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CMPD says Elvira Thomas tried to get a stolen gun through a security checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

An American Airlines employee was arrested this week after police say she tried to bring a stolen gun through a Charlotte Douglas airport security checkpoint.

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American Airlines carrier PSA Airlines says it has "stabilized its computer systems" at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and is working to resume normal operations. 

PSA Airlines has canceled hundreds of flights from Charlotte Douglas because of unidentified technical problems. 

It’s still not clear when American Airlines regional carrier, PSA Airlines, will resume normal flight schedules at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, an American Airlines spokeswoman said Monday afternoon. 

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American Airlines expects its regional carrier PSA Airlines will resume normal flight schedules around noon today. Hundreds of people have been stranded at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the airlines cancelled 600 flights throughout its system last night and this morning – about half of them originating in Charlotte.

Charlotte is one of 10 U.S. cities that could get nonstop flights to Havana, Cuba, under tentative plans announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Police have named the victims and are continuing to investigate a triple murder Friday in Pineville. Meanwhile, a driver suspected in a fatal hit and run last week on Pineville-Matthews Road has been charged after turning himself in to police. And Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson put on a show before a record crowd at Bank of America Stadium last night, as No. 1 ranked Clemson defeated North Carolina for the ACC football title.

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Friday at 12:05 p.m., a flight from Philadelphia will land at Charlotte Douglas Airport. This is not normally news, or history. But this flight will be both.

If you happen to be in the terminal around that scheduled landing time make sure to stop by gate D-13 and look for US Airways flight 1939. It will be on the ground for two hours and then it’s off to Phoenix. When it takes off it will mark the end of an airline.

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Dozens of flights were canceled yesterday at North Carolina’s major airports as a computer problem snarled air traffic along the East Coast.  At least 150 departures were affected at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, while 22 flights were canceled at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration said late Saturday afternoon that the computer problem had been resolved and flights were returning to normal. 

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American Airlines announced their first quarter profits Friday. And they were a record $932 million. It’s great news for the airline and their stockholders and certainly noted by North Carolina lawmakers. 

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Charlotte business leaders met in Ballantyne Friday to discuss transportation issues, including failing infrastructure and funding shortfalls. But the number one topic of conversation was a specific tax carve-out for American Airlines. 

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