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Credit union pledges donation after slaying

A local credit union will match the first $5,000 donated to a fund for the children of Spokane Valley murder victim Rebecca Schiering.


Credit union to match donations for murder victim’s children

A local credit union will match the first $5,000 donated to a fund for the children of murder victim Rebecca Schiering.


Suspect found dead after 1 killed, 2 injured

An attack at a Spokane Valley home early Sunday left a woman dead, one son on life support and a second son with a slashed neck. The suspected killer was …


Shooting on Tubbs Hill

A hiker on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene called police to report finding the body of a woman on a trail just before 2 p.m. today, said Lt. Rob Turner …


Plenty of warning signs when teens consider suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has lately been in the news. Cornell …


Fewer veteran suicides reported

The number of suicides among veterans in the Spokane region dropped dramatically last year, according to newly released records. In response to a Spokesman-Review request for information, the Spokane Veterans …


Helping kids to cope

Some 16 percent of sixth-graders in Washington state had seriously considered suicide and 5 percent had tried to kill themselves, a 2008 statewide survey found. Suicide is the second leading …


Woman in serious condition after train crash

Spokane Valley firefighters provided advanced life support Tuesday when Maria L. Walsh’s minivan was broadsided by a train going 48 mph. But they didn’t have to cut apart the mangled …


Documents: Suicidal man shot by police had pellet gun

A reportedly suicidal man shot by Spokane Valley police Friday was armed with a pellet gun that resembles a Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol, newly filed documents show.


Man shot by police remains hospitalized

The man shot by Spokane Valley police Friday remains in stable but serious condition at a local hospital, police said today.


Officers shoot Valley man

Police shot a Spokane Valley man they described as suicidal after he confronted two officers outside his home Friday. The 27-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Friday night, said …


Veteran, wife died from single gunshot wounds

An Iraqi war veteran and his wife found dead early Saturday in Republic both died of single gunshot wounds, authorities said today.


Man arrested after chase in North Idaho

North Idaho law officers pursued a high-speed vehicle Wednesday night and eventually arrested a man who had threatened suicide.


Spokane VA will boost psychiatric staffing

Amid a revolt by its staff psychiatrists, the Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center has begun expanding a behavioral health department strained by an increasing number of veterans seeking help.


Lawsuit filed over murder-suicide at CdA apartments

A landlord shot to death by a tenant in Coeur d’Alene two years ago should have been trained on how to deal with dangerous renters, a lawsuit filed this week …


Wrongful death alleged in suicide

The wife of a man who killed himself in a hospital bathroom while he was on suicide watch in 2008 has filed a wrongful death suit against Providence Health and …


Surprising number of teens think they’ll die young

A surprising number of teenagers — nearly 15 percent — think they’re going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior, new research suggests.


Military suicides a vexing enemy

WASHINGTON – It was just past midnight in Afghanistan when Brig. Gen. Mark Milley appeared on the video screen in the Pentagon conference room to brief some of the Army’s …


Roads closed after man jumps off I-90 bridge in CdA

A man has died this afternoon after jumping from Veterans Memorial Bridge on Interstate 90 east of Coeur d’Alene.


Police: Man who fell from Parkade committed suicide

Spokane police today said that a man who fell to his death from the Parkade garage in downtown on Wednesday committed suicide.


Jail suicide victim was B.C. man suspected of transporting pot

A Canadian man who hanged himself in a Spokane County Jail cell Friday was there on suspicion of delivering 350 pounds of marijuana to undercover DEA agents in northern Washington, …


Edward Wasserman: Silence on suicide a disservice

Suicide is a topic that the news media, so often accused of exploiting misery, handle with unique reserve. Most newsrooms don’t cover suicides at all unless they happen in a …


Into the light

The thing most on Sandy Ross’s mind, the thing this mother cannot forget, is the one thing people around her tried their hardest not to discuss with her. It was …


Deaths shock tenants

Though hundreds live in the Park Place Apartments in north Coeur d’Alene, tenants describe it as a tight-knit community run by strict but good-hearted people. “This is a small community. …


Jumper’s past played role in police actions

Tired and ready for resolution, Spokane police negotiators called an officer who already had experience talking Josh Levy down from suicide attempts. What he told them changed their strategy in …


Police feared ‘dramatic ending’

Spokane police made the decision to Taser a bridge jumper Friday after learning he allegedly had attempted to pull an officer over with him during a previous suicide attempt elsewhere, …


11 shots struck Calder family

Eleven bullets pierced the four people involved in a family shootout last week in Calder, Idaho. An autopsy Monday revealed that Rick Turner had been shot four times by his …


Man Apparently Jumps From Bridge

A man is believed to have jumped to his death from the Sunset Bridge into Latah Creek during rush hour traffic Tuesday, police said. Witnesses said the unidentified man was …


Gunman Kills 4, Self At Lottery Office Accountant Had Been On Stress-Related Leave

State lottery workers comfort each other outside lottery headquaters in Newington, Conn., on Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Prolific Songwriter Bob Merrill Dies At 74 “Funny Girl” Among His Many Popular Broadway Musicals

Bob Merrill, one of Tin Pan Alley’s most prolific tunesmiths who wrote music or lyrics or both for several popular Broadway musicals including “Funny Girl” and had the nation tapping …