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  • UPDATE: 13 Dead, Including Gunman, In Navy Yard Shooting

    UPDATE: 13 Dead, Including Gunman, In Navy Yard Shooting

    Monday, September 16 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-09-17 02:51:33 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says authorities believe there was only a lone gunman responsible for the Navy Yard shooting rampage that left 13 people dead.

     
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says authorities believe there was only a lone gunman responsible for the Navy Yard shooting rampage that left 13 people dead. Authorities had earlier said they were searching for a possible second suspect. Mayor Vincent Gray says the 12 shooting victims range in age from 46 to 73 years old. The gunman, identified as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was also killed. GET MORE DETAILS INSIDE OF THE STORY>>>More >>

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 The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance that Alexis had from his earlier time in the Navy Reserves.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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  • Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th.

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    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 18th.

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  • The Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland

    The Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Maryland

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:10 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:10:21 GMT

    EDGEWOOD, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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    EDGEWOOD, Md. - A Maryland sheriff says three people have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting at an office park in the northeastern part of the state. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler identified the shooter Wednesday morning as 37-year-old Radee Labeeb Prince. He says Prince opened fire with a handgun and police are looking for him. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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  • Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

    Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:38:22 GMT
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    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car's driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, traveling about 75 feet (23 meters) and then slamming into the newspaper's office. No one in the office was hurt. The crash shattered two first-floor windows and knoc...

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    PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car's driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, traveling about 75 feet (23 meters) and then slamming into the newspaper's office. No one in the office was hurt. The crash shattered two first-floor windows and knoc...

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  • PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    PHOTOS: Bomb-sniffing CIA dog fired for not sniffing bombs

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:56:06 GMT

    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

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    WASHINGTON - You know they old saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."  Some aren't fortunate enough (or brave enough) to live by that motto, but a pup in training to sniff out explosives in the CIA obviously wasn't digging what she was doing, so she's moving on. Hopefully to something she enjoys more. 

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  • Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

    Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:21:04 GMT

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The trend of raising backyard chickens is causing a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases. Since January, nearly 1,000 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks in 48 states. More than 200 were hospitalized and one person died. The Centers for Disease Control says that toll was four times higher than in 2015.

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    DES MOINES, Iowa - The trend of raising backyard chickens is causing a soaring number of illnesses from poultry-related diseases. Since January, nearly 1,000 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks in 48 states. More than 200 were hospitalized and one person died. The Centers for Disease Control says that toll was four times higher than in 2015.

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  • Convictions of Kettle Falls 5 may soon be erased

    Convictions of Kettle Falls 5 may soon be erased

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:58:54 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The convictions of some Washington residents for growing marijuana near Kettle Falls may soon be erased. That's after federal prosecutors say they shouldn't have spent money on the trial of the so-called Kettle Falls Five.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The convictions of some Washington residents for growing marijuana near Kettle Falls may soon be erased. That's after federal prosecutors say they shouldn't have spent money on the trial of the so-called Kettle Falls Five. The Spokesman-Review says that decision came more than two years after prosecutors convinced a federal judge they had the authority to try the medical marijuana growers.

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