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Mom seeks ‘something positive’ after son’s tragic fall

A 48-foot fall off a concrete retaining wall onto the unforgiving pavement below did not kill Jeffrey Kemmish. His ensuing eight-year struggle with pain, disability, myriad medications, doctor visits, surgeries …


Man accused of aiding friend’s suicide

An acquaintance of a Spokane man whom police believe took his own life last summer is now accused of assisting in the suicide. Family members of William P. Pickard, 38, …


Man charged with assisting Sunset Bridge suicide

An acquaintance of a Spokane man whom police believe committed suicide last summer is accused of assisting in the suicide.


Bridge death, once thought to be homicide, ruled suicide

Police now believe a Spokane man found dead and bound with a rope under the Sunset Bridge last June committed suicide. Detectives found a suicide note written by William P. …


Man’s death at Sunset Bridge believed to be suicide

Police now believe a Spokane man found dead and bound with a rope under the Sunset Bridge last June committed suicide. Detectives found a suicide note written by William P. …


Coroner changes cause of death for slain trooper

Barb Thompson, a Spokane woman who has spent years trying to prove her daughter’s death was not a suicide, has won a major victory. Monday, Lewis County’s newly elected coroner, …


Man shoots self during traffic stop

A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Kilborn, 48, was …


Short police pursuit ends in suicide

A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department.


Deputies say deaths may be suicides

The Chattaroy couple found dead in a trailer home Friday tried to commit suicide in mid-October by overdosing on medication, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan said. The …


Murder-suicide victims identified as Chattaroy couple

A man and woman found dead Friday in what detectives believe is a murder-suicide have been identified as Warren A. Fugitt, 78, and Harriet A. Fugitt, 72.


Murder-suicide suspected after 2 bodies found in Chattaroy

Detectives are investigating the deaths of an elderly man and woman in Chattaroy as a murder-suicide, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.


Officials identify body found in river

A man found dead in the Spokane River on Sunday had a long history of mental illness and likely committed suicide, family said on Monday. Peter L. Jose, 34, had …


Man jumps to his death from Riverfront Park bridge

A man climbed on top of the Howard Street Bridge in Riverfront Park about 2 p.m. Saturday and jumped into the Spokane River to his death.


Man killed by deputy attempted suicide in July

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer.


Two Whitman County deaths believed murder-suicide

A Whitman County couple in the process of separating was found dead Wednesday in what detectives believe was a murder-suicide. Wayne Arther Dale, 51, and Jennifer Dale, 42, were found …


Whitman County couple in suspected murder-suicide identified

A Whitman County couple going through a divorce have been found dead in what detectives believe to be a murder-suicide.


Records say DeMeerleer was suicidal

The man who fatally shot his ex-fiancée and her 9-year-old son in Spokane Valley this week had been suicidal in the past and owned several guns, new court documents say. …


Credit union pledges donation after slaying

A local credit union will match the first $5,000 donated to a fund for the children of Spokane Valley murder victim Rebecca Schiering.


Credit union to match donations for murder victim’s children

A local credit union will match the first $5,000 donated to a fund for the children of murder victim Rebecca Schiering.


Suspect found dead after 1 killed, 2 injured

An attack at a Spokane Valley home early Sunday left a woman dead, one son on life support and a second son with a slashed neck. The suspected killer was …


Shooting on Tubbs Hill

A hiker on Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene called police to report finding the body of a woman on a trail just before 2 p.m. today, said Lt. Rob Turner …


Plenty of warning signs when teens consider suicide

Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has lately been in the news. Cornell …


Fewer veteran suicides reported

The number of suicides among veterans in the Spokane region dropped dramatically last year, according to newly released records. In response to a Spokesman-Review request for information, the Spokane Veterans …


Helping kids to cope

Some 16 percent of sixth-graders in Washington state had seriously considered suicide and 5 percent had tried to kill themselves, a 2008 statewide survey found. Suicide is the second leading …


Woman in serious condition after train crash

Spokane Valley firefighters provided advanced life support Tuesday when Maria L. Walsh’s minivan was broadsided by a train going 48 mph. But they didn’t have to cut apart the mangled …


Documents: Suicidal man shot by police had pellet gun

A reportedly suicidal man shot by Spokane Valley police Friday was armed with a pellet gun that resembles a Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol, newly filed documents show.


Man shot by police remains hospitalized

The man shot by Spokane Valley police Friday remains in stable but serious condition at a local hospital, police said today.


Officers shoot Valley man

Police shot a Spokane Valley man they described as suicidal after he confronted two officers outside his home Friday. The 27-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition Friday night, said …


Veteran, wife died from single gunshot wounds

An Iraqi war veteran and his wife found dead early Saturday in Republic both died of single gunshot wounds, authorities said today.


Man arrested after chase in North Idaho

North Idaho law officers pursued a high-speed vehicle Wednesday night and eventually arrested a man who had threatened suicide.