What we’re reading: TSA accuses four-year-old of carrying a gun, TSA officers smuggling drugs, 10 reasons to visit Vegas

by Stephanus Surjaputra on April 26, 2012

Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security

Passengers have long complained about how TSA operates, including how they pick people for secondary screening. In this instance, TSA officers at the Wichita, Kan., airport accused a four-year- old girl of carrying a gun after she hugged her grandmother, who had just set off the scanner alarm and they couldn’t determine what caused it to go off.

Isabella then, according to her mother, “excitedly ran over to give her [grandmother] a hug, as children often do. They made very brief contact, no longer than a few seconds.”

Ms. Brademeyer wrote: “It was implied, several times, that my mother, in their brief two-second embrace, had passed a handgun to my daughter.”

TSA screeners indicted for allegedly taking bribes for drug shipments

Two current and two former TSA security screeners at LAX were indicted on the charge of accepting cash payments to allow illegal drugs to go through X-ray scanners.

The federal indictment also includes charges against three alleged drug couriers, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

KNX 1070′s Ron Kilgore reports three of the screeners were working at LAX while the alleged crimes took place last year, while a fourth agent allegedly set things up to get it through security.

In addition to the current and former Transportation Security Administration officials, one alleged drug courier is currently in state custody, and another suspected drug courier is expected to surrender Thursday.

10 reasons to visit Las Vegas now

Looking for a reason to visit Las Vegas? How bout 10? The Victoria (BC) Times Colonist tells you why you should go.

10. The shows must go on

The best ones are still going to cost you — the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil show, “LOVE” (it’s the Beatles one), just recently started offering locals discounts, while for the rest of us, tickets are still running $99 and up.

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