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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

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

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