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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 …


Investigation Finds Mother Intentionally Drove Family Into Lake

A distraught mother who struggled with financial and marital difficulties steered the family car into a lake, drowning herself and her three young children, police concluded Wednesday. The bodies of …


Man Found In Fire Killed Himself

A man whose body was found in a burning apartment Saturday died of self-inflicted wounds, Spokane police reported. Firefighters found the 37-year-old man in a bathroom at 2937 E. Queen …


Man Found Dead After Apartment Fire Victim Was Seen Carrying Propane Tank Earlier In Day

Firefighters responding to a fire at a Hillyard apartment Saturday found a man’s partially burned body inside the bathroom. A neighbor reported the fire at 2937 E. Queen just after …


Golfer Shoots Manager, Kills Self

A former professional golfer who was reprimanded for his behavior on a public course shot the course manager in the chest Wednesday and then killed himself in the pro shop. …


Inmate Who Killed Self Identified

A Renton woman who died after hanging herself early Tuesday in the Auburn City Jail was identified as Sandra B. Harms. Harms, 39, was arrested early Tuesday in Renton on …


Man Shoots Co-Workers, Then Himself Postal Worker Fires As Many As A Dozen Shots In Outburst

In the middle of a busy, late-night holiday shift, a postal worker pulled a pistol, shot a supervisor who had disciplined him, killed one co-worker and wounded another, before taking …


Officer Suspected In Hit-And-Run Kills Himself Shot Rings Out As Investigators Arrive At Home; Mom, Infant Hit By Bronco Seriously Hurt

A Los Angeles policeman shot himself to death as officers arrived to question him about a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a woman and her 10-month-old daughter. Authorities tracked a …


Ex-Boyfriend Kills Two Women, Himself

A man angry at his ex-girlfriend opened fire with a rifle Tuesday at the paging company where she worked, killing her and another woman before shooting himself to death. Charles …


Man Kills Woman, Self In Factory

A man walked into an auto parts manufacturer near Detroit Monday and fired several shots, prompting hundreds of workers to leave the building. He then shot and killed a woman …


Bodies Of Man, Girl Found In Bellevue Home

The decomposing bodies of a man and a girl believed to be his daughter have been found at his house nine days after he was last seen alive. Police Capt. …


Doctor Poisons 3 Daughters, Then Kills Himself In His Car Estranged Wife Discovers Bodies In Home In Secluded, Wealthy Oregon Neighborhood

A doctor apparently poisoned his three young daughters with drugs, then sat inside his parked Jaguar and killed himself with exhaust fumes Thursday in one of Oregon’s wealthiest neighborhoods. The …


Slayings Explained In Letter Bellevue Father Kills Wife And Two Sons, Then Himself

A Hong Kong fireworks importer who killed his wife and two sons before committing suicide in their well-to-do suburban home was saddled with business and personal problems, police said Tuesday. …


Rampage Ends With 3 Dead Angry Man Shoots Co-Workers, Then Himself

A plastics factory employee infuriated by an argument at work fatally shot two co-workers and wounded four others Thursday, then fled and killed himself. Less than two hours after shooting …