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  • Teen films TSA confrontation at Louis Armstrong

    July 23, 2015 1:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Transportation Safety Administration said they're investigating a viral video which showed a teen confronting a TSA officer who didn't want him filming pat-downs at Louis Armstrong International Airport. The teen who posted the video said the TSA agent refused to let him film when he... more »
  • TSA Precheck on display at BTR Metro check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 8, 2015 7:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge can qualify to have shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the... more »
  • Airport security checks may get easier

    June 5, 2015 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Frequent flyers through Baton Rouge may have a shorter time getting through security. Officials at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will join TSA leaders to kick off the Precheck program on Monday. The program will allow low-risk flyers to move quickly through security screenings at the airport.... more »
  • Normal travel continues at New Orleans airport

    March 21, 2015 11:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Normal travel procedures continue at Louis Armstrong International in New Orleans according to airport officials. It comes after a city cab driver armed with a machete and a can of wasp spray attacked TSA agents around 8p.m. Friday night. He was shot by a Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Record number of guns seized at airports

    November 24, 2014 7:39 PM

    WASHINGTON- The TSA has confiscated a record number of guns at airports this year. Through November 17, 1,931 travelers have been caught trying to board planes with guns in carry-ons, which surpasses last year's total. The busiest travel days of the year are still ahead. TSA also confiscated... more »
  • TSA fees set to increase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 22, 2014 10:40 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - If you thought your last flying experience was bad, it could be getting worse. The TSA is set to double and even triple the fees you pay to fly. The raised prices were mandated by Congress and will automatically be added when you book your flight.... more »
  • TSA wants law enforcement at checkpoints

    March 26, 2014 11:29 AM

    LOS ANGELES - The Transportation Security Administration is recommending that armed law enforcement be present at airport security checkpoints during peak hours after conducting a nationwide review in response to a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport last fall. The internal report was obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press. It... more »
  • TSA adds bomb-sniffing dogs in NJ for Super Bowl

    February 1, 2014 2:17 PM

    NEWARK, N.J. - Newark Liberty International Airport is adding about two dozen bomb-sniffing dogs to beef up security during the Super Bowl. Transportation Security Administration agents demonstrated Saturday how the dogs can sniff out different types of explosives. Once they do, they're trained to sit rather than attack so as... more »
  • More guns at TSA checkpoints

    January 14, 2014 7:17 PM

    WASHINGTON- The number of guns confiscated by TSA agents at airport checkpoints is on the rise. Last year, 1,828 guns were found compared to 1,123 in 2010. The most were confiscated at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International followed by Dallas-Fort Worth. The policy is that guns,ammunition and gun... more »
  • LA airport shooting suspect to appear in court

    December 4, 2013 6:41 AM

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.- A man charged with a deadly rampage at Los Angeles International Airport last month that left a Transportation Security Administration officer dead and three others injured will make his first court appearance. Paul Ciancia (see-AHN'-see-uh) will have his first hearing at a San Bernardino County jail facility... more »
  • Union official: TSA agent killed in LAX shooting

    November 1, 2013 2:08 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Officials say a TSA employee is dead and two other people have been wounded in a shooting today at Los Angeles International Airport. They say a man with a semi-automatic weapon opened fire near a security checkpoint. The gunman was apparently wounded in an exchange of gunfire... 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 »
  • New TSA rules on knives draw fire from 9/11 kin

    March 6, 2013 2:11 PM

    NEW YORK - Some family members of Sept. 11 terror victims are angry over new flight-safety rules that will permit small knives on planes. The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches... more »
  • Louisiana flyers could need passport to travel check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 18, 2012 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Office of Motor Vehicles will know in the next few days if Louisiana air travelers will need a passport to travel by Jan. 15, 2013. Commissioner Stephen Campbell warned people to wait before changing their plans, in case the state is offered an extension to... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Sex Toy- TSA Note

    October 28, 2011 7:45 PM

    A TSA agent will be fired for leaving a note saying "Get your freak on girl" in a suitcase containing a sex toy. It happened in Newark, New Jersey as passenger Jill Filipovic was leaving on a flight to Ireland. The TSA says the agency personally apologized and that the... 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 »
  • New body scanners arriving at BTR airport

    October 6, 2011 2:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration announced today that 29 airports, including Metro Airport in Baton Rouge, are set to receive new body-scanning machines with enhanced privacy software. According to a TSA press release, the new "automated target recognition" software is designed to eliminate passenger-specific images while it looks... more »
  • TSA: Man hid 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in his pants

    August 30, 2011 12:53 PM

    MIAMI - The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants. TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen says the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International... more »

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