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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Ex-boyfriend killed former Pullman High track star, police say

An ex-Pullman High track star was shot and killed on University of Utah campus by a former boyfriend, who was found dead hours later inside a church Tuesday, authorities said.


Survive: Paul

“The biggest thing was the sense of failure. It’s demoralizing.”


Junior Seau’s children settle with NFL over his 2012 suicide

The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over the popular San Diego linebacker’s 2012 suicide. The confidential settlement comes …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 9:51 p.m.

Suicide rates on the rise in Idaho, Mountain West

At the center of it all, doling out wristbands and comforting words, were siblings Kayla and Koby Gardner, who lost their brother Skyler to suicide in March. The Gardners organized …


Dr. Bob Lutz: Every month should represent community-wide effort to address suicide

While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should represent our community-wide effort to address this issue.


Spokane County Jail deaths heighten staffing concerns; march planned to highlight problem

Community members are planning to march this evening from Salem Lutheran Church to the Spokane County Courthouse to draw attention to the deaths of inmates at the county jail.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 10:43 a.m.

Sister identifies eighth inmate to die in Spokane County custody

The Spokane County Jail inmate who died Saturday evening was Cindy Lou Hill, a 55-year-old mother of two, her older sister said Monday.


Police: Suspect in fatal shooting commits suicide

Authorities say an eastern Idaho man pursued by police following a fatal shooting at a trailer park killed himself after being surrounded by law enforcement officers.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 9:50 a.m.

Police: Suspect in Bush’s doctor’s death killed himself

A man accused of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors killed himself when confronted by authorities, police said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Lady Gaga collaborator known as Zombie Boy dead at 32

A talent agency has confirmed the death of a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video “Born This Way.”


Her 8-year-old son committed suicide and she says the Yakima Valley desperately needs treatment options for children

The rates of mental illness in young children statewide is hard to quantify as state mental health studies have focused on kids over age 12. Nationally, the most recent study …


Veterans advocates use cannabis to reduce suicide, PTSD

When Patrick Seifert learned 22 U.S. veterans were committing suicide daily, it changed his world and inspired him to do more.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Fatal shooting in north Spokane doesn’t appear to be homicide

A man died of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon outside a convenience store in north Spokane, but police said they were not looking for suspects, suggesting the death could have …


Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a …


Sheriff: Jailed immigrant killed self despite camera, checks

A Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail despite guards checking on him every half-hour and a camera in his padded cell, authorities say.


Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide

A Honduran migrant separated from his wife and child under the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy was found dead in his Texas jail cell last month, officials said.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Families reeling after three men hang themselves with bedsheets in Spokane County Jail during past year

In the past 12 months, three men have died after hanging themselves with bedsheets in the Spokane County Jail. Their families believe warning signs were missed or not taken seriously …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Fire crews unable to recover woman’s body from raging Spokane River

Spokane firefighters tried for several hours Tuesday morning to recover the body of a woman who reportedly jumped from the Monroe Street Bridge. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the call …


Ex-Playboy centerfold pushed 7-year-old son before suicide plunge from NYC hotel

The ex-Playboy model who leapt to her death from her Manhattan hotel penthouse suite pushed her 7-year-old son out of the 25th-floor window before taking the plunge herself, police said …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with 7-year-old son

A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Legendary Coeur d’Alene coach Dean Lundblad dies of apparent suicide

Retired Coeur d’Alene High School teacher and Idaho Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Lundblad died after jumping from the towering Veterans Memorial Centennial Bridge on Tuesday, according to witnesses.


78 percent of gun deaths in Washington are by suicide. A new program to change that targets gun owners.

As student activists from Parkland, Florida have put a national spotlight on school shootings and gun violence, an unlikely coalition of public health workers and members of the gun industry …


Experts to discuss suicide prevention at North Central High School

A panel of experts will speak March 29 at North Central High School during the school district’s second annual Community Suicide Prevention Symposium. The event also will feature a resource …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Principal of Coeur d’Alene High School dies in apparent suicide

The school district said Troy Schueller died Wednesday afternoon at Kootenai Health. Faculty were notified during an after-school meeting.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Authorities say man kills himself near White House

Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018, 7:09 p.m.

Pullman psychologist accused of sexual assault found dead of suspected suicide in Whitman County Jail

A Pullman therapist and psychologist arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault was found dead in his Whitman County Jail cell Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Rose McGowan wishes ‘solace’ for family of late manager

Rose McGowan has broken a days-long silence to express sympathy over the suicide of her former manager, whose family has criticized the actress and activist.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Accused Oregon principal bought gun before death, causing lockdown

Police said a Springfield charter school principal who killed himself Thursday is under investigation for sexual misconduct allegations involving a minor.