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New drones used in rescue efforts: High-tech equipment has speed, safety benefits

A new type of life-saving equipment is being used by the Columbus Fire Department when responding to certain types of rescue calls. The department’s unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones, were deployed about three weeks ago when a 9-year-old … Continue reading

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Portsmouth council OKs purchase of drone by Police Dept.

The Police Department can now move forward to purchase its first drone after the City Council voted unanimously to approve a grant of almost $70,000 to pay for the device. Police Chief Robert Merner said the $69,638 grant from Homeland … Continue reading

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Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and … Continue reading

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Controversial bill allowing authorities to shoot down private drones heads to the president’s desk

The US government will soon have authority to shoot down private drones considered a threat. Following a House vote in April, the Senate this week passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, which renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration until 2023. … Continue reading

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