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California Is Getting Nation's First 'Ebony Alerts'
California Is Getting
Nation's First 'Ebony Alerts'
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California Is Getting Nation's First 'Ebony Alerts'

System will highlight cases of missing Black youth

(Newser) - California is tackling racial disparities in missing-person cases with the nation's first "Ebony Alert" system. A bill recently signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom authorizes law enforcement agencies to ask the California Highway Patrol to issue the alert when young Black people are reported missing, CNN reports....

Cops: Missing Boy's Family Took Off to Turkey Without Him

Texas authorities are now looking for 6-year-old Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, not seen since November

(Newser) - Family members say they haven't seen Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez since November, but an Amber Alert wasn't issued in Texas until last weekend—and now, authorities say the 6-year-old boy's family traveled overseas two days before that red flag was sent up. Cops from the town of Everman on...

Kidnapping Suspect Killed in California Shootout
Murder Suspect, Daughter
Killed in Shootout

Murder Suspect, Daughter Killed in Shootout

Police say Anthony Graziano killed estranged wife, fled with their 15-year-old daughter

(Newser) - This story has been updated with news of Savannah Graziano's death. A man suspected of killing his wife and abducting their 15-year-old daughter Monday was killed in a shootout in California Tuesday, authorities say. KTLA reports that Anthony John Graziano, 45, exchanged fire with officers after a pursuit on...

Parents Sue Apple After Allegedly Damaging Amber Alert

Say the volume of it tore their then-12-year-old's eardrum

(Newser) - A Texas couple is blaming their 12-year-old son's "permanent hearing loss" on Apple, and on Monday they sued. Carlos Gordoa and Ariani Reyes of San Antonio allege their now-14-year-old, identified as BG, was watching Netflix on his iPhone using his AirPods Pro in 2020 when an Amber Alert...

Florida Man Arrested After Triple Murder, Amber Alert

Terrell Lewis was arrested after an alert citizen spotted his vehicle

(Newser) - After an Amber Alert was issued in Florida, an 8-year-old boy was found safe—and his father was charged with three murders. Terrell Lewis, 37, is being held without bond in Jacksonville, WESH reports. Early Friday, neighbors in an apartment complex near Jacksonville University reported fighting and a loud noise....

Missing Tennessee Boy, 3, Found Safe in California

Amber Alert had been issued for Noah Clare

(Newser) - Update: Missing 3-year-old Tennessee boy Noah Clare and his 16-year-old cousin Amber Clare have been found "safe and sound" in San Clemente, California, authorities say. Jacob Clare—Noah's father and Amber's uncle—has been taken into custody. Clare and the children, who had been missing since Nov....

Texas Amber Alert Seeks Tiny Horror-Film Villain

Friday goof seeking Chucky was sent out 3 times

(Newser) - An Amber Alert sent to cellphones in Texas on Friday listed an unusual race under the description of the person suspected of taking a child—"Other: Doll." It seems the public safety department three times sent an alert asking Texans to be on the lookout for a suspect...

Mom of Missing Toddler Arrested
Mom of Missing
Toddler Arrested

Mom of Missing Toddler Arrested

Megan Boswell, charged with false reports, implicates her own mom

(Newser) - The conflicting statements offered by the mother of a Tennessee toddler last seen in December but only reported missing a week ago have led to an arrest. Megan Boswell, mother of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of false reports, according to the Sullivan County...

Fast-Thinking Couple Helps Save Abducted Girl

Husband and wife's pursuit of suspicious car helps cops find an abducted 11-year-old girl

(Newser) - A couple said Friday that their fight-or-flight instinct kicked in when they spotted a car wanted in the abduction of a girl after she got off a school bus in Springfield, Massachusetts, per the AP . Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, spouses Benny Correa and Amanda Disley described recognizing...

NYC Kidnapping Case Takes a Strange Turn

Teen allegedly staged her own abduction

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in a kidnapping case that rattled New York City on Monday: Police sources tell the New York Times that Karol Sanchez, the 16-year-old seen on surveillance video being snatched off a Bronx street and bundled into a car Monday night, has admitted staging the kidnapping to get...

Brother, Sister Playing in Front of Their Home Vanish

Braxton and Bri'ya Williams haven't been seen since Sunday morning

(Newser) - Braxton Williams, 6, and his 5-year-old sister Bri'ya Williams were last seen playing in the front yard of their mobile home in Jacksonville, Florida, Sunday morning. The young siblings disappeared, prompting their family to report them missing that afternoon after searching and being unable to find them, ABC News...

Police Say Missing Girl's Mom Has Stopped Cooperating

They're not sure when 5-year-old Taylor Rose Williams was last seen

(Newser) - Jacksonville mother Brianna Williams told police Wednesday that she had woken up that morning to find her 5-year-old daughter gone and her home's back door unlocked. Police say they no longer believe Williams was telling the truth when she said she last saw Taylor Rose Williams around midnight Wednesday...

'Please Bring Cupcake Home': 3-Year-Old Kidnapped at Party

Alabama girl still missing after arrest made

(Newser) - "We're going to find her if it's the last thing I do on this earth," says Dominic McKinney, whose 3-year-old daughter, Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, was kidnapped from a birthday party in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday night. Police say a major breakthrough in the case was...

Man Complains About Amber Alert, Gets Arrested

Canadian man complained he had been trying to rest

(Newser) - When police in Ontario, Canada, put out an Amber Alert for five missing children, a man called 911 within minutes—to complain about the alert. Police say 70-year-old Hamilton resident Doug Bagshaw was arrested and charged with mischief because he called 911 when there was no emergency, trying to "...

Cops: Girl Who Vanished From Park Taken by Man in Van

5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez went missing from a NJ park on Monday

(Newser) - The last time anyone saw Dulce Maria Alavez was Monday in a New Jersey park, and officials are saying she was abducted. Per WPVI , the 5-year-old's mother told police that while she was in her car with an 8-year-old relative, Dulce and her 3-year-old brother were playing on swings...

Police Answer Complaints About Late-Night Amber Alert

Missing Canadian 11-year-old girl was found dead, and cops say alert was necessary

(Newser) - Police in Canada have expressed disappointment with the public after receiving complaints about an Amber Alert issued late Thursday night in the search for a missing 11-year-old girl. Riya Rajkumar later was found dead, CTV reports. Police said the girl’s father, Roopesh Rajkumar, abducted her that afternoon during an...

SUV Used in Teen's Kidnapping Is Discovered

But Hania Noelia Aguilar remains missing

(Newser) - The SUV used to kidnap a 13-year-old from outside her home in Lumberton, NC, early Monday has been found, though with no sign of Hania Noelia Aguilar or her abductor. The 2002 Ford Expedition was discovered shortly after 8am Thursday in Lumberton, per WRAL . Police say it was on the...

Amber Alert After Girl Abducted Outside Own Home

North Carolina cops are searching for 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar

(Newser) - North Carolina has issued an Amber Alert for Hania Noelia Aguilar, a 13-year-old girl kidnapped from outside her Lumberton home Monday morning. Police say a man dressed all in black with a yellow bandanna over his face forced the teen into an SUV outside her home in the Rosewood mobile...

Huge Search Finds No Trace of Missing Teen

100 volunteers joined search for Jaymee Closs clues

(Newser) - Plenty of people answered the call when Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald asked for 100 able-bodied volunteers to search for "missing and endangered" teen Jayme Closs on Thursday—but the search along a 14-mile stretch of Highway 8 near Barron, Wis., didn't find anything that could provide a...

Brothers, 8 and 5, Missing After Mom, Housemate Found Dead

Amber Alert issued in Phoenix

(Newser) - Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two young brothers and their biological father missing since the boys' mother and a male housemate were found fatally shot in the Phoenix home where the victims lived. The alert issued Saturday said 47-year-old Dimas Coronado may have fled to Mexico with the...

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