Amber Alert

9:31 am
Tue August 5, 2014

One Year After Idaho Rescue, AMBER Alerts Still Questioned

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Nati Harnik AP Photo

This week marks the one-year anniversary of a multi-state AMBER Alert involving a kidnapped California teenager.

A group of Idaho backcountry horsemen came across 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her abductor James Lee DiMaggio last August. When the four horsemen got home, they saw the news of the kidnapping and called police. Anderson was ultimately rescued and DiMaggio was shot to death by a federal agent.

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Amber Alert
3:33 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Amber Alert Canceled After Two Mill Creek Children Found Safe In Oregon

Tyrel Henry, left, and Alexandria Henry

An Amber Alert was canceled Thursday evening after two missing Mill Creek children were found safe in Oregon.

The alert was issued after  2-year-old Tyrel Henry and 8-months-old Alexandria Henry were taken by their mother. Tyrel, who had a tracheotomy, is on a ventilator and in need of around-the-clock medical care. 

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Amber Alert
5:48 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Police: Missing Kennewick Teen Found in Mexico

Police in Kennewick, Wash., say a missing 14-year-old girl has talked with her mother and says she is in Mexico and is OK.

KNDO says police confirmed Tuesday that the mother of Elizabeth Romero spoke with her daughter by phone and the girl said she is in Jalisco, Mexico.

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Amber Alert
1:47 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Amber Alert Issued for Missing Kennewick Teen

Elizabeth Romero

UPDATE: The Amber Alert was canceled on Tuesday, Dec. 10 after the girl was found safe in Mexico. 


An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen in Kennewick, Washington.

Elizabeth Romero is believed to be with a 19-year-0ld man named Edwardo Flores Rosales, and traveling in a green Ford Escape model from the early 2000s.

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Amber Alerts Explained
2:30 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Amber Alerts Not Issued for Every Missing Child

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Nati Harnik Associated Press

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.

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Amber Alert
8:54 pm
Sat August 10, 2013

Teen Found Safe in Idaho; Alleged Abductor Killed

This combination of photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16.
San Deigo Sheriff's Department

The FBI says it's sending a team to Idaho to investigate the shooting that led to the death of a man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son and abducting her 16-year-old daughter.

Forty-year-old James Lee DiMaggio was killed Saturday after his campsite was spotted in Idaho's rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

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Amber Alert
11:49 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Car in Amber Alert Case Found in Idaho, Possible Sighting of Pair

This combination of photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16.
San Deigo Sheriff's Department

A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho, authorities said on Friday.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore also said that horseback riders reported seeing two people matching the description of the suspect and girl in the Cascade area 70 miles northeast of Boise on Wednesday.

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Amber Alert
1:18 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Suspected Child Abductor Might Have Explosives

Authorities say a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old Southern California girl and triggering a multi-state Amber Alert might be armed with homemade explosives.

San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser said Thursday that evidence recovered at James Lee DiMaggio's home east of San Diego suggests he might have fled with explosives.

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News Roundup
8:04 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Wednesday morning's headlines

School Board President Steve Sundquist speaks about the board's plans to vote Wednesday on a motion to fire Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson. Next to him are board members Kay Smith-Blum and Peter Maier.
Keith Seinfeld KPLU

Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:

  • Seattle Schools Scandal: Contractor Defends Pay
  • Amber Alert Ends Safely in Bonney Lake
  • JBLM Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
  • NASCAR for Puget Sound?


Seattle School Contractors Ready to Speak Out

As the Seattle School Board prepares to vote on a motion to fire Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson this evening, one of the contractors under scrutiny in the alleged contracting fraud is speaking out. Seattle's Urban League and other small business contractors are expected to tell reporters, including KPLU's Paula Wissel, they earned their pay.

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