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Man kills 2 women, shoots self after fleeing cops, police say

Police say a man fatally shot two women at a Lacey home, then fled in a car with children, leading officers on a chase before crashing and shooting himself.


Montana police officer kills wife, self at home

A Bozeman police officer killed his wife and himself at their home on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Murder-suicide suspected in arson fire of Spokane Valley home

Evidence found in the remains of a Spokane Valley house fire last week suggests Bobby Kihara set fire to his home after shooting his wife and dogs before turning a …


Boyfriend shoots at couple in bed, then kills himself

A Benton City man is dead after breaking into an apartment and shooting at a couple in bed before turning the gun on himself.


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 10:32 p.m.

Investigation into Spokane Valley deaths points to murder-suicide

Spokane County Sheriff’s investigators continue to work under the theory that a Spokane Valley man shot his wife, two dogs and then turned the gun on himself. The bodies were …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington’s death

The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before.


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:44 p.m.

Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre ‘Blue Whale’ online challenge that’s alarming schools

Fifteen-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez was a soon-to-be sophomore who just joined the ROTC program at his high school. But on July 8, Gonzalez’ father Jorge stepped into his son’s bedroom in …


State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in …


New Oregon law will screen patients for suicide risk before release

Hospitals in Oregon will no longer be able to release patients who come into the emergency room in mental health crisis without first taking steps to prevent suicide and find …


UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:27 p.m.

Woman convicted for urging her boyfriend to commit suicide

Putting a modern spin on the definition of manslaughter, a Massachusetts judge found Michelle Carter guilty in the death of an 18-year-old friend she had instructed to kill himself in …


Police investigating mother’s role in daughter’s suicide

Authorities are investigating a mother’s role in the 2016 suicide of her daughter in a motel room.


Pedestrian dies after jumping into Eastern Oregon traffic

Oregon State Police say a 23-year-old man died when he jumped in front of an SUV on Highway 395 near Pilot Rock.


Autopsy: Drugs taken by Chris Cornell didn’t cause death

Toxicology tests showed the presence of barbiturates, caffeine and lorazepam, also known as Ativan, for relief of anxiety. The report also lists naloxone, an anti-opioid drug, and a decongestant.


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Investigators believe man, woman found in Coeur d’Alene apartment died in murder-suicide

A man and woman found dead Thursday afternoon at a Coeur d’Alene apartment likely died in a murder-suicide. The bodies were found after other residents at the Falls Creek complex, …


Montana broadcasters launch campaign to combat suicides

Montana broadcasters will begin airing public service spots aimed at increasing awareness of the signs of suicide and the help that is available.


100 years ago today in Spokane: Prominent widow dies in Spokane River; plans for Centennial Mill announced

A 72-year-old woman – described by the paper as a “deranged” widow – ended her life in the way she had foretold, by throwing herself in the Spokane River. She …


Prosecutor: Bullet meant for suicide killed girlfriend

Alaska authorities found one shell casing after a man tried to shoot and kill himself but the bullet passed through his head and took the life of his girlfriend, a …


UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 8:13 p.m.

A suicide at age 8? Very rare, but not inconceivable

Suicides are rare among children so young, but not unheard of. Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show an average of 14 suicides per year nationwide …


Dr. Kent Hoffman: Handle ‘13 Reasons Why’ with care

The best-case scenario for this series is that teens and parents will look at it together and openly discuss its many implications.


Ohio coroner reopens case in suicide of bullied 8-year-old

An Ohio coroner has reopened its investigation into an 8-year-old boy’s suicide, and his school district is expected to release video showing a bully knocking him unconscious two days before …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Attorneys say 8-year-old in Ohio was assaulted by classmate before killing himself

School officials never told the mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself that another student had thrown him against the wall two days earlier and knocked him unconscious …


The Latest: Police: 2 die in shooting at Dallas-area college

A police spokesman says the suspected gunman and a second person are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the campus of a community college in suburban Dallas.


Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide

Facebook says it will hire another 3,000 people to review videos and posts of crime and other questionable content following murders shown live on its site.


Gun bill intended to prevent suicides moves forward in Oregon

People considered at risk of suicide could have their guns taken away under a bill approved by the Oregon Senate.


Montana governor signs suicide prevention bill

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill that allocates $1 million for suicide prevention over the next two years.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live

Police in Thailand say a man upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself.


‘13 Reasons Why’ depicts a graphic suicide; experts say there’s a problem with that

The “Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide,” a list of guidelines for media outlets developed by suicide prevention experts and journalists, emphasizes that suicide is usually the result of multiple causes, …


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:32 a.m.

Deaths of despair: Millennials turn to drugs, suicide in unforgiving job market

Ryan Johnson was 22 when he succumbed to a heroin addiction that had intensified as the Erie, Pennsylvania, high school graduate grew disillusioned with his future. His mother found him …


After hundreds of suicides off Golden Gate Bridge, new net could save lives

The Golden Gate Bridge is among the most photographed bridges in the world, recognized internationally as a majestic symbol of San Francisco, and the United States. But for decades, and …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 12:17 a.m.

Anti-suicide bill moves forward in Montana Legislature

Alarmed by suicide rates persistently among the highest in the nation, Montana lawmakers moved closer Saturday to sending legislation to Gov. Steve Bullock authorizing $1 million to address a crisis …