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Gov. Walker to sign "Silver Alert" bill into law Friday

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin will soon have a "Silver Alert" program to help find missing seniors who are at-risk, similar to the way Amber Alerts help find missing children.  

Governor Scott Walker will visit a hospital in Green Bay where he'll sign the measure just before Friday's noon hour.

The Silver Alert program will use the state's current Crime Alert Network to spread the word about missing seniors who are over 65, who may be in danger due to conditions like Alzheimer's.

Law enforcement would send the information to broadcasters, electric billboards, and others to quickly alert Wisconsinites to the missing seniors.  

The Legislature unanimously supported the idea in the recent session.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)