The 12-month, $30-million repairs to a tornado-damaged Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are on time, and on budget, says the airport's director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.
Contractors started removing boards and installing new windows on the front of the main terminal today. Most of the glass on the less-visible north side of the terminal has already been replaced.
Former NBA player Darius Miles is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to take a loaded gun through security at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.
St. Louis County prosecutors charged Miles with unlawful use of a weapon on Friday, about two months after his Aug. 3 arrest. Messages left with Miles' attorney, Scott Rosenblum, were not returned.
Bond was set at $15,000 and Miles was freed Monday after posting 10 percent of the bond.
Updated 1:05 p.m. with information that passengers are being interviewed.
Investigators have determined that there was no terrorism involved in an incident that caused a US Airways flight from New York to Phoenix to be diverted to St. Louis.
US Airways flight 457 landed at Lambert Airport just before 8 a.m. Tuesday after crew became concerned about the activities of three male passengers.
All 128 passengers were re-screened, the plane was checked and the plane took off for Phoenix a little over two hours later.
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