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VIRGINIA

Man who killed sailor faced charges before

The Navy said Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, 35, drove onto Naval Station Norfolk on Monday night, parked his 2002 Freightliner near a pier and walked onto the USS Mahan. It says he disarmed the ship’s petty officer of the watch and used her weapon to kill another sailor who stepped in to protect her in a shootout. Savage was killed by Navy security forces.

Killed in the shooting was 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown, Md. Navy officials have said there’s no indication the attack was planned or had any link to terrorism.

TEXAS

Deaf couple upset after airline employee insult

DALLAS (AP) – A deaf couple is upset over a note that an American Airlines employee attached to one of their bags, referring to the pair as “deaf and dumb.”

James Moehle and Angela Huckaby were returning home to Houston from a vacation in Hawaii when one of their bags was misplaced by the airline. When it was delivered later, a handwritten note attached to the bag read, “Please Text Deaf And Dumb.”

Airline spokesman Casey Norton said Friday that the employee who wrote the note did not intend to insult anyone and will go through sensitivity training.

One of the couple’s bags was misplaced on the final leg of the couple’s journey home, from Dallas to Houston. In such cases, American uses another company to delivery late-arriving baggage to passengers.

Norton said an American employee who is not a native English speaker scrawled the note to alert a delivery driver that he should contact the couple by text message when delivering the bag.

ILLINOIS

Train operator worked 69 hours week before

CHICAGO – The operator of the CTA train that jumped a platform and climbed an escalator at O’Hare International Airport had worked 69 hours in the week before Monday’s crash, the rail union chief said Friday, saying the agency’s way of scheduling workers needs to be changed.

The operator has told investigators she “dozed off” just before the train hit a post, catapulted onto the platform and scaled an escalator early Monday morning. More than 30 people were injured, none seriously.

Robert Kelly, head of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308, said the operator was working “extra board,” meaning she called in around 4:30 p.m. each day to learn her shift.

“That’s the life on the extra board,” the union chief said. “We have a problem with it. It’s been a concern of ours.

Kelly also questioned why an automated braking system did not stop the train.

– Chicago Tribune

GEORGIA

Teen on spree arrested after banking error

DANIELSVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a Georgia teen is under arrest, accused of spending about $25,000 that a bank accidentally deposited into his account.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department said Steven Fields, 18, of Hull turned himself in Friday.

The department said a teller at a bank in Hull inadvertently deposited a check for approximately $31,000 into the wrong account. Authorities say the money was spent on purchases at a car dealership, various stores and a fast-food restaurant.

Authorities say there was an effort to come to an agreement but Fields said he couldn’t repay the money.