This year's Ride for Missing and Exploited Children in Utica, NY will be gaining special attention from across the country.

Michael Crowe and Ron Steele of television station KWWL in Waterloo, Iowa traveled some 16 hours across country to be in town for Friday's 100 mile Ride - which raises money to print posters anytime a child in the country in reported missing. Crowe, Steele and Waterloo are paying special attention to this year's ride - which started nearly 20 years in ago in memorial of Sara Ann Wood.

photo: Jeff Monaski, WIBX

The community of Waterloo experienced its own local tragedy with two little girls, about the same age as Wood, who were abducted and murdered in their hometown.

Crowe and Steele joined WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning on Thursday to talk about their own local case why they made the trek to Utica -


Crowe and Steele reporting LIVE from CNY for KWWL in Iowa: