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  • Several dozen guns seized at BWI, region's other airports in 2014

    More than three dozen guns were seized from passengers flying out of the three airports in the Baltimore-Washington region in 2014, a substantial increase over the previous year. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it took 14...
  • Record TSA airport seizures: Loaded guns, grenades, knife in an enchilada

    Record TSA airport seizures: Loaded guns, grenades, knife in an enchilada
    People who are leaving on a jet plane pack clothes, toiletries and often something to pass the time. Passengers also pack heat, according to a Transportation Security Administration report released on Friday that explains that 2014 hit the bull’s...
  • Supreme Court seems to back ex-TSA air marshal's whistle-blower claim

    Supreme Court seems to back ex-TSA air marshal's whistle-blower claim
    Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Robert MacLean, an air marshal from south Orange County, learned from a text message of the government's plan to stop using armed marshals on overnight flights from Las Vegas. The aim was to save money. Alarmed by...
  • TSA snags 47 handguns in 2014 at Orlando airport

    TSA snags 47 handguns in 2014 at Orlando airport
    Despite issuing countless warnings about not bringing firearms and ammunition on board commercial airliners, Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated 47 handguns and nearly 4,000 bullets at Orlando International Airport last year. TSA...
  • Prosecutors to seek death penalty in fatal LAX shooting

    Prosecutors to seek death penalty in fatal LAX shooting
    Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against the man charged in the 2013 attack that killed a TSA officer at Los Angeles International Airport, according to a document filed in federal court Friday. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 24, was charged...
  • Who's stupid enough to try to bring weapons onto an airliner?

    Who's stupid enough to try to bring weapons onto an airliner?
    Seriously, how incredibly stupid does someone have to be to try to smuggle a weapon on board an airliner these days? It isn’t as though we haven’t been warned enough. It isn’t like we don’t have to keep our toiletries down to...
  • Airport travel tips: What's allowed and what's not

    Airport travel tips: What's allowed and what's not
    Security officials have a simple request for the 1.5 million people traveling through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport this holiday season. Leave your machetes at home. Store them with your guns and knives, because all of those things...
  • Security checks at airports turning up more and more guns and knives

    If long lines and delayed flights weren't enough to put holiday travelers on edge, frazzled fliers now have to face the prospect that their fellow passengers are more likely than ever to be packing heat. A record number of travelers were caught with...
  • Orlando TSA officer charged with murder in Osceola County

    Orlando TSA officer charged with murder in Osceola County
    A federal TSA officer at Orlando International Airport was charged Monday with murder in the death of his estranged wife, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. Herve Placide, 49, was arrested Monday evening about 12 hours after the body of...
  • Records: Son tried to save mom before she was found dead

    Records: Son tried to save mom before she was found dead
    One of Magalie Placide's sons tried to save her early Monday, moments before his dad sped away with her in a stolen van, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. About 90 minutes later, deputies found her body abandoned inside the van parked...
  • Osceola murder suspect no longer TSA officer

    Osceola murder suspect no longer TSA officer
    An Osceola County man accused of stabbing his wife to death is no longer a federal Transportation Security Administration officer at Orlando International Airport. Herve Placide, 49, of Poinciana has been "removed from federal service," an official...