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  • Rice cooker prompts airport terminal closure

    September 15, 2014 2:37 PM

    ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a disassembled rice cooker prompted a partial terminal closure and investigation at the world's busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport spokesman Reese McCranie has said the departure area of the international terminal was cordoned off while police and the FBI investigated Monday afternoon. Passengers were temporarily... more »
  • New discount airline to add service to New Orleans

    August 16, 2014 12:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officials say they're welcoming a new low-cost carrier that will provide service to Virginia. Officials say PEOPLExpress will begin flying from to New Orleans on Aug. 28. The airline will provide service three days a week to Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport... more »
  • Dust storm hits Phoenix, flights grounded

    July 4, 2014 2:13 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - A blinding dust storm swept through central Arizona and prompted the grounding of flights at Phoenix's main airport. Sky Harbor International Airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez says the suspension of all inbound and outbound flights took effect between 8 p.m. and 8:30 PDT Thursday. She says that all... more »
  • US seeks more security at some overseas airports

    July 3, 2014 2:38 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. officials are concerned al-Qaeda is trying to develop a new bomb that could go undetected through airport security. There is no indication such a bomb has been created or that there's a specific threat to the U.S., but the Obama administration called Wednesday for increased security at... more »
  • Al-Qaida fighters attack airport in southern Yemen

    June 26, 2014 4:03 AM

    SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni security officials say al-Qaida militants have attacked an airport in the country's south and bombed the facility's air control tower. The officials say the coordinated attack on the Sayoun airport in the southern province of Hadramawt started from three different directions early on Thursday. The officials... more »
  • Governor stuck during airport bomb scare

    May 8, 2014 10:18 PM

    KENNER- A bomb threat shut down New Orleans International Airport for a brief time Thursday night. WWL TV in New Orleans reported a call was made to 911 earlier in the evening, prompting the scare. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies checked the facility and eventually the all clear was given.... more »
  • 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport

    April 14, 2014 7:17 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb. LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked Sunday afternoon. Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz... more »
  • Police: Commuter train derails at Chicago airport

    March 24, 2014 7:12 AM

    CHICAGO - An eight-car commuter train derailed early Monday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, injuring 32 people on board after it failed to stop at an underground station at one of the nation's busiest airports. Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago says the train "climbed over the last stop, jumped up... more »
  • Plane that aborted takeoff removed from Pa. runway Play Video

    March 14, 2014 6:01 AM

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - A crippled plane that was evacuated after its nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff has been removed from the runway at Philadelphia International Airport. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board will examine the plane to try to determine the cause of the accident. Officials say... more »
  • La. troops return home from Kuwait Play Video

    December 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Christmas has come early for a number of local military families. This morning members of the 922nd Horizontal Engineer Company of the Louisiana National Guard touched down at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. They've been in Kuwait for ten months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, conducting... more »
  • Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport

    December 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    WICHITA, Kan.- Authorities say a Kansas man accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita airport has been arrested. 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said the man planned to drive a car that he believed was... more »
  • Lafayette airport sets passenger record

    November 21, 2013 7:54 AM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Regional Airport enjoyed the best October in its history for record-breaking numbers of passengers boarding and departing. Airport Deputy Director Michael Burrows says October is usually a slow month but the airport reported 22,459 passengers boarding and departing. Burrows says that's up from 19,494... more »
  • Arrest in LA airport ice explosions

    October 16, 2013 8:21 AM

    LOS ANGELES - An airport employee has been arrested in connection with dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport. Twenty-eight-year-old Dicarlo Bennett, a Servisair employee, was arrested late Tuesday and booked for investigation of a destructive device near an aircraft. He is being held on $1 million bail. A... more »
  • Police: Employee set dry ice blasts at LA airport

    October 15, 2013 2:23 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Police believe two dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport were triggered by a disgruntled employee and were not an act of terror. Deputy Chief Michael Downing says the bombs made by putting dry ice in 20-ounce bottles could have caused serious injury to anyone in close... more »
  • BR Metro Airport flights operating as usual

    October 4, 2013 2:47 PM

    Baton Rouge- Flights to and from Metro Airport in Baton Rouge are set to operate as usual over the weekend. Tropical Storm Karen has not caused any flight cancellations, but passengers who have scheduled flights over the weekend are urged to check with their airlines for updates due to... more »
  • Authorities: Man at Fla. airport said he had bomb

    October 2, 2013 8:58 AM

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a man arrested at Jacksonville International Airport told security screeners he had a bomb in his backpack but they only found an electronic scale and batteries. Zeljko Causevic was booked into jail early Wednesday. He's charged with making a false report about a hoax... more »
  • FBI: no suspects in La. plane bomb threat case

    September 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    MONROE- The FBI said it has no suspects after a note was found on an airplane suggesting it was going to explode when it landed at the airport in this north Louisiana city. The threat prompted the closure of the airport for much of the day and forced landing... more »
  • AE plane lands at Monroe Regional after threat

    September 24, 2013 12:59 PM

    MONROE - An American Eagle plane has landed at Monroe Regional Airport after a note about a bomb threat was found. FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said 15 passengers and three crew members were aboard a commuter aircraft that landed safely Tuesday morning. Romig said no device was found aboard... more »
  • Firefighters hurt battling fire at Atlanta airport

    September 3, 2013 8:58 AM

    ATLANTA - Authorities say two firefighters suffered minor injuries while battling a fire Tuesday that filled part of a terminal at Atlanta's airport with heavy smoke. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward says the blaze involved an escalator in Concourse T, filling the area with heavy smoke. She said... more »
  • "Left Behind" filming at BTR to include pyrotechnics

    August 21, 2013 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials said filming for a Nicolas Cage movie tonight at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport could include explosions and pyrotechnics. BTR spokesperson Jim Caldwell said the production company for Cage's film, "Left Behind," would film Wednesday and possibly Thursday nights from dusk until dawn on... more »
  • UPS cargo jet crashes in Birmingham

    August 14, 2013 7:10 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An airport spokeswoman says the large UPS cargo plane that crashed went down in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham, Ala. Toni Herrera-Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham's airport authority, says there are no homes in the immediate area of the crash. U.S. Federal Aviation... more »
  • Lawyer: Snowden to stay in Moscow airport for now

    July 24, 2013 10:30 AM

    MOSCOW - A lawyer advising National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says his asylum status has not been resolved and that he is going to stay at the Moscow airport for now. Anatoly Kucherena, who was visiting the American at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Wednesday, said that migration officials are... more »
  • Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

    July 12, 2013 12:17 PM

    MOSCOW - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a lawmaker who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday at the Moscow airport where he has... more »
  • Smoke billows from Asiana wreckage overnight

    July 12, 2013 9:04 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Crews removing the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport have encountered smoke. Smoke billowing from the wreckage overnight Friday was captured by KGO-TV cameras. The news station says it occurred moments after crews used a sling to lift the fuselage. The... more »
  • Putin says no to US request to extradite Snowden

    June 25, 2013 11:52 AM

    NAANTALI, Finland - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and will not be extradited to the United States. Putin said that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border and is free to go anywhere. Speaking on... more »
  • Tigers to arrive back in Baton Rouge today

    June 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's baseball team is scheduled to arrive back in Baton Rouge today after they were eliminated from the College World Series. The Tigers normally-productive offensive failed to make a strong showing during their elimination game with North Carolina. The Tar Heels were lifted by an... more »
  • NYC airport builds turtle barrier to guard runway

    June 15, 2013 5:39 PM

    NEW YORK - Officials are building a 4,000-foot-long barrier to protect a runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport. But the obstacle isn't for terrorists. It's for turtles. The busy airport has been plagued in recent years by waves of Diamondback Terrapins that climb up out of Jamaica Bay looking... more »
  • Louisiana IDs still don't meet federal travel requirements Play Video

    June 6, 2013 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A bill which would have allowed Louisiana to update their ID's to meet certain federal security standards for air travel was shot down. Making it though airport security is something college student Eric Vadrine has to do on a regular basis. "Three of four times a... more »
  • Agency drops plan to allow small knives on planes

    June 5, 2013 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The head of the Transportation Security Administration says he's dropping a proposal that would have let airline passengers carry small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes. The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers... more »
  • 18 hurt in shuttle bus crash near Atlanta airport

    May 24, 2013 10:52 AM

    ATLANTA - Authorities say 18 people have been taken to the hospital following a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport. Atlanta Fire Rescue Department spokeswoman Janet Ward says the accident happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday. She says it's not immediately clear what caused the... more »
  • Economic boost flying into Ascension Play Video

    May 10, 2013 8:32 PM

    GONZALES - An economic boom is about to fly into Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Regional Airport is waiting to hear from the FAA about extending the landing strip from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Increasing the length of the runway will allow bigger aircraft to land at the airport and... more »
  • Future headquarters of EBRSO uncertain Play Video

    May 2, 2013 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said it would be up to the Metro Council to decide the location of its headquarters. EBRSO was slated to move into a facility at the airport in October. Moving day was then pushed to January... more »
  • 1 critically injured by gunfire at Houston airport

    May 2, 2013 2:34 PM

    HOUSTON - Witnesses are describing hearing two shots -- and then a few more -- inside Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston today. A police spokesman says shots were fired near a ticket counter, and at least one armed man was critically injured. The gunfire sent people in the terminal scrambling... more »
  • Bank robbery suspect arrested at airport

    April 30, 2013 11:42 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say a man returning to the area was arrested at Louis Armstrong International Airport for a Metairie bank robbery earlier in April. The Times-Picayune reports 33-year-old Bruce Padilla was booked Monday for a bank robbery on April 12. Col. John Fortunato says authorities caught... more »
  • $650 million expansion planned at N.O. airport

    April 17, 2013 10:14 AM

    KENNER - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the city plans to build a new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in suburban Kenner. The terminal would be on the north side of the existing terminal structure. Landrieu says officials hope to have the $650 million building open... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport hopes to land cargo carriers

    March 11, 2013 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers are designing a new $11 million landing system for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, one that officials hope will improve safety and help lure cargo carriers to the airport. Ralph Hennessy, the airport's assistant director of aviation, tells The Advocate the new system will enable planes to descend... more »
  • 8 men wanted in Brussels diamond heist

    February 19, 2013 7:20 AM

    BRUSSELS - Police are looking for eight men who drove onto the tarmac of Brussels international airport and robbed millions of dollars worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane. Officials say the armed and masked men crashed through the security perimeter fence around the airport with two... more »
  • Airport braces for Super Bowl exodus

    February 4, 2013 7:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - With the Super Bowl over, airport officials were bracing for a massive exodus of visitors on Monday. Spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says about 42,000 people are expected to board planes at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport - a big jump from the 33,000 who boarded after the... more »
  • Monroe plane crash kills 4

    January 25, 2013 6:20 AM

    MONROE- Four people died when a plane crash in the woods behind Ouachita Correctional Center. The News-Star reports investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board will be on the scene Friday to begin collecting evidence and witness testimony for their initial investigation. NTSB spokesman Terry Williams says a Beechcraft Bonanza... more »
  • Malnourished horse found dead at airport Play Video

    January 7, 2013 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities found a dead horse tied to a concrete barrier near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this morning, and are searching for its owner. Hilton Cole, the parish animal control director, said the malnourished horse was tied to the barrier with a tow strap. They believe... more »
  • Taxiing plane clips parked jet at Fla. airport

    January 1, 2013 11:16 AM

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities say no one was injured when two airplanes got into a sort of fender-bender at a Florida airport. The Broward Sheriff's Office says a taxiing Spirit Airlines Airbus A-320 clipped a US Airways Airbus A-320. The US Airways jet was parked Monday night in a... more »
  • Suspect insane when he locked himself in cockpit

    December 21, 2012 8:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge has ruled that a 37-year-old man who locked himself in the cockpit of an empty and idle American Eagle jet Aug. 22 at Baton Rouge Metro Airport was insane at the time of the act. No one was injured during the incident. Andrew... more »
  • Plane makes emergency landing at NO airport

    December 4, 2012 3:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A United Airlines plane bound for New Jersey has made an emergency landing in New Orleans. Officials with United Airlines say that Flight 1146 to Newark diverted Tuesday afternoon to New Orleans due to a mechanical issue that arose after the plane departed from Houston. The Boeing 787... more »
  • BR airport rotunda project: early 2013 completion

    December 3, 2012 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A project to enlarge the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport rotunda is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013. The rotunda expansion is the first part of a four-phase, $9 million project that will include new enclosed curbside check-in, new flooring and new restrooms. Ralph... more »
  • Saints tweet that bus egged at Atlanta airport

    November 29, 2012 10:36 AM

    ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints players say their bus was pelted with eggs by airport workers after they touched down in Atlanta. Tight end Jimmy Graham, linebacker Will Herring and quarterback Chase Daniel tweeted about the incident Wednesday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Saints (5-6) face the... more »
  • Three dead after fiery plane crash

    November 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    JACKSON, Miss- Three people are dead after a plane crashed into a neighborhood Tuesday evening. The Piper PA-32 single-engine plane went down on top of a house near Hawkins Field Airport and ignited a fireball. Dental records or DNA would be needed to confirm the identities of the... more »
  • Plane crashes in Jackson, Miss., neighborhood

    November 13, 2012 6:35 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Authorities say a small plane with three people aboard has crashed into a neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, near an airport. A Jackson deputy fire chief told WJTV-TV that one person escaped a burning home Tuesday evening with minor injuries. It was not immediately clear if anyone else... more »
  • Airport taxis have to meet new NO standards

    November 2, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has extended the city's new requirements for cabs to those vehicles that collect passengers at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner. New regulations for New Orleans taxis now extend to those cabs picking up passengers at the airport. ... more »
  • Government replaces body scanners at some airports

    October 25, 2012 4:26 PM

    CHICAGO - The federal government is quietly removing full-body X-ray scanners from seven major airports and replacing them with a different type of machine that produces a cartoon-like outline instead of the naked images that have been compared to a virtual strip search. The Transportation Security Administration says it is... more »
  • FAA backs plan for small airport in Livingston

    October 18, 2012 9:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Livingston Parish is another step closer to getting a smaller airport. Parish President Layton Ricks said in an interview with ActionNews17.com, the FAA approved plans for an airport south of I-12. Ricks would not elaborate on an exact location; only saying it would be in the Satsuma... more »
  • Reports of people ill with typhoid fever on plane at New Orleans airport

    October 15, 2012 8:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A flight at New Orleans' Armstrong International Airport was quarantined after a medical emergency on board Monday evening. Multiple media outlets have reported at least one passenger thought they might have typhoid fever. WVUE FOX 8 reported two people were transport to a nearby hospital. There... more »
  • Endeavour lands at Los Angeles Airport

    September 21, 2012 3:03 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at the Los Angeles International Airport after a whirlwind aerial tour around California landmarks. Strapped to the back of a 747 jumbo jet, Endeavour touched down Friday afternoon after a nearly 5-hour flyover. Endeavour will retire at the California Science Center.... more »
  • No bomb found after threat forced airport evacuation

    September 20, 2012 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities are hopeful, the person who threatened Baton Rouge Metro Airport Thursday will be arrested. At 4:30 p.m., a phone call was made to the airport. The caller stated there was a bomb in a black SUV in a parking garage. Ten minutes later, the airport was... more »
  • Airport returns to normal operations after bomb scare

    September 20, 2012 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Metro Airport has re-opened and is operating on its normal Thursday night schedule after a bomb threat scrambled passengers, staff, and flight crews. No explosives were found. Airport managers said around 4:45 p.m. someone called a threat in to the airport and claimed a vehicle... more »
  • Baton Rouge airport evacuated after bomb threat Play Video

    September 20, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities evacuated the Baton Rouge Metro Airport this afternoon after a bomb threat was called in. Airport managers said around 4:45 p.m. someone called a threat in to the airport and claimed a vehicle in the parking lot had a bomb inside. They evacuated the parking... more »
  • Officials hope to build Livingston Parish airport

    August 20, 2012 10:12 AM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish has contacted state and federal aviation authorities about building an airport. A study by LJC Poole LLC finds a general aviation airport is deemed highly feasible. Parish President Layton Ricks has written to the state requesting inclusion of the proposed airport in the Louisiana... more »
  • Swarm of thousands of bees delay Pittsburgh flight

    August 3, 2012 12:22 PM

    IMPERIAL, Pa. - A beekeeper says he had to be called into gather up a swarm of thousands of bees that delayed a Delta Air Lines flight from Pittsburgh International Airport to New York. Master beekeeper Stephen Repasky tells KDKA-TV he was called out on Wednesday when the bees gathered... more »
  • Man arrested after trying to hide gun in planter

    July 10, 2012 12:29 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man has been arrested after airport authorities saw him trying to hide his gun in a planter box so he could retrieve it upon his return. The Oregonian reports that 69-year-old Soren Muir Johnson of Eagle Point was arrested for investigation of reckless endangering. Transportation... more »
  • Agitated man at Baton Rouge airport arrested

    May 7, 2012 8:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested and taken to the hospital after he walked into the Baton Rouge airport with a child, got loud and acted belligerent, forcing airport police to subdue him. Tony Williams, chief of police at Baton Rouge Metro Airport, tells The Advocate the man was... more »
  • Man arrested at Baton Rouge Airport

    May 6, 2012 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 38-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning at Baton Rouge Airport. Baton Rouge Police Officers aided TSA agents and Airport Police with taking the man into custody. Police said Jonathan Bonner of 10905 Kingfisher Avenue entered the airport with a baby in his arms. ... more »
  • Junk planes abandoned at Baton Rouge Airport Play Video

    April 25, 2012 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sitting next to multi-million dollar jets and private aircraft at the Baton Rouge airport, you'll find planes that look like they haven't flown in years. Cracked windshields, flat tires, missing gas caps and rusted rivets are just some of the problems found on planes considered abandoned. Even... more »
  • Abandoned planes cluttering BR airport

    April 25, 2012 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sitting next multi-million dollar jets and private aircraft at the Baton Rouge airport you'll find planes that look like they haven't flown in years. Cracked windshields, flat tires, missing gas caps, rusted rivets, just some of the problems found on planes considered abandoned. Even worse, the tie... more »
  • NO airport wants renovations done by Super Bowl

    April 23, 2012 7:03 AM

    KENNER - Louisiana's major airport is trying to finish several renovation projects before the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. Louis Armstrong International Airport is planning for 42,000 visitors leaving the city the day after the game. Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut says a new parking garage is about 65 percent... more »
  • Man tries to board plane with fireworks

    March 29, 2012 11:48 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Police at Philadelpha International Airport are holding a man who tried to board a plane with fireworks in his backpack. Police say a suspicious item was spotted in his carry-on luggage early this morning. One officer said the items appeared to be fireworks and may have been accidentally... more »
  • News 2 investigates Airport Commission travel

    March 15, 2012 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some Airport Commissioners are calling for limits on their own travel after a News 2 investigation. We looked at four years worth of conference trips, from Boston to San Diego, and found thousands were spent to learn about airports across the country. The Airport Commission spent... more »
  • EBR Sheriff's Office moving to airport

    March 15, 2012 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Metro Council has unanimously approved a deal that will move the Sheriff's Office headquarters from its downtown location to a larger facility at Metro Airport. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux called it a win-win for everyone. Gautreaux said his staff will immediately begin making preparation for... more »
  • Monroe council accepts DOTD grants for airport

    March 14, 2012 11:04 AM

    MONROE- Monroe Regional Airport is moving forward on rehabilitating runways with the help of grants from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The News-Star reports the Monroe City Council on Tuesday accepted $1.5 million in grants to rehabilitate six taxiways. The council then voted to enter into an agreement... more »
  • Driver arrested after crashing onto airport runway

    March 1, 2012 4:15 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia International Airport was closed after a driver crashed his SUV through a fence and drove up and down a runway. 24-year-old Kenneth Richard Mazik was immediately arrested. He is charged with DWI, reckless endangerment, and other counts. The airport was closed for 30 minutes,... more »
  • Police: TSA agent at JFK stole $5K from passenger

    February 2, 2012 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK - Police say a Transportation Security Administration agent stole $5,000 in cash from a passenger's jacket as he was going through security at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the latest in a string of thefts that has embarrassed the agency. Alexandra Schmid took the cash from the jacket... more »
  • Metro Airport traffic hits three-year high

    January 25, 2012 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More passengers flew in and out of the Baton Rouge Metro Airport last year than in any of the past three years, with over 809,000 total passengers using the airport. The airport says it had 404,735 passengers boarding flights and 405,116 disembarking flights in 2011. The total... more »
  • 84-year-old angry over strip search at NY airport

    December 3, 2011 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK - An 84-year-old New York grandmother says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at a New York City airport. Lenore Zimmerman says she was on her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She says she was searched after she asked to forgo... more »
  • Police investigating fake bomb at BTR airport Play Video

    December 1, 2011 6:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fake bomb inside a vehicle at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport delayed some travelers this morning, but didn't shut the airport down. Airport police found a car on the second floor of the parking garage around 7:30 this morning. The windshield was smashed and there... more »
  • New body scanners online at BR airport

    October 14, 2011 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials unveiled new body scanners with enhanced privacy software today at Baton Rouge Metro Airport. The Transportation and Safety Administration invited media out for a demonstration of the new scanners, which they say have an increased ability to automatically detect threats on passengers. The... more »
  • NO airport approved for Cuba air service

    October 12, 2011 11:45 AM

    KENNER - Officials at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport say the airport has received approval for direct flight service to Cuba. Travel to Cuba will still be highly restricted. Passengers must have close relatives in Cuba or must be involved in the medical or agricultural business sectors.... more »
  • Monroe Regional Airport will rehab runway

    August 28, 2011 4:21 PM

    MONROE, La.- Monroe Regional Airport will soon have a resurfaced runway and taxiway to complement its new terminal. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $4.2 million to rehabilitate the airport's secondary runway and primary taxiway. The state will provide a 5 percent match to the grant. Mayor Jamie... more »
  • 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Virginia

    August 23, 2011 1:50 PM

    At 12:51 CDT a 5.9 Magnitude earthquake rattled parts of the Middle Atlantic and Northeast States according to the USGS. The White House, U.S. Capitol, and other National Landmarks in Washington D.C. have been evacuated. Reports say it was felt as far north as Pittsburgh, PA to Martha's Vineyard. ... more »
  • BR Airport changes lease policy following News 2 Investigation

    August 2, 2011 10:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A private plane, discovered by News 2, being stored in a publicly-paid for airport hangar, has forced changes at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. The plane, registered to State Senator Rob Marionneaux and Baton Rouge Attorney Chuck Ward, was parked in the hangar leased by Baton Rouge... more »
  • Airport employee shot by passenger's rifle

    July 25, 2011 4:14 PM

    KENNER - An airport employee was accidentally shot when a hunting rifle discharged a round as it was being checked as baggage at the United Airline ticket counter at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Sgt. Larry Dyess of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday... more »
  • News 2 Investigation into private plane continues

    July 5, 2011 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Metro Council wants a state senator and local attorney to pay-up for using a city-owned airplane hangar. A paper-trail shows their plane parked in the hangar at Metro Airport multiple times even though the owners were told they could only use it temporarily. ... more »
  • BTR airport holding disaster drill Saturday

    June 3, 2011 4:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who hear sirens and explosions near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport on Satudray morning shouldn't be too concerned: it's only a drill. Jim Caldwell with BTR said they'll be doing their FAA-required disaster drill from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to evaluate the response time... more »
  • Denver Airport Rape

    April 13, 2011 7:40 PM

    A woman says she was raped at Denver International Airport while two janitors walked by and did nothing. Noel Bertrand of Portland, Oregon was arrested for the the attack and his bail was set at $50,000. A family member of the woman making the allegation says she missed a connecting... more »
  • Obama condemns Russia airport blast as terrorism

    January 24, 2011 1:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condemning an explosion that killed at least 35 people at Moscow's busiest airport, calling it "an outrageous act of terrorism against the Russian people." Russia's president, Dmitry Medvedev, said it looked like a terror attack. A state news agency says the blast... more »
  • Explosion kills 31 at Moscow airport

    January 24, 2011 10:16 AM

    MOSCOW - Russian authorities say 31 people are dead and about 130 wounded after an explosion ripped through the arrivals hall at Moscow's busiest airport. The state news agency, RIA Novosti, says the explosion at Domodedovo airport may have been caused by a suicide bomber. The airport is generally regarded... more »
  • Airport numbers up ten percent in 2010

    January 7, 2011 2:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The number of people taking to the skies has increased at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport. More than 64,000 passengers passed through the airport last month, surpassing the December 2009 total by 15 percent. For all of 2010 the airport hosted nearly 800,000 travelers, representing a... more »
  • Homeowners near BR Airport file suit over soundproofing

    December 15, 2010 11:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homeowners living near the Baton Rouge Metro Airport are suing over a program they believe has caused tens of thousands of dollars to their homes. Neighborhoods took part in a soundproofing program to keep the noise from airplanes out. However, some with raised homes says... more »
  • TSA: Pilots to be exempt from some airport checks

    November 19, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Airline pilots apparently won't have to go through the same type of screening that faces passengers at airports. Pilot groups say the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to let pilots skip the scanning and pat-downs. They say pilots in uniform will just have to present photo IDs. Amid... more »

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