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New drone adds search and rescue capabilities

The next person who gets lost or stranded in Umatilla County could get help from the SARbot. Umatilla County Emergency Management’s new $25,000 unmanned aerial vehicle is its most technologically advanced yet, sporting capabilities such as infrared imaging and the … Continue reading

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Drones to the rescue: Public safety officials invest in UAVs

Drones are fast becoming a preferred tool for law enforcement agencies in the United States, particularly for tricky search-and-rescue operations. A new report by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College found that 910 state and … Continue reading

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Drones to locate avalanche victims faster

According to National Geographic statistics, avalanches claim the lives of more than 150 people every year, the majority of whom are skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers hitting the slopes. The BBC reports that drone manufacturers believe their unmanned aerial vehicles could … Continue reading

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Missouri prisons would become no-drone zones amid worries of aerial contraband drops

Pilots flying drones too close to a state prison could end up in state prison if one Missouri Republican’s proposed legislation were signed into law. State Sen. Denny Hoskins’ bill would create the crime of “unlawful use of unmanned aircraft … Continue reading

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