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Oklahomans Have Mixed Feelings About New TSA Airport Rules
The TSA announced Tuesday an update to airport security rules that will allow travelers to carry small knives and other items in their carry-on bags. Oklahomans have mixed feelings about the rule change.
Starting April 25, passengers at U.S. airport will be allowed to bring on board Swiss Army-type knives -- specifically, ones with blades no longer than 2.36 inches and less than one inch wide. Sporting goods like golf clubs and child-size baseball bats will also be allowed on planes.
"There are literally hundreds of men and women alike that carry a small pocket... just for utility use and they have no intention of using it as a weapon," Ken Andrews, who owns Knives and More in Oklahoma City, said. "It's primarily used for cleaning finger nails or opening letters or maybe opening a few boxes."
Andrews said there should have never been a ban on these kinds of knives. Some people Fox 25 spoke with agree with Andrews.
"I don't see anything wrong with that," one man told Fox 25.
But on our Fox 25 Facebook page, Nancy Bryant writes, "Why does anyone need to have a knife on an airplane in the first place???"
To see the requirements for these carry-on items, click here.
Posted: Tuesday, March 5 2013, 09:28 PM CST
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Official: 6 unaccounted for after Oklahoma tornado
May 22, 2013 18:00 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma emergency management official says authorities still are working to find six adults who haven't been accounted for since the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area earlier this week.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood said it wasn't known Wednesday whether those people had just "walked off" their properties or could still be found in the rubble.
Officials say the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday killed 24 people, including 10 children.
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