Stories tagged: suicide
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
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.
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.
Sun., March 25, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sun., March 25, 2018
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 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.
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 said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
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 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.
Police said a Springfield charter school principal who killed himself Thursday is under investigation for sexual misconduct allegations involving a minor.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Fidel Castro’s oldest son was mourned in Cuba on Friday after the unusually public announcement of his suicide following a long depression.
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
The eldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
The AR-15-style rifle that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski used to kill himself came from a former teammate, Pullman Police announced on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:08 p.m.
Tyler Hilinski’s suicide underscores the need for mental health programs on college campuses, House committee says.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 12:10 p.m.
After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
The ex-wife of a former Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative …
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
Former Idaho State Rep. Brandon Hixon, who resigned last November amidst a criminal investigation into sexual abuse, has committed suicide, House Speaker Scott Bedke confirmed Tuesday morning.
Tue., Jan. 9, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases
State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
YouTube star Logan Paul has stepped away from posting videos following an outcry when he uploaded images of what appeared to be the body of someone who killed themselves in …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco police officer who killed himself after being pulled over by police in a neighboring city was under investigation for child sexual abuse in Las …