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Crime
8:30 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Amber Alert changes sought after Missouri killing

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The mid-February kidnapping death of a 10-year-old Springfield girl has led to calls to change Missouri's Amber Alert system.

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Crime
11:12 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Authorities investigating Mo. murder-suicide after Amber Alert

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Federal and state authorities are investigating the abduction of a 6-year-old Jefferson City boy found shot to death Tuesday in Cape Girardeau in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police found 6-year-old Markell Beasley and 40-year-old Demetrius Beasley, of St. Louis, dead of gunshot wounds in a house after someone flagged down officers.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:38 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

MoChip to offer free services at Osage Beach

The Missouri Child Identification Program, better known as MoChip, will be taking free digital photographs, dental impressions, and scents for scent dogs to follow in the event a child goes missing. The information would then be put onto a small disk which can be loaded into the Amber Alert System in a matter of minutes. State Coordinator of MoChip, Nicholas Cichielo says the program has been successful in finding missing children.

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AM Newscasts
10:20 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Newscast for January 13, 2012

Science, Health and Technology
9:44 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Understanding Amber Alerts

Friday is National Amber Alert Day.  Law enforcement officials across the nation are recognizing the importance of the Amber Alert System, which is a high-speed, high-tech way of alerting the public when a child has been abducted. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there’s been some misunderstanding about the criteria that must be met before the alert can go out.

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