Drones

JFK Airport as seen from Chopper 880. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Drones Spotted Near JFK Airport, Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge Raise Worry

The FBI and Federal Aviation Administration are continuing to investigate reports of drones flying near commercial aircraft on approach to John F. Kennedy International Airport this week.

11/20/2014

The international arrivals terminal is viewed at John F. Kennedy Airport. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FAA: Pilots Have Spotted Drones Twice This Week Near JFK

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday was investigating multiple reports of drones buzzing around John F. Kennedy International Airport.

11/19/2014

A drone prototype is tested in Saint-Martin d'Hères, France. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD: Threat Of Terrorists With Drones Is A Growing Concern

Top NYPD counterterrorism officials have warned that a possible new tool for terrorists could have a chilling effect on New York City.

10/29/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer says private drone use should be regulated by the federal government. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Feds To Speed Up Regulations For Drones

The Democrat says New York has become “the wild west” for private drones since a court case limited the federal government’s ability to regulate the use of the small, remote controlled aircraft.

08/03/2014

FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

NYPD Sees Risks As Popularity Of Drones Soars

NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told reporters Wednesday police have seen five incidents of drones in the past six months.

07/09/2014

George Washington Bridge (Credit: CBS 2)

2 Men Arrested After Allegedly Flying Drone Near George Washington Bridge

A helicopter pilot flying near the George Washington Bridge Monday afternoon spotted the radio-controlled aircraft. Police say it was flying at an elevation of 2,000 feet and toward the chopper.

07/08/2014

Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD’s Miller: Drones Will Become More Popular, Commonplace

After a Florida man made headlines for video of a fireworks display in Florida with a drone, the NYPD on Monday addressed worries about whether the same could happen in New York.

07/07/2014

Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD’s Miller: No Drones In Use Now, But Possibilities Under Discussion

Big Brother may soon be watching with a bird’s eye view – but there are no specific plans yet.

05/20/2014

President Barack Obama (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Appeals Court: Obama Administration Must Release Targeted ‘Drones’ Killings Memo

A federal appeals court says President Barack Obama’s administration must publicly disclose its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.

04/21/2014

Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Picked For Drone Testing Sites

New York is among six states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.

12/30/2013

Rep. Peter King (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Rep. Peter King Was Not Looking For Presidential Run

“This is not something I was looking for. It came to me and I want to look at it carefully,” King said.

07/19/2013

The government uses drones for any number of reasons. But what happens when everyday citizens use them? (Photo: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigation: Beware Of Domestic Drones — The High-Flying Spies

In the world of warfare, the drones are guided on combat missions remotely by pilots and computers thousands of miles away. But now, anyone can buy a drone — without the weapons — to fly here at home.

05/01/2013

Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Concern Mounts Over Bloomberg’s Remark That Security Drones Are Likely Coming

Some New Yorkers have expressed serious concern after Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s remark that more security cameras, and even spy drones, will soon be chipping away at our personal space.

03/23/2013

Rep. Jim Himes (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Rep. Jim Himes Appointed To Intelligence Committee

The 113th Congress is underway and Rep. Jim Himes, Democrat of Connecticut has a new assignment.

02/14/2013

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Is The NYPD Experimenting With Drones Over The City? Evidence Points To Yes

They’re used in war zones for surveillance and military strikes. But are there plans to deploy drones in the Big Apple to keep an eye on New Yorkers? More and more people believe it’s inevitable.

01/23/2012