Wisconsin invents a new way to protect victims of domestic violence

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A Wisconsin district attorney's office is using a $100,000 federal grant under the Victims of Crime Act to provide protection to those who've suffered domestic abuse.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports the grant for Dane County will be used to purchase alarms that'll alert police when someone tries to enter a victim's home. They'll be connected to the county's 911 center and operated with a pendant that can be worn on the neck or placed in the home.