Oct 27, 2017

Sierra Vista man in long fight with border crossers, U.S. government

Spencer’s enemies are elusive, wily, and to him, alien. They are Latino border crossers, and whether children fleeing conflict, families seeking a better life, or suspected drug smugglers makes no difference. Spencer believes they constitute a threat large enough to warrant years of his life struggling to combat it.

May 11, 2016

New law allows drones to photograph people basking in their back yards

A new law signed Wednesday by Gov. Doug Ducey will affect where you can -- and cannot -- fly a drone. And it voids any attempt by cities and counties to impose their own rules.

Jan 29, 2016

Bill raises question of whether state can restrict drones

People who fly drones would have to get permission to take photos or videos of anyone else’s property if a bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker becomes law.

Oct 20, 2015

FAA got 22 reports in Arizona of drones near other aircraft this year

The federal government moved one step closer Monday to requiring registration of drones, unveiling a public-private task force that has a month to develop recommendations for a drone registration process.

Jan 29, 2015

FAA issues warning against drones near Super Bowl

The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing a stern warning to hobbyists who may want to get an up-close view of the Super Bowl using an unmanned drone: Do it and you may end up in jail.

Nov 13, 2014

AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border

The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.

Oct 22, 2013

Horne: ‘No excuse’ for Air Guard members accused of expense fraud

Twenty-one Tucson-based Arizona Air National Guard members have been indicted for fraud after using fake addresses to collect federal stipends meant for those who are traveling or on short-term orders, Attorney General Tom Horne said on Monday.

Mar 1, 2013

Drone Revolution: Lawmakers react to fears of Big Brother

For decades, police have been peering into backyards from helicopters to look for signs of crime without having to get search warrants. But the impending revolution of drones, or unmanned aircraft, brings fears of a Big Brother rising to watch over people’s lives. And now concern about unmanned aircraft has spawned legislation to force police officers to get court approval when they want to u[...]