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  • Officer Involved Shooting at MSP International Airport, 2 Hospitalized

    04/26/2015 5:07:50 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/26/15 | Morgan Wolfe
    An officer and one other person were hospitalized following a shooting at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport Saturday night. There was a report of suspicious individuals at the Terminal 1 rental car ramp on the second floor around 9:30 p.m., according to airport police. Once officers arrived and began investigating, police said a vehicle intentionally drove at them, resulting in the officers opening fire on the vehicle. Abdulkadir Sheikh Mahmoud, 36, was the driver of the vehicle and faces aggravated assault charges. Mahmoud was hospitalized, along with one officer who reportedly had non-life threatening injuries. The rental car ramp was reopened at...
  • Citing 'devastating consequences,' Minnesota lobbies for Ebola screening at MSP

    10/13/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 13, 2014 | PAUL WALSH
    In order to prevent “devastating consequences,” Minnesota’s leading elected officials on Monday asked U.S. officials to reconsider their decision not to conduct Ebola virus screenings at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. In order to prevent “devastating consequences,” Minnesota’s leading elected officials on Monday requested that the Twin Cities’ airport be added to the short federal list of airports in the United States that are required to conduct screenings for the deadly Ebola virus. Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken sent a letter to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that asks...
  • Fox News Anchor Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct At MSP

    07/25/2014 10:53:08 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/25/14 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Fox News weekend anchor pleaded guilty Friday to disorderly conduct following after a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in which a police video showed he struggled with officers. Gregg Jarrett, 59, entered his plea by petition and didn’t appear in Hennepin County District Court.
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 5:27:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Larry Craig: MSP airport bathroom trip was part of official Senate business

    08/19/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-19-12 | john miller
    BOISE, Idaho -- Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig aims to fend off a federal election lawsuit against him by arguing his infamous July 11, 2007, Minneapolis airport bathroom visit that ended in his sex-sting arrest was part of his official Senate business. Craig is hoping to avoid repaying $217,000 in campaign funds the Federal Election Commission claims he misused to defend himself. The FEC sued Craig in June in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., alleging he converted the campaign money to personal use by spending it on his legal defense after he was accused of soliciting sex in...
  • It's 'Constitution 101' for Maryland cops

    03/08/2012 8:32:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WND ^ | March 7, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    It’s going to be “Constitution 101″ for state police in Maryland, who will be undergoing training on the First and Fourth Amendments as part of a settlement of a lawsuit over the illegal arrests of pro-life protesters there. Confirmation comes from officials with the Alliance Defense Fund, who argued that the officers’ decision to arrest, take into custody and strip-search the protesters simply wasn’t allowed. The ADF noted that the settlement with Maryland State Police will include “training on rights protected by the First and Fourth amendments to the U.S. Constitution.” “Under the terms of the settlement, Maryland State Police...
  • Suspicious Object Found on Flight from Minnesota

    06/23/2011 11:58:57 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/23/11 | Leslie Rolander/AP
    Police are questioning how a strange object got on a Delta Airlines flight that arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Minnesota. Authorities told The Star-Ledger of Newark the object was wedged between seats 21B and 21C. No one had been assigned the seats. The object had the body of a clear pen, with an electrical button trigger and a nail and alligator clip protruding from it. A battery was held by electrical tape, and next to it was a flashlight top.
  • Oops. Bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was only a drill

    05/19/2011 2:30:11 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 18, 2011 | MARY LYNN SMITH
    With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag. It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who thought it was real. ... The routine drill conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began about 2:40 p.m. last Thursday, when a man with a fake bomb in his bag attempted to get through the security at checkpoint 2, which is near the United, American and U.S. Airways airlines ticketing counters, Hogan said. The screener...
  • Carroll County Woman Threatening Suicide Fatally Shot by State Trooper

    04/11/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Carroll Standard ^ | April 11, 2011 | Copy Desk
    (HAMPSTEAD, MD) – A Carroll County woman armed with a handgun and threatening suicide was fatally shot by a Maryland state trooper Monday evening after she refused repeated orders to surrender and pointing the weapon in the direction of police on the scene. According to reports, troopers from the Westminster Barrack were called to the 4600-block of Upper Beckleysville Road, Hampstead, Md at about 5:40 p.m. today for a domestic situation between the 40-year-old woman and her sister, with whom she lived. While en route to the scene, a second call was received informing troopers the woman had armed herself...
  • 2 Arrested In Canceled Flight From Japan To MSP

    05/17/2010 5:42:28 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 692+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 5/17/10 | WCCO.com
    Two people have been arrested in a flight that was supposed to travel from Japan to Minneapolis Monday, according to Delta officials. The plane was rerouted mid-flight and returned to Narita International Airport without incident, Delta said. The two people were taken into custody by law enforcement. There has not been any information released on why the two people were arrested. The flight was canceled for Monday and an extra flight was scheduled for Tuesday. Hotel rooms were reserved for the delayed passengers. Delta officials said the airline is cooperating with local law enforcement. There were 386 passengers onboard the...
  • Man with leopard print stuffed toy causes scare at Minneapolis-St. Paul airport

    02/10/2010 9:36:13 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies · 808+ views
    KARE11.com ^ | 2/10/10 | KARE 11 Staff Writer
    A man carrying a leopard print stuffed animal put security officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on alert Tuesday night. Airport officials said the man walked into Delta Airlines' Building C at around 9:00 p.m. and was confronted by an employee who asked to see his identification badge. The man apparently responded by showing the employee the stuffed animal and saying, "This is all you need to see," according to airport officials. The man then fled. Airport police notified the Transportation Security Administration and worked with Delta security officials to look for the man in and around the building,...
  • MSP Airport Partially Evacuated

    01/05/2010 1:00:05 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 68 replies · 4,905+ views
    WCCO-TV ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | WCCO-TV
    Law enforcement sources have confirmed to WCCO-TV that there is a lockdown at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Officials are evaluating security concerns and a partial evacuation of Lindbergh Terminal is underway. The bomb squad from the Bloomington Police Department has also been called to the airport.
  • Somalis' holy trip ends at airport (MN)

    12/01/2008 2:33:50 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 557+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/30/08 | JAMES WALSH and PAM LOUWAGIE
    An imam and a youth coordinator at a Minneapolis mosque were prohibited from boarding a flight Saturday morning to Saudi Arabia as part of a spiritual pilgrimage, an attorney for the mosque confirmed Sunday. The attorney said it's likely the men are on a federal "no fly" list because they and the mosque have been connected by rumor to a number of missing Somali men whose families fear have returned to their East African homeland to fight in that nation's civil unrest or to receive terrorist training. The FBI, which has been investigating alleged links between some in Minneapolis' large...
  • The Things He Carried ("Airport security is a sham")

    10/18/2008 6:12:57 AM PDT · by kellynla · 14 replies · 1,075+ views
    the Atlantic ^ | November 2008 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    If I were a terrorist, and I’m not, but if I were a terrorist—a frosty, tough-like-Chuck-Norris terrorist, say a C-title jihadist with Hezbollah or, more likely, a donkey-work operative with the Judean People’s Front—I would not do what I did in the bathroom of the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport, which was to place myself in front of a sink in open view of the male American flying public and ostentatiously rip up a sheaf of counterfeit boarding passes that had been created for me by a frenetic and acerbic security expert named Bruce Schnei­er. He had made these boarding passes...
  • Man Arrested In Same Sting As Craig Is Acquitted

    03/08/2008 10:25:02 AM PST · by stickman20089 · 39 replies · 1,169+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― A Minneapolis man arrested in the same airport bathroom sex sting that netted U.S. Senator Larry Craig has been acquitted. Thirty-nine-year-old Vince Tuzon used a similar argument to Craig in pleading not guilty. Tuzon claimed he wasn't guilty because the police officer initiated the foot-tapping. A Hennepin County jury agreed with Tuzon. His lawyer says Tuzon feels he was set up after being "essentially bombarded with overtures" while in the bathroom. A Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman says they were "disappointed" with the verdict. Craig was arrested June 11 in the same operation. The Idaho senator first pleaded...
  • Craig admonished over men’s room incident (Congress displaying their own impotence)

    02/13/2008 4:28:04 PM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 147+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/13/2008 | ap
    WASHINGTON - The Senate Ethics Committee said Wednesday that Idaho Sen. Larry Craig acted improperly in connection with a men's room sex sting last year. In a letter to the Republican senator, the ethics panel said Craig's attempt to withdraw his guilty plea after his June arrest at a Minneapolis airport was an effort to evade legal consequences of his own actions. Craig's actions brought discredit on the Senate, the letter said.
  • Bias suit against US Airways upheld

    11/21/2007 2:34:23 PM PST · by rocksblues · 18 replies · 261+ views
    washington times ^ | November 21, 2007 | Audrey Hudson
    A federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit filed by a group of imams against US Airways and a Minneapolis airport can proceed. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery said in a 41-page opinion late yesterday that the imams, who say they were discriminated against when they were removed from a flight last year, have a plausible claim that their constitutional rights may have been violated. The imams "have adequately stated a claim" that airport police may have "seized plaintiffs in violation of their Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures," Judge Montgomery ruled.
  • FOX ALERT: Passengers Taken Off Plane at MSP (Minnesota - Flying Imams, 2006)

    11/20/2006 7:06:49 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 367 replies · 12,161+ views
    FOX 9 NEWS ^ | 11/20/06 | FOX 9 NEWS
    Six men were removed from an airplane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday evening. Sources say the men, of Middle Eastern ethnicity, behaved in a manner that caused the crew to be concerned. The men were taken off the plane after it returned to the gate and are being questioned by authorities. The remaining passengers were also taken off the flight, U.S. Airways flight 300, bound for Phoenix. Those passengers are being re-screened for boarding. There were 170 passengers on board the plane, which is a Boeing 757. Stay with FOX 9 News and MyFOX9.com for continuing updates on...
  • Is it Sen. Craig or airport policeman Sgt. Karsnia who is lying?

    09/02/2007 9:22:17 AM PDT · by Louisiana 1776 · 64 replies · 2,165+ views
    Mary Mostert Mary Mostert September 1, 2007 There are only two people on the planet earth who really know what actually happened in the Minneapolis Airport men's restroom in June — Senator Larry Craig and Sgt. David Karsnia. One of them is lying, but so far only Sen. Craig has been tagged as the liar. However, now that we have the transcript of the police interview, it appears not only to me but to others that it isn't the Senator who is the problem here. Sgt. Karsnia seemed absolutely determined to try to take down the Senator. Another point that...
  • Mark Steyn: There were two creeps in the men's room

    09/01/2007 9:03:41 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 62 replies · 3,077+ views
    The catchphrase of America's famous cowboy humorist Will Rogers was "Never met a man I didn't like." Judging from the activities at the men's room of the Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills, many of the patrons of said facility evidently feel the same way. George Michael, the stubbly boy rocker of the Eighties, was arrested therein for attempting to play footsie with an undercover cop. "Guilty feet have got no rhythm," as George famously observed on his hit song "Careless Whisper." After pleading no contest, he subsequently made a rock video mocking the arresting officer, with George prancing...
  • The Secret World of Online Cruising

    09/01/2007 4:39:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies · 1,640+ views
    msnbc ^ | Aug 31, 2007 | Brian Braiker
    Sen. Larry Craig's case has opened a window on a small but thriving subculture. The founder of a popular cruising Web site discusses what makes a hotspot, the etiquette and trends in the online quest for gay sex—and his concern that mere foot-tapping could trigger an arrest. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is enjoying a rather awkward moment in the sun, as reporters descend on the men’s room where Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig was arrested for disorderly conduct owing to the foot taps heard round the world. But the Twin Cities flight hub was flashing red in a smaller...
  • Foot-Tapping Ritual Common in Sex Sting

    08/29/2007 8:11:54 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 174 replies · 8,116+ views
    guardian ^ | 08/30/07 | STEVE KARNOWSKI
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A foot-tapping ritual was a common thread in many of the 41 arrests reported during a four-month airport bathroom sting that snared Sen. Larry Craig. An undercover officer would take a seat in a stall. Soon another man would sit in the stall next door and start tapping his foot, perhaps moving it closer to the officer's. The officer would move his foot up and down slowly. The suspect might then extend his hand under the divider between the stalls, sometimes repeatedly. That would be enough to get the man busted. Airport police reports obtained by The...
  • TRANSCRIPT: Police Interview With Sen. Larry Craig

    08/30/2007 2:48:08 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 416 replies · 5,273+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2007
    Police Officers Question Craig After Arrest at Minneapolis Airport Aug. 30, 2007 — The following is an unedited transcript of an interview between police Sgt. Dave Karsnia and police Detective Noel Nelson with Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, regarding a June 11 incident at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Audiotapes and a transcript of the interview were released today. Craig was arrested June 11 in an airport bathroom by Karsnia, who was working undercover. Karsnia said Craig exhibited behavior in the men's restroom that was "often used by persons communicating a desire to engage in sexual conduct." Craig later pleaded guilty...
  • Imams Removed From US Airways Flight Drop Passengers From Lawsuit

    08/01/2007 10:35:17 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies · 800+ views
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | August 01,2007 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS — The six Muslim leaders who were removed from a US Airways flight last fall after passengers thought they were acting suspiciously will not include those passengers in their lawsuit against the airline and police, an attorney for the imams said Wednesday. A motion to amend the complaint to include the names of airline employees and police officers was entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court, attorney Frederick Goetz said. "We've identified the people we think are responsible," he said. No passengers were named. The imams, who were handcuffed and questioned, say the airline discriminated against them and violated their...
  • Cabbies Offer Free Rides to the Blind (MN)

    04/21/2007 4:47:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 804+ views
    Fox 9 News.com ^ | 4/21/07 | Fox 9 News
    There has been plenty of controversy regarding Muslim cab drivers and their refusal to drive certain passengers, including those with service animals. Now, in hopes of making amends, many drivers are offering free rides to attendees at a local blind conference. (Video story at link)
  • MAC OKs Penalties For (Muslim) Cabbies Who Refuse Fares (MN)

    04/16/2007 2:06:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 70 replies · 1,929+ views
    WCCO.com ^ | 4/16/07 | AP
    The operator of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday approved tougher penalties for cabdrivers who refuse service to travelers carrying alcohol, as some Muslim drivers have done for religious reasons. The Metropolitan Airports Commission voted to suspend a driver's airport taxi license for 30 days for the first offense and revoke it for two years for a second offense. The new penalties take effect May 11. Airport officials say more than 70 percent of the cabbies at the airport are Muslim, and many of them claim Islamic law prohibits them from giving rides to people carrying alcohol. Under the...
  • Airport Wants To Crack Down On (Muslim) Taxi Drivers (Minneapolis)

    01/03/2007 6:00:28 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 62 replies · 1,936+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/3/07 | John Reinan
    Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport wants to crack down on Muslim taxi drivers who refuse to carry alcohol or service dogs in their cabs. At a meeting Wednesday of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, airport staff asked the commission to give the go-ahead for public hearings on a tougher policy that would suspend the licenses of drivers who refuse service for any reason other than safety concerns. Drivers who refuse to accept passengers transporting alcohol or service dogs would have their airport licenses suspended 30 days for the first offense and two years for the second offense, according to a revised taxi...
  • Imam, A U.S. Citizen, Denies Terrorism Links(F_Lyin'_Imams)

    12/08/2006 10:04:45 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies · 716+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 12/08/06 | Pamela Miller
    A Phoenix imam who was one of six Muslim men removed from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis on Nov. 20 once worked with two U.S. organizations accused of having links to terrorism. But Omar Shahin said Friday that he wasn't involved in anti-American activity and no longer is associated with either group. Also on Friday, US Airways said the men's ejection had nothing to do with their backgrounds and stemmed only from passengers' and crew members' concerns about their behavior. Questions about Shahin surfaced in July 2005, when author and terrorism investigator Steven Emerson, author of "Jihad Incorporated: A...
  • My Kind of GOP (call for Republicans to become liberals, published by National Review)

    11/30/2006 11:24:55 AM PST · by Aetius · 34 replies · 1,304+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11-30-06 | Chester E Finn Jr
    My Kind of GOP Why do the Republicans seem to be on autopilot? By Chester E. Finn Jr. To be a heartfelt Republican has gotten hard in recent years, but while we were in charge in Washington and most state capitols it was easy, though perhaps unwise, to keep still about this. Will the GOP use its recent losses to change itself into something that more people again feel positive about? Or will everyone assume that the 2006 election was just an anti-Bush, anti-Iraq glitch and therefore the party should stay on its present course until those two unpopular interruptions...
  • Dionne's Siren Song To GOP: Ditch Conservatism, Embrace Clintonism

    11/28/2006 2:56:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies · 736+ views
    WaPo-EJ Dionne/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Since Barbra Streisand hasn't weighed in yet with her advice to the Republican party as to how it might regain power, we'll have to settle for the counsel that WaPo columnist E.J. Dionne generously offers in his column of today, Can the GOP Find Its Center?His advice boils down to a two-part program: forget about conservatism already, and Be Like Bill.Dionne begins by proclaiming that "this fall's election defeat . . . revealed that the Barry Goldwater-Ronald Reagan political settlement has expired," by which he apparently means that conservatism as a winning political philosophy has gone the way of the...
  • 'Makings of bomb' found in airport car

    11/27/2006 7:38:18 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 39 replies · 1,447+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | November 26, 2006 – 9:39 PM | Mary Lynn Smith
    A worker discovered the device in the trunk of a returned rental car. It didn't contain explosives but the FBI is investigating. A bomb-like device was found in a rental car Sunday morning at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, shutting down part of the Lindbergh terminal parking ramps for about two hours. The Bloomington police bomb squad examined and blew up the device. FBI agents interviewed the man who rented the car after he arrived on the West Coast on Sunday. He said that the device was not a bomb and that he didn't mean to leave it behind, said...
  • Breaking: Humphrey Terminal evacuated (Mpls, MN)(Dogs smelled something)

    07/13/2005 5:44:12 PM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 52 replies · 1,920+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 07.14.05 | AP
    The Humphrey Terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated this evening after bomb-sniffing dogs smelled something suspicious in an unattended bag. Passengers and employees were sent to a parking garage across the street. The Bloomington bomb squad was on the scene. Planes were moved away from the gates as a precaution. The Lindbergh Terminal was not affected by the evacuation. Light rail service continued through the evacuation.
  • The Schindlers' Train

    04/01/2005 10:01:00 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 67 replies · 2,135+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/1/05 | OP-ED
    Terri Schiavo's parents turned her death into a three-ring circus. We don't question their love for their daughter and their grief at her passing, but one has to wonder why they allowed everyone from Randall Terry to Tom DeLay to Jesse Jackson to intrude into their family's tragedy. Robert and Mary Schindler did not protest as fringe right-to-life groups exploited their daughter's image. They generated a sad, made-for-cable-TV spectacle and fed it with edited video footage from their daughter's hospice bed and sinister accusations about Michael Schiavo. In the last few days, the Schindlers also agreed to allow some of...
  • Schiavo Videotape Misleading, Experts Say

    03/23/2005 2:19:08 PM PST · by ambrose · 149 replies · 3,108+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3.23.05
    Schiavo Videotape Misleading, Experts Say Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:06 PM GMT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The videotape that runs endlessly on television stations around the world shows an apparently smiling Terri Schiavo being caressed by her mother's loving hand. She seems to look deeply, even lovingly, into the off-camera eyes of her mother. Schiavo's parents and their supporters, including doctors in Congress, have used the tape as evidence the 41-year-old brain-damaged woman is at least occasionally aware of her surroundings and might even be revived from her condition. They are fighting to get her feeding tube reinserted against the wishes...
  • State trooper charged with drug possession (Michigan)

    02/22/2005 11:20:37 AM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 639+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 2-22-05 | Liz Cobbs
    State trooper charged with drug possession Officer from Flint, assigned to Brighton post, is arraigned on cocaine charges Tuesday, February 22, 2005 BY LIZ COBBS News Staff Reporter A 43-year-old Michigan State Police trooper assigned to the Brighton post has been charged with cocaine possession. Todd E. Cardoza, a trooper since 1987, was arraigned Saturday on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine less than 25 grams. Cardoza, of Flint, and three other people were arrested Thursday by members of the Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team. He was held at the Genesee County Jail after his arrest. Cardoza has been...
  • Woman Arrested Boarding Flight To Syria With $24,000 Hidden In Clothes (Al Qaeda mule fleeing USA?)

    08/11/2004 6:03:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 1,804+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/10/04 | Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A woman was arrested after attempting to board a flight en route to Syria with more than $24,000 in cash hidden in her clothes, officials said Tuesday. Amneh Ahmad Abbas, 49, a Syrian citizen who lives in New Orleans, was charged Monday with trying to evade currency reporting requirements, the U.S. Attorney's office said. She was ordered held without bail. The U.S. Attorney's office declined to comment on whether Abbas, who has permanent resident status in the United States, is suspected of involvement in terrorist activity. However, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was taking part in the...
  • Terror Suspect Pleads Innocent (Minneapolis Airport Arrest Update)

    08/03/2004 10:54:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies · 399+ views
    WCCO TV ^ | 8/3/04 | Associated Press
    A man arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in July pleaded not guilty to charges he lied to federal authorities about his travels to Iraq. Ali Mohammed Abboud Almosaleh entered his plea Tuesday in federal court. He is charged with three counts of lying to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents. A public defender was appointed for Almosaleh. He also faces a detention hearing on Friday. Armed marshals had a heavy presence in the courtroom. Almosaleh, a slight, balding man, listened as he was informed of his rights through an Arabic interpreter. Almosaleh was arrested July 7 shortly after getting...
  • Registered traveler test program at MSP could be extended

    07/29/2004 9:22:16 AM PDT · by JOAT · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | July 25, 2004 | Mark Zdechlik
    The Transportation Security Adminsitration says its trial run of the "registered traveler" program is going so well it's considering extending the life of the project. The program allows some frequent flyers to bypass regular security checkpoints in their home airports by agreeing to background checks and identity verification through fingerprint and iris scans. The TSA launched the program at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in early July. St. Paul, Minn. — There's rarely a wait at the new "registered traveler-only" checkpoint at the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport. Northwest Airlines says on the busiest days upwards of 200 people make their way...
  • Iraqi arrested at Twin Cities airport indicted (Ali Mohammed Abboud Almosaleh Update)

    07/29/2004 1:36:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies · 1,001+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 7/29/04 | David Chanen
    An Iraqi man arrested this month at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for immigration law violations was charged Wednesday with lying to authorities about his travels outside the United States and about anti-American material he was carrying. When Ali Mohammed Abboud Almosaleh, 40, arrived at the airport on a flight from Amsterdam July 7, he told customs officers he had been out of the country for one month and had traveled to Syria, court documents said. But he actually had been gone for five months and had visited Iraq. He told officers that his digital video discs with images of...
  • Man arrested with suicide note on flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

    07/26/2004 6:20:44 AM PDT · by oswegodeee · 35 replies · 1,808+ views
    5 Eyewitness News ^ | July 25,2004 | 5 Eyewitness News Minneapolis-St. Paul Minn.
    MINNEAPOLIS - The war on terrorism is again at Minnesota's front door after federal authorities arrested a man who they suspect has terrorism ties. Federal sources told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the man was arrested last Wednesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Sources in the Twin Cities and in Washington D.C. said the man arrived on a flight and was taken into federal custody. Along the way, customs agents found disturbing items in his possession. The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that Ali Mohamed Almosaleh is in federal custody in the Twin Cities. He...
  • War on Terrorism: Twin Cities cases

    07/22/2004 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 3 replies · 266+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-04 | star tribune
    Five men from five countries who have lived in the Twin Cities area have been charged or convicted in investigations that stem from the U.S. war on terror. A sixth man was recently arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a suspicious note. None of the cases appear to be connected to each other.
  • Terrorism Dry Runs?

    07/15/2004 5:58:34 PM PDT · by milford421 · 24 replies · 1,531+ views
    Two very interesting stories....Syrian men on flights.
  • Plane passenger with suicide note arrested

    07/14/2004 3:41:19 PM PDT · by mykdsmom · 40 replies · 1,501+ views
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2004 | Kelli Arena and Kevin Bohn
    Customs and Border Patrol agents arrested the passenger, Ali Mohamed Almosaleh, on July 7 in Minneapolis after he was picked randomly for a search, sources said. Agents found Almosaleh to be carrying what they described as a suicide note and DVDs containing "anti-American material," officials said.
  • Airport Exposed: Man accused of dropping pants at security

    07/13/2004 11:07:17 AM PDT · by wallcrawlr · 73 replies · 1,986+ views
    KSTP ^ | 07/13/2004
    MINNEAPOLIS - A United Airlines passenger is accused of dropping his pants at a security checkpoint at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in an extreme example of frustration with airport security. According to police reports, Daryl Miller of Golden Valley was fed up with Transportation Security Administration procedures. When an agent tried to screen him using a security wand, police say he dropped his pants. The police report said Miller was not wearing underwear so his genitals were exposed. The police report says he then told the screener, “There, how do you like your job?” Investigators said Miller had a note...
  • Man arrested with suicide note on flight to Minneapolis

    07/14/2004 11:10:38 AM PDT · by Dog · 46 replies · 4,224+ views
    kstp ^ | July 14 2004 | NA
    MINNEAPOLIS - The war on terrorism is again at Minnesota's front door after federal authorities arrested a man who they suspect has terrorism ties. Federal sources told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the man was arrested last Wednesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Sources in the Twin Cities and in Washington D.C. said the man arrived on a flight and was taken into federal custody. Along the way, customs agents found disturbing items in his possession.The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that Ali Mohamed Almosaleh is in federal custody in the Twin Cities. He was...
  • Man arrested with suicide note on flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International

    07/14/2004 12:04:06 AM PDT · by Lijahsbubbe · 18 replies · 712+ views
    5EyewitnessNews ^ | Updated: 07/14/2004 01:30:11 AM
    The war on terrorism is again at Minnesota's front door. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has discovered federal authorities arrested a man who they suspect has terrorism ties. Federal sources tell us the man was arrested last Wednesday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Sources here in the Twin Cities and in Washington D.C. say that he arrived on a flight and was taken into federal custody. Along the way, customs agents found disturbing items in his possession. The U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Ali Mohamed Almosaleh is in federal custody here in the Twin Cities....