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  • Senator says flyers often treated like 'self-loading cargo'

    May 4, 2017 11:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - A senator says he thinks the airline industry has become anti-competitive and is hurting the flying public. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson says air travelers often tell him they "feel like they're being treated as self-loading cargo rather than as valued consumers." Nelson is the top Democrat on the... more »
  • State discusses switching over to 'REAL ID' licenses Play Video

    March 23, 2016 12:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - On the same day as a terrorist attack overseas, lawmakers in Louisiana discussed transferring state drivers' licenses to the 'REAL ID" system mandated by the federal government. Some states already signed-on to the system but not Louisiana. That decision was made by the Jindal administration, who was... more »
  • Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

    November 23, 2015 12:10 PM

    NEW YORK - An Associated Press analysis finds airplanes spent an average of 23 minutes, 32 seconds taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of this year. That's the longest it's been since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started tracking taxi times in 1995. It's a... more »
  • Controllers reveal risk that could cause plane collisions

    September 15, 2015 11:26 AM

    WASHINGTON - The office that protects government whistleblowers says air traffic controllers have exposed a problem that increases the risk of planes colliding or flying dangerously close together. The Office of Special Counsel released letters Tuesday detailing the safety risk raised by five air traffic controllers in Detroit. The problem... more »
  • Canadian Man Arrested After Flying Lawn Chair With Helium Balloons, Police Say

    July 6, 2015 5:06 PM

    It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a man in a lawn chair flying over Canada. A Canadian man attached giant helium-filled balloons to a makeshift cockpit -- a lawn chair -- and soared for miles over Calgary in an attempt at a promotional stunt, according to police... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Flying and Fishing Play Video

    April 2, 2015 11:19 PM

    LAFITTE, LA - You may have heard of Fly Fishing. You may have even heard of flying fish. But in this week's Outdoors Report, John Jackson along with Sports Director Michael Cauble experienced Flying and Fishing. At the Bourgeois Charters in Lafitte in Lafitte, a plane ride... more »
  • Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

    October 31, 2014 12:07 PM

    URBANA, MD - Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana... more »
  • US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    August 2, 2014 11:05 AM

    ATLANTA - A doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived in Atlanta for treatment. Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says a plane carrying the patient landed Saturday morning at the base. An ambulance from Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital left the base shortly afterward. Samaritan's Purse... more »

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