iOS app Android app

Amber Alert

About Those Startling Government Phone Alerts That You Never Signed Up for

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

There are many people who would be thrilled to assist the police and keep an eye out for dangerous, criminal activities. But by taking an opt-out only approach, this program might end up driving away the very people that could help stop the next tragedy from occurring.

Early Morning Amber Alert Freaks Out New Yorkers

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Authorities say a 4 a.m. Amber Alert that startled many New Yorkers is part of a new national wireless emergency alert system. The a...

Children Found Safe In Amber Alert, Suspect Found Dead

Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

An Amber Alert issued early Wednesday morning for three children who were last seen around midnight Tuesday was cancelled later Wednesday morning when...

Dylan Redwine's Father Criticizes Search Efforts

Posted 05.20.2013 | Denver

The father of a 14-year-old boy who has been missing for six months is criticizing how missing children's cases are handled by authorities in a writte...

Abducted Maywood Boy Presumed Dead, Mom Questioned

Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago

Police are fearing the worst for a Maywood toddler after the Wednesday search for him was suspended due to inclement weather and the account given by ...

AMBER ALERT: Toddler Abducted After Mom Was Beaten

Posted 04.18.2013 | Chicago

Authorities are still searching for a toddler from the Chicago suburb of Maywood after he was reportedly snatched from his mother by three men Tuesday...

Missing Boys, Grandmother Found Dead

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. — Debra Denison's struggles with mental illness were well known in her family, and when she wanted to pick up her grands...

SHRIEK! Texts On Missing Kids Startle Cell Users

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 04.03.2013 | Crime

LOS ANGELES — The next time a child is abducted near you, your cellphone may shriek to life with an alert message. A new national Amber Alert s...

2012 in Film: The Year's 'Worst' Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I can't presume that I've seen every terrible movie out there, but I tried to highlight films that were both very bad and whose respective failures meant something more than just their artistic inadequacy.

AMBER ALERT: 11-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted By Mom

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.20.2012 | Crime

Police believe that an 11-year-old girl's mother fought off Texas Child Protective Service workers and abducted her own daughter. An Amber Alert wa...

Charged As An Adult

Posted 10.30.2012 | Denver

The 17-year-old who allegedly confessed to the murder and abduction of 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway was formally charged as an adult in Jefferson Coun...

Police Believe Jessica Ridgeway Was Abducted

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.10.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Authorities looking for a missing 10-year-old Colorado girl are asking the public for help finding who apparently kidnapped...

Police Check Possible Wyoming Link To Missing Colo. Girl

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Authorities investigating the disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl are looking into whether it could be linked to the ab...

Police Release Video Of Missing Colorado Girl

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN and MARIA SUDEKUM | Posted 12.09.2012 | Denver

DENVER — Authorities scoured a suburban Denver neighborhood for clues Tuesday and urged people to watch out for a 10-year-old girl who disappear...

Search For Missing Jessica Ridgeway Enters Day 5

Posted 10.09.2012 | Denver

As the search for missing 10-year-old Westminster, Colorado girl Jessica Ridgeway enters day 5, authorities are continuing their search efforts around...

Search Continues For Missing Westminster Girl

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.08.2012 | Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Authorities searched fields and along highways in suburban Denver on Monday for signs of a 10-year-old girl who has been mi...

Search Continues For Missing Westminster Girl

Posted 10.08.2012 | Denver

Sunday marks the third day authorities have been searching for missing Westminster, Colo. 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway. Jessica was last seen on Fr...

David Lohr

Teen Mom Charged In Infant Dumping | David Lohr | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

Illinois authorities arrested a 19-year-old woman after she allegedly admitted to dumping her 3-week-old daughter in a remote area. Kendra Meaker, ...

Police Nab Suspect In 3 Murders Who Fled With Daughter

AP | Posted 09.27.2012 | Crime

QUINCY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man confronting his estranged wife about custody arrangements for their daughter shot the woman to death and killed...

A Unique Approach in the Search for Missing Children

Rolv E. Heggenhougen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact
Rolv E. Heggenhougen

WRAPmail is for-profit, but if we also can do something good, why not? My thinking was pretty simple: Featuring more missing children in emails should increase the number that are found.

When Amber Isn't Enough: Enlisting Truckers to Help Find Missing Kids

Diane Russell | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Diane Russell

"Trucker TV" could reach thousands of long-haul truck drivers, the very folks who travel the same roads and stop at the same rest areas where missing and exploited children often happen to be.

A Boy Named Dirty: A Kidnap Survivor Speaks Out

George Molho | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
George Molho

What has changed in the 34 years since I was kidnapped in 1978, and held for a year? What has changed are the numbers. Approximately 800,000 children go missing or are kidnapped each in the United States.

Body Of N.M. Boy Likely Found In Neighbor's Backyard

AP | Posted 05.04.2012 | Crime

CARLSBAD, N.M. — Crews pulled the body of a 4-year-old boy from a narrow, 30-foot-deep hole in Carlsbad early Monday, nearly two days after he d...

Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

I believe this is an Amber Alert time for millions of our nation's poor children and that everyone needs to be on the lookout for the children, to ensure the children's health, safety and education, and to see that justice is done.

Missing Ohio Mom Found Shot To Death Alongside Baby

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND -- A wanted man kidnapped his estranged girlfriend at gunpoint along with her 1-year-old she was pushing in a stroller, Cleveland police sai...