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Amber Hagerman

Today Marks 18th Anniversary Of Kidnapping Of Amber Hagerman, Whose Death Inspired AMBER Alerts

I Fail to see how any self-respecting human being can think of anything more important than a Child’s Safety, but apparently Our Country has a very large number of this kind of plastic whatever they are….
~Robert StrongBow~

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day.

Today is the 18th anniversary of the kidnapping of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. She was riding her bike in a parking lot in Arlington. She was killed. Her body was later found in a drainage ditch.

The AMBER alert, which stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response,” was created by Dallas-Fort Worth area law enforcement and media representatives in the fall of 1996.

Since then, every state has adopted the program. Gov. Rick Perry established the Texas AMBER Alert in 2002, complementing existing programs already in place.

From its inception, the Texas AMBER Alert program has been activated by the Department of Public Safety 109 times and has helped recover 124 children.

DPS says that should a child go missing, the public should immediately call the authorities and provide them with a recent photo of the child.

NC Daycare Worker Charged In Baby’s Broken Arm

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Dashuna Mecole Wiggins, 25

Raleigh Day Care Worker Charged With Child Abuse

Raleigh, N.C.  —  A Raleigh day care worker is facing a child abuse charge in connection with an incident that happened at a Kinder Care Learning Center in Raleigh last year.

Dashuna Mecole Wiggins, 25, of 6701 Six Forks Road in Raleigh, was arrested Friday.  She is charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury.

Wiggins is accused of breaking a 1-year-old child’s arm on Nov. 4 at the Kinder Care facility at 2300 Bridgeport Drive.

A spokesperson with Kinder Care said the company is “shocked and saddened by the arrest.”  But parents were not pleased that they were not notified of the allegations until the director called them Friday.

“We were not aware of any specific allegations against Ms. Wiggins until the charges were filed on Friday” spokesperson said in a statement to WRAL News.

Wiggins is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.