Woodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — It’s been nearly three weeks since Kelsey Berreth, a young mother from Colorado, went missing, but her family and friends said they refuse to give up hope.“There’s gotta be somebody that saw something go on there, and if they would get in contact with the police department, so they can get to the bottom … that would be the greatest thing,” Jim Morgan, a close friend of the Berreth family, told ABC News’ Good Morning America on Thursday. “God is powerful and he answers prayers, and I’m just encouraging everybody to lift the family up, lift Kelsey up in prayer.”Berreth, a 29-year-old pilot, was last seen entering a Safeway near her home in Woodland Park, Colorado, on Nov. 22, according to surveillance footage from the store, but her fiancé, Patrick Frazee, said he saw her later that day.Berreth’s mother reported her missing on Dec. 2, police said. The FBI confirmed on Tuesday it’s assisting local authorities in the search.“Three weeks is a long time to be missing,” Morgan said. “We still have hope that she’ll be back and God will bring her back to us, but we certainly can’t guarantee that.”Morgan said he’s known the Berreth family for almost two decades.“In this world, good things don’t always happen, miracles don’t always happen, but fortunately God is with us through it anyway,” he added.Morgan described Berreth as a loving, caring, kind woman — someone who would do anything for her loved ones.“She was my son’s first babysitter, and he really liked her. That speaks highly to her character,” Morgan added. “Her dad is one of my best friends at this point, and we are talking regular trying to help him through a really tough time.”Neighbors and friends are scheduled to hold a candlelight vigil at Memorial Park in Woodland Park Thursday night, according to the Woodland Park Police Department.The footage of Berreth at the Safeway, released by police Tuesday night, showed her entering with her baby in a car seat and getting a shopping cart. It’s the last confirmed sighting of her.There were no leads or suspects as of early Thursday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is announcing a restoration of relations with the Palestinians and a renewal of aid to Palestinian refugees. The announcement by acting U.S. ambassador Richard Mills is a reversal of the Trump administration’s cutoff of aid to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. Mills told the U.N. Security Council this reengagement with the Palestinians is key to the Biden administration’s support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict agreed to by Israelis and Palestinians. He said Biden hopes to start working slowly to build confidence on both sides toward Israeli-Palestinian peace.
ENDWELL (WBNG) — From crafts to pictures with Santa, the first ever Visions of Christmas event was all about holiday cheer. “We’re here for the winter fun, for the holiday activities and to bring the little one to have fun,” said Karen Gonzalez of Port Crane. “We’ve been very busy today we’ve had cookie decorating lots of crafts of course Santa is here with his elves,” said DeHate. The event was a collaborative effort between Visions Federal Credit Union and the Town of Union. “I was trying to hang out with my family and my Nana told me this was a good park to sled at and we’re just ready to have some fun,” said Serenity Slater of Whitney Point. “It’s wonderful to bring the families out for things to do its very very nice our communities need more things like this,” said Gonzalez. The event at Visions included a visit from Santa as well as some balloon twisters. Meanwhile at Highland Park, the holiday fun continued with outdoor activities including a mechanical reindeer. Also a sense of community, no matter the weather. “We’ve had an event here from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and up at Highland Park they have festivities starting at 2:30,” said Mandy DeHate of Visions Federal Credit Union. Having fun seemed to be a common theme for everyone who stopped by Highland Park Sunday afternoon. “Being a part of the Town of Union we thought it was really important to have a collaborative event,” DeHate said. The event also included a tree lighting and fireworks show.