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Chihuahua discovered at LaGuardia Airport after crawling into owner’s suitcase

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Aye Chihuahua!

One sneaky little pup was not ready to be left at home while its owner took a trip, giving LaGuardia Airport workers an early morning surprise.

TSA officers at LaGuardia Airport found the unwanted passenger on Tuesday morning as they were screening luggage in the baggage area and a black hard-sided suitcase triggered an alarm requiring the bag to be inspected, according to authorities.

Inside the suitcase, which was supposed to go through Chicago with a final destination of Los Angeles, officers found a small beige and brown Chihuahua hiding among the contents.

TSA officials worked with the airline to find the owner of the luggage and reunite her with the dog. Just like the TSA officers, the owner was surprised to find her pet and said the pup must have climbed into the suitcase while she packed for her trip and curled up in the clothes.

The passenger then called her husband, who picked up the dog at the airport and took it back home.


Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/10/2011:Ex-Queens resident gets 20 years jail term in wife’s death

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Graphic by Jay Lane

Ex-Queens resident gets 20 years jail term in wife’s death

A former Queens resident has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the choking death and dismemberment of his wife, whose parts were stuffed in a suitcase found by teenagers in a park almost a year later. Read More: Wall Street Journal


Tennis might come back to Forest Hills Stadium

A historic Queens stadium might once again serve up tennis. Reports have revealed the latest bid to save the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium is coming from Stadium Arts Alliance, a nonprofit that wants to redesign the site and convert it into a space for tennis, concerts, art shows and possibly minor league hockey. Read More: Queens Courier


Salmonella cases in NY linked to chicken livers

Dozens of people in New York have been sickened after eating kosher broiled chicken livers that were not fully cooked. Health officials say the liver contaminated with salmonella was manufactured by Schreiber Processing Corp. under the MealMart brand. They say 89 cases of foodborne illness have been linked to the product, including 56 in New York City and 33 in nine upstate counties. The Queens-based company is recalling the product. Read More: Wall Street Journal


Anti-Gang Forum in Elmhurst

Community leaders in Queens say that gangs are a growing influence on teens, so they got together Wednesday evening to give parents some tactical support to help their children. City Councilmember Julissa Ferraras, who organized the meeting, said that gang problem is getting worse and that they are recruiting in middle school and even in elementary schools. Read More: Fox News


Queens Residents Discuss Memories Of Flight 587 Crash Ahead Of 10th Anniversary

It may not look like it at first glance, but Queens’ Belle Harbor is where American Airlines Flight 587 went down. The only recognition is a small plaque that marks the spot, but the memory is still vivid for some. Read More: NY1