Amber Cell Phone Alerts

Web Producer: Jason Bailey

A tragic turn of events has two children missing and three people dead. Investigators have issued an amber alert for the children in hopes that someone will recognize them and keep them safe until authorities can take them into custody.

The amber alert system delivers a message to motorists on highway signs and through radio and television announcements.

Tuesday, authorities in Washington D.C. say that cell phone service subscribers can also receive amber alert information.

Users can select specific zip codes they want notification for.

Over 200 children have been recovered since the amber alert induction in 1997.