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Police used a drone to track down a fleeing suspect who was armed with a gun.

Orland Park, Illinois police used a drone to track down a fleeing suspect who was believed to be armed with a gun. Arturo Galvez, 30, is facing felony charges in Orland Park of aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest. Galvez was chased into Orland Park by Chicago police where he fended off police officers, according to a police news release.

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Moron crashes drone into Empire State Building. Now facing criminal charges.

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said.

Investigators said Sean Nivin Riddle was arrested at the scene and is expected to face criminal charges. He was being questioned by officers at the Midtown South police precinct.

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Florida county to battle mosquitoes through Federal drone program.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday afternoon named Lee County‘s mosquito control outfit one of only 10 state, local and tribal government entities to be selected for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.

That means Lee County’s mosquito control operations will be able to incorporate drone technology under more relaxed standards than they would otherwise be required to adhere to under current law.