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Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide left notes saying they couldn’t afford medical care, police say

A Washington state couple whom authorities believe died by murder-suicide reportedly left several notes expressing worry that they could not afford treatment for the wife’s severe medical issues.

Gunman could have been arrested rather than ticketed before killing neighbor in Bigelow Gulch incident

Hours before he shot and killed a 29-year-old father of two, 61-year-old Dave Cholewinski pointed the same weapon at a group of people during a heated argument.

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 9:30 p.m.

Fund for family of victim in last week’s fatal shooting near Orchard Prairie raises more than $29,000

Benjamin Grosser, a 29-year-old father of two, was shot and killed by his neighbor David Cholewinski, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Investigators: Shooter had road rage, referenced victim’s workers as ‘likely illegals”

A shooting near Orchard Prairie that left one man dead and another in critical condition was an attempted murder-suicide, deputies said Friday.

100 years ago in Seattle: Every union member prepares to strike in support of shipyard workers

Last-minute attempts to avoid a general strike in Seattle failed, and the city was bracing for the worst.

Police: Woman shot to death in possible murder-suicide

Authorities say a woman was shot to death and man was found dead in a possible suicide after a standoff southeast of Seattle in Covington.

5 relatives dead in murder-suicide; 3 at Texas nursing home

Police were trying to determine a motive Saturday after they said a man fatally shot four family members at two locations, including his father and stepmother inside a Texas nursing …

Ada County Coroner identifies 2 people found dead in what police say may be murder-suicide

The two people found dead Thursday inside a Meridian home after what police suspect was a murder-suicide have been identified by the Ada County Coroner’s Office.

Man, woman die in murder-suicide in Canyon County shooting

Both the man and woman involved in Monday’s shooting that sheriff’s deputies are calling a domestic violence situation died Tuesday, according to a Canyon County Sheriff’s Office release from Chief …

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 2:21 p.m.

Son injures mother in Okanogan County attempted murder-suicide

Okanogan County Sheriff’s deputies say a shooting that left a woman injured and a man dead appeared to be an attempted murder-suicide.

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Airman shoots toddlers, their mother before killing himself

Authorities say a member of the U.S. Air Force in Washington state fatally shot his two young children and their mother before killing himself.

Police: Sailor fatally stabbed wife, then hung himself

Authorities in western Washington have identified a couple killed in a murder-suicide.

100 years ago in North Idaho: Investigators determine that dad killed wife, 3 children by slashing their throats

Investigators determined that Mike Kelly of Rose Lake, Idaho, was responsible for the deaths of his wife, his three children, and himself. All five bodies were found in their house …

Police: Couple and adult son dead in possible murder-suicide

Authorities say a Washington couple and their adult son were found dead in their home in an apparent double murder-suicide.

Park hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’

Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and …

Whitman County authorities say financial woes may have prompted murder-suicide

Whitman County authorities now say money, not mercy, appears to have motivated a woman to kill her husband before turning the gun on herself.

Couple dead after apparent murder-suicide in rural Whitman County

A couple in their 60s died in an apparent murder-suicide Tuesday morning in a rural town in Whitman County.

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, …

UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

Teacher, boy die when husband opens fire in California class

A man walked into his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom in San Bernardino and opened fire without saying a word, killing her and an 8-year-old student before shooting himself in …

Authorities: Victims appear to be part of murder-suicide

Five people, including three children, found dead in a burned home in western Oregon appear to have been part of a murder-suicide, authorities said Friday.

Police: Oregon coach who killed 3 had large amount of pills

Investigators found an “incredible amount of pills” to treat anxiety and depression at the home of a volunteer high school wrestling coach who last month killed himself, the teenage son …

2 coaches dead in apparent murder-suicide; teen’s body found

Two Oregon high school wrestling coaches, lifelong friends, are dead in an apparent murder-suicide and the body of a teenager who was last seen alive with one of them was …

100 years ago in Spokane: Man convicted of blackmailing mining tycoon August Paulsen

From our archives, 100 years ago A jury quickly convicted J.O. Dahl, 23, of blackmailing mining tycoon August Paulsen.

Fourth victim in Washington state murder-suicide identified

Authorities in Washington state have released the name of the fourth victim in a standoff that left five people dead, including the gunman.

Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of Spokane Valley couple

The Spokane Valley couple reported missing after their Spokane Valley home was damaged in an arson fire Thursday both died of gunshot wounds to the head.

Vigil after murder-suicide draws families of couple

A candlelight vigil held in Franklin Park Thursday was not only meant to honor murder victim Sheena Henderson, it was meant to honor her husband, Christopher Henderson, who shot her …

Deaconess Hospital gunman was a former police officer

The man who shot his wife to death before killing himself on the Deaconess Hospital campus had worked as a police officer in Missouri and told sheriff’s deputies just hours …

Man shoots woman at Deaconess Hospital, turns gun on self

A domestic violence attack on the Deaconess Hospital campus that left two dead Tuesday is the latest in a growing number of similar workplace shootings nationwide. The Spokane shooting remains …

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, 4:02 p.m.

Police identify two dead in murder-suicide

Authorities have released the identities of the two people dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Hayden. Kootenai County Sheriff’s detectives believe Daryl R. Clark, 43, shot his wife, Tina M. …

2 dead in weekend shooting in Pinehurst

PINEHURST, Idaho — The Idaho State Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in northern Idaho that left a man and his son dead.