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Man, 68, Arrested After Loaded Gun Is Found In His Carry-On At Burbank Airport

Federal authorities say a 68-year-old man was arrested at Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport after a loaded semiautomatic handgun was found in his carry-on bag.


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Man Sentenced To Time Served In LAX Stowaway Case

A stowaway charged with illegally boarding a cross-country flight out of LAX is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/28/2011

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TSA Warns Travelers Not To Smuggle Carry-On Items In Christmas Gift Wrap

Security screeners at LAX will apparently have zero tolerance for holiday cheer this Christmas.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/11/2011

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KNX 1070 EXCLUSIVE: Feds Probe Possible Arabic-Type Markings On Southwest Jets

The TSA and FBI are trying to determine who has been vandalizing Southwest Airlines aircraft with mysterious markings.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/21/2011

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Man Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Meth In Potato Chip Bags At LAX

A Compton man is facing federal charges after trying to smuggle methamphetamine inside potato chips bags at Los Angeles International Airport.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/16/2011

Ashley Yang won a discrimination suit against LAX. (credit: CBS)

LAX Managers Ordered To Undergo Sensitivity Training After Transgender Employee Was Ordered To Use Men’s Room

LAX managers are reportedly undergoing mandatory sensitivity training after a transgender employee alleged she was ordered to dress like a man, pat down male passengers and use the men’s restroom.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/04/2011

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LAX TSA Officer Accused Of Stealing From Passenger Luggage

Federal prosecutors say a Transportation Security Administration officer has been indicted on theft charges related to items that were stolen from luggage at Los Angeles International Airport.


AIT scanners see through clothing to photograph the entire body to reveal undisclosed objects. Increasing use of the scanner at airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is being met with outrage by many US travelers. Passengers who refuse an X-ray scan are required to undergo an intimate pat down by TSA agents.

TSA To Debut New Airport Scanner, But No Plans For LAX Upgrade

A new and reportedly non-blush-inducing airport security scanner could be coming to an airport near you — just not to the nation’s third-busiest travel hub.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/20/2011


DHS: 25,000+ Airport Security Breaches Post-9/11

The Dept. of Homeland Security said there have been over 25,000 security breaches at airports in the past 10 years — an average of seven per day.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/13/2011

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TSA Reports Increase Of Illegal Items At Ontario Airport Checkpoints

TSA officers at Ontario Airport say that they are seeing an increase in the number of people attempting to take guns and other dangerous devices on planes. Four guns have been found so far this year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/06/2011

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Man Arrested At LAX For Flying Without Valid Boarding Pass, Matching ID

A man is in FBI custody after flying from New York’s JFK Airport to LAX without a valid boarding pass and matching ID.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/30/2011

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TSA Forces Leukemia Patient, 95, To Remove Soiled Diaper For Airport Patdown

The daughter of a 95-year-old leukemia patient said she was “emotionally distraught” after airport security officers forced her mother to remove her soiled adult diaper during a pat-down.


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OC Pawn Shop Tip Led Police To $30K In Stolen Items From TSA Agent

A tip from a pawn shop in Irvine led police to suspect Paul Yashou and the stolen items.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/24/2011

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Report: Private Security Screeners At LAX Could Save $39M

Taxpayers could save $39 million if LAX replaced its federal security screeners with a private force, according to a recent report by the House Transportation Committee.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/09/2011

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Biometric Chip, Iris Scan Proposed For Airport ‘Checkpoint Of The Future’

If overly-intrusive airport screening procedures have grounded your flight plans, a high-tech firm’s plans for a new approach to security may soon get you up in the air again.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/08/2011