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Some Morning Flights Cancelled At MLU After TSA Agents Don't Show

Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips says, “It appears that the federal government shutdown is being felt in Monroe.  This morning, three (3) flights at the Monroe Regional Airport were cancelled due to the fact that TSA agents did not report to work today to man their security checkpoints.  Approximately 150-200 passengers were affected so far this morning.  As a result, the United Airlines (7:15 am) flight was changed to 8:50 am, the Delta (7:00 am) flight departed at 8:18 am, and American Airlines (5:56 am) flight was cancelled.  At this time, all later flights appear to be on schedule.  TSA agents from Shreveport and Alexandria came/are coming in to man our Monroe Regional Airport security checkpoint stations.”

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.