Amber Alert Program

Missing and Exploited Children
The Amber Alert program began in Texas area in 1996, after the kidnapping and brutal murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. Learn how this national program evolved and is saving children.

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The Amber Alert was born out of the horrific kidnapping and murder of Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas. Although, Amber's killer remains elusive, this has not stopped Donna (Whitson) Norris, Amber’s mom, from crusading for the program that has helped safely recover 554 abducted children.

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The Amber Alert system is a nationwide program honoring 9 year old Amber Hagerman. Amber was kidnapped and murdered in Arlington Texas in 1996. Find out how Amber alerts can save a child's life.

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AMBER Alert, Amber Hagerman, kidnapped, Amber Hagerman’s murder, Amber Hagerman’s mother, Dallas-Fort Worth Texas. Arlington Texas, Nation’s Emergency Broadcast System, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, find 554 children safely

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) continues to be the national clearinghouse for information regarding missing, abducted, and exploited children. Please read my article to learn more about helping missing and exploited children in America.

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What causes a false amber alert? Who tells police a story about a child being abducted, when it is not true? In the case of 9 year-old Zane Newton in Bakersfield California it was his 9 year-old playmate that told adults the boy had been abducted while the two boys played in front of Zane's home.

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When a child disappears and police believe the child is in immediate danger or was kidnapped an Amber Alert is issued. Do you know the story of how the Amber Alert was born?

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