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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Amber plan to build on fundraising linked to the refurbishment of their gallery at Side, Newcastle, which is due to reopen at the end of 2016.
The emergency work group, which was formed in 2006 after passage of a state law, looked at the state's Amber Plan system and worked with local broadcast media to start setting up a framework for a standardized warning system.
The AMBER Plan, which stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, was established in response to the 1996 abduction and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman in Arlington, Texas.
There are gaps in the Amber plan coverage which must be filled.
Callaway was honored for his leadership of NCMEC through two years of considerable media attention of high profile cases, legislative initiatives focusing on the AMBER Plan, and the first ever White House Conference on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children.
The Amber Plan was created in 1996 after 9-year-old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas, and later killed.