Utah drill set for National AMBER Alert Day

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Attorney General is urging residents to sign up for text message alerts about kidnappings as the country marks National AMBER Alert Day. State officials also say the AMBER Alert system will be tested Friday as part of a twice-yearly drill. AMBER Alerts are issued when law enforcement believes a child has been abducted and is facing imminent danger. Utah has issued 33 alerts since launching the program in 2002, and officials credit the system with bringing 16 children back home. Members of the public can register to receive free AMBER Alerts on their cell phones at http://www.wirelessamberalerts.org .

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