...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 2:14 PM
The AMBER missing child alert system has introduced 53 state and area specific Facebook pages.
Washingtonians can now 'Like' the Washington Amber Alert Page and receive updates and alerts about missing children in the state.
The announcement was made...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:18 PM
A statewide AMBER alert was issued Monday for three children that were forcibly taken Saturday from their mother’s home in West Sacramento.
The alert was canceled later in the evening after all three kids were found safe in El Dorado County.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:10 AM
An AMBER Alert has been canceled for a teen abducted out of Salida.
Deputies say Christina Anderson, 16, was taken by her supposed boyfriend, 38-year-old Calvin Paul Rodrigues.
Rodrigues was arrested by police overnight after getting a tip that...