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Man Drives Van Off State Ferry Dock

A man drove a van off the state ferry dock Saturday in this suburb between Seattle and Everett, reportedly after asking a ticket taker, “Do I deserve to live?” The …


Molester Shoots Social Workers, Himself

A man on probation for child molesting made an appointment to see his counselor and probation officer and then killed both men Monday before shooting himself to death, police said. …


After 30-Hour Standoff, Man Apparently Kills Self

A man who holed up in a motel room, letting his little boy go and then keeping police at bay for more than 30 hours, apparently killed himself with a …


Unable To Fulfill Contract, Ticket Broker Kills Himself

A businessman contracted to provide 100 Masters tickets for corporate clients killed himself Friday morning when it became apparent he could not meet his obligations. Allen F. Caldwell III, 40, …


Man Kills Family, Then Shoots Self

Hours after checking out of a psychiatric ward, a riverboat pilot shot five family members to death, then killed himself with his last bullet at his favorite childhood fishing spot. …


Student Kills Self When Joke, Shot Go Astray

A college student jokingly fired a shot into an apartment wall early Friday and wounded his roommate in another room - and then killed himself when he realized what he …


Rage, Loss Of Money Drove Gunman Killer Had Lost Life’s Savings; Hate Letter Found In His Pocket

Desperate for money and filled with rage, the man who opened fire atop the Empire State Building spent the day before his deadly assault scoping out the skyscraper. Ali Abu …


Gunfire Atop N.Y. Landmark Palestinian Kills Man, Self As Tourists Flee Empire State Building In Terror

A policeman carries an injured infant from the Empire State Building on Sunday. Photo by Associated Press


Woman Stalks, Kills Ex-Boyfriend

A woman ordered to stay away from her ex-boyfriend donned a beard, glasses and baseball cap, and shot him to death at work before killing herself. Just last week, Cheryl …


American Freed By Koreans Kills Himself

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Caught Stealing Toy, Boy Jumps To Death

An 11-year-old boy jumped to his death from the seventh floor of an apartment building after he was caught trying to steal a $14 toy, police said Tuesday. The boy, …


Moses Lake Boy Kills Mother, Sister, Himself 14-Year-Old Was Cousin Of Boy Who Was Slain In February Rampage At Frontier Junior High

A 14-year-old boy fatally shot his mother and little sister and then committed suicide Friday in this small town rocked by a triple homicide just 10 months ago. Aaron J. …


Mother’s Return May Have Led To Fatal Leap

Chicqua Roveal holds her son Shando. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

Roy Jones Jr. fights Mike McCallum tonight in Tampa, Fla., with the WBC light heavyweight title at stake, a championship which became vacant when Fabrice Tiozza, who won it on …


German Pilot Crashes Into Mountain

A pilot deliberately crashed his single-engine plane into Germany’s highest mountain Sunday, ignoring pleas from police and army officers in pursuing helicopters not to take his life. Authorities evacuated tourists …


Suspect In Astoria Bombings Kills Self Small Bombs Detonated At Coffee Shops; One Other Person Hurt

The suspect in two bombings that occurred minutes apart at two popular coffee shops during Sunday brunch shot and killed himself in the confusion as diners fled one of the …


Kevorkian Brings Body To Hospital

Dr. Jack Kevorkian dropped the body of a Massachusetts woman at a hospital Wednesday night, and was briefly questioned by police before he left. Kevorkian dropped the body of Barbara …


Campus Protester Sets Self On Fire

Tuesday, in a gesture planned down to the smallest detail, Kathy Chang, a well-known protester at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered packets of protest literature to eight selected students and, …


Murder Suspect Found Dead

Sheriff’s deputies discovered the body of an Okanogan man early Wednesday who killed himself after he apparently fatally shot his girlfriend. Okanogan County deputies found the body of 40-year-old Charles …


Inquest Concludes Schoolcraft Was Killer But Jurors Suggest No Motive Or Find Evidence He Molested Child

Jurors for a Lincoln County coroner’s inquest concluded that bachelor sharecropper Walter Schoolcraft did indeed kill Denise McCoy and her four children before taking his own life in June. But …


Woman Kills Herself, Ending Standoff Neighbors Say She Was Upset Her Boyfriend Had Left Her For Another Woman

1. Prelude to disaster. Spokane SWAT team members try to contact a woman in an apartment complex at Ninth and Monroe on Thursday. The woman later was found dead. Photos …


Kevorkian Delivers Body To Hospital

Dr. Jack Kevorkian and an associate brought the body of a middle-aged Massachusetts woman to a hospital late Thursday, at least the 35th person whose death he has been present …


‘Bank Bandit’ Hangs Self In Prison

A member of a Midwest bank robbery gang hanged himself in his cell Friday, nine days after he pleaded guilty to 19 holdups in seven states. Richard Guthrie, 38, was …


Banker’s Heir Hangs Himself

Amschel Rothschild, the man many believed would be the prestigious Rothschild Bank’s next leader, hanged himself in a Paris luxury hotel, police said Thursday. Rothschild’s body was found by a …


President Consoles Widow And Children Of Admiral

President Clinton spent a tearful hour-and-a-half Saturday consoling the widow of Adm. Jeremy M. “Mike” Boorda and their four children in the family’s home at the Washington Navy Yard. The …


Gunman Goes Out In Lethal Barrage

A police department armored vehicle idles Friday morning outside the house of a gunman who killed his grandmother, a policeman, a dog and, finally, himself. Photo by Associated Press


Fired Beach Worker Kills 5, Then Himself ‘Everyone Is Going To Die!’ Says Gunman Before Opening Fire

1. McCree 2. Workers console each other. Photo by Associated Press


Waitress, Manager Both Known For Likable Style Slain Woman Juggled Job, Adult Children, Commuted From Coeur D’Alene

Marie Van Slate was a bubbly, caring waitress who would tease customers about eating greasy french fries. “If you want to use the term ‘model employee,’ that was Marie,” said …


Ridpath Gunman Kills Hotel Worker, Himself Elderly Patron Passes Out Cash, Then Opens Fire

1. Emergency workers attend to Ronald MacDonald, a Ridpath manager who was wounded in Tuesday’s shootings in the lobby of the downtown Spokane hotel. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. …


2 Deadly Shootings In 5 Days Catch Region In Cross Fire Few Clues Before People Become Killers; Residents Left Frightened, Wondering

Spectators gather outside the Ridpath after Tuesday’s shootings. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review