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7:24 pm
Sat March 21, 2015

Machete-Wielding Man Attacks TSA Agents At Louis Armstrong Airport, Is Shot By Police

Emergency medical personnel and law enforcement officers tend to Richard White, laying on the stretcher, and another victim. White was shot by police after attacking TSA agents in the Louis Armstrong airport with wasp spray and a machete.
Credit Farah Stockman / Boston Globe

This story is on a developing situation, and has been and will be updated.

A 63-year-old man attacked TSA agents at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with a machete and wasp spray on Friday night.

The man, identified by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office as Richard White, of Kenner, was transported to a local hospital and underwent surgery, but died Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. in a New Orleans hospital.

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11:51 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Police: Suspect In New Orleans Airport Attack Was Armed With Molotov Cocktails

The ramp to departures is blocked by emergency vehicles at the New Orleans International Airport on Friday night in Kenner, La.
Jonathan Bachman AP

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 5:21 pm

Updated at 6:17 p.m. ET

The man police say attacked TSA agents with a machete and insecticide spray at the New Orleans Airport also carried a bag of Molotov cocktails and had mental health issues, authorities say.

The man was shot three times. Police say he has since died, The Associated Press reports.

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Latest News
7:24 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Bonds Approved For New Terminal At Armstrong International Airport

The State Bond Commission has kicked off the start of funding a new airport terminal in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Advocate reports it approved $650 million in borrowing to pay for a 650,000-square-foot, three-story terminal. It will be built on property now used by Louis Armstrong International Airport — but closer to Interstate 10.

Airport Aviation Director Iftikhar Ahmad says plans to revamp the facility have been discussed since 1974.

It opened in 1946, but the way it evolved has proven troublesome.

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7:57 am
Thu September 25, 2014

FAA Approves Funding For New Terminal At Louis Armstrong International Airport

A key bundle of federal funds has been approved for the new terminal planned at Louis Armstrong International Airport.

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Latest News
5:21 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Committee Proposes New Airport Terminal Have Mostly New Orleans-Area Businesses

MSY in 2007
Credit Dieter Karner / Wikimedia Commons

A committee evaluating proposals to build a new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport is recommending a joint venture composed largely of New Orleans-area businesses.

The New Orleans Advocate reports the recommendation makes Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro the favorite to land the $546.5 million project.

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Latest News
7:51 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Community Panel Wants Local Jobs From New Airport Terminal Project

Community groups are pushing the City of New Orleans to make sure local workers get their share of the jobs expected from a half-billion-dollar airport project. Up to 13,000 construction jobs could be created from building a new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

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2014 Winter Storm
3:05 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Flights Resume At New Orleans Airport

Flights have resumed on a limited basis in and out of New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Airport spokeswoman Michelle Wilcut said flights started arriving mid-morning on Wednesday, roughly a full day after a blast of winter weather suspended service.

Wilcut said the resumption of service will vary by airline.

The airport typically has roughly 260 daily flights.

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7:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

New Airport Terminal Planned at Armstrong International Airport

A Southwest jet on final approach into the Louis Armstrong International Airport earlier this year.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and leaders throughout the region are unveiling plans to build a new airport. Supporters say it makes financial sense to replace the current 50-year-old terminal.

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Notes from New Orleans
5:53 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

New Orleans' Airport Gets a Facelift

In the past several weeks New Orleans has finished dressing up for the biggest sporting event in the country. Even places long-since overdue for a makeover have spruced up for the big game.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans we'll hear about the hard work done at Armstrong International and the lasting impression they hope to make.

To read a related article written by Litwin, visit Nolavie.com.

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Tropical Storm Isaac
7:20 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Isaac leads airlines to cancel New Orleans flights

Several airlines are cancelling all of their New Orleans flights in anticipation of hurricane winds and rain from Isaac.

American Airlines, Southwest and United are all suspending operations in the city. The move comes after large cancelations in Southern Florida Sunday due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

The storm is over the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane and hit land late Tuesday night. A Category 1 hurricane has winds ranging from 74 mph to 95 mph.

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