Lambert Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
1:37 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Man gets 8 years in prison for false Lambert Airport bomb threat

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
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A St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for phoning in a false bomb threat to Lambert Airport.

The sentence for 36-year-old Dorian Williams was handed down Monday in federal court.

Authorities say Williams called the airport on Jan. 15, 2010, and said someone named "Dorian" was possibly going to carry explosives on a plane. He was found guilty in July.

Williams served nearly four years in prison previously for threatening a federal judge, prosecutor, FBI agent, a prison official and the official's family in 1997.

Lambert repairs
4:44 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Lambert repairs on schedule

All the windows that were damaged by the EF-4 tornado that blasted Lambert Airport on Good Friday will be replaced by the Thanksgiving rush. The main terminal is pictured here on April 24, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

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Darius Miles / Sports / Crime
10:55 am
Wed October 5, 2011

Ex-NBA player, St. Louis-area native Miles charged with gun crime

Darius Miles.
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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.

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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
9:48 am
Tue September 13, 2011

New York-to-Phoenix flight diverted to St. Louis following suspicious activity

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
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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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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
11:16 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Plane returns to Lambert after security concern

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
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Updated 1:11 p.m.

Passengers aboard a flight bound from St. Louis to Washington on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had to make a return to the gate after crew became concerned about something found on the plane.

The Transportation Security Administration says GoJet Airlines flight 3681, a regional carrier for United Airlines, was still on the runway Sunday when it returned to the gate. A TSA spokesman says all passengers were re-screened at the request of the pilot. Nothing was found and the plane departed.

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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
11:45 am
Fri August 12, 2011

Second cellphone lot to open at Lambert Airport

A map of the location of a new cellphone parking lot at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Motorists can park in the lot for free while waiting for incoming flight passengers to land. You can also expand this map using the link at right.
(Courtesy Lambert-St. Louis International Airport)

If you find yourself picking up friends family or co-workers from Lambert-St. Louis International airport frequently, starting Monday you'll have a new place to spend those last few minutes before you're reunited with your jet-setting associates.

A new cellphone lot will open Monday at the airport. Motorists can park for free in the lot while waiting for incoming flight passengers to land.

Lambert already has one cellphone lot, but the new parking place is in response to what airport officials call a "positive trend" for the airport.

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Darius Miles / Sports / Crime
11:09 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Ex-NBA player, St. Louis-area native Miles arrested for gun at Lambert Airport

Darius Miles.
(via Wikimedia Commons/Liface)

Former NBA player Darius Miles has been arrested after security officers found him carrying a loaded gun at
Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

Transportation Security Administration workers discovered the gun in X-ray screening Wednesday afternoon.

Ginna Jones, a bonding specialist at the St. Louis County jail, says Miles was booked then released Wednesday. No charges have been filed.

Miles' phone number is not listed and his attorney did not respond to messages.

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Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
4:53 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Lambert Airport sees increase in passengers

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has experienced a 1.2 percent growth in passenger traffic over the past six months.
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Lambert -St. Louis International Airport is seeing an increase in passengers for the third straight month.

In June, the airport experienced a 4.4 percent increase in the number of departing passengers, which matches the numbers from a year ago.

Airport spokesman Jeff Lea says the airport is recovering from tough economic times in 2009 and 2010.

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Business / Aerotropolis
5:32 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Letter: Delegation headed by Mo. Gov. Nixon to visit China

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 7:51 p.m.

A letter from Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon circulated around Twitter this afternoon, and hosted on the Missouri Chamber of Commerce's website, states that Nixon will be leading a Missouri delegation to China "later this year."

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nixon's office has confirmed that the trip is in the works.

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Lambert Airport renovation
5:16 pm
Fri July 15, 2011

More renovation at Lambert Airport

Passengers line up to move through security in Lambert's Terminal 1.
St. Louis Public Radio photo

Travelers using Lambert Airport will see some new renovation disruptions beginning next week.

Airport officials say a major phase of its renovation plan will impact Concourse B and Concourse D checkpoint areas, meaning detours for arriving and departing passengers. Construction walls will be erected around the checkpoint throughout the final two weeks of July, as well as in the atrium above in the ticketing area.

You can see the latest updates to the airport's renovation plan here.