Friday, December 13 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-12-13 22:33:34 GMT
Phenix City officials say a police officer was struck by vehicle while directing traffic Friday. The accident happened on Dobbs Drive at Central High School. Authorities say Officer Martin Hines Sr.,More >>
Phenix City officials say a police officer was struck by vehicle while directing traffic Thursday.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 4:39 PM EST2013-12-13 21:39:26 GMT
Prattville police confirm they are conducting a death investigation. Multiple officers are on the scene at a house on Morris Circle. Police haven't released any other details about the investigation. WSFAMore >>
A 23-year-old man made his first appearance in Autauga County Friday afternoon after being charged with murder in the death of another 23-year-old man.More >>
Friday, December 13 2013 4:24 PM EST2013-12-13 21:24:00 GMT
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12's Day of Giving --- a one-day event to help make the holidays special for local families that can't afford to otherwise -- is happening now.More >>
Leave it to fourth and fifth-graders to answer the call to help troops overseas this Christmas.More >>
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) -
State officials want to make sure citizens understand that Amber Alerts in Ohio will still be distributed, despite the federal government shutdown.
The Ohio Amber system is initiated by local and state authorities and has not been impacted by the shutdown. The system is working and available 24-hours a day and includes secondary alerting systems from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
"There recently has been a lot of media attention regarding the government shutdown, specifically, the Amber Alert website, amberalert.gov. This is an informational website. The Amber Alert program has not been shut down," explained Robert Hoever, NCMEC's director of special programs with the missing children division.
Hoever emphasizes that the NCMEC still provides operational support for every Amber Alert program nationwide, even though the informative federal website is not active.
"Law enforcement agencies across Ohio are still able to issue Amber Alerts, and the state of Ohio and NCMEC will still activate all systems associated with the alerts," said Ohio Amber Alert coordinator Capt. Rob Jackson.