May 2017

BOSTON – The Bay State’s skies are a “wild west” for law enforcement operating remote-controlled aircraft, known as drones, according to a Weymouth Republican who is seeking to provide a “foundation” for how the new tools are used. Sen. Patrick O’Connor’s bill (S 1349) would prohibit government officials from operating unmanned aerial vehicles without a […]

Scenarios in which police use drones for investigations keep going up and up. Idaho State Police, which is about a year into its program of using unmanned aircraft to get birds-eye views of crash and crime scenes, has six drones and 13 pilots throughout the state, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press. “Our missions to […]

Updated: May 30, 2017 – 11:30 PM BOSTON – The 2017 Boston Marathon and the search for a missing 16-year-old in Randolph weeks later are two examples where police department in Massachusetts used unmanned aerial vehicles, better known as drones. Currently there are no state laws governing police uses like these, but State Senator Patrick […]

Over the past year, the US and its allies in the fight against ISIS in Iraq have had to contend with a new wrinkle to their efforts: drones. Yes, on the battlefield, America and company must now deal with the combination of ISIS and drones. Last week, Gen. Raymond Thomas, the commander of US Special […]

Nearly 40 million Americans have at least one outstanding student loan, which could take years to pay off. But now, it might be a bigger challenge for borrowers because of a proposed change in President Trump’s budget. Big changes like your monthly loan payment increasing and the time it takes for loans to be forgiven.  […]

Ganske said ISP has used drones for a variety of situations, including when suspects barricade themselves inside buildings, fatal accidents, officer-involved shootings, hazardous materials scenarios, natural disasters and to assist other agencies. Drone footage increases the efficiency and safety of investigations, said Ganske, a drone pilot and director of ISP’s drone program. “Drones have helped […]

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s two largest police departments want drones to help monitor large gatherings or monitor traffic at large events, but state law restricts drone use. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana State Police are looking into acquiring drones, The Indianapolis Star reported. At least 10 Indiana police agencies own drones. Indiana law specifies […]

File photo File photo INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s two largest police departments want drones to help monitor large gatherings or monitor traffic at large events, but state law restricts drone usage. The Indianapolis Star reports that the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Indiana State Police are looking into acquiring drones. At least 10 Indiana police agencies […]