Programming Note: There will be no Fresh Air this evening. Instead, we will air the "Reveal" documentary, including a story on the path heroin takes.
Sheriff: Arizona Mother, Kids OK After Amber Alert
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County authorities said a mother and her four children who were the subject of an Amber Alert issued Thursday morning are okay and apparently were not in any danger.
Sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said 31-year-old Jessica Brown drove herself and her children to the Casa Grande Police Department after hearing the Amber Alert on the radio Thursday morning. Brown has custody of her children but the alert was issued because of concerns about the well-being of Brown and her children. Villar said that is because of statements that her ex-boyfriend had told her family that Brown purportedly made. However, Villar said there is now no evidence that Brown or her children were at risk and that they have been released.
The alert's distribution area included the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.