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Today 6th anniversary of Iowa's Amber Alert

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(KWWL) -- It was on this day in 2003, Iowa became the 36th state in the nation to have an Amber Alert system.

The system alerts the public to the abduction of children under the age of 18.

Fourteen Amber Alerts have been issued in Iowa since that time.

Amber Alerts are named after Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old girl who was abducted in Texas and later found murdered.

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