The Federal Aviation Administration has diverted flights scheduled to land at Missouri's Lambert–St. Louis International Airport because of gunfire in the area. The restriction will remain in place until gunfire stops or the wind shifts, which would allow planes to land on a different runway.
Officials at Missouri's Springfield-Branson National Airport are reviewing procedures after a blood pressure cuff mistaken for an explosive device led to major disruptions of airport operations. The airport evacuated the checkpoint, halted flights, and called in Springfield police, the fire department, the bomb squad, Highway Patrol and the FBI.
Missouri's Ozarks Technical Community College is limiting the number of credit hours its part-time instructors can teach. The move prevents adjuncts from teaching 30 or more hours per week, which would trigger health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act. The college's retirement fund also counts full-time employees as those working 20 hours per week or more. Under the new rules, adjuncts will be allowed to teach no more than 24 credit hours per year.
On Sunday evening, a CRJ2 aircraft slid off the runway into snow at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Delta Connection flight was towed to the gate and no passengers were injured, according to a statement by the Federal Aviation Administration.