WASHINGTON -- Suicides across the military have dropped by more than 22 percent this year, defense officials said, amid an array of new programs targeting what the Defense Department calls an epidemic that took more service members' lives last year than the war in Afghanistan did during that same...
Date: 11/12/2013 | Nation & World
EVERETT -- Inadequate staffing, overcrowding and a health policy in need of "comprehensive reform" combine to pose medical risks for inmates at the Snohomish County Jail.
Date: 11/04/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- A Snohomish man who reportedly "wanted to commit suicide by cop" was ordered held on $50,000 bail after a standoff Sunday that allegedly involved him threatening sheriff's deputies with knives, improvised explosives and a toy gun that resembled an assault rifle.
Date: 09/30/2013 | Local News
CLEVELAND — Ohio's prison system is reviewing how Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro — perhaps the most notorious figure behind bars in the state — managed to hang himself with a bedsheet while in protective custody.Castro was a...
Date: 09/04/2013 | Nation & World
EDMONDS -- Police in Edmonds on Friday morning saved a woman who reportedly was trying to commit suicide by drowning in Puget Sound.Multiple people saw the woman walk into the water and start swimming away about 9 a.m., Edmonds police Sgt. Mark Marsh said. It happened near...
Date: 08/30/2013 | Local News
EVERETT -- A man who was shot in the hand last week by Snohomish County deputies claimed through his attorney Tuesday that he was trying to shed his guns when the bullets began flying.Gene Fagerlie, 36, appeared briefly in Everett District Court, his left arm in a sling.
Date: 08/20/2013 | Local News
MUKILTEO -- A shooting reported in Mukilteo on Wednesday afternoon was believed to be a suicide.Police were summoned to the area of the 800 block of Second Street about 12:30 p.m. for reports of gunfire, Mukilteo police officer Cheol Kang said.
Date: 07/17/2013 | Local News
TACOMA -- Police say a north Tacoma man fired some rounds from his back porch, then shot and killed his next door neighbor before driving to a friend's house and committing suicide.
Date: 06/08/2013 | Northwest
Associated PressVANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Clark County Medical Examiner says a man who died last week in a Vancouver automobile explosion killed himself.The examiner determined that Bogdan Odynets died of blunt force trauma sustained when he detonated an explosive device in his vehicle.
Date: 06/03/2013 | Northwest
BELLINGHAM -- Suicide stalks Indian Country, claiming more lives of native youth than those in any other population, not only in Washington, but nationally.
Date: 05/13/2013 | Northwest
VANCOUVER, Wash. -- The Clark County medical examiner's office says the deaths of a Vancouver couple at their home Wednesday was a murder-suicide.
Date: 04/26/2013 | Northwest
CONCORD, N.H. -- Ralph Demicco has watched the surveillance footage of a man shopping around his store, leaning on the counter and calmly chatting with the clerk before buying the gun he used to take his own life later that day. The man was one of three people, who in the span of a week...
Date: 04/21/2013 | Nation & World
JACKSON, Miss. — The police detective killed while interrogating a murder suspect at department headquarters in Mississippi’s capital city was shot four times before the suspect shot himself in the head, authorities said FridayHinds...
Date: 04/05/2013 | Nation & World
LYNNWOOD -- The death of a woman who fell four stories from a hotel room window in Lynnwood last week has been ruled a suicide.The woman was 43 and from Brier.Her death was reported about 6 a.m. Friday at a hotel along 196th Street SW.
Date: 04/02/2013 | Local News
CHENEY -- A man and woman have been found dead in an apartment in Cheney, and authorities are investigating one death as a homicide and the other as a suicide.
Date: 03/31/2013 | Northwest
Gun deaths are shaped by race in America. Whites are far more likely to shoot themselves, and African Americans are far more likely to be shot by someone else.
Date: 03/24/2013 | Nation & World
BELLEVUE -- Police are investigating after a 50-year-old man committed suicide during a gun-safety class at a Bellevue shooting range.
Date: 03/14/2013 | Northwest
The Sportsman Channel says it's deeply saddened by the shooting death in northwestern Montana of one of its TV hosts who traveled the world in search of big game and shared his adventures on his program "A Rifleman's Journal."
Date: 03/10/2013 | Northwest
When 20 children died in the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut in December, many people rushed to the Internet to argue about guns. As so often happens, emotions took over. It's almost an American tradition, debating gun laws. People on both sides toss out stats.Let's...
Date: 02/10/2013 | Need to Know
LA GRANDE, Ore. -- The father of a gay La Grande teenager who hanged himself in a schoolyard and died two weeks later says he loved his son and accepted him for who he was.
Date: 02/07/2013 | Northwest
WASHINGTON -- The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation's leading...
Date: 01/10/2013 | Nation & World