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Suspicious device in airline luggage was not a bomb The Springfield Fire Department’s bomb squad says a suspicious package flagged by the Transportation Security Administration’s screening process at the Springfield-Branson National Airport on Friday morning was not an explosive device. “The way everything was laying, it made it look suspicious, so all agencies involved did not want to take any chances until we could confirm it was not a risk,” said Fire Chief David Hall. Around ...

Fire kills 2 children, injures 5 in Pulaski County A house fire killed two children and injured five other people in western Pulaski County on Thursday night.  Laquey School said the two children who died were both in elementary school but didn't release any more information. An investigator for the State Fire Marshal’s Office says a wood burning stove in the double-wide trailer may have caused the fire, because it appears it started in the ...

Detectives question 1 about possible explosive device in airport luggage Local law enforcement and fire officials are still trying to determine exactly what was in the luggage that forced the Springfield-Branson National Airport to stop inbound and outbound traffic on Friday morning. TSA luggage screening equipment hit on a bag being loaded onto a commercial flight about 9:30.  Springfield Aviation Director Brian Weiler said at a news conference during the noon hour that airport managers were ...

Baggage screeners find possible bomb at Springfield airport Security personnel who were screening baggage at Springfield-Branson National Airport came across an item that they believe could be an explosive device.   After the discovery by Transportation Security Administration employees around 9:30 Friday, the airport terminal was evacuated, and all incoming and outbound commercial flights were put on hold. The Springfield Fire Department's bomb squad rushed to the airport and city police helped clear the terminal ...

NOON REPORT: Bomb squad removes suspicious device from Springfield airport terminal A bomb squad has moved a suspicious device to a transport vehicle at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. At about 9:30 Friday morning, TSA baggage screeners identified the device in luggage being loaded onto a commercial flight at the airport. Airport officials evacuated the terminal, moving people to a safe area. The airport shut down all incoming and outgoing flights while the bomb squad examined the bag. ...

Soggy, but mild weekend ahead Isolates showers continue on and off Friday with more rain this weekend. The heaviest rain will arrive Sunday. ...

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