Local

Amber Alert Criteria Changed

Photo: clipart.com

Amber Alert Criteria Changed

Law enforcement officials have tweaked the criteria for issuing an AMBER Alert. The review of the criteria for activating an emergency notification to the public when a child is believed to be in danger was prompted by two high-profile kidnapping and murder cases in the state. Iowa State Patrol Major Todd Misel (MY-zul) says the result is a “minor change” to one of the four criteria which a missing child case must meet for the activation of an AMBER Alert. The change involves striking the word “and” from the criteria language.

The review of AMBER Alert activations follows the abduction of a 15-year-old Dayton girl on May 20th and the disappearance of two girls in Evansdale in July 2012. All three girls were later found murdered. Many Iowans have questioned why AMBER Alerts were not issued in those two cases.

The man suspected in the Dayton kidnapping had hung himself. No one has been arrested in the Evansdale case

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Twins Lose Series Opener

Fresh
Twins - Trips

David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking home run and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.

in Local Sports

Zimmer To Miss Practice

Fresh
vikingscoach

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's father is ailing.

in Local Sports

Timberwolves Ink Deal

Fresh
BasketballClose

The Minnesota Timberwolves have completed their one-year contract with veteran point guard Andre Miller.

in Local Sports

Jacks Set Golf Schedule

Fresh
jackswgolf2

After winning a pair of titles and claiming eight top-five finishes in 2014-15, the South Dakota State women’s golf team is ready for a 2015 fall schedule against the strongest competition the program has ever faced.

in Local

Take Back Drug Program Reinstated

medicine1

The director of the Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy is applauding a recent decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to reinstate its National Prescription Drug Take Back program.