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  • TSA fees set to increase 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 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 »
  • All US-bound airlines to get info for watch lists

    November 30, 2010 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration says all 197 airlines that fly to the U.S. are now collecting names, genders and birth dates of passengers so the government can check them against terror watch lists before they fly. Getting all air carriers that travel to or through the U.S.... more »
  • TSA's Pistole says screeners braced for boycott

    November 24, 2010 11:11 AM

    UNDATED - A protest group based on the Internet says it's sending hundreds of activists to 27 U.S. airports today to protest the enhanced screening procedures. But so far, no serious disruptions are reported. One man says he'll be handing out copies of the Constitution at the Baltimore airport --... 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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