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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Tuesday, Dec. 11

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    • The NYPD has shown off its first fleet of drones, despite concerns that they could be too invasive or unfairly target communities of color

    • Paige Woodie found $3 on the street in 2004, and like the Girl Scout she once was, dutifully walked to the police and turned in the money

    • A dog that survived the catastrophic Camp Fire apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned

    Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 

    Happy Tuesday! This unusually cold weather will stick around again today, but at least the sun will be out. Highs will reach the 30s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. NYPD Launches Fleet of Drones Amid 'Big Brother' Concerns

    The NYPD has shown off its first fleet of drones, despite concerns that they could be too invasive or unfairly target communities of color.

    The department said that potential uses for its 14 drones include search and rescue, hard-to-reach crime scenes, hostage situations, and hazardous material incidents.

    Drones can reduce risk to officers and bystanders during a response to dangerous situations, the department said. They'll be operated by officers who are specially trained and licensed.

    Read more here.

    2. Girl Gives Lost $3 to Cops; They Give It Back 14 Years Later

    Twelve-year-old Paige Woodie found $3 on the street in Monmouth Beach in 2004, and like the Girl Scout she once was, dutifully walked to the police department and turned the money in to officers.

    Some 14 years later, the police appeared at her front door with an envelope.

    Turns out the Monmouth Beach Police Department had held onto the money in evidence all those years. Since no one ever claimed it, they returned it to Woodie -- though she inadvertently got a little scare first.

    Read more here.

    3. Dog That Survived Camp Fire Guarded Paradise Home for Weeks

    A dog that survived the catastrophic Camp Fire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned.

    Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week.

    "When they finally got clearance to go back to the lot where their house once stood....Madison was waiting there for them as if he were protecting his former home," K9 Paw Print Rescue wrote on Facebook.

    Read more here.

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