Port Authority Police said the pistol was disassembled and was found wrapped in a t-shirt in a garbage can.
Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.
About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.
The Port Authority says the all-clear has been given after the upper level of the central terminal building at LaGuardia Airport was evacuated Tuesday morning.
Friends of LaGuardia Airport say the $200 million project could attract more birds around the airport looking for food. The activists lost their court fight on Tuesday.
The violations occurred at JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro airports from Dec. 2010-June 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Centre Daily Times reported that Delta Flight 6044 was traveling from Cleveland to LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday night when smoke was seen in the cockpit.
President Barack Obama has issued a travel warning to the flying public: If the government goes over the latest fiscal cliff, expect major delays at airports, especially those in the busy Tri-State Area.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers said that they’re gathering information after defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested after a handgun was found in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport.
Local airports started to see some activity Saturday morning after a blizzard forced airlines to cancel thousands of flights.
As of Thursday night, airlines have canceled more than 2,400 flights scheduled for Friday. Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport have more than a 1,000 cancellations.
Captain “Sully” Sullenberger ditched the plane in the Hudson River shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport en route to Charlotte.
The pilot was removed from the cockpit because someone smelled something — and said something.
By afternoon, there were no major problems on the roadways. Subway, bus and rail service also was normal.
The storm system is the same one that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the South.