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  • Former LAX elevator mechanic sentenced to 3 years for human smuggling

    02/24/2009 7:04:55 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 509+ views - News Release ^ | February 24, 2009
    Note: The following text is a quote: February 24, 2009 Former LAX elevator mechanic sentenced to 3 years for human smuggling LOS ANGELES - An elevator mechanic formerly employed by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for smuggling foreign nationals into the United States by bypassing established security at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Roberto Amaya Canchola, 54, was sentenced yesterday as part of a plea agreement in which he admitted earning $1,800 for each illegal alien he ushered into airport elevators and escorted to taxis outside the terminal. Canchola was...
  • Big Airbus bird ruffles LAX

    01/28/2009 3:49:35 PM PST · by decimon · 26 replies · 2,267+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 28, 2009 | Dan Weikel
    LOS ANGELES — Every time Qantas lands one of its giant Airbus A380s at Los Angeles International Airport, parts of the nation's fourth-busiest airport come to a halt. Service roads, taxiways and runways must be closed to airfield trucks, cars and other commercial aircraft as the world's largest passenger plane — with wings almost as long as a football field — arrives, departs and taxis with an official escort of operations vehicles. The plane is so immense that air traffic controllers give it priority so it doesn't have to wait for takeoff at the end of the southern runways in...
  • Man with guns at LAX decries arrest

    01/11/2009 10:44:48 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 259 replies · 5,265+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | Jan 10, 2009 | Robert Jablon, AP
    The man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a trunk full of guns and nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition said Saturday that he is a law-abiding weapons enthusiast who had no idea he might be breaking the law. A day after he was arrested for suspicion of felony transportation of an assault rifle, Phillip Dominguez said he's confident he'll be exonerated. "Our Second Amendment rights are being trampled in the name of law enforcement," Dominguez said. "I'm a law-abiding, taxpaying gun enthusiast. I have no felonies - up until now." (cont'd)
  • Arrest angers O.C. man found at LAX with truck full of guns (more info)

    01/10/2009 11:13:59 PM PST · by Jubal Harshaw · 36 replies · 1,741+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 10, 2009 | LINDSEY BAGUIO
    ORANGE – An Orange County man wants to clear his name after Los Angeles International Airport officials said they found guns in the bed of his pickup truck Friday. Phillip Dominguez, 47, was arrested on suspicion of transporting an assault rifle, said airport police Sgt. Jim Holcomb. "I will be vindicated of this," said Dominguez, of Orange. Dominguez said he was about to pick up a friend at the airport and go to a shooting range. Police said they stopped Dominguez, driving a gray Chevrolet Silverado, about 10:50 a.m. Friday at a security checkpoint. Dominguez told police he had firearms...
  • Man caught bringing 37 guns to LAX

    01/09/2009 3:17:00 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 120 replies · 3,858+ views
    NBC News ^ | 1/09/2009 | NBC News
    LOS ANGELES -- A man who showed up at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday with a container of handguns, rifles and loaded ammunition magazines in his pickup truck was arrested, an airport official said. Los Angeles Airport Police officers stopped the Chevy Silverado at 10:49 a.m. at a checkpoint on westbound Century Boulevard at Sepulveda Boulevard, one of the main entrances into the passenger terminal area, said Nancy Suey Castles of Los Angeles World Airports.
  • Jumbo Jet Held At LAX In Contagious Disease Scare

    11/23/2008 10:28:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies · 842+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Nov 23, 2008 10:07 am US/Pacific
    A United Airlines flight was temporarily held at Los Angeles International Airport after a passenger fell ill and had to be diagnosed for a possible infectious disease. City Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa said the Boeing 747 jet was held at the gate after arriving from Tokyo around 8 a.m. Sunday. Crew members and 334 passengers were ordered to stay on board while investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluated the 28-year-old male passenger. Manresa said health officials determined that he suffered from food poisoning or some type of stomach illness. United Airlines spokesman Jeff Kovick said...
  • LAX mechanic charged with immigrant smuggling

    09/20/2008 5:37:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 10 replies · 339+ views
    Imperial Valley News ^ | Sept. 15, 2008 | Staff
    Los Angeles, California - An elevator mechanic employed by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) was formally indicted today for smuggling foreign nationals into the United States by bypassing established security at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Roberto Amaya Canchola, 53, a United States citizen and Los Angeles resident, is charged in a six-count indictment handed down by a federal grand jury here this afternoon with bringing illegal aliens into the United States for financial gain and with bringing illegal aliens into the country without presenting them to an immigration officer. If convicted on all six counts, Canchola faces a maximum...
  • American Airlines Flight circling LAX with Blown Tire

    09/02/2008 12:45:16 PM PDT · by sportutegrl · 68 replies · 377+ views
    Fox says there is an AA plane circling LAX with a blown tire, burning fuel before it attempts an emergency landing.
  • 'Millennium bomber' sentence tossed out by U.S. court (9th Circuit strikes again)

    08/16/2008 9:21:42 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 23 replies · 222+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 16, 2008 | Carol J. Williams
    A federal appeals court Friday threw out the 22-year sentence imposed on Algerian Ahmed Ressam for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium. The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to U.S. District Court in Seattle to recalculate a sentence for his conviction on nine felony counts. It was the second time the appellate court has scrapped Ressam's sentence. The San Francisco-based panel noted that the U.S. Supreme Court reversal of its first decision to vacate the term failed to take into consideration recent federal sentencing guidelines...
  • Overseas flights fall at airport(LAX losing airlines fast)

    08/13/2008 10:57:44 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 7 replies · 117+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | 8/13/08 | Art Marroquin, Staff Writer
    LAX: Air India's departure is part of a slate of expected cuts. Air India will withdraw its three weekly round-trip flights from Los Angeles International Airport in September, signaling a trend that finds more overseas carriers cutting service amid record-high fuel prices. Tuesday's announcement comes as international air carriers are expected to slash 213 weekly takeoffs and landings at LAX by November, an 11 percent drop compared to the same period last year. As a result, 33,452 fewer seats will be available to airline passengers each week by late fall, an 8.4 percent drop from last year, according to data...
  • CNN's Wolf Blitzer and his insightful L.A. quake commentary

    07/29/2008 7:28:26 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 53 replies · 131+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/29/08
    From the CNN transcript........ There's going to be some damage, but not nearly as significant as a more significant earthquake would have caused.
  • Man Arrested At LAX Following Alleged Bomb Threat

    07/02/2008 2:58:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies · 144+ views ^ | 7-2-08 | CBS5
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) ― The FBI says a man has been detained after allegedly making a bomb threat to police at Los Angeles International Airport. Authorities shut down traffic near the airport's terminal 3 while the threat was investigated. Airport police told CBS station KCBS-TV in Los Angeles airport roads have since been reopened but they're gridlocked. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says the man was detained Wednesday morning and his backpack was seized for inspection. She says police bomb squads were investigating.
  • 2008 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament 5/10 - 5/26 Live Thread

    05/11/2008 8:40:42 AM PDT · by Vision · 78 replies · 49+ views
    ESPN ^ | 5/11/08 | NCAA
    The tournament is underway. 2008 NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bracket First RoundMay 10-11 QuarterfinalsMay 17-18 SemifinalsMay 24 FinalMay 26 Champion (1) Duke (16-1) Loyola (Md.) (7-6) Duke, 12-7 Ohio State, 15-7 Ohio State (10-5) (8) Cornell (11-3) (5) Johns Hopkins (8-5) Hofstra (10-5) Navy, 8-7 Navy (9-5) (4) North Carolina (8-5) (3) Syracuse (12-2) Canisius (10-5) Colgate (11-5) (6) Notre Dame (13-2) (7) Maryland (9-5) Denver (10-6) Maryland, 10-7 UMBC (12-3) (2) Virginia (12-3)
  • Actor Dennis Farina (Law and Order) arrested at L.A. airport

    05/11/2008 4:40:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 171 replies · 1,906+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11 May 2008
    LOS ANGELES, May 11 (Reuters) - Dennis Farina, a former policeman who built a Hollywood career playing detectives, was arrested on Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for carrying a loaded gun on his way to board a plane, police said. Farina, 64, told police he brought the .22 caliber, semi-automatic pistol with him on a drive from Arizona to Los Angeles and forgot it was in his briefcase when he tried to pass through airport security, police said in a statement. He was scheduled to take a United Airlines flight to his home in Chicago. "Farina was very apologetic...
  • NCAA Lacrosse - Last Week of Regular Season

    04/19/2008 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 7 replies · 107+ views
    Today's highlights include Hopkins vs Navy, Duke vs Army. Action starts at noon. Standings 1 Syracuse 2 Duke 3 Virginia 4 Georgetown 5 Cornell 6 Navy 7 Maryland 8 North Carolina 9 UMBC 10 Drexel 11 Bucknell 12 Notre Dame 13 Johns Hopkins 14 Denver 15 Princeton 16 Brown 17 Army 18 Loyola 19 Ohio State 20 Hofstra
  • 2 arrested with infrared cameras at LAX

    04/05/2008 4:47:14 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies · 154+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/05/2008 | n/a
    LOS ANGELES - Two men attempting to board a plane to China with nearly a dozen sensitive infrared cameras in their luggage were arrested on Saturday, a federal official said...
  • 2 Arrested With Infrared Cameras at LAX

    04/05/2008 2:11:52 PM PDT · by RDTF · 27 replies · 181+ views
    Breitbart ^ | April5, 2008 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two men attempting to board a plane to China with nearly a dozen sensitive infrared cameras in their luggage were arrested on Saturday, a federal official said. Federal agents stopped the pair on the jetway as they were preparing to board the flight to Beijing. The men had been in the United States for about a week, said Rick Weir, assistant special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. Yong Guo Zhi, a Chinese national, and Tah Wei Chao, a naturalized U.S. citizen, were arrested...
  • L.A. Firefighter Killed in Manhole Explosion Near LAX

    03/26/2008 6:57:21 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 16 replies · 950+ views
    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 AP March 26: A firefighter inspects the scene where explosions blew the manhole covers off an underground electrical vault in Los Angeles. March 26: A firefighter inspects the scene where explosions blew the manhole covers off an underground electrical vault in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES — A hospital spokeswoman says a Los Angeles firefighter has died of injuries from a series of explosions that blew the manhole covers off the top of an underground vault. Deborah Ettinger says the firefighter was pronounced dead after being taken to Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center Wednesday afternoon. Another firefighter...
  • Sara Jane Olson back in custody

    03/22/2008 2:35:20 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 129 replies · 4,913+ views
    KFI LA ^ | 3/22/08 | KFI
    Just heard the tail end of report, she was attempting to get on an aircraft to head home I believe.
  • LAX Arrest this afternoon -- does anyone know more?

    02/17/2008 8:31:14 PM PST · by bboop · 41 replies · 185+ views
    self ^ | Feb 18, 2009 | self
    There was an arrest this afternoon of a man flying Southwest Airlines from El Paso to Los Angeles. He is in custody of the FBI. Does anyone know more? I bragged to my husband that I could find out details on FR.