Thanksgiving Travel Will Cost More; Weapons Checks At TIA 

Posted: 3:33 am Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

By Ann Kelly

The busiest travel days of the year are here, and at Tampa International Airport they’re confiscating more weapons than ever. Security has already found 86 guns, setting a new record. If you’re traveling with a gun, you’re reminded it must be in a locked case and checked with your luggage. If you don’t you could face jail time and a fine of up to $12,000.


If you are traveling this Thanksgiving, you’ll find the highest gas prices since 2014. Last year alone we were paying around $2.00 a gallon and right now it’s closer to $2.50. For a few tips on getting the most out of a gallon check here.  


A preliminary report was released by the NTSB Tuesday on the fatal flight of former major league pitched Roy Halladay. It confirmed Halladay took off from Odessa and did not file a flight plan. It also confirmed reports from witnesses that said the plan had climbed sharply before it went nose-first the Gulf. The full report won’t be out for a few months.


With four still unsolved murders, the reward has grown to $110,000 for information leading the arrest of the suspect in the Seminole Heights shootings. If you can help call 1-800-873-TIPS.


Seminole Heights suspect -TPD video still

With Black Friday approaching you may find special hours for your favorite retailers. Check here for some store hours and times. That list is for the full weekend.


Don’t forget – the Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent is open in downtown Tampa at the corner of Cass and Nebraska. The need for donations is expected to be stronger than usual thanks to our hurricanes and families coming into the area from Puerto Rico. For more on what is needed click here.