Stories tagged: suicide
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 …
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.