Stories tagged: cameras
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:04 p.m.
Portland university will use balloons to track August solar eclipse
Portland State University in Oregon will launch four high-altitude balloons equipped with GPS tracking systems and 360-degree video cameras during the upcoming solar eclipse.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:57 p.m.
City Council authorizes use of school zone camera money for cops, traffic calming
About half of the money expected to be collected from school zone speeders will continue to pay for neighborhood cops in 2018, following a 6 to 1 vote of the …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions
Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Spokane City Hall wants to use school-zone camera windfall to hire more police
Both Spokane Mayor David Condon and the Spokane City Council want four new neighborhood resource officers in next year’s budget to battle property crime. They say the only way to …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires
As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early …
Sun., June 26, 2016
Slow down on streets near parks
Speed limits near parks have dropped to 20 mph, and there’s always a period of adjustment for drivers. But slowing down can be the difference between life and death.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Feds sue Seattle to block disclosures about FBI surveillance
The Justice Department is suing the city of Seattle to block the release of information that it says could jeopardize ongoing FBI investigations.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 3:49 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: Seek Thermal Camera
It’s pitch black along a river. My phone screen flutters then bursts red, shapes emerging from the dark.
Sun., Nov. 2, 2014
Game dilemma: Go old-school or use new technology
Sometimes gadgets detract from the hunt, and sometimes add to it. I sometimes over-think things, and this is a classic example. Should I buy a trail camera? It could be …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013
ACLU questions license-plate reading technology
The four black boxes on two Spokane police patrol cars don’t look like much. They resemble lights, blending in with the rest of the car if you don’t know they’re …
Wed., June 13, 2012, 12:04 p.m.
WSU Police heighten surveillance after string of fires
WSU Police have increased surveillance on campus in light of the recent rash of suspicious fires.
Wed., June 6, 2012
Police testing body cameras
If city leaders want body cameras to become a standard part of the Spokane Police Department uniform, they’ll have to first work through what the city’s top cop says could …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2012
Liberty Lake police test personal video cam
The Liberty Lake Police Department will test a personal video camera over the next month and may eventually purchase cameras for each of its officers, police Chief Brian Asmus said. …
Wed., May 18, 2011, 2:11 p.m.
Party photos help identify shooting suspects
Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a house party after detectives used photos from a digital camera to identify witnesses.
Mon., March 21, 2011
Law agencies see benefit of cameras
For police agencies, cameras that record officer encounters with the public can help prove suspects are guilty and set the record straight if officers are wrongly accused of misconduct. “It …
Sun., Nov. 7, 2010
Remote cameras leave little doubt
While most sportsmen continue to use the traditional scouting methods that include tracking and surveying with binoculars, an increasing number of hunters are using remote cameras. Dozens if not hundreds …