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FAA extends flight ban over Ferguson for one week


Federal officials have extended their ban on flights over Ferguson, Missouri.

The FAA previously barred aircraft flying below 3,000 feet over the suburban St. Louis town on August 12 as violent clashes between protesters and police continue in the wake of the Saturday shooting death of Mike Brown, an unarmed teen.

The ban was extended Monday to August 25 at the request of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

All aircraft, including media helicopters, have been prohibited from the airspace except for law enforcement, according to an official agency announcement.

A St. Louis County police official originally told AOL that the measure went into effect after a police helicopter endured gunfire during an altercation in the hours after Brown's death.

"Police helicopters were getting shot at," the spokesperson said.

Officials have not said if they will again extend the ban past August 25.

Raw: Tensions Continue High in Ferguson, Mo

Related links:
Police cite threats, won't name cop who shot teen
Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis
Police use of deadly force is largely untracked nationwide

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kimmer0310 August 12 2014 at 7:04 PM

Unbelievable. Keep fueling the fire Sharpton you pig.

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joe kimmer0310 August 12 2014 at 7:09 PM

He got sponsors from KFC and Supermellon.

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beautyfoundation kimmer0310 August 13 2014 at 2:45 AM

Due to his motives, AL will be sleeping with satan in the future

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billcdaly August 12 2014 at 6:04 PM

Let that sink in. The FAA has had to ban flights over a section of the USA because of gunfire aimed at police helicopters.

No wonder the police haven't released the name of the officer involved.

They have lost the moral high ground with the violence, looting, shooting and setting of fires.

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prnyl August 12 2014 at 6:19 PM

Need an earghquake to settle these thugs into reality - Riots, thuggery, looting, vandalism- the only way these people know!

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Still August 12 2014 at 7:37 PM

They need to send the army with tanks in that place and put a stop to all of this. Nobody should be wording off at the mouth right now to get people more angry. Until the story comes out people need to go home and stay put and then they need to accept the truth for what it is.

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Jay Still August 19 2014 at 2:43 AM

No.......just a couple of fuel air bombs would take care of this mess (daisey cutters)

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Gene August 12 2014 at 6:13 PM

Here's what needs to happen to quell this deal. All the blacks in this berg need to be rounded up and taken to the "showers".

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Randy1953 Gene August 12 2014 at 8:32 PM

Nazi .

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rousemedical Gene August 19 2014 at 10:42 AM

I like my idea of Sarin Gas better

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GUNDAMREDFRAME August 12 2014 at 7:48 PM

Just have the police choppers drop some Sarin canisters. Will work far better than tear gas.

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Randy1953 GUNDAMREDFRAME August 12 2014 at 8:32 PM

Please give the police your address for a test run !

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John Randy1953 August 12 2014 at 11:22 PM

He lives right next to the hotel Sharpton is staying in.

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thomas7766 August 12 2014 at 6:27 PM

Amazing these responses. The only thing the FAA (government agency) is doing is preventing the media from bringing the news to the people.

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Randy1953 August 12 2014 at 8:31 PM

All the racists are taking the wronf side in this . They are defending police grabbing you off the street for no crime and then shooting you when you surrender . Even better they defend the name being kept from the public . It will make it so much easier when the brown shirts come and round up racists as " competition " !!

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jwosr98 August 12 2014 at 9:04 PM

Obama weighed in on this one like he did on Trevon Martin, tell him to mind his own business, he is another instigaator just like Sharpton.

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michaelmetsfan August 12 2014 at 11:55 PM

Animals, they kill each other every day and complain when the police kill one. What a joke. Just animals!

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