Lambert-St. Louis International Airport spokesman says 6 outbound flights were cancelled Tuesday morning, largely because the planes were among the 10 cancelled or diverted during overnight flight restrictions - @AP
St. Louis Police statement on report that FAA restricted airspace to limit media: 'The St. Louis County Police Department reaffirms the reason the request for restricted airspace was made, was due to the hostile nature of certain persons on the ground that fired gunshots at the police helicopter, as well as used a laser device pointed at the police helicopter' - @ksdknews
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the organization under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency adopted its current name in 1966 when it became a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.