Ashanti alert to go nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ashanti alert, a warning system for missing and endangered adults between the ages of 18 and 64, has only been in effect in Virginia for a month.

But there are already plans for it to go nationwide.

The alert was created in honor of Ashanti Billie who was abducted from her job in Norfolk, Virginia last year. She was found dead 11 days later outside a church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Congressman Scott Taylor says $50 million dollars has been approved to implement the Ashanti alert nationwide. It will go to the house floor for final approval on September 25.