Stories tagged: airport
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 4:32 P.M.
‘Miracle on the Hudson’ legacy: 70,000 slain birds
Birds took the blame for bringing down the jetliner that “Sully” Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River eight years ago this weekend. They have been paying for it with their …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:06 P.M.
$8.2 million settlement approved in SeaTac minimum wage case
A federal judge has approved an $8.2 million court settlement to resolve the claims of thousands of workers who said they were paid less than $15 per hour after the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 5:24 P.M.
Girl gets back special teddy bear lost in airport shooting
Yards from where workers finished the cleanup from the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting, a girl was reunited Tuesday with the teddy bear she left behind while fleeing.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 7:11 P.M.
Where’s Rufus? Search is on for special teddy bear lost during airport shooting
In the middle of a violent frenzy Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, after a gunman opened fire at a baggage claim terminal, Canadian traveler Kim Lariviere left behind …
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 5:24 P.M.
Fort Lauderdale airport shooting suspect gets public defender in court
The Iraq war veteran held in the fatal shooting of five people inside Fort Lauderdale’s airport was appointed a federal public defender on Monday after telling a judge that he …
SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2017, 7:45 P.M.
IDs, phones, bags among 25,000 items lost in Florida airport rampage
Dan and Janice Kovacs and their two children were passing through airport security when the gunfire erupted. They were shoeless – with wallets, passports and carry-on items chugging along a …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 4:55 P.M.
Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting suspect ‘lost his mind’ after tour in Iraq, family says
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 4:44 P.M.
Fort Lauderdale attack may revive debate over security screening at airport entrances
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 1:07 P.M.
Gunman kills five at Fort Lauderdale airport
Police said five people were killed in a shooting Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale international airport that also sent several others to the hospital.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 10:30 A.M.
Bruce Willis’ airstrip project can resume in Camas County
Camas County commissioners have approved an ordinance that will allow the construction of a private airport owned by actor Bruce Willis to resume.
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 8:46 A.M.
Tri-Cities Airport unveils new security checkpoint for holiday travelers
Holiday travelers will have a little more breathing room when they pass through security at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 9:26 A.M.
No one hurt after e-cigarette sparks fire on American flight
An American Airlines flight from Dallas to Indianapolis had to make an emergency landing in Arkansas after a passenger’s electronic cigarette “malfunctioned” and started a small fire, airline officials said.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 6:54 P.M.
Big crowd greets MLS champion Sounders on return to Seattle
The MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders arrived home to a big crowd of fans in “rave green” following their dramatic victory over Toronto FC on penalty kicks.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 7:42 A.M.
Dozens of flights at Sea-Tac canceled due to icy conditions
SEATTLE – Dozens of flights have been canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport because of winter weather conditions. Alaska Airlines canceled about 35 flights from morning until about noon Tuesday as …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 12:21 P.M.
Doyle Owens, founder of unclaimed baggage store, dies at 85
The Alabama businessman who started a one-of-a-kind store selling the contents of unclaimed airline baggage has died.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 5:17 P.M.
Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway project gets $5 million
Another $5 million has been allotted to the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport runway realignment project.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016
Then and Now: Spokane International Airport
At first, Spokane’s new airport was a Depression-era economic development project. Spokane County eventually bought 2 square miles on the West Plains in 1938 for a “super-airport” to be known …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Partially naked woman accused of damaging fencing, buildings at Moses Lake Airport
A partially naked woman caused thousands of dollars in damage Wednesday morning when she reportedly rammed through a gate at the Moses Lake International Airport and broke into two buildings.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17, 2016, 4:59 P.M.
Rapper Coolio arrested after loaded gun found at LA airport
Authorities say rapper Coolio has been arrested after a loaded firearm was found in a carry-on bag during security screening at Los Angeles International Airport.
MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
False reports made LAX scare hard to avoid
A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and …
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016, 9:47 P.M.
False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport creates panic
Police say they are searching the terminals and social media posts show many people fleeing Los Angeles International Airport amid rumors of a possible shooting.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 10:13 A.M.
United Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Spokane
A United Airlines flight from Calgary landed at Spokane International Airport after mechanical problems triggered an emergency
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 5:11 P.M.
Travelers can now apply for TSA PreCheck at Sea-Tac airport
The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now one of 47 airports where travelers can apply for a program aimed at speeding up security lines.
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Skull of extinct giant bison on display at Pocatello airport
The skull of an extinct giant bison with 7-foot-wide horns has been put on display at the Pocatello Regional Airport in eastern Idaho.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016, 1:47 P.M.
Congress passes aviation bill to close airport security gaps
Congress passed an aviation bill Wednesday that attempts to close gaps in airport security and shorten screening lines, but leaves thornier issues unresolved.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
NTSB says Delta plane landed at wrong airport
A Delta Air Lines jetliner with 130 passengers on board landed at the wrong airport in South Dakota Thursday evening, said a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, which …
SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2016, 2:24 P.M.
Istanbul airport attack: 52 wounded still hospitalized
Fifty-two people are still being treated in the hospital four days after suicide bombing attacks at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed at least 44 others, the city’s governor said Saturday.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 8:22 P.M.
Why hasn’t TSA PreCheck program reduced airport wait times?
The idea behind TSA PreCheck is to create a faster checkpoint for low-risk fliers so that TSA can focus its limited resources on the majority of travelers in regular security …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016, 10:31 A.M.
TSA chief: Help coming to address long airport lines
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Airlines say Congress is contributing to long airport lines
As airport security lines get longer, the finger-pointing over blame is growing too. The nation’s leading airlines, already feuding with the Transportation Security Administration, are now taking on Congress.