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Bomb scare
Transportation Security Administration
July 12, 2019 - 12:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — TSA officers responded to a bomb scare Thursday at Philadelphia International Airport, which they thought may have been a pipe bomb in a checked bag. Personnel were evacuated from the checked baggage room after the suitcase set off an alarm. A TSA agent spotted what...
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A pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is now permitted on flights, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images via CNN
May 27, 2019 - 7:27 pm
By Kate Sullivan and Tammy Kupperman, CNN (CNN) - - A pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is now permitted on flights, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The agency recently updated its guidance to passengers...
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The severe weather is causing major headaches for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport. These travel snarls are having a ripple effect throughout the Northeast.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
April 23, 2019 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Allentown man is facing weapons charges after trying to take a loaded handgun onto a flight out of Philadelphia International Airport. When the unidentified man put his carry-on bag onto the conveyor belt at the security checkpoint at the airport, a Transportation...
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Items, prohibited on passenger airlines, and confiscated from passengers by TSA officers.
Cliff Owen/AP
April 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Johnston stands over a table full of peculiar items confiscated at Dulles International Airport: a glittery clutch with brass knuckles as a clasp. A perfume bottle shaped like a grenade. A rusted circular saw blade. A pocket-sized pitchfork. None of those is quite right...
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The Transportation Security Administration seized a military rocket-propelled grenade launcher at Lehigh Valley International Airport.
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Kim Glovas
March 05, 2019 - 2:24 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Transportation Security Administration seized a military rocket-propelled grenade launcher at Lehigh Valley International Airport Monday. A Florida man tried to check a bag with the unassembled parts inside. The bag contained the barrel, trigger, sights and a...
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It's one of the ways the Transportation Security Administration sniffs out potential security threats at airports, including Philadelphia International Airport
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
February 26, 2019 - 5:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In addition to metal detectors and X-ray machines, there's another safeguard in place that you may not even be aware of near passenger screening checkpoints: Transportation Security Administration explosive detection dogs. It's one of the ways the TSA sniffs out...
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The severe weather is causing major headaches for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport. These travel snarls are having a ripple effect throughout the Northeast.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 28, 2019 - 8:21 am
UPDATED: 11:26 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The government shutdown may be over, but federal workers who are still waiting for paychecks to come in can still go get some help at Philadelphia International Airport. From now through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., TSA officers, air traffic...
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Hours before President Donald Trump announced the reopening of the government,  TSA union leader Joe Shuker spoke at a rally at Philadelphia International Airport on the impact the shutdown has had on workers.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
January 25, 2019 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hours before President Donald Trump announced the reopening of the government — before anyone knew a deal was even in the works — morale issues were front and center among TSA workers, who rallied at Philadelphia International Airport Friday. On his drive home from...
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A sign near a TSA security checkpoint states the Port of Seattle's support for federal government workers, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren/AP
January 25, 2019 - 4:37 pm
(Associated Press) — Federal workers who have gone a month without getting paid during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history expressed relief Friday that a deal had been reached to end the impasse, but are worried they'll be in the same spot in a few weeks. Ivan Tauler and his wife spent...
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Donated food has been available for TSA workers during the government shutdown.  But a Chester Springs nonprofit was at the airport Tuesday, delivering donated food for the workers' pets.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
January 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Donated food has been available for TSA workers during the government shutdown, but a Chester Springs nonprofit was at the airport Tuesday, delivering donated food for the workers' pets. Most people unload luggage at the airport departures lane, but Bill Smith and a...
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