EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWashington Budget Woes Temporarily Shut Down Amber Alert Website
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Latasha Hughes
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Oct. 8, 2013 9:00 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 8, 2013 10:03 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The showdown in Washington also took down the federal website dealing with alerts about abducted children, but that website has since been restored.
The website for the Office of Justice Programs, which hosts Amber Alerts was forced to furlough all employees.
Those sites were put behind a firewall to protect them from hacking or security issues.
A furloughed employee has been brought in to reopen the sites.
The Amber Alert system was never shut down -- just the website.
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