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Crisis team sent to Alaska village after trio of suicides

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Native village on Alaska’s western coast is reeling from back-to-back suicides of three young adults — with each subsequent death influenced by the preceding one.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Northwest

Oregon shooter rants in manifesto about having no girlfriend

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The gunman who executed nine people at an Oregon community college before killing himself ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.

Date: 10/05/2015 | Northwest

Former Seattle college student killed in Indiana murder-suicide

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Bloomington police have identified an Indiana University student and her live-in boyfriend found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Northwest

Officials identify Lacey couple in apparent homicide, suicide

LACEY — Officials with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office have identified an elderly couple that died in an apparent homicide-suicide east of Lacey.

Date: 09/25/2015 | Northwest

No evidence of warning in school shootings, police say

MARYSVILLE — Claims by a substitute teacher that a student warned her two days before the shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School are unfounded, a detective who worked the case said Wednesday.Marysville police detective Craig Bartl is part of the Snohomish County...

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

Sheriff’s office: Man kills girlfriend, self near Puyallup

PUYALLUP — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said a 31-year-old man shot and killed his 34-year-old girlfriend and then himself inside her home near Puyallup.

Date: 08/03/2015 | Northwest

Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos

SEATTLE — Kurt Cobain’s widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.

Date: 07/30/2015 | Northwest

Hearing Friday on suit over Kurt Cobain death-scene photos

SEATTLE — Kurt Cobain’s widow and daughter are urging a Seattle judge not to release death-scene photos and records that a lawsuit claims will prove the Nirvana frontman was murdered more than 20 years ago.

Date: 07/30/2015 | Northwest

Father, toddler found dead in Lake Limerick home

SHELTON — A Lake Limerick man who recently separated from his wife was found dead in his home, along with their 17-month-old child.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Northwest

Church group delivering Bibles interrupts suicide attempt in Kennewick

KENNEWICK — A church group distributing Bibles interrupted an apparent suicide attempt at an apartment in Kennewick.Kennewick police Cpl. Matt Newton says the group knocked, and a man came to the door covered in blood. They ran down stairs and called police.

Date: 07/18/2015 | Northwest

3 dead in homicide-suicide at home in Hazel Dell

HAZEL DELL — A Clark County sheriff’s officer says two women and one man have been found fatally shot in a home in Hazel Dell, apparently in a double homicide-suicide.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

'Stunning' increase in teen suicides in Snohomish County

EVERETT — Health officials have documented a sobering statistic in Snohomish County: 13 young people, including two 12-year-olds, have committed suicide since September.That's more than double the number in recent years, according to the

Date: 06/24/2015 | Local News

Brother of Montana murder-suicide victim recalls sister

DEER LODGE, Mont. — The brother of the woman killed in a murder-suicide described his sister as caring, tenacious and giving.Phil High-Edward has been in Montana this week to claim the bodies of his sister, Arie Arlynn Lee, 5-year-old Augustine, 4-year-old Woodrow, and 16-month-old Arie.

Date: 06/13/2015 | Northwest

Germanwings co-pilot feared going blind

PARIS — Fearing he was going blind, the co-pilot who slammed a Germanwings jet into the Alps took sick days at work, upped his dosage of an antidepressant, and reached out to doctors, but they didn’t tell his employer they thought he was unfit to fly because of German privacy laws, a French...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Nation & World

Suicides by cancer sufferers in Moscow causing alarm

MOSCOW — Alarmed by a rash of suicides by cancer sufferers in Moscow, health officials are urging those unable to get access to necessary pain killers to contact the Russian Health Ministry directly.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Nation & World

Investigators: Whatcom County inmate kills self with razor

BELLINGHAM — Investigators in Bellingham say a Whatcom County Jail inmate has killed himself with a shaving razor.The Bellingham Herald reported that 50-year-old Timothy Blair Drafs of Bellingham was being held in a single cell.

Date: 05/29/2015 | Northwest

Former Oregon officer who wounded man in ammo mistake kills himself

PORTLAND, Ore. — A former Portland police officer who seriously wounded a man after mistakenly loading lethal rounds into a beanbag shotgun has killed himself, authorities said Tuesday.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Northwest

After standoff, Seattle police find robbery suspect dead

SEATTLE — Seattle police say that when officers entered a bank robbery suspect’s home after a lengthy standoff, they found him dead of apparently self-inflicted wounds.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Northwest

Evergreen Middle School mourns classmate, 12

EVERETT — Some lessons learned at school are harder to comprehend than others.They have no perfect answers.Students and staff at Evergreen Middle School are grappling with that these days.On Monday, classrooms emptied so the entire campus could...

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News

Woman’s death called suicide; body found in Snohomish pond

SNOHOMISH — The death of a woman whose body was found in a Snohomish-area retention pond last week has been ruled a suicide.

Date: 04/28/2015 | Sirens

ISIS suicide bombing kills 35 in Afghanistan

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a line of people waiting outside a bank Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 and wounding 125 in an assault the country's president blamed on the Islamic State group.The accusation by...

Date: 04/18/2015 | Nation & World

Tibetan nun sets herself on fire

BEIJING — A nun set herself on fire while crying out for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet in the latest in dozens of self-immolations in recent years by Tibetans protesting Beijing's controls over the region, overseas rights groups said.

Date: 04/11/2015 | Nation & World

Clark County jail inmate dead in apparent suicide

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County sheriff’s office says an inmate found unresponsive late Monday afternoon in his Vancouver jail cell apparently killed himself.Corrections deputies, medical staff and Vancouver Fire Department responders tried unsuccessfully to revive the man.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Northwest

Airbus pilot visited crash site as a child

SISTERON, France — The German co-pilot accused of crashing an Airbus passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.Francis Kefer, a member of the club in the town of...

Date: 03/28/2015 | Nation & World

1 of 3 teenagers who sexually attacked California girl agrees to settle lawsuit

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The only one of three teenagers who showed remorse and “told the truth” about what happened to Saratoga High School student Audrie Pott the night the three sexually assaulted her has agreed to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit, according to court records and the Pott family’s...

Date: 03/22/2015 | Nation & World

Autopsy suggests suicide in black man’s Mississippi hanging

PORT GIBSON, Miss. — Preliminary results from an autopsy on the body of Otis Byrd, found hanging from a tree in rural Mississippi, strongly suggest the death was a suicide rather than a homicide or other foul play, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

Date: 03/20/2015 | Nation & World

Mosque bombings in Yemen kill 137

ADEN, Yemen — Suicide bombers attacked a pair of mosques Friday in the Yemeni capital, unleashing monstrous blasts that ripped through worshippers and killed 137 people in the deadliest assault yet targeting Shiite rebels who have taken over large parts of the rapidly fragmenting...

Date: 03/20/2015 | Nation & World

Black man’s body found hanging in Mississippi

The FBI is investigating the death of a black man who was found Thursday hanging in a tree in rural Mississippi, officials confirmed.The man, believed to be in his 50s, was found in a wooded area near his rural home in Claiborne County, according to law enforcement officials.

Date: 03/19/2015 | Nation & World

Gunman kills 7 in house-to-house rampage

TYRONE, Mo. — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Nation & World

Sheriff: 2 dead in central Oregon in apparent murder-suicide

BEND, Ore. — The Deschutes County sheriff’s office says a man and a woman have been found dead at a residence in a Terrebonne, Oregon, mobile home park in what appears to be a homicide-suicide.

Date: 02/14/2015 | Northwest

Ahead of curfew end, bombs kill 40 in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Baghdad's decade-old nightly curfew ended after midnight Sunday, hours after bombs exploded in and around the Iraqi capital, killing at least 40 people in a stark warning of the dangers still ahead in this country under attack by the Islamic State group.The...

Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World

Will Canada attract suicide tourism?

On Friday, the Canadian Supreme Court unanimously overturned a 1993 ban on doctor-assisted suicide on the grounds that it impinged on citizen's rights. But just how much this ruling will affect individuals hoping to die in Canada — and in the rest of the world — remains to...

Date: 02/08/2015 | Nation & World

China's corruption crackdown sparks suicides

BEIJING — China's Communist Party is on suicide watch as President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign permeates the government and bureaucracy.The party is asking local cadres to identify the number of "unnatural deaths," including suicides, of party...

Date: 01/29/2015 | Nation & World

Pierce County sheriff: Woman, boyfriend found dead

GRAHAM — Pierce County authorities say a woman and her boyfriend have been found dead and they say the woman may have fatally shot the man before killing herself.

Date: 01/27/2015 | Northwest

Suicide prevention experts to meet with MPHS students, others

MARYSVILLE — It is a sensitive subject, but one Marysville School District leaders believe is timely.This week, suicide prevention experts will be talking with students and training others on how to look out for those at risk.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Local News

Boise man in enticement suicide case identified

BOISE, Idaho — Authorities in Boise have identified the man police say set up a meeting he believed to be with a teenage girl he met online but fatally shot himself when police conducting an undercover child sex sting moved in.

Date: 01/09/2015 | Northwest

Guns fly off shelves near Ferguson

The firearms have been flying at County Guns. Located just a few miles from Ferguson, Missouri, this small gun shop has seen a flood of customers looking to buy that first handgun or maybe a backup Glock for the car or Mossberg shotgun for home protection.

Date: 01/08/2015 | Nation & World

Finding: Oregon man killed self after gunning down California deputy

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man who killed a California sheriff’s deputy last year died from a self-inflicted wound during the ensuing shootout with a police officer, according to the Mendocino County District Attorney’s office.

Date: 01/06/2015 | Northwest

Suicide suspected in death of Walla Walla inmate from Monroe

MONROE — The state Department of Corrections and Walla Walla police are investigating the death of an inmate from Monroe as an apparent suicide.

Date: 01/06/2015 | Local News

Kitsap County Jail death apparent suicide, officials say

PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says it appears that a 35-year-old county jail inmate found dead in his cell committed suicide.

Date: 01/02/2015 | Northwest

Prison investigates apparent suicide of inmate

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Corrections says officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a 43-year-old inmate at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton.

Date: 11/26/2014 | Northwest

Police: Man stole from likely Idaho murder-suicide house

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — A south-central Idaho man cleaning human remains from a home that police believe is the scene of a double homicide and suicide is accused of stealing items from the home.

Date: 11/18/2014 | Northwest

Panicked Marysville Pilchuck parents called 911

MARYSVILLE — Parents were clearly frustrated by the limited information they were able to receive in the hour following the Oct. 24 fatal shootings at Marysville Pilchuck High School.Calls poured in to a...

Date: 11/14/2014 | Local News

Recordings document medic decisions at Marysville Pilchuck

MARYSVILLE — Four teens were in critical condition, and two already were dead.The decision for firefighters: Wait close to 20 minutes for a helicopter, or drive with lights and sirens to an Everett hospital and try to get them help in half that time.Within...

Date: 11/14/2014 | Local News

Marysville Pilchuck 911 call: ‘I tried to stop him’

MARYSVILLE — The voice on the phone was frantic, but focused.The caller was a teacher. She was in the main cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School. A boy dressed in black had just shot students. He’d then turned the gun on himself.She’d tried to stop him.She needed help.

Date: 11/12/2014 | Local News

Legal battle involving Rolling Stones reaches Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Insurance underwriters involved in a legal battle with the Rolling Stones over a $12.7 million claim have won permission to seek evidence in Utah about the mental health of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend before she took her life in March.

Date: 11/09/2014 | Nation & World

Police recordings detail response to Marysville school shootings

MARYSVILLE — Within moments of the gunfire, a police officer reached the cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School.His initial assessment: Two victims breathing and alive. Shooter dead. Three others also apparently gone.

Date: 10/30/2014 | Local News

Stories about shooting victims can wait until families are ready

The questions are out there: Some readers have wondered or speculated why The Herald has not yet published more about the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting victims.That debate arose Wednesday in comments...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Local News

Legislator to reintroduce firearms-safety bill in Olympia

OLYMPIA — The deadly shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School is unlikely to change the course of next week's vote on two gun-related initiatives, but it will spawn a renewed effort to enact a firearms-safety law next...

Date: 10/30/2014 | Local News

Tulalip Tribes denounce 'horrific actions' of school shooter

TULALIP — As the family of school shooter Jaylen Fryberg makes final funeral arrangements, the Tulalip community senses the world is watching.Death within the tribes is a time for families and friends to gather privately to grieve. Protecting and supporting those...

Date: 10/29/2014 | Local News

Already, some second-guess Marysville first-responders

EVERETT — Just days after the fatal Marysville Pilchuck High School shootings, Seattle trauma experts are questioning decisions to send victims to an Everett hospital — and by ambulance instead of helicopter.

Date: 10/28/2014 | Local News

Marysville shows its colors

City wrapped in red to support its students

Date: 10/27/2014 | Local News

Victims were targeted

Marysville shooter texted victims to sit with him at lunch, sheriff says

Date: 10/27/2014 | Local News

Update on the Marysville school shooting victims

Three are dead and three are hospitalized after Friday's shootings in a cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School:Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14: Shot in the head and in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Providence Regional Medical Center...

Date: 10/27/2014 | Local News

Sheriff’s statement on Marysville Pilchuck investigation

Here is a statement Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary read Monday at a press conference on the investigation into the Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting:

Date: 10/27/2014 | Local News

For now, only grief

Answers in Marysville shooting will wait as wounded students fight for their lives

Date: 10/25/2014 | Local News

School shooter raised in Tulalip traditions; his actions defy explanation

What do you say about a young man whose actions forever changed the lives of so many? The Herald's Andrew Gobin, who grew up on the Tulalip reservation, writes about the Jaylen Fryberg he knew.

Date: 10/25/2014 | Local News

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