October 21, 2020

Hotel shooting, car theft, flight on bicycle keep KPD busy | Crime

An Oklahoma man is facing charges following a motel shooting incident in Killeen on Friday.

Blaine Mayo Hines, 31, of Sallislaw, Oklahoma, has been charged with deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm, habitation, building or vehicle.

On Friday Killeen Police Department officers were dispatched to a local hotel in response to shots fired, according to a criminal complaint affidavit. At the scene, the front desk clerk told the officers that the occupants of room 117 had been causing a disturbance and that she had heard gunshots.

When officers approached the room, they observed bullet holes in the walls and doors, along with wooden debris on the floor. The officers knocked and then detained two males inside the room, including Hines, as well as located a firearm near the door. The officers spoke with the two males inside the room and other hotel guests, and Hines admitted firing five rounds from his

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Court denies request to dismiss case involving flight refunds, Canadian Transportation Agency – National

A Federal Court of Appeal judge has dismissed an attempt by Canada’s transportation regulator to prevent a hearing on its stance on flight credit for travellers.

Air Passenger Rights, an advocacy group, asked the appeal court in April to order the removal of the Canadian Transportation Agency’s statement on vouchers from its website, which was posted following mass flight cancellations by airlines.

The statement said the agency believes that vouchers or travel credit valid for two years are generally appropriate for airlines to give customers — opposed to refunds — for flights cancelled by carriers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In its application, Air Passenger Rights also asked the court to prohibit members of the regulator from dealing with passenger complaints about refunds, arguing that a reasonable apprehension of bias exists based on the agency’s statements.

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