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1970 Marshall University Football Team
Marshall University

On the night of November 14, 1970, a Southern Airways DC-9 approached a foggy and rainy Tri-State Airport in Wayne County. The airliner slammed into a hillside just short of the runway and burst into flames. All 75 passengers were killed.

On board were nearly the entire Marshall University football team along with the head coach, athletic director, and 36 other fans, coaches, announcers, and crew members. It is still the deadliest sports-related air disaster in U.S. history.

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Tri-State Airport police have cited a Kentucky man after a a loaded gun was found in a carry-on bag.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says the 380-caliber semi-automatic gun was detected by a TSA officer staffing a checkpoint X-ray machine at the airport.

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Passengers on US Airways flights no longer have to take off their shoes during screenings at Tri-State Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says an expedited screening program began at the airport on Monday.

The program allows travelers to leave on shoes, light outerwear and belt; keep laptops in cases and have permitted liquids in carry-ons.

The TSA says in a news release that US Airways is the only airline serving Tri-State that participates in the program.

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  The Transportation Security Administration is reporting an increase in the number of firearms that were discovered by TSA officers at checkpoints at West Virginia airports.

In 2014, the TSA says 6 firearms were detected at three West Virginia airports. That's up two firearms from 2013.

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The Transportation Security Administration says a loaded handgun and brass knuckles were discovered in a carry-on bag at Huntington Tri-State Airport.
 
The agency says the bag's owner was detained but wasn't charged. The woman missed her flight and was allowed to book another one, without the weapons.