Kidnapping

Missouri man charged with kidnapping murder victim’s 4-year-old daughter

A Noel, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with kidnapping the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase last month. Mahamud Tooxoow Mahamed, 37, a Somali national, was charged in a criminal complaint filed late Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Mo. Mahamed is not in […]

Hailey Owens

Audio: Hailey’s Law signed by Missouri’s Governor Parson

Legislation requiring Missouri’s Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson. State Representative Curtis Trent filed “Hailey’s Law” in response to the 2014 kidnapping and killing of ten-year-old Hailey Owens in Springfield. Trent notes the oversight committee hasn’t met since 2015.     Craig […]

Emergency Alert System

Nationwide test of the “Emergency Alert System” scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, plans to conduct a nationwide test Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Alert System. The wireless portion is scheduled for 1:18 Central time and Emergency Alert System is at 1:20. The test will assess the operational readiness […]

MoChip Child ID

Child identification event to be held in Chillicothe

A free Missouri child identification and protection event is scheduled for August 25th in Chillicothe. The event includes digital photographs, fingerprints, emergency contacts, dental bite impressions, and two laminated ID cards which are all Amber Alert compatible. The event will be held from 10 until 2 o’clock at Calvary Baptist Church and is sponsored by […]