Drones soon banned in Florida?

TALLAHASSEE — Unmanned surveillance drones may be preparing to lift off across the nation, but Florida may be spared from such a fate after all. At least that’s the assessment of state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Port St. Lucie, who successfully brought forth a billto limit the authority of law enforcement agencies to use drones in the Sunshine State. BAN […]

Why Gaston cops lost their ‘eye in the sky’

Gaston County Police officers were ecstatic when they unveiled the department’s shiny drone aircraft to the public in 2006. Equipped with low-light and infrared cameras, the unmanned aerial vehicle known as the “CyberBug” was promised to deliver sweeping surveillance, tactical operational support during raids, extensive crime scene photography and a bird’s eye view of hidden […]

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