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  • FEMA extends hotel stay program until May 31

    May 9, 2017 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program has been extended for an additional 20 days. Eligible survivors may stay in participating hotel/motels through the night of Tuesday, May 30, 2017 but must check out by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The move marks the ninth time that the... more »
  • FEMA extends hotel stay program until May 11

    April 7, 2017 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program has been extended until May 2017. Eligible survivors may stay in participating hotel/motels through the night of Wednesday, May 10, 2017 but must check out by Thursday, May 11, 2017. Following a mid-extension review, some applicants may be found ineligible... more »
  • FEMA extends hotel stay program until April 11 Play Video

    March 9, 2017 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA says the Transitional Housing Assistance program has been extended by one month for Louisiana flood survivors. Eligible residents can stay in participating hotels/motels until Tuesday, April 11. Those hotel stay bills are then sent directly to FEMA. FEMA says the program is a short-term... more »
  • FEMA extends hotel checkout deadline to Feb. 10

    January 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA announced Thursday that the Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program will be extended for another 24 days. According to a statement, FEMA says eligible Louisiana flood survivors may stay in hotels or motels through Thursday, Feb 9, but must check out by Feb. 10, 2017. ... more »
  • FEMA extends TSA program to January 17

    December 15, 2016 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE – FEMA has approved Louisiana’s request to extend the Traditional Sheltering Assistance program until January 2017. The TSA program is intended to provide “short-term sheltering” to flood survivors by allowing them to stay in FEMA approved hotel rooms. State officials requested the extension due to a... more »
  • FEMA hotel program extended through mid-December

    November 14, 2016 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA officials announced another extension for the Transitional Sheltering Assistance program Monday evening, extending the program until Sunday, Dec. 18. FEMA's extension of the deadline will provide more time for flood evacuees to stay in rooms paid for by the federal government. Many people have... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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