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FBI Launching Nationwide Crackdown On Blinding Laser Light Attacks

Danger in the skies. The FBI cracks down on people who shine laser pointers at planes, blinding pilots midair. The agency is offering $10,000 rewards nationwide for anyone who reports a laser attack.


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Blinding Trouble: More Pilots Reporting Laser Incidents While Flying

New data from aviation officials indicates more pilots are reporting seeing bright laser beams while flying.


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Md. Police Debut New Helicopters In Frederick

Frederick County is a high priority for the Maryland State Police Aviation Command. Because of hilly terrain, which makes flying more challenging, the county will become the first location in the state where the new $11.8 million police medevac helicopters will debut.



2 New Helicopters Will Help Maryland State Police Update Aging Fleet

Maryland’s Medevac chopper system has been studied and copied the world over. But its backbone — the choppers — is due for replacement.


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Arrival Of New Police Helicopters Postponed

Maryland State Police are set to get their first two new helicopters.


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Md. National Guard Gets New Helicopters

The Maryland Army National Guard is welcoming a new set of helicopters.


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Stiffer Laser Light Penalties Proposed In Annapolis

Talk to pilots and they’ll tell you Maryland laws aren’t adequate after someone is caught shining a laser at a plane or chopper.


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Md. House Gives Initial OK To Capital Budget

The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Tuesday to Maryland’s fiscal year 2012 capital budget, which authorizes $925 million in new borrowing for infrastructure.



Helicopters Do Frost Flights To Protect Florida Crops

The cold that’s plunged Maryland into a deep freeze extends deep into the south. That’s placed Florida crops in jeopardy.