Missing Children

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is promoting two programs to help locate missing children quickly.

The move is a response to recent child abductions in Utah,
California and Pennsylvania. Kilgore says he will introduce legislation to encourage a statewide program known as AMBER Alert. Under that plan, broadcast stations would air information about the missing child as soon as an abduction is reported. Such plans already exist in Hanover, Roanoke and Spotsylvania counties, as well as northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

The second program is known as Code Adam and was founded by Wal-Mart. It triggers store-wide alerts as soon as a child is reported missing. Kilgore's other bill would mandate a similar program at state agencies and buildings that children visit.

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