- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham says $11,000 worth of jewelry was taken from her checked luggage and she believes the theft happened at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

Airport spokesman Ron Marsico says Port Authority police are investigating.

Marsico says Ingraham faxed them a theft report at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, saying she had taken a Continental Airlines flight out of Newark and discovered later that her bag had been rifled through. The report says a jewelry bag had been opened and that bracelets, necklaces, rings and a gold cross on a gold chain had been stolen.

The Daily Caller first reported the theft. Ingraham told the website that the cross was from her Catholic baptism, had come from the Vatican and had been blessed by the Pope.