KTVQ-TV AAirs "Be On The Lookout Alerts"

Topic: Safety Initiatives | VIDEO

To help law enforcement catch the bad guys, KTVQ-TV in Billings, Mont., has started airing "Be On the Lookout Alerts." Although less than a year old, this new program has led to the arrest of 16 out of the 20 fugitives featured. U.S. Marshal Dwight McKay voices the alerts, which run once a week on the 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. This information is also packaged as public service announcements, which air throughout the week. KTVQ produces the alerts and then feeds them to seven sister stations throughout Montana, making the reach of the alerts statewide. "It has really provided a service to the people in Montana," said KTVQs Monty Wallis. "And one capture happened in another state, so this program has even gone beyond state lines."

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