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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.

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.

The City Council has authorized expenses for unexpected work at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport after crews working there dug into what is believed to be an underground river.

The Daily Star reports the council approved an emergency change in the contract for the work to allow for about $25,000 of culverts to be installed underground to get around the river problem.

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Lakefront Airport has been restored to its Art Deco glory days. A $20 million restoration has left the terminal looking as Huey Long once left it.

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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.

A record number of passengers flew into and out of Lafayette Regional Airport in 2012, marking three consecutive years of record-breaking passenger activity.

A total of 459,119 travelers flew into and out of the airport in 2012, topping the previous number of 455,730 set in 2011.

The Advertiser reports Mike Burrows, the airport's assistant director of aviation, credited the soaring activity to increased marketing efforts through the Fly Lafayette campaign.

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.

City Administrator Pete Panepinto says Hammond's Northshore Airport is getting ready for the NFL's Super Bowl, set for Feb. 3 in New Orleans.

Mayor Mayson Foster tells The Advocate that the airport expects to be the third-busiest in Louisiana during Super Bowl week, handling more than 100 aircraft.

A New Orleans Hornets executive was detained by police at Newark Airport after Transportation Security Administration agents discovered a loaded handgun in his luggage, the New York Post is reporting.