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Suicide

Dashcam video shows officer pulling woman from brink of death

In recent years, viral videos of police in action haven't always shown them at their best. From wanton shootings and beatings to seemingly unnecessary body slams, the "bad apples" have tended to dominate the news.But there are also plenty of images of police...

Date: 04/18/2016 | Nation & World


Vulnerability, secrecy shroud teen victims of domestic violence

LYNNWOOD — In the hours before she was killed, Mountlake Terrace High School junior Kandra Tan was texting her best friend about the dress she planned to wear to the homecoming dance.That night last fall, Tan's much older boyfriend showed up at her home near Lynnwood.

Date: 04/17/2016 | Local News


Suicide emergency declared in 1 Canadian indigenous community

There’s a crisis gripping a small indigenous community in Northern Ontario: The Attawapiskat First Nation, home to fewer than 2,000 people, is struggling with a suicide epidemic.

Date: 04/14/2016 | Nation & World


2 killed when hit by Amtrak train south of Oregon City

OREGON CITY, Ore. — Two people were killed Sunday when they were hit by a passenger train south of Oregon City.The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says an Amtrak train traveling from Eugene to Portland struck two people on the railroad tracks around 11 a.m.

Date: 03/28/2016 | Northwest


Spokane County woman charged in daughter’s overdose death

SPOKANE — A Spokane County woman is facing criminal charges after authorities say she helped her adult daughter die of a drug overdose.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Northwest


McDermott, fired county radio-system chief, committed suicide

ARLINGTON — The former director of the Snohomish County Emergency Radio System ended his own life through asphyxia caused by inhaling nitrogen gas, an autopsy determined.The county Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed the death of Mark S. McDermott, 64.

Date: 03/14/2016 | Local News


NRA, prevention groups team up on bill to tackle suicide

SPOKANE — In Washington state, nearly 80 percent of gun deaths are suicides.

Date: 03/13/2016 | Northwest


Inmate dead at Clark County Jail; suicide suspected

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say it appears an inmate at the Clark County Jail has committed suicide.Corrections staff found the male prisoner alone and nonresponsive in his cell at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Northwest


Coroner IDs gunman and 3 of 4 victims in Belfair shooting

SEATTLE — Police say they used tear gas to flush a suicidal man who had killed several family members from his house — and that’s when he stepped outside and killed himself.

Date: 02/27/2016 | Northwest


14 die in Islamic militant attack on hotel in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Militants forced their way into a hotel and a nearby public garden in the Somali capital on Friday night, exchanging fire with hotel guards in attacks that left at least 14 dead and many others wounded.A suicide bomber rammed his car into the SYL...

Date: 02/27/2016 | Nation & World


Video shows laptop handed to Airbus bombing suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.

Date: 02/07/2016 | Nation & World


Deputy won’t be charged in fatal incident in Monroe

EVERETT — Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe has declined to file criminal charges against a sheriff’s deputy who shot a suicidal man last year near Monroe.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Local News


3-star chef Benoit Violier found dead in apparent suicide

PARIS — Chef Benoit Violier, whose 3-star restaurant in western Switzerland with its game specialties recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of a likely self-inflicted gunshot, police said Monday. He was 44.

Date: 02/01/2016 | Nation & World


High school shooter’s father apologizes, gets 2-year sentence

SEATTLE — Raymond Fryberg apologized on Monday for the actions of his son on Oct. 24, 2014.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Local News


MPHS shooter's father to be sentenced for illegal possession

SEATTLE — The Tulalip man whose teenage son killed four students and himself at Marysville Pilchuck High School in 2014 was scheduled to be sentenced Monday after being convicted of illegally possessing...

Date: 01/10/2016 | Local News


Potential in state, federal gun safety steps

Opponents of nearly any measure to reduce gun violence are quick to assert that the proposal wouldn't have prevented the most recent tragedy or that it, on its own, wouldn't have a significant effect.It's an argument that's easy to make against nearly any proposed law, but...

Date: 01/10/2016 | Editorials


Blacks worry more than whites about gun violence

WASHINGTON — The gun control debate often plays out in monolithic fashion in this country. The traditional understanding is that there's one overarching problem — gun violence — that can be addressed by a more or less uniform set of solutions: better background checks,...

Date: 12/20/2015 | Nation & World


Guns now kill as many people as cars in U.S.

WASHINGTON — For the first time in more than 60 years, firearms and automobiles are killing Americans at an identical rate, according to new mortality data released this month by the CDC. In 2014, the age-adjusted death rate for both firearms (including homicides, suicides and accidental deaths)...

Date: 12/18/2015 | Nation & World


Coroner: Kennewick man likely killed wife, daughter, self

KENNEWICK — The Benton County Coroner says it appears a Kennewick man shot to death his wife, their daughter with developmental disabilities and then killed himself.

Date: 12/14/2015 | Northwest


Police: Dispute between Oregon brothers was deadly for both

FLORENCE, Ore. — Police said a feud between two Oregon brothers has ended in a murder-suicide.

Date: 11/17/2015 | Northwest


2 in Mountlake Terrace identified in murder-suicide

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — The two people found dead in a car in a park here Wednesday have been identified as a Mountlake Terrace couple.They are Russell and Rosalea Flint, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Local News


Police: Student slain at Indiana U. in abusive relationship

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A Chinese student at Indiana University who was fatally stabbed was the victim of an abusive, controlling relationship by a man who followed her to southern Indiana from the state of Washington, police said Wednesday.

Date: 10/21/2015 | Northwest


Tulalips seek healing

Pretending the shootings never happened wasn’t an option

Date: 10/21/2015 | Local News


Activist hopes convention suicide leads to more awareness

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska suicide-prevention activist is hoping a man’s very public suicide at an Alaska Native conference will propel people across the state to reach out to others who may be hurting, she said Monday.

Date: 10/19/2015 | Northwest


Police: Lacey Man shoots wife before killing himself in Tacoma

TACOMA — Police say a 23-year-old Lacey man shot his wife three times before shooting and killing himself in a Tacoma parking lot.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest


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




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