missing persons

Ethiopian Athletes Missing
5:25 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Four Ethiopian Athletes Missing After World Junior Championships

The World Junior Track and Field Championships were held in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday.
Credit Angel / Flickr

Update 7/29 8:38 A.M. from the Associated Press: University of Oregon police have found three of the four members of the Ethiopian track team who were reported missing from the World Junior Championships in Eugene over the weekend.

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Elderly Safety
4:56 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Oregon Lawmakers Send 'Silver Alert' Bill To Governor

Oregon lawmakers sent a measure to the governor that would require law enforcement agencies to create plans to alert the public using technology.
Credit M.O. Stevens / Wikimedia

Oregonians could soon notice more alerts about people with Alzheimer's or dementia who have gone missing. Oregon lawmakers Friday sent a measure to the governor that would require law enforcement agencies to create plans to alert the public using any technology of the agency's choice. 

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Missing Idaho Hiker
5:03 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Search For Missing Idaho Hiker Turns To Drones, Crowdsourcing

A pair of searchers works across a lava field at Craters of the Moon National Monument near Arco, Idaho.
National Park Service

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 7:00 am

A search effort for a missing hiker at Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho is turning to drone technology for help.

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Missing Children Alerts
5:31 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Amber Alerts Not For Every Missing Child

Commercial Mobile Alert System. An example of an AMBER Alert sent to a smart phone.

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 5:22 pm

The recent case of two missing children from Washington has raised fresh questions about the Amber Alert system. The brother and sister from Pierce County were located and are safe, but their disappearance did not trigger an Amber Alert.

The siblings were allegedly taken by their mother who has supervised visitation rights, but not custody. Family members reported the mother might be suicidal. Police considered the children endangered and in the past might have issued an Amber Alert that would have flashed across TV screens, radios, cell phones and highway billboards.

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