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  • People Express delays plan to resume service

    People Express delays plan to resume service
    People Express will not resume service next week as it had planned and has no fixed date to do so, chief executive officer Jeffrey Erickson said Thursday. People Express was grounded Sept. 26 when the second of two planes it hired Nevada-based Vision...
  • Airport officials cite People Express' impact on economy

    While it flew, People Express was an economic boon for the area, the Peninsula Airport Commission's executive director and chairman have been saying in recent days, as they wait to see if the start-up airline they subsidized can relaunch itself. But...
  • U.S. airlines posting later arrival times

    U.S. airlines posting later arrival times
    Domestic airlines in August were tardier than last year, and carriers with a big presence in the Chicago region ranked below average, according to new numbers released Thursday from the U.S. Department of Transportation. And, as usual in recent months,...
  • A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?

    A Lost Trip: Why Did Southwest Change Their AirTran Voucher?
    An airline has no federally mandated obligation to compensate a passenger whose flight is canceled because of mechanical problems. In that respect, Michael and Ida Schnipper of Unionville were fortunate last September when they received two travel...
  • Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'

    Agent: Friend of accused Boston bomber didn't mention pot ' as an excuse in not remembering'
    A friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators in the days after the deadly blasts last year did not say he had been too intoxicated on marijuana to remember his actions, an official who interviewed him testified on...
  • The bumpy ride of People Express

    The bumpy ride of People Express
    The deal was: restore daily flights to Boston and New York, and Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport will pay $1.65 million of taxpayer funds to keep People Express in the air. But after two months and a first payment of $650,000 from...
  • Q&A with AIA Design Award winner Matthew Compton

    Q&A with AIA Design Award winner Matthew Compton
    The American Institute of Architects’ local chapter awarded projects with small footprints, sustainable elements and beautiful design. Each year, the AIA Baltimore presents its annual Design Awards, rewarding the best work of Maryland architects...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Vice President Joe Biden to visit Norfolk Wednesday

    Vice President Joe Biden to visit Norfolk Wednesday
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Norfolk Wednesday to talk infrastructure and job growth.   Biden will visit the Port of Virginia’s Norfolk International Terminals, where he will discuss the “importance of investing in infrastructure to...
  • DUI crackdown begins today

    DUI crackdown begins today
    A national crackdown on impaired begins today and lasts through the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 1. Local participating agencies in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" effort include @SunrisePoliceFL, @MiramarPD and Plantation Police. ...
  • U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste

    U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
    U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said. Waste management...