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One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. The dogsMore >>
Three injured pit bulls and a puppy, suspected of being used in illegal dog fighting, have been rescued, according to the Indian River County Sheriff's Office.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach police are investigating a report of shots fired near Jog Road and Florida's Turnpike. No one was hit. Jeaga Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary areMore >>
Lockdowns at Jaega Middle School and Grassy Waters Elementary have been lifted.More >>
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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (KKTV/CNN) – Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions. Police said they discovered the 13-year-old boyMore >>
Two Colorado parents are facing charges after police say they found the couple's autistic teen in deplorable conditions.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter. RichterMore >>
Aldo Alvarez, the man investigators say was shot by off duty Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy Joshua McGehee, is now being represented by West Palm Beach attorney Wayne Richter.More >>
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - They haven't been allowed on planes for years, but every day passengers at Palm Beach International Airport try getting weapons through security checkpoints.
"What surprises me frequently is the size of the knife a passenger brings, some of them bring machetes, that's not something you can forget was in your bag," says Sari Koshertz, spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration.
Brass knuckles, mace, guns were all uncovered at PBIA by TSA agents in the last 15 days. It's enough to make Francis Gill uneasy.
"It's frightening to hear what they've confiscated. I certainly wouldn't want to be on a plane when something got through," says Gill.
"There are real guns made as tiny as these replica guns, we caught one recently in Miami," says Koshertz. "Our officers have been trained to look for threats inside every day items and this (cell phone) is in fact a stun gun."
Thirteen guns were taken away at PBIA last year, along with 1,500 pounds of other weapons, tools and even Christmas gifts. Sets of silverware and decorations with more than three ounces of liquid were also found.
Koshetz says if it can't go on the plane - check it.
"A lot of passengers aren't paying attention to what's on the list and they're still bringing this plethora of prohibited items to our checkpoints," says Koshertz.
"Does it make longer lines? Yes, I heard someone say 'travel isn't easy any more,' but that's not the point, the point is to keep everyone safe," says Gill.
Hazardous items taken from passengers are disposed of. If an item can be sold online, the profits are given to charity.