Stories tagged: suicide
Thu., March 3, 2016, 6:44 a.m.
The nasty personal tweets and sound bites of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign are reverberating in classrooms, running counter to the anti-bullying policies that have emerged in recent years amid …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Long-sought state funding for Idaho’s suicide prevention hotline and for the state’s suicide prevention plan won overwhelming support from the Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
An Idaho woman is facing felony charges after police say she tried to shock detectives with a stun gun.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Many Americans are discouraged, and politicians are out of touch.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
London-born model and TV actor Sam Sarpong has died in Southern California after jumping to his death from a bridge.
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago A man’s lifeless body was found hanging in a men’s room in a Portland park. Police suspected it was Lloyd W. Chick, who had …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman reports that burglar ‘chloroformed’ her, getting away with silverware
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Bridget Kelley had been having what can only be described as a stressful year.
Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago F.M. Pugh, twice the Spokane County sheriff and an important political figure, died of a gunshot wound in a tent outside his Liberty Lake …
Mon., June 22, 2015
Thomas Samples hopped on his beloved motorcycle, Piglet, on May 22 intending to bail a friend out of jail, his sister Gladys Shirey said last week. At the intersection of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
The death of a motorcyclist killed in a collision with a Spokane Transit Authority bus last week has been ruled a suicide. Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, was wearing a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:20 p.m.
Thomas Robert Dale Samples, 52, died of chest injuries in a collision with an STA bus on Friday afternoon, the Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday. His death has been ruled …
Tue., May 12, 2015
Five teen suicides this school year – including three in the past month – have jolted the community. It’s the highest number in the history of Spokane Public Schools, prompting …
Thu., March 12, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Someone at the Church of Truth was not telling the truth.
Wed., March 11, 2015
Catherine Perusse spoke at a suicide prevention conference Tuesday about the anguish of having two sons who killed themselves. Their deaths came six years apart. At one point during the …
Fri., Feb. 27, 2015, 3:57 p.m.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, …
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
A man accused of providing the gun his wife used to shoot herself in the head Thursday is in the Spokane County Jail on the rare charge of promoting a …
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015
OLYMPIA – Six months after Sheena Henderson was shot and killed by her estranged husband at Deaconess Hospital, her father is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill that he …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in northern Idaho, according to a study released Thursday. Both kids and adults struggle with their waistlines, the study found. …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in North Idaho, according to an assessment released today.
Sun., Jan. 4, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Bridget Kelly, caretaker of the J.W. Witherop home, was enduring a frightening stretch.
Sun., Dec. 28, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago A Christmas tragedy was averted in Spokane after a spurned suitor stood outside the window of his sweetheart — and had second thoughts.
Sun., Dec. 7, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago The Great War in Europe claimed another casualty – on a farm in Idaho.
Wed., Oct. 22, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago The newly formed Spokane branch of the Red Cross Society was deluged with offers of help in its first week of existence.
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Joe Martin’s son Josh was a quiet leader – “the anti-bully,” he said – with a great sense of humor. He was “a ball of fun,” Josh’s best friend Dean …
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide, his wife said Thursday.
Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Anytime someone takes their own life, a circle of heartbroken family and friends are left struggling with a question of haunting simplicity: Why? Now, in the …
Wed., July 2, 2014
Pictures cover the refrigerator in the kitchen at Todd and Renee Watson’s North Side home. In one of them, their son, Cody, smiles out at a camera in 2009. “This …
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
A regular face at the Post Falls Senior Center was absent for the recent Wednesday lunch when a policewoman spoke about protecting local seniors, briefly touching on the high rates …