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Police chiefs want stricter background checks for guns

The gun debate in the U.S. may never end, but opinion polls show most Americans want stricter gun laws. In a recent move, an alliance of organizations representing police chiefs and executives said they would strongly support universal background checks for firearms...

source: By Archita Datta Majumdar
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As city officials continue to scrutinize the Houston Police Department's plans to outfit their officers with body cameras, a national study has found a majority of Americans believe widespread implementation of the devices would improve relations between law enforcement...

source: Government Technology

Firefighters from several agencies Wednesday demonstrated new tools being used across Ventura County to rescue people trapped in vehicles after crashes. The Ventura County, Fillmore and Oxnard fire departments this year received 17 sets of Holmatro extraction tools and...

source: Emergency Management

Even small toy drones can pose a significant hazard to traditional planes and helicopters in a collision, according to a study. Drones will "most certainly" cause more damage to aircraft than birds, which have caused airliners to crash, according to the study by Aero Kinetics...

source: Claims Journal

Cars and trucks from the 2008 model year or older that were originally sold or registered in high humidity areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast are getting top priority for repairs as the government commences the massive Takata air bag...

source: Property Casualtiy 360

Like many cities, Mobile, Alabama, didn't even know how many blighted properties it had. Instagram offered a cheap and simple way to start figuring that out.

source: Governing

The White House is pushing to make tourniquets as commonplace as heart defibrillators in U.S. schools, stadiums, airports, malls and other public places, to reduce fatalities from mass shootings and terror bombings.

source: The Wall Street Journal via Fox News


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