Amber Alert


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Amber Alert

n.
A message that conveys information about a recently missing or abducted person, usually displayed on electronic signs positioned along roadways and broadcast especially by radio, intended to enlist the public's help in finding the abducted person and often in catching the abductor.

[After Amber Hagerman (1986-1996), American child kidnapped and murdered in Texas.]

Amber alert

n
(Law) US and Canadian a notification to the general public, such as by commercial radio or electronic traffic-condition signs, regarding an abduction of a child
[C20: named after Amber Hagerman, a child who was abducted and murdered in 1996 in Arlington, Texas]
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The House of Representatives passed the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, legislation introduced by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) in the Senate that would expand the AMBER Alert child abduction warning system on Native American reservations.
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LAHORE:In the beginning, Amber alert system will be introduced at few places and after its success, the system will be launched across Punjab.
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They didn't find my kids, I did,'' Shawn Norwood told news people who had waited all day outside his east Palmdale home for news of the search, which prompted an Amber Alert and activation of freeway signs.