In this July 12, 2013, file photo, Deputy Edward Schinkal attaches an electronic monitoring unit to a woman who was sentenced to home incarceration, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Carrie Cochran, File)

Some ankle bracelet alarms go unchecked

Three decades after they were introduced as a crime-fighting tool, electronic ankle bracelets used to track an offender’s whereabouts have proliferated so much that officials are struggling to handle an avalanche of monitoring alerts that […]


Burglary suspect's GPS bracelet leads to arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police have arrested a burglary suspect after tracing his movements from a GPS monitor he wore while allegedly commiting the crime. A police statement says 48-year-old Wilbert Matheney was […]