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Man who pointed laser at helicopter agrees to plea deal; felony downgraded to misdemeanor

A man who directed a laser pointer at a Spokane County Sheriff’s helicopter was sentenced to one day in jail with credit for one day of time served.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Police say man pointed laser at helicopter, facing felony charge

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a man on suspicion of shining a laser pointer at a law enforcement helicopter flying over Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Scientists from U.S., France, Canada win Nobel for laser work

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018

Better than holograms: A new 3-D projection into thin air

Scientists have figured out how to manipulate nearly unseen specks in the air and use them to create 3-D images that are more realistic and clearer than holograms, according to …


FAA investigating lasers flashed at Seattle-Tacoma pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating two separate incidences of lasers being flashed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport pilots.


Migratory birds shooed away by drone, fireworks, lasers

Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Company’s growing arsenal of migratory bird tools were recently put to use to scare about 1,100 birds off of the Berkeley Pit.


Coast Guard fines man $9,500 for laser strike on state ferry

A Whidbey Island man must pay a $9,500 civil penalty for shining a high-powered blue laser at a Washington state ferry in 2015.


Coast Guard crew grounded for two hours by laser strike

A Coast Guard air crew was medically grounded for two hours after someone pointed a green laser light at its helicopter.


Spokane County Sheriff’s Office: Don’t point lasers at our helicopter

Here’s a crime you may know not about: “unlawful of discharge of a laser in the first degree.” It’s a class C felony in Washington with a maximum penalty of …


Man fined $100,000 for pointing laser at ferry wheelhouse

U.S. Coast Guard officials have fined a Washington man $100,000 for allegedly pointing a high-powered laser at the ship’s wheelhouse last October.


Investigation into ferry captains burned by laser continues

Washington State Patrol detectives are still investigating an incident in which two ferry captains were injured after a man aimed a high-powered laser into their eyes.


Man claims God helped him construct miracle laser, gets prison for medical fraud

A California man who told Central Washington residents that God taught him how to construct a laser that could cure cancer will spend two years in federal prison after pleading …


Man who claimed laser cures cancer sentenced to federal prison

A California man who told Central Washington residents that God taught him how to construct a laser that could cure cancer will spend two years in federal prison after pleading …