SOURCE: Global Alerts

January 12, 2007 20:43 ET

Arizona-Based Celebrates Safe Recovery of Missing Missouri Boys

Congratulates Relentless Efforts of Local Law Enforcement Officials; Highlights Value of Citizen Awareness on Eve of National Amber Alert Awareness Day

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 12, 2007 -- The AMBER Alert issued Monday for missing Missouri boy, William Ownby, was cancelled this evening after Ownby was recovered safely by local Missouri law enforcement. Also recovered with Ownby was another child missing since 2002., the official website for the AMBER Alert Portal Consortium supporting state law enforcement efforts in the recovery of abducted children, congratulates local law enforcement in Missouri, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the concerned citizens of Missouri on the successful recovery of these two children as a result of their tireless efforts over the last five days.

Citizens are reminded that they can play a key role in the successful recovery of children who have been reported missing or abducted by registering at to receive local AMBER Alerts and corresponding updates on their cell phone or by email. parent company, Global Alerts, is one of the founding members of the AMBER Alert Web Portal Consortium which is comprised of law enforcement & broadcasting partners working together to return children to their homes safely. In 2006, the consortium was able to deliver a 100% success rate of returning children to their home safely. In addition to the state of Missouri, is the official online issuer of AMBER Alerts to nearly 20% of the United States.

Concerned citizens who would like to receive alerts from are encouraged to register at

About Global Alerts, Inc.

Global Alerts, LLC has been the leading online mass notification system and cause media company since 1991 enabling government to inform and educate citizens about important issues, providing corporations a vehicle that connects their brands to communities and causes, and empowering citizens to take action on issues ranging from finding missing children, safeguarding public health, promoting recycling, and addressing animal safety.

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company's mission is to connect government, corporations and citizens to information, issues and causes through the fastest, most scalable and secure online notification and cause media platform in the world. The company's world-renowned cause media portals include, the leading online distributor of AMBER Alerts;, the world's premier environmental Web site, and, one of the largest online destinations for information about animal welfare.

The AMBER Alert Portal (, along with the multi-state portal consortium allows law enforcement to directly activate and update AMBER Alerts. An alerting solution provided at no cost to state governments, the AMBER Alert Portal then disseminates the alerts to other local, state and federal government agencies, broadcasters and the public via cell phones, pagers, fax, email, other wireless devices and PCs.

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