Transportation

Ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines parked on tarmac at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people, as a growing number of airlines grounded the new Boeing plane involved in the crash. (AP Photo)
March 13, 2019 - 1:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is facing mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max jets as the number of countries that have grounded the aircraft grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash over the weekend. The rest of the world...
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Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019. A spokesman says Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as a safety precaution, following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
March 12, 2019 - 1:40 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed, killing 157 people on a flight to Kenya. A Federal Aviation Administration statement said the...
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March 02, 2019 - 9:15 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the "Alien" movies. SpaceX needs to nail the...
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Chris Miller
February 04, 2019 - 9:11 am
Causeway work begins this week Starting this week, work starts on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to add shoulder segments to the bridge, increasing the amount of emergency stopping space. It's part of the reason why Causeway tolls went up almost two years ago. If you want to be technical about it...
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Don Ames
January 24, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Motorists who use the Causeway Bridge should be a bit safer crossing Lake Pontchartrain in the next few months. Two projects are set to begin soon on the 24-mile-long span. Construction for safety shoulders is expected to start in February. The first staggered shoulder will be completed as early as...
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Don Ames
January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
The search for a man and woman missing after a boat capsized on the Mississippi River Wednesday has been suspended The owner of the workboat that capsized and sank in the River says the vessel has been found. Marine Spill Response Corp. of Herndon, Virginia, says the 32-foot workboat was located...
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Don Ames
January 05, 2019 - 11:51 am
More than 100 local cab drivers rallied in protest at the New Orleans airport Friday, when a Kenner vehicle inspector started writing citations for taxi drivers who did not have Kenner permits. Several Kenner police officers arrived to control the situation as the vehicle inspector packed up and...
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January 05, 2019 - 9:25 am
(WWL.com) - Five Louisiana children from Marskville, Louisiana on their way to Disney World were among the seven killed in a fiery crash on I-75 in north Florida on Thursday. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Patrick Riordan says the five vehicle wreck started when a big rig and passenger car heading...
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January 05, 2019 - 7:47 am
PILOTTOWN, La. (AP) _ The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal that had run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River has been moved and the river partially reopened. The news release says the Coast Guard has reopened the river at mile 3.5 near the community of Pilottown to vessels with a...
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Don Ames
December 30, 2018 - 9:50 am
Just in time for New Year's Eve parties in New Orleans, city officials have announced that the ride-hailing app, Uber has partnered with local 911 dispatchers for emergency calls placed within the app. New Orleans 911 dispatchers will now receive location data and vehicle information from...
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