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TSA finding more guns at checkpoints
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Thomas Perumean
January 16, 2020 - 7:30 am
The Transportation Security Agency found nearly 4,500 guns at checkpoints in 2019. That amounts to over 85-guns a week. And it is a 5% increase over numbers from 2018. A total of 89% of the weapons seized were loaded and more than a third had a round chambered. The Times-Picayune/New Orleans...
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Airport Director Kevin Dolliole is confident the new terminal is ready for the crush load
Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
November 25, 2019 - 5:37 am
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Director Kevin Dolliole says the new terminal is ready for it's first holiday travel season. More than 300,000 will swell the terminal this week as passengers wing their way to and from New Orleans for Thanksgiving. But Dolliole still says, "There...
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Jim Hanzo
November 18, 2019 - 9:46 am
The Transportation Security Administration and the state Department of Public Safety urge the public to get their Real ID driver’s license soon, even though the Real ID requirement to fly domestically is not needed until October 1, 2020. TSA Spokeswoman Sari Koshetz is visiting Louisiana airports...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 15, 2019 - 10:11 pm
A record number of travelers are expected to pass through the nations airports later this month and early next month. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expecting to screen 26.8 million passengers between November 22 and December 4 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. This record...
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Jacquie Cadorette
August 29, 2019 - 9:57 am
It may be enticing to take any souvenir possible from the “Star Wars:” Galaxy’s Edge attraction at Disneyland and Disney World, but you may want to look over your items before trying to board the plane home. TSA has banned the iconic rounded soda bottles that appear at the park. According to People...
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Ameera Butt
July 25, 2019 - 10:30 am
( KNX ) - It was surveillance camera footage that caught a toddler in a scary situation -- the baggage conveyor belt at an airport. A small boy walked away from his mother while she was at a kiosk at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to an NBC News story. The mother told...
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Joe Marino
Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
May 06, 2019 - 12:38 pm
One of Diana Ross’ many hits is a song entitled “Reach Out and Touch.” Ironic when you consider the response to the former lead singer for the Supremes being singled out and patted down at Louis Armstrong Airport after her Jazz Fest appearance. In case you haven’t heard by now, the boarding process...
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Joe Marino
The Transportation Security Administration says that while it appears agents followed the rules, officials will further investigate a pat down as she was leaving New Orleans that left Diana Ross feeling "violated." In a statement the agency said, "TSA will continue to investigate the matter further...
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