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UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2012

Spokane jail locked down after suicide attempt

A man who attempted suicide at the Spokane County Jail is hospitalized with no brain activity, officials say.


Man in Spokane River accidentally drowned

A body recovered from the Spokane River Monday is that of a 23-year-old man, authorities said today.


One man dead, one injured in Kellogg shooting

One man is dead and another was injured following a shooting in a vehicle in Kellogg early this morning.


Ex-student in Rutgers webcam case gets 30 days

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student who used a webcam to watch his roommate kiss another man days before the roommate killed himself was sentenced today to …


Off-duty deputy stops possible suicide attempt

An off-duty Spokane County sheriff’s deputy possibly saved a boy who was contemplating suicide. Corrections Deputy Timothy Bliven was pulling his boat out of Spirit Lake when he noticed a …


Seau suicide turns up focus on brain injuries

Dave Duerson made it easy to understand why he was ending his tortured life. Before the former Chicago Bears star fired a bullet into his chest last year, he left …


Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Former NFL star Junior Seau was found shot to death at his home this morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43.


Education Notebook: National honor for All Saints teacher

Kolleen Murray, a seventh- and eighth-grade teacher at All Saints Catholic School, 3510 E. 18th Ave., recently received the 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award from the National Catholic Educational Association. In …


Motive in triple homicide still a mystery

The mystery surrounding a triple homicide deepened Tuesday as new details emerged that the killer, before taking his own life, claimed in phone calls to his father and a friend …


Suicide standoff ends peacefully

A suicidal man prompted a SWAT standoff in Spokane County on Saturday. A few minutes before noon, a couple called police after finding a bloody man in a truck parked …


Suicidal soldier prompts SWAT standoff

A suicidal soldier prompted a SWAT standoff in Spokane County this afternoon. A few minutes before noon, a couple called police after finding a bloody man in a truck parked …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 1, 2012

Assault suspect out on bond kills self during police chase

A North Idaho man out of jail on bond for allegedly trying to light his wife on fire shot himself to death late Saturday during a police chase.


Facebook feature aims to help prevent suicide

Help is just a few clicks away on Facebook for people expressing suicidal thoughts. The social networking site launched a new feature today that enables users to connect with a …


Fatal fall from garage a possible suicide

A 15-year-old girl died after falling from the River Park Square garage in downtown Spokane Wednesday.


Police: Child molester on lam rescues suicidal Connecticut teen

A jogger who saved a suicidal teenager from drowning herself in a Connecticut lake was a convicted child molester on the lam from Georgia for six years, police said Wednesday. …


UI retools prohibition of improper relationships

The University of Idaho is strengthening its ban on faculty-student relationships after the slaying of a 22-year-old graduate student by her professor, who then killed himself. University President M. Duane …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 19, 2011

Inquest rules trooper’s death homicide

An inquest jury has concluded that the 1998 shooting death of a Washington state trooper was a homicide.


Bystander rushed suicidal man before plunge

Eyewitnesses to a suicide Monday evening in Spokane said a bystander charged at the man who was threatening to jump and pulled him off the outer retaining wall of the …


Man jumps off Monroe Street Bridge in Spokane

A man jumped to his death from the Monroe Street Bridge in downtown Spokane this evening.


Police identify dead man

A man who police say shot his ex-girlfriend in the head before killing himself Monday has been identified as Veniamin N. Gorkovchenko, 28. Gorkovchenko was found dead of a self-inflicted …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 11, 2011

Gunman in attempted murder/suicide identified

A man who police say shot his ex-girlfriend before killing himself Monday has been identified as Veniamin N. Gorkovchenko, 28.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 10, 2011

One dead, one injured in attempted murder/suicide

A Spokane woman was wounded Monday in an attack by a gunman who then fatally shot himself, police said.


Officer Dan Lesser fired shots that killed man in police standoff

A 16-year Spokane police veteran and member of the SWAT team has been identified as the officer who shot and killed an armed and suicidal man Monday. Authorities said Thursday …


Police shooting details emerge

A suicidal man who police shot to death after a nearly two-hour standoff Monday apparently fired a shotgun outside his workplace before officers arrived, according to information released Wednesday by …


Family grapples with shooting death

James Edward Rogers spent Monday driving around the Spokane area, calling his family. Depressed and distraught, the 45-year-old father of seven said it was over – that he had his …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 27, 2011

Man shot to death by Spokane police identified

A reportedly armed and suicidal man shot to death by Spokane police Monday night has been identified by family members as James Edward Rogers, 45.


UI officials select panel to assess campus safety

University of Idaho President M. Duane Nellis announced today members of an independent review panel have been selected to assess campus safety policies in light of the recent shooting death …


Murder-suicide suspect left notes in Okanogan

OKANOGAN, Wash. – A woman who police say shot and wounded one woman before killing another and herself, Thursday left behind at least two suicide notes. Notes written by Shelly …


Schools to instruct staff, students on how to help suicidal youths

Before they dove into discussions about technology updates and special education, administrators and principals in the Coeur d’Alene School District began a Wednesday morning management retreat with training in suicide-prevention …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 26, 2011

3 women identified in fatal Okanogan shooting

An Okanogan woman shot and killed a woman with whom she had a romantic relationship, then later died, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, investigators say.