Stories tagged: suicide
Wed., April 27, 2016
Suicides and accidental drug overdoses hit their highest levels since 2009 in Spokane County, mirroring sharp national increases in both types of death over the past several years.
Tue., April 26, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Police were puzzled over a mysterious death in the Pedicord Hotel.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Authorities have identified a man with a history of disputes as the shooter who killed a man, wounded another then killed himself at Eugene’s Emerald Park.
Sun., April 3, 2016
Throughout the interior West, states in a belt from Montana to New Mexico are looking for ways to lower their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates, although gun-specific initiatives are a touchy topic.
Sun., April 3, 2016
MONTROSE, Colo. – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of …
Sun., April 3, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago A Great Northern brakeman and three “hoboes” were injured when a Spokane-bound freight train derailed near Glacier National Park and badly damaged a bridge.
Mon., March 14, 2016
Police say a northeast Georgia man shot three people – killing one of them – before killing himself.
UPDATED: Sat., March 12, 2016
The Zero Suicide conference brought together about 500 health care professionals, law enforcement officers, people who have lost family members to suicide and others to talk about prevention in Spokane …
Thu., March 3, 2016
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
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
An Idaho woman is facing felony charges after police say she tried to shock detectives with a stun gun.
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.