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Angry Outbursts Punctuated Life Of Quiet Eccentricity

Emergency medical workers rush to the aid of victims in Tuesday’s shootings at the Ridpath Hotel. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Suicidal Immigrant Owed $33 Million

An immigrant who killed himself and his family owed at least $33 million to creditors in Taiwan and may have been targeted by gangsters hired to collect it. Royal Canadian …


Officials Study Papers Of Man Who Shot Family

Royal Canadian Mounted Police are examining personal family papers in hope of learning why a Taiwanese immigrant shot and killed his mother, wife, two daughters and himself. Constable Grant Learned …


Kevorkian Supporter Kills Wife, Self

A 79-year-old man who was dying of cancer fatally shot his wife and then himself, police said. “It’s tragic,” Tacoma police spokesman Jim Mattheis said Tuesday. “It does not appear …


Man Invades Home, Shoots Five, Then Self

A man who claimed a woman had given him AIDS burst into her home with a pistol and shot five people, killing two, before shooting himself to death, police said. …


Distraught Man Kills Wife, 2 Children, Self

A domestic dispute apparently led a father to kill his wife and two children with a semiautomatic handgun, then shoot himself in the head, authorities and witnesses said. The couple …


Years Of Beatings Preceded Murder ‘He Never Had To Have A Reason To Hit Her’

Denise Chapman gave up trying to leave her abusive boyfriend years ago. It was too hard, she told friends. She was tired. Then the 30-year-old Spokane woman got pregnant with …


Soldier Shoots, Kills Wife, Then Himself

A soldier shot his estranged wife in the head at the Air Force Academy’s community center Monday morning, then shot and killed himself. Other people in the building reported hearing …


Memories Of Fear, Flames Woman Pushed Blind Mother Out Of House As Beserk Brother Shot Two Members Of Family, Then Set Fire To Home

Recuperating. Barbara Janosky is recovering from a bullet wound at Deaconess Medical Center. Her daughter, Sherrie Gunvaldson, is at her side. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review <


Student Shoots Teacher, Kills Self

A suspended student whose father said he sometimes got picked on because he was small walked into his high school Thursday, shot and seriously wounded a teacher, then killed himself. …


Man Died From Smoke, Not Gunshot Sister Still In Critical Condition From Fatal Valley Standoff, Fire

1. Bob Ross 2. Janosky


Family Dispute Sparked Violence Relatives Say Gunman Was Obsessed With Controlling His Mother, Keeping The House

Mourning. Becky Toombs reaches across police tape Thursday to touch a burned car at the scene of a fatal shooting and fire involving family members. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Injured Sister Wanted Mother To Live Near Her

Barbara Janosky was supposed to spend the weekend helping her mother settle into a new apartment. Instead, her mother is watching over Janosky as she lies seriously injured in a …


Valley Rampage Ends In Flames Gunman Kills Brother, Wounds Sister, Before Taking Own Life In Burning Home

1. Children are hurried out of Broadway Elementary after shooting broke out in home nearby. Story/A10. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review 2. A valley firefighter rolls out a hose while …


Elementary Students Kept Out Of Harm’s Way Broadway Youngsters, Day-Care Kids, Teachers Wait Out Crisis Together

Parents and children glance in the direction of a huge column of smoke as they leave Broadway Elementary Thursday. Children were held at school, about a block from a distraught …


Valley Neighbors Describe Gunman As Man On The Edge “We All Knew He Was Having A Problem. We Just Didn’t Know How Far He Was Going To Go.’

A spokane County Sheriff’s deputy takes cover behind a tree Thursday afternoon on the east side of the gunman’s burning house at University and Broadway. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review


Distraught Man Forces Evacuation Police Clear Out Neighborhood After Man Threatens To Kill Himself With Shotgun

Sheriff’s deputies evacuated a Huetter neighborhood Thursday after a man holding a shotgun to his chin threatened to kill himself. Officers spent the evening negotiating with the man, whose name …


Israeli Official, 1967 War Hero, Kills Himself

Deputy Defense Minister Mordechai Gur, a former army chief-of-staff and the general who led the capture of the Old City of Jerusalem in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, killed himself on …


Miscellany

The NFL has postponed its meeting on the Raiders’ move to Oakland for a week, saying it needs more time to study the finances of the proposal. The league had …


Inmate Hangs Himself

A 20-year-old man hanged himself with a bed sheet in the Nez Perce County Jail in Lewiston. William Francis Hammond of Lewiston was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on …


Suicide Pact Involved 15 Teen Girls

Eight teenage girls who tried to commit suicide over the last three weeks had made a pact with seven others to kill themselves, a doctor said Friday. Dr. Frederick Lohse, …


Mother Says She Shot Her 4-Year-Old Son To Death

A 4-year-old boy was found shot to death Wednesday in his suburban Parkland apartment. His mother, who was wounded, said she did it, the Pierce County sheriff’s department said. The …


Body Discovered Near River Identified

The man found dead last week along the Spokane River near the T.J. Meenach Bridge has been identified as a lifelong Spokane resident who worked in lawn and window maintenance. …


Victim Of Shooting Listed Very Critical

A 31-year-old Spokane woman was listed in extremely critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head, apparently by her boyfriend who then killed himself, police said. Vivian Reynolds, 5118 …


Officer Stops Man’s Leap From Monroe Street Bridge

A Spokane police officer prevented a man from jumping off the Monroe Street Bridge Friday afternoon. A 54-year-old Spokane man was climbing onto the railing when Officer Brenda Curalli arrived …


Body Washes Up On Bank Of Spokane River

A body was discovered Thursday along the Spokane River near Spokane’s T.J. Meenach Bridge, authorities said. “Evidently, someone walking along the bank spotted it,” Spokane Fire Lt. Dale Michael said.


Suspect In Trooper Shooting Apparently Killed Himself Man Found Dead In Rural Barn Where He Fled With Accomplice

The man suspected of shooting an Idaho State Police officer Monday night was found dead on Tuesday in a rural eastern Idaho barn where authorities said he fled with a …


Harvard Coed Kills Roommate, Wounds Guest, Hangs Herself

1. Sinedu Tadesse 2. Trang Ho


Officials Won’t Let Family Forget About Son’s Suicide

Two nights before Christmas, Kori Westling’s son, Bryan, killed himself. It’s not something Westling wants to be reminded of but Clark County District Court officials won’t let her forget.


Man Found In Creek Had Been A Fugitive

A man found dead Sunday in Wolf Lodge Creek was supposed to appear in court in March. But Timothy P. Williams, 39, never showed up.