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"Jaray's Bill" Advances to Senate
House Bill 2227 unanimously passed the House of Representatives Wednesday, and now heads to the Senate, “I am hoping within the next month this will become law,” Representative Joe Dorman said. The bill will create a Runaway Child Alert System within the Department of public safety. The bill will send a missing or runaway child’s picture, description and information to authorities and the public, “We have worked with DPS so that there will be no fiscal impact,” Dorman said. The bill was created for children who don’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert, but who are still missing and may be in danger, “The longer the child is gone, the less likely they are going to turn up,” Dorman added.
One of those children is 16-year-old Jaray Wilson, she went missing on October 15th, 2012. “We have a candlelight vigil every month on the 15th,” Jara Wilson, her mother said. Since Jaray did not meet amber alert criteria, her mother says valuable search time was lost, “The first 48 hours are critical, and they did nothing in the first 48 hours,” Mrs. Wilson added.
Representative Dorman hopes to honor Jaray with this new alert, “I am hoping that we will eventually name this alert after Jaray,” Dorman said.
Jaray’s mother says though the bill too late to help her child, it may help someone elses, “It would keep a lot of families from going through what we went through, maybe, it could help a lot of people,” Jara Wilson said.
If it becomes law, the bill will go into effect November 1st, 2013.
For more information on Jaray Wilson's disappearance, go to www.JarayWilson.com
Posted: Wednesday, March 6 2013, 09:32 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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