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Baggage Handler Helped Smuggle Guns on Planes: Officials

4 arrested for alleged gun-running on Delta Airlines

(Newser) - A baggage handler with Delta Airlines is one of four people arrested in an alleged gun-smuggling ring, ABC News reports. Investigators tracked down Delta employee Eugene Harvey through Mark Quentin Henry, who was arrested after landing in New York earlier this month while allegedly carrying 18 handguns, including seven that... More »

16 Hurt in Airport Shuttle Crash in Atlanta

Bus hits tractor-trailer making a U-turn

(Newser) - Sixteen people were taken to the hospital today, at least two in serious condition, after they were hurt in a crash between a hotel shuttle bus and a tractor-trailer near Atlanta's airport, officials said. The morning crash occurred on the road that loops around Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, the world'... More »

Oops: Jet Rolls Off Taxiway During Tests

Nobody is injured during Delta mishap in Atlanta

(Newser) - It must have been an awful feeling for the two mechanics on an otherwise empty Delta jet this morning who were running engine checks. The Boeing 737 rolled off the taxiway at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and over an embankment, sustaining "significant damage," reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Luckily,... More »

Ludacris' Latest Gig: Restaurateur

Hip-hop star opening place in Atlanta's airport

(Newser) - Ludacris is launching his own restaurant in Atlanta's busy Hartsfield-Jackson airport. "Chicken and beer coming soon!" the 34-year-old hip-hop star tweeted. Ludacris' eatery will be yet another addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, which include Cognac and headphones. He also is expected to have a new album out... More »

Delta Jet Catches Fire on Landing

Brakes overheated at Atlanta airport

(Newser) - Scary landing for some Delta Air Lines passengers in Atlanta today: They had to take the emergency slides after the plane caught fire, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . All of the 48 passengers and crew got off safely; the AP notes that four people suffered minor injuries that did not require... More »

Fight to Bear Arms —in Atlanta Airport

Gun advocates sue to block ban

(Newser) - Atlanta officials are trying to ban guns from the city's international airport—the world's busiest—but incredibly, that may prove difficult, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A new Georgia law allows gun owners with permits to carry concealed weapons in many public places, including public transportation. Gun advocates say that includes... More »

Delta Latest to Cancel Flights

Following American's shutdown, voluntary inspections ground older planes

(Newser) - Delta Airlines canceled dozens of flights today and tomorrow after voluntarily grounding 133 of its older jets for inspections, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. As with American Airlines, Delta is checking wiring on some McDonnell-Douglas jets to ensure compliance with FAA directives. "It's an inconvenience," one traveler said,... More »

Televangelist's Husband Admits Attacking Her

Founder of Global Destiny churches pleads guilty to assault

(Newser) - The husband of Pentecostal televangelist Juanita Bynum pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting her and was sentenced to three years probation. Thomas W. Weeks III, the founder of Global Destiny churches, admitted grabbing Bynum, throwing her down and kicking her in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel in August, the... More »

Storm Snarls NE Flights

Snow falls from Ohio to New England; icy roads kill 5 in Missouri

(Newser) - A nasty winter storm swept across the country today, forcing major flight delays at New York City airports, closing schools from Ohio to Connecticut, and causing road accidents in Missouri that left 5 dead, the AP reports. Heavy snowfall in the New York metro area grounded 900 flights and led... More »

Atlanta Still Busiest US Airport

Hartsfield-Jackson beats Chicago's O'Hare to retain title for 3rd year

(Newser) - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport had the most flights of any in the US—and, by extension, the world— for the third consecutive year, the AP reports. In again beating out Chicago's O'Hare International, Hartsfield-Jackson chalked up 994,466 flights in 2007, a 1.8% increase from 2006. O'Hare logged 935,... More »

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