Stories tagged: death
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 2:27 p.m.
Two former Spokane Valley fire captains died in December. In both cases, long-term exposure to toxins may be to blame.
For the second time in less than a week, the Spokane Valley Fire Department has announced the death of a former fire captain, and again, work-related exposure to toxins is …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
Officers found Richard White’s body facedown on the floor of his kitchen, with a pool of blood under his torso. His housemate “either truly believed, or acted like, he did …
Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 7:51 p.m.
For most of her life, Trudi Lee Clark wondered what happened to her sister, Janice Marie Hannigan. Lee Clark, whose search for her missing sister intensified after her parents passed …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
The growing interest in the topic is seen in death cafes, death doulas, the “death positive” movement, hospice work and even the End-of-Life University. There are special decks of cards …
Tue., Dec. 25, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month.
Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
A federal judge in Washington awarded $500 million in damages to the family of Otto Warmbier, an Ohio student who died after being detained in North Korea for more than …
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
Owen Williams and his wife befriended their octogenarian neighbor, Ken Watson, when they moved into their home in Wales three years ago. Watson became a grandfather figure to their daughter. …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies discovered a body Monday morning in a wooded area near the Walmart in Hayden.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
The mayor of Lapwai was the victim of a fatal crash that occurred near the south entrance of the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge Monday afternoon.
Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 10 a.m.
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Yakima County Jail inmate early Monday morning as a homicide, according to a news release.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Life after death: Recompose, a soil-based alternative to burial and cremation, moves closer to reality
Today, Recompose – which would convert human remains to soil – is still just a concept. But it’s approaching reality, with scientific testing done at Washington State University and legislative …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 9:02 p.m.
A pedestrian died in the hospital Friday after being hit by a car in the vicinity of the 2600 block of 29 Avenue, according to a Spokane Police Department news …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Washington State Department of Transportation workers found a decomposed body Thursday morning near the Medical Lake off ramp of Interstate 90, on the south side of the freeway.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
A soldier was killed Sunday in a local training incident, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division confirmed Monday.
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
A woman’s death from the flu this week is the first in Spokane County this year, according to Spokane Regional Health District. She was in her 70s and had an …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Drop in adult flu vaccinations was likely a factor in last season’s record-breaking deaths, illnesses
Fewer than four out of 10 adults in the United States got flu shots last winter, the lowest rate in seven seasons and one likely reason why the 2017-2018 season …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Two visitors died in a fall from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park, an official said.
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 2:33 p.m.
Still more than 1,000 miles from their goal of reaching the United States, a caravan of Central American migrants briefly halted their arduous journey Tuesday to mourn a fellow traveler …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Monday that “rogue killers” could be responsible for a Saudi journalist’s disappearance after a personal phone call in which Trump said Saudi Arabia’s King Salman strongly …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
‘I’m sure he was trying to come home’: Former Shock player Ellison dies on side of road in California
A former starting linebacker and defensive back for Spokane Shock arena football team died last Thursday due to unknown causes on the freeway in San Fernando Valley, according to the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 6:08 p.m.
A body was discovered Friday afternoon near the Rockwood Retirement community on the South Hill.
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
These women are a few of the faces of the death and disappearances of Native American women.
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
The watchdog arm of the Idaho Legislature is looking into complaints about mistreatment of people with severe disabilities who live at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in Nampa.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 10 a.m.
A U.S. service member has been killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to a statement Monday from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 9:56 p.m.
Rob Tibbetts said his family still needs time to mourn, and he asked for continued privacy. But he said he felt compelled to speak because politicians were using his daughter’s …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 10:10 p.m.
A woman inmate at the Spokane County Jail was pronounced dead at a local hospital Saturday evening after being found unresponsive in her cell.