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Advice for parents when predators troll on social media

A sickening attack is also a teaching moment for parents about social media use, according to Laurie Nathan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 11:41am EDT

Tags: Laurie Nathan, Instagram, Andrew Mollenbeck

FBI: Plaid chair offers clue to suspected child predator

The FBI is asking for help finding a man suspected of sexually abusing and exploiting a child.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 11:28am EST

Tags: FBI,

Hero Pa. teen tosses first pitch at Nats game

A teenager who helped locate a missing 5-year-old girl in Lancaster County now has the ceremonial first pitch of a Major League Baseball game to add to his resume.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 10:57am EDT


Member of Va AG's office recognized

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 03:50am EDT

Tags: Marc Birnbaum,

Cleveland abduction case raises hopes, fears for parents

About 2,000 children go missing every day in the United States. And the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says the case reminds the public that they are key to bringing children home safely.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 02:50pm EDT

Tags: abduction, child safety, Hank Silverberg

Advocacy groups offer tips to teens after library assault

Area residents remain on edge after a 17-year- old girl was attacked on Tuesday at the Thomas Jefferson Library in Falls Church, Va. The victim ducked into a bathroom trying to escape a man she thought was following her and he cornered her there.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 07:05pm EST

Tags: Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, Thomas Jefferson Library

Va.'s happy hour law makes some unhappy

In the state of Virginia, it is illegal for bars and restaurants to advertise happy hour online or via any type of social media. The law has been on the books since the early 1980s, before the Internet was as omnipresent as it is today and before anyone knew what a Tweet or Facebook post was.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:03pm EDT

Tags: happy hour, Tysons Corner, Geoff Tracy, David Albo, Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County, The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, Virginia ABC, Cheff Geoff