Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
(CNN) - Every day, airline passengers are forced to hand over possibly dangerous items at the security checkpoint, and someone is making a lot of money off of these confiscated belongings.
According to TSA, an average of 425 pounds of "stuff" is turned over at some of the nation's largest airports, and TSA sends it to states to make a profit.
According to TSA, the majority of items accumulated are knives.
"When they go through the TSA security checkpoints they have the option of either sending those items home voluntarily or voluntarily surrendering them so they can get on the plane."
Pennsylvania, specifically, is turning the collected items into a profit. They have one of the largest receiving centers, which holds boxes and buckets of your personal belongings from major airports, including Laguardia, JFK and Newark. Over the past nine years, they have sold knives and other paraphernalia for nearly $900,000.
Some items are sold at a government surplus store. Ten pounds of assorted black knives can be worth an estimated $75.
Most items, however, are sold at Govdeals.com, where you can buy back your belongings that were taken by an airport screener. The state determines the price of each individual item.
But TSA says you have the right to be informed of your alternative options before you have to take out your wallet. When a belonging is confiscated, you can opt to check it, mail it home or leave it.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>