Stories tagged: suicide
Sat., July 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
Late Saturday, May 11 – a day before Mother’s Day – he departed the Walmart store on Colton Street in north Spokane headed somewhere. Perhaps headed home, or maybe to …
Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:27 a.m.
Michelle Carter sent her suicidal boyfriend countless text messages encouraging him to follow through on his plan to take his own life until he actually did. Two years after Carter …
Fri., April 26, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Medical Examiner confirms Amber Alert suspect died from self-inflicted gunshot wound during SWAT standoff
The Whitman County Medical Examiner on Friday confirmed that Justin P. Robertson,
Sun., March 24, 2019, 8:01 p.m.
In the span of one week, two teenagers have died by suicide in Parkland, the community still grieving the loss of 17 teachers and students last year in a deadly …
Sat., March 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide a possibility in unattended deaths of Newport couple
While Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies say murder-suicide is a possibility in the death of a Newport-area elderly couple, they don’t yet know how they died.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Troopers investigate possible suicide in case of man found dead after pickup crashes on I-90 in Spokane
Washington State troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was found dead Monday night in his vehicle after causing a three-car collision on Interstate 90 near downtown Spokane.
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 1:39 p.m.
A young woman who as a teenager encouraged her boyfriend through dozens of text messages to kill himself is responsible for his suicide, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 10:38 p.m.
An officer from the Transportation Security Administration jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida’s busiest airport Saturday, creating panic that brought some security checkpoints to a halt for …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 5 p.m.
John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, died by suicide in Kansas City, Missouri. He was 33.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Trump’s VA vowed to stop veteran suicide. Its leaders failed to spend millions set aside to reach those at risk.
The Trump administration said from its first days that preventing suicide was its top clinical priority for veterans. The performance of its national outreach campaign shows otherwise, though, because of …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
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.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018, 1 a.m.
“The biggest thing was the sense of failure. It’s demoralizing.”
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
While September is National Suicide Prevention Month, every month should represent our community-wide effort to address this issue.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
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.
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.
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
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.
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.
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.”
Sun., July 29, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
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 …
Fri., July 6, 2018, 2:54 a.m.
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.
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 …
Tue., June 12, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
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 …
Sun., June 10, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
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.
Sat., June 9, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
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.
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 …
Mon., May 21, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
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 …