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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018

Lady Gaga collaborator known as Zombie Boy dead at 32

A talent agency has confirmed the death of a Quebec model known for his head-to-toe tattoos and participation in the Lady Gaga music video “Born This Way.”


Her 8-year-old son committed suicide and she says the Yakima Valley desperately needs treatment options for children

The rates of mental illness in young children statewide is hard to quantify as state mental health studies have focused on kids over age 12. Nationally, the most recent study …


Veterans advocates use cannabis to reduce suicide, PTSD

When Patrick Seifert learned 22 U.S. veterans were committing suicide daily, it changed his world and inspired him to do more.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018

Fatal shooting in north Spokane doesn’t appear to be homicide

A man died of a gunshot wound Monday afternoon outside a convenience store in north Spokane, but police said they were not looking for suspects, suggesting the death could have …


Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a …


Sheriff: Jailed immigrant killed self despite camera, checks

A Honduran man who entered the U.S. illegally killed himself in a Texas jail despite guards checking on him every half-hour and a camera in his padded cell, authorities say.


Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide

A Honduran migrant separated from his wife and child under the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy was found dead in his Texas jail cell last month, officials said.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Families reeling after three men hang themselves with bedsheets in Spokane County Jail during past year

In the past 12 months, three men have died after hanging themselves with bedsheets in the Spokane County Jail. Their families believe warning signs were missed or not taken seriously …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018

Fire crews unable to recover woman’s body from raging Spokane River

Spokane firefighters tried for several hours Tuesday morning to recover the body of a woman who reportedly jumped from the Monroe Street Bridge. Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer said the call …


Ex-Playboy centerfold pushed 7-year-old son before suicide plunge from NYC hotel

The ex-Playboy model who leapt to her death from her Manhattan hotel penthouse suite pushed her 7-year-old son out of the 25th-floor window before taking the plunge herself, police said …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

Former Playboy centerfold apparently jumps to death with 7-year-old son

A former Playboy centerfold involved in a custody battle apparently jumped with her 7-year-old son to their deaths from the 25th floor of a Manhattan hotel, law enforcement officials said …


UPDATED: Wed., April 4, 2018

Legendary Coeur d’Alene coach Dean Lundblad dies of apparent suicide

Retired Coeur d’Alene High School teacher and Idaho Hall of Fame basketball coach Dean Lundblad died after jumping from the towering Veterans Memorial Centennial Bridge on Tuesday, according to witnesses.


78 percent of gun deaths in Washington are by suicide. A new program to change that targets gun owners.

As student activists from Parkland, Florida have put a national spotlight on school shootings and gun violence, an unlikely coalition of public health workers and members of the gun industry …


Experts to discuss suicide prevention at North Central High School

A panel of experts will speak March 29 at North Central High School during the school district’s second annual Community Suicide Prevention Symposium. The event also will feature a resource …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

New gun laws seek to protect victims of domestic violence, prevent suicide

New laws allow courts to take guns away from people who commit domestic violence harassers, voluntary surrender for people who fear they may commit suicide.


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Principal of Coeur d’Alene High School dies in apparent suicide

The school district said Troy Schueller died Wednesday afternoon at Kootenai Health. Faculty were notified during an after-school meeting.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018

Authorities say man kills himself near White House

Authorities said a man shot himself to death outside the White House on Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband’s term …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 19, 2018

Pullman psychologist accused of sexual assault found dead of suspected suicide in Whitman County Jail

A Pullman therapist and psychologist arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault was found dead in his Whitman County Jail cell Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018

Rose McGowan wishes ‘solace’ for family of late manager

Rose McGowan has broken a days-long silence to express sympathy over the suicide of her former manager, whose family has criticized the actress and activist.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

Accused Oregon principal bought gun before death, causing lockdown

Police said a Springfield charter school principal who killed himself Thursday is under investigation for sexual misconduct allegations involving a minor.


Fidel Castro’s son mourned in Cuba after suicide

Fidel Castro’s oldest son was mourned in Cuba on Friday after the unusually public announcement of his suicide following a long depression.


Cuba state media: Fidel Castro’s son has killed himself

The eldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018

AR-15-style rifle found near Hilinski was taken from former WSU teammate

The AR-15-style rifle that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski used to kill himself came from a former teammate, Pullman Police announced on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018

Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide spurs House panel to approve prevention bill

Tyler Hilinski’s suicide underscores the need for mental health programs on college campuses, House committee says.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018

Cougar fans urge focus on mental health after Tyler Hilinski’s apparent suicide

After news of Hilinski’s death surfaced, members of the college football community took to Twitter to share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and plead with people to seek help for …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

Ex-wife says Idaho lawmaker molested 2 girls

The ex-wife of a former Idaho Republican state lawmaker who shot and killed himself this week says he was under investigation for molesting two girls, including a young female relative …


Trump orders more mental health care options for veterans

President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

Former Idaho Rep. Brandon Hixon dies by suicide

Former Idaho State Rep. Brandon Hixon, who resigned last November amidst a criminal investigation into sexual abuse, has committed suicide, House Speaker Scott Bedke confirmed Tuesday morning.


100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases

State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.