March 7, 2013 12:09 AM
It's not in for a landing just yet, but come April 25th new rules are coming to a TSA security checkpoint near you. That includes allowing pocket knives on as carry-ons during flights.
There are limits; the knife can't be longer than six centimeters, or wider than half an... more »
May 8, 2012 2:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Security officials say they don't see any immediate need to change screening procedures at airports, despite the discovery of a new kind of "underwear bomb." U.S. officials say a bomb discovered during a covert CIA operation in Yemen is an upgrade from the underwear bomb that failed... more »
December 3, 2011 1:16 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - An 84-year-old New York grandmother says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at a New York City airport.
Lenore Zimmerman says she was on her way to a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She says she was searched after she asked to... more »
November 22, 2011 10:57 PM
Thanksgiving weekend is always the busiest travel time of the year. This year AAA is projecting a 4% increase in the overall number of people traveling over last year and a 2% increase in Thanksgiving airline travel. With that comes a few reminders.
First, if you want to bring... more »
September 2, 2011 6:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the least popular pieces of security equipment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is now part of the Smithsonian's collection at the National Museum of American History - a metal detector from the Transportation Security Administration.
On Thursday, the TSA donated the metal detector,... more »
July 16, 2011 6:03 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Colorado woman who allegedly groped a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix's international airport is facing a felony count of sexual abuse.
Phoenix police say 61-year-old Yukari Mihamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday at... more »
July 11, 2011 8:52 AM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine how a stun gun got aboard a JetBlue plane that landed at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.
The crew was cleaning up after the 10:20 p.m. flight arrived from Boston on Friday and found the stun gun tucked into... more »
April 29, 2011 2:49 PM
The Transportation Security Administration will collaborate with Pike Peak Community College to train employees in security fields.
PPCC will offer a Homeland Security Certificate as well as a two-year degree in Homeland Security.
The partnership was announced today.
April 16, 2011 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is changing air traffic controllers' work schedules following another incident of a controller falling asleep on the job.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it happened early Saturday morning at a radar facility in Miami that handles high altitude air traffic. A controller fell asleep... more »
January 13, 2011 7:33 AM
DENVER (AP) - A former Colorado Springs man has been sentenced to two years in prison for trying to damage a Transportation Security Administration computer after he was told that his job as a data analyst for the federal agency was being eliminated.
The U.S. attorney's office for Colorado... more »
November 30, 2010 10:44 PM
Security wait times? Forget it. If you're willing to pay, one company says you can get through security at Denver International Airport in five minutes. The CLEAR program is back in business after the Transportation Security Administration gave the company the green light.
Here's how it works: Registered members... more »
November 30, 2010 3:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says all 197 airlines that fly to the U.S. are now collecting names, genders and birth dates of passengers so the government can check them against terror watch lists before they fly.
Getting all air carriers that travel to or through the... more »
November 23, 2010 10:39 PM
One woman traveling through the Colorado Springs Airport says when she was patted down at the security checkpoint, it went too far. Karen Bubb has filed a formal complaint against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), according to Colorado Springs Airport Director Mark Earle.
Bubb was traveling through the airport... more »
November 23, 2010 9:08 PM
Patience and cooperation. Those are the two main things you'll need at the nation's airports on Wednesday, typically one of the busiest travel days of the year, according to Randy Petersen, editor of "InsideFlyer" magazine, based in Colorado Springs.
The national debate over enhanced airport security measures has reached... more »
November 23, 2010 3:01 PM
AP-Flights attendants are going to be able to board a plane without a body scan or pat-down, just like the pilots.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed the change on Tuesday after The Associated Press asked about it. On Friday the TSA said pilots could skip the more intense screening,... more »
November 22, 2010 8:17 PM
Colorado Springs City Councilman Sean Paige has begun discussions with airport director Mark Earle to look into the possibility of utilizing private vendors to perform security screenings rather than agents from the Transportation Security Administration.
Paige says he has had e-mail exchanges with Earle, asking him to provide a... more »
November 16, 2010 8:55 PM
The Transportation Security Administration's new security procedures involving advanced X-ray imaging and thorough pat-downs at airports have some people reconsidering holiday travel plans. "I'm thinking twice about it," said Melanie Duke of Colorado Springs.
The new procedures, enacted more than a month ago, have resulted in nationwide debate as... more »
November 1, 2010 8:01 PM
A new Transportation Security Administration policy including "thorough" pat-downs of passengers has some travelers concerned about their privacy, fearing they'll be "groped" in airport security lines.
The new procedures, put into place last week at airports nationwide, require screeners to slide their hands over a passenger's body, including breasts... more »
September 3, 2010 9:23 AM
A father and daughter face charges for allegedly trying to get through Denver International Airport security with a loaded .22-caliber handgun.
James Mueller, 44, faces a charge of illegally providing a gun to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
His daughter, a juvenile, faces... more »
July 30, 2010 11:25 AM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking a Transportation Security Specialist in Colorado Springs.
Starting pay range is $54,000 - $103,000.
Deadline to apply is Aug. 12.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY more »
July 27, 2010 11:16 AM
The head of the Transportation Security Administration is in Southern Colorado today. John Pistole will visit the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, as part of a tour of transportation facilities and airports all across the country. Pistole will meet with employees and view the safety and security demonstrations at the... more »
May 6, 2010 10:21 AM
The Transportation Security Administration says a baggage area at Seattle-Tacoma airport has been evacuated because of a smoking bag.
TSA spokesman Greg Soule says the baggage room and surrounding area have been evacuated out of an abundance of caution. Local law enforcement officials and the FBI are on the... more »
April 27, 2010 3:59 PM
The Transportation Security Administration says a flight from Paris to Atlanta has been diverted to an airport in Maine after federal air marshals responded to a passenger causing a disturbance.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says the plane is an Airbus 320, but he doesn't know how many... more »
March 30, 2010 6:05 PM
A new system to detect explosives in checked bags will be installed at the Colorado Springs Airport.
The new system will consist of an automated baggage belt system that will send checked baggage through Explosive Detection System machines. CT scans will detect explosives and other potentially hazardous materials.
... more »
March 22, 2010 10:11 AM
The government is rolling out its new, beefed up airport security plan in response to the failed Christmas Day attack, and travelers who haven't flown in a while my be surprised. Many spring break travelers are about to have their first encounter with the system that might see travelers scanned,... more »
March 10, 2010 4:31 PM
A Colorado Springs man is accused of trying to corrupt the computers of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). Douglas James Duchak, 46, was indicted by a federal grand jury Monday.He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, if convicted.
Duchak worked at TSA's Colorado Springs... more »
March 5, 2010 12:23 PM
The Transportation Security Administration on has announced nine more U.S. airports that will receive body-scanning technology as the U.S. heightens its effort to detect hidden explosives and contraband.
TSA security director Lee Kair said units will be fielded in the coming months at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; San Jose, Calif.;... more »
January 21, 2010 10:39 AM
Transportation security officials say a US Airways flight has been diverted to Philadelphia International Airport because of a disruptive passenger. US Airways Express Flight 3079 took off Thursday from La Guardia airport in New York bound for Louisville, Ky. It landed without incident in Philadelphia around 9 a.m. A statement... more »
January 20, 2010 1:31 PM
President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration withdrew his name Wednesday, a blow to an administration trying to explain how a man could attempt to blow up a commercial airliner on Christmas Day.
Erroll Southers said he was pulling out because his nomination had become a... more »
January 4, 2010 10:58 AM
A Republican senator who is blocking confirmation of President Barack Obama's choice to head the Transportation Security Administration is accusing Democrats of trying to install Erroll Southers without debate. Interviewed on NBC's "Today" show, Sen. Jim DeMint brushed off accusations by Democrats that he's unnecessarily delaying Southers' confirmation at a... more »
January 2, 2010 12:09 PM
With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search.
But aviation experts say the pat-down is often ineffective, in part because of government rules covering where screeners can put their hands and how frequently they can frisk... more »
December 29, 2009 9:56 AM
Two federal agencies charged with keeping potential terrorists off planes and out of the country remain without their top leaders. The Obama administration took more than eight months to nominate anyone to head the Transportation Security Administration and the Customs and Border Protection agency. Those two agencies will be at... more »