From the St Louis Business Journal:
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an order mandating that no aircraft may operate in the Ferguson, Missouri, area until 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18.
The restriction went into effect at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Only “relief aircraft operations” under the direction of the St. Louis County Police Department are allowed in the zone.
“(The temporary flight restriction) was requested by the St. Louis County Police Department,” said FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro. “The reason is to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities.
“Commercial airlines flying in and out of St. Louis Lambert Airport are not affected by the (temporary flight restriction).”
The St. Louis County Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Here is the NOTAM:
So they don’t want news helicopters?
My first thought is what are they hiding?
(on edit, shrunk the screenshot down in case somebody has a problem reading it. You can go to the link at the word NOTAM to read the whole thing)