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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. law enforcement officials are telling The Associated Press that the Navy contractor identified as the gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and a sleep disorder. He also had been hearing voices in his head, the officials said.
    
Aaron Alexis, 34, had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for his mental problems, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation in the case was continuing. The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance that Alexis had from his earlier time in the Navy Reserves.
    
Family members told investigators that Alexis was being treated for his mental issues.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Twenty-four hours before the game between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and Saint Mary’s Gael’s tipped off, more than a hundred students were pitching tents on a grass field outside of the McCarthey Athletic Center. “It’s on the bucket list of every Gonzaga student,” said Sophomore Joey Nichols. “It’s absolutely worth it.” It’s absolutely worth it for Nichols and his group of friends because their persistence paid off. 

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    Thursday, January 18 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-19 02:29:01 GMT

    YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Yakima County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a woman missing since Tuesday. 69-year-old Linda Casey suffers from Alzheimer's and is believed to be in danger.  Casey is 5 ft, 115 lbs. She was last seen on 80 Buckeye Lane in Naches and is believed to be driving a 2014 silver Hyundai Sonata.  Anyone with information is asked to call Yakima County Sheriff's Office at (509) 574-2500. 

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