Amber Alert

Child Abduction
11:59 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Amber Alert Issued, Then Canceled For Champaign, Ill. Incident

13-year-old Cleo Younce (victim, at left) and 21-year-old Nicholas Hurley (suspect).
(Champaign Police Department website)

Updated at 12:35 p.m. Friday:

The AMBER Alert for Cleo Younce has been canceled. She is safe and her alleged abductor in custody.

Our original story:

An Amber Alert has been issued for the region by Champaign, Ill. authorities. Here's all of the information we know so far as posted on the website of the Champaign Police Department:

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Amber Alert
1:54 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Boy Abducted From Bel-Nor Found Safe

An Amber Alert has been issued for 8-year-old Luvell Maurice Dukes (top left). The suspect is believed to be Von Harrell, 30 (top right). Harrel's vehicle is of the same make and model as shown.
(AmberAlert.com)

Updated 3:35 p.m.

An 8-year-old boy abducted from his school yesterday has been located safe, and his father is in custody for the kidnapping.

Master Sgt. Steve Bishop with the Bel-Nor police department in north St. Louis County says Von Harrell took his son, Luvell Dukes, from school on Thursday afternoon. He says the mother was told by a different, unidentified police department to wait to see if the boy would return home. Bishop says Bel-Nor issued the AMBER Alert around 12:45 p.m.  after learning that the father had made threatening statements.

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Developing: Amber Alert
1:05 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Girl Found Safe, Man Charged Following Poplar Bluff Amber Alert

Abigail Bertholf with officials after she was found on Oct. 24 with Jeffery Dean Shelton. Police say Bertholf was in good spirits when she was found.
(Poplar Bluff Police Department)

Updated 5:22 p.m. with charges filed

The Butler County prosecutor charged Jeffrey Dean Shelton of Poplar Bluff on Wednesday with four felonies, including child kidnapping and domestic assault.

The girl and Shelton were found during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon along a highway about 10 miles south of the child's hometown of Poplar Bluff.

The probable cause statement says a woman went to Shelton's home early Wednesday and saw the child and that Shelton told the woman he was going to have to kill her and the girl.

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Porter Stone
7:40 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Child taken from St. Louis Children's Hospital located near Chicago

Porter Stone, in a photo provided by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
(via Facebook/St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)

Updated at 4:25 am on Wednesday, April 25

A 5-year-old Kansas City boy taken yesterday from St. Louis Children's Hospital has been located near Chicago.

Illinois state troopers located Porter Stone, his father Jeffrey Stone, and his paternal grandmother Rhonda Marie Matthews in Alsip, Ill. Both adults are in custody on felony charges of kidnapping, interfering with custody, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Morning round-up
9:16 am
Mon April 9, 2012

Morning headlines: Monday, April 9, 2012

(via Flickr/Indofunk Satish)

Public meeting to be held on City-Arch-River Project

Members of the public will have another chance to weigh in on one of the most controversial parts of the City-Arch-River 2015 project - what to do about the portion of Interstate 70 that runs through downtown.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on its plans for the depressed section of the interstate at St. Louis City Hall on Tuesday.

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