STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Canadian girl from Amber Alert is found
The Regina Police Service has located missing Samantha Martyn, who was the subject of an Amber Alert issued Tuesday.
At approximately 8 a.m. today, the Regina Police Service received information ... Posted on 7/7/10 at 5:51 AM
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services have announced an annual test of the AMBER – America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response – Alert system to be conducted between 7 and 8 a.m. Sept. 28.
The Amber Alert issued by the Billings County Sheriff’s Office early this morning has been canceled.
Reports from the North Dakota Division of Homeland Security said Samantha Jo Elliott was found walking along a rural roadway east of Medora this morning.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol released the following Amber Alert Tuesday evening regarding a child abducted in Canada:
At 6:15 p.m. Monday, Samantha Martyn is believed to have been abducted from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Samantha is described as a white 4-year-old girl. She is 3 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 50 pounds and has brown eyes and long brown hair with bangs.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has announced an annual test of the AMBER America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Alert system to be conducted between 2 and 3 p.m. today.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol and the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has announced an annual test of the AMBER America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Alert system to be conducted between 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Thursday morning that a text message currently circulating throughout the United States that reads, “A 7 year old girl was taken by a man driving a newer silver truck. The license plate reads 72b381 please, please pass on,” is not an official AMBER Alert. There are no known AMBER Alert activations containing that information.
Authorities count hundreds of Amber Alert cases across the country as success stories when they start explaining why the media-friendly and politically popular bulletins are so important.
Yet despite a federal law meant to create a uniform system, an Associated Press review shows wide variations in what triggers an Amber Alert from one state to the next, which can heighten the tension when a suspect crosses state lines.
By Dorie Turner, The Associated Press
, November 21, 2008
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