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February 22, 2013
Texas tightens rules on troopers' aerial shooting

Texas tightens rules on troopers' aerial shooting

State officials said Thursday that troopers are now forbidden from aerial shooting unless they're under fire - Full Story
February 21, 2013

Highway Patrol helicopter rescues hiker from mountain lion

The hiker called 911 for help, as the lion was just 25 feet away from him and approaching - Full Story
February 21, 2013
New charges for 'Barefoot Bandit' in plane theft

New charges for 'Barefoot Bandit' in plane theft

He is already serving a 7-year prison term after pleading guilty to state and federal crimes - Full Story
February 16, 2013

Va. man who shot down police helicopter, killed 8 pleads guilty

He pleaded guilty to three counts of capital murder, one count of attempted capital murder of a police officer - Full Story
February 11, 2013

Video: NYPD rescues stranded kayakers

One man was rescued by helicopter, and the other by an officer who jumped into the bay to bring him ashore - Full Story
February 06, 2013

Fla. agency adding 18 wildlife officers

By Dana Sanchez Charlotte Sun PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation... - Full Story
February 05, 2013
States propose limiting police use of UAVs

States propose limiting police use of UAVs

Police agencies have said the drones could be used for surveillance of suspects, search and rescue operations, and gathering details on damage caused by natural disasters - Full Story
February 03, 2013

Officials probe use of Calif. DOJ helicopter at homecoming football game

In the incident, caught on video and uploaded to YouTube, a DOJ agent allegedly drops a football from the helicopter to his son, a player, on the field - Full Story
January 31, 2013

Video: NYPD saves ship engineer in helicopter rescue mission

Police staged a nighttime helicopter rescue mission, saving the life of the ship's 60-year-old chief engineer, who had a heart attack - Full Story
January 21, 2013

Man asks JFK authorities: Help me find my bomb

Frustrated with authorities after he lost his luggage, a man told them there was a bomb in it - Full Story



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