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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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DroneTracker Can Now Detect and Protect You From Drone Swarms

Dedrone’s 3.5 update to the popular DroneTracker app has just garnered drone swarm detection capabilities, according to a company press release. While there are other drone-tracking applications that have stood alongside DroneTracker, the fact that Dedrone is now able to … Continue reading

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‘Never, ever try to shoot at a drone.’ Neighborhoods buzz with complaints over pesky drones

Neighborhood message boards are buzzing with complaints that drones, more popular than ever for work and play, just won’t back off. Users here of the local social network Nextdoor for months have been stewing about these small, flying vehicles, which … Continue reading

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Police drones pit safety vs. privacy concerns in Michigan

A growing number of Michigan police agencies are employing drones to provide a bird’s-eye view of accident and crime scenes, speed searches for missing persons and help find fugitives. This summer, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office began an unmanned aerial … Continue reading

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