Stories tagged: suicide
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
The death of a woman who drowned in the Spokane River, and whose body was found early Friday morning, has been a ruled a suicide by the Spokane County Medical …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Klara Bowman grew up in Spokane and pursued a career as a kindergarten teacher, but she was fired early this year from Larchmont Elementary in Tacoma when she was found …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 7:43 p.m.
A flight instructor and a student pilot had an altercation inside the cockpit of a small plane, and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before the …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 6:12 p.m.
Spokane police are called to help someone who’s thinking about committing suicide an average of three times a day, according to a new department report. The report analyzed the 556 …
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Idaho’s suicide rate has long been far above the national average; the state had the 9th highest suicide rate in the country in 2014. But now, it has something it …
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
Between 1999 and 2014, the number of middle-aged white women dying annually from opiate overdoses shot up 400 percent, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Centers …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:27 p.m.
A Montana suicide study panel is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation next year requiring mandatory depression screening of all school children starting at age 11.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
A 75-year-old woman whose roommate died in a fiery suicide has been indicted on a charge she provided help.
Sat., July 2, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
A teenager who sent her boyfriend dozens of text messages encouraging him to take his own life and told him to “get back in” a truck filled with carbon monoxide …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
An average of 22 veterans commit suicide every day, according to a national awareness movement called #22KILL.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 4:45 p.m.
Police confirmed that one person jumped from a suspension bridge in Riverfront Park on Thursday afternoon.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
A man is dead at the House of Charity after approaching police with a knife lodged in his body, urging officers to “kill me, kill me,” witnesses said.
Wed., April 27, 2016, 8 p.m.
Suicides and accidental drug overdoses hit their highest levels since 2009 in Spokane County, mirroring sharp national increases in both types of death over the past several years.
Tue., April 26, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Police were puzzled over a mysterious death in the Pedicord Hotel.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
Authorities have identified a man with a history of disputes as the shooter who killed a man, wounded another then killed himself at Eugene’s Emerald Park.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 7:05 a.m.
Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 7:04 a.m.
MONTROSE, Colo. – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of …
Sun., April 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago A Great Northern brakeman and three “hoboes” were injured when a Spokane-bound freight train derailed near Glacier National Park and badly damaged a bridge.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 6:35 a.m.
Police say a northeast Georgia man shot three people – killing one of them – before killing himself.
UPDATED: Sat., March 12, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
The Zero Suicide conference brought together about 500 health care professionals, law enforcement officers, people who have lost family members to suicide and others to talk about prevention in Spokane …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:44 a.m.
The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Long-sought state funding for Idaho’s suicide prevention hotline and for the state’s suicide prevention plan won overwhelming support from the Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
An Idaho woman is facing felony charges after police say she tried to shock detectives with a stun gun.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Many Americans are discouraged, and politicians are out of touch.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
London-born model and TV actor Sam Sarpong has died in Southern California after jumping to his death from a bridge.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago A man’s lifeless body was found hanging in a men’s room in a Portland park. Police suspected it was Lloyd W. Chick, who had …