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Campus walk aims to fight suicide

FAIRFIELD — “After a storm comes a rainbow.” Inspiring axioms could be found on the Solano Community College campus Saturday, as hundreds walked a 5-kilometer route to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide. Families who lost a loved one, service members who are familiar with the struggle and advocates who strive to erase the […]

Death of designer L’Wren Scott is ruled a suicide

NEW YORK — The death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, was suicide, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Wednesday. An autopsy completed on the body of 49-year-old Scott found that she died of hanging, according to Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the city medical […]

Police: Student fire apparent suicide attempt

WESTMINSTER, Colo.  — A 16-year-old boy set himself on fire at a suburban Denver high school on Monday in an apparent suicide attempt that left him critically injured, authorities said. The boy didn’t make any threats before starting the fire in the cafeteria at Standley Lake High School at about 7:15 a.m., Westminster Police Department […]

Murder-suicide suspected in 4 California death

FONTANA — A man apparently killed his wife and their two children before turning the gun on himself in a Southern California home, police said Tuesday. Officers called to the home at about 8:30 p.m. Monday found the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old […]

16 killed in suicide bombing in Russia’s south

MOSCOW — A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 other people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February’s Olympics in Sochi. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in […]

Police: Suicide note found at home of Reno suspect

RENO, Nev. — A gunman who complained he had a botched 2010 surgery left a suicide note outlining plans for his attack before targeting physicians in a deadly rampage at a medical office that left one doctor dead and another critically wounded, police said Thursday. Alan Oliver Frazier of Plumas County, Calif., a 51-year-old former […]

Identifying, addressing risk factors for suicide

In Solano County, suicide claims the lives of an average of 44 people a year. While this number may be surprising to some, we know that family members, friends, teachers, coaches, co-workers and others can play a vital role in identifying and preventing suicide. If you know the signs that indicate a person is at […]

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Suicide bombings at Iran Embassy in Beirut kill 23

BEIRUT — Suicide bombers struck the Iranian Embassy on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including a diplomat, and wounding more than 140 others in a “message of blood and death” to Tehran and Hezbollah — both supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The double bombing in a Shiite district of Beirut pulled Lebanon further into a […]

Suicide bomber hits Tunisia resort, no others hurt

TUNIS, Tunisia — A suicide bomber and a teenager carrying a backpack loaded with explosives attacked two sites popular with tourists Wednesday, raising fears that Tunisia’s Islamist extremists may be adopting more violent tactics. No one was killed besides the suicide bomber, but with the Interior Ministry saying both men belonged to the same extremist […]

Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 35 in busy cafe

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber slammed his explosive-laden car Sunday night into a busy cafe in Iraq’s capital, part of a day of violence across the country that killed 45 people, authorities said. The bombing at the cafe in Baghdad’s primarily Shiite Amil neighborhood happened as it was full of customers. The cafe and a […]

Suicide closes Highway 101 in Novato

NOVATO— A San Francisco Bay Area highway was shut down during the busy morning commute after authorities say a woman jumped to her death from an overpass. The woman jumped onto northbound Highway 101 in Novato around 7:20 a.m. Monday. The California Highway Patrol says she was struck by multiple vehicles. She has not been […]

With ‘suicide by train’ up, LA appeals for help

LOS ANGELES — Train driver Roman Alarcon is still haunted by the memory: He was working the morning commute when, suddenly, a man walked onto the tracks – and just stood there. Alarcon laid on the horn and hit the emergency brake, but his train was still going about 20 mph when it hit the […]

September 24, 2013 | Posted in U.S./World | 5 Replies

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 78 people

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country’s Christian minority. A wing of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, raising new questions about the government’s push to […]

Suicide bomber hits Iraq Sunni funeral, killing 16

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt among Sunni mourners attending a funeral in Baghdad on Sunday, killing 16 people and wounding 35 others, officials said, in the latest episode of the country’s near-daily violence. Police officials said the evening attack took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt inside a […]

Florida girl was bullied for months before suicide

TAMPA, Fla. — For nearly a year, as many as 15 girls ganged up on 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and picked on her, authorities say, bombarding her with online messages such as “You should die” and “Why don’t you go kill yourself.” Rebecca couldn’t take it anymore. She changed one of her online screen names […]

Suicide bombs hit Egypt military in Sinai, kill 9

EL-ARISH, Egypt — In near-simultaneous attacks, a pair of suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden cars into military targets in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least nine soldiers and nudging the conflict there closer to a full-blown insurgency. The bombings in the town of Rafah on the border with the Gaza Strip appear […]

How to prevent suicide; or endure its effect

The week of Sept. 8-14 is Suicide Prevention Week. Preventing suicide involves much more than just thinking about it for one week in September, of course. But having a week focused on this problem can help all of us become more aware of the issue year-round. Suicide is the No. 10 cause of death around […]

Sonoma man charged following toxic suicide attempt

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a suicidal man who allegedly exposed two sheriff’s deputies to hazardous substances when he tried to kill himself with a mixture of toxic chemicals in his car. The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that the 47-year-old Santa Rosa resident was jailed on $250,000 […]

Ohio man who held 3 women captive commits suicide

COLUMBUS, Ohio— The man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade before one escaped has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide, a prison official said. Ariel Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, located […]

Suicide bombing in park, attacks kill 36 in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber attacked a park in northern Baghdad crowded by cafe- and restaurant-goers Friday night, the bloodiest attack in a day of violence that killed at least 36 people across the country, authorities said. Attacks have been on the rise in Iraq since a deadly security crackdown in April on a Sunni […]

Attorney: Tentative deal in Calif. teen suicide

Attorney: Tentative deal in Calif. teen suicide SARATOGA — The family of a 15-year-old Northern California girl who killed herself after the family says three boys sexually assaulted her and a photo of the attack circulated has reached a tentative settlement with two defendants in a lawsuit over her death, their attorney said Saturday. The […]

Court: Family of suicide victim may sue prison

VACAVILLE — The former warden and a captain at California State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville can be sued by the family of an inmate who committed suicide in his cell in 2006 while guards were attending a 3 1/2-hour staff meeting, according to a ruling Wednesday by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San […]

Study disputes link between combat and suicide

CHICAGO — Combat appears to have little or no influence on suicide rates among U.S. troops and veterans, according to a military study that challenges the conventional thinking about war’s effects on the psyche. Depression and other types of mental illness, alcohol problems and being male — strong risk factors forsuicide among civilians — were all linked to […]

Rick Warren returns to pulpit after son’s suicide

LOS ANGELES — Nearly four months after his son’s suicide, popular pastor Rick Warren returned to the pulpit Saturday afternoon at the Southern California megachurch he founded. Warren, dressed in his usual casual black T-shirt and jeans, took the stage at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. with wife, Kay Warren, and was greeted with […]

New girl blamed to teen bullying suicide case

SAN FRANCISCO — A new classmate has been implicated in the death of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after saying three boys sexually assaulted her and circulated photos of the abuse online. Audrie Pott hanged herself in September, about a week after passing out drunk at a party at a friend’s house in Northern […]

Police: Finch Way incident looks like possible suicide

FAIRFIELD — Police reported that a man dead with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound was found Thursday inside a Finch Way house, one day after police got a mysterious phone call about a possible suicide attempt there. That anonymous Wednesday phone call prompted police to go to the house on the 1900 block […]

Colorado panel looks at curbing military suicides

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Vietnam War veteran Wayne Telford wants to reduce the risks for military veterans who may be prone to suicide. The Grand Junction, Colo., man wishes more help could have been offered to his daughter, Brooke, an Air Force veteran who committed suicide just weeks after returning home last year. “Your biggest […]

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Hop to it: Couple lights up home, yard for Easter

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Bay Area makes growth plans

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Supervisor candidates vary on Plan Bay Area

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Earth Day means cleanup Day for Suisun City

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Ranking the best Bay Area athletes

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The Edge hosts Easter egg hunt

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Alooma Temple keeps children in mind

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Fairfield author to speak at women’s expo

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Piano scholarship competition set in Vallejo

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The resurrection has changed the lives of Christians

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Armijo graduate completes basic training

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Understanding your health insurance

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Record Store Day a commercial hit

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Easter egg hunt brings out the smiles

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Dutch Bros. joins Fairfield coffee corridor

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City sets plan to dispose of property assets

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Fairfield police log: April 17, 2014

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Suisun City police log: April 17, 2014

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Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

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San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims

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Exhibit recreates Warhol’s 1964 World’s Fair mural

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NASA’s space station Robonaut finally getting legs

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Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

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Official: 3 bodies retrieved from inside ferry

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Costa Rican a celebrity after certified miracle

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Editorial Cartoons for April 20, 2014

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Question of the week: Will Flight 370 be found?

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Neighborhood speeders don’t get it

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Why would a person do this?

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Sound off for April 20, 2014

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Government … for the government?

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Jeb Bush, love, and today’s GOP

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Living

Community Calendar: April 20, 2014

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Today in History for April 20, 2014

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Book details lives of cloistered nuns

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Bill Nye says he underestimated debate’s impact

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Horoscopes for April 20, 2014

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Pete spends weekends at my house but he never invites me to his

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Tartt, Goodwin finalists for Carnegie medals

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New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

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Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers has book deal

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A’s score 3 in 9th, rally past Astros 4-3

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Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

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Kings, Sharks look to put Game 1 in past

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Stults, Padres hand Giants third straight loss

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Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

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Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

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Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

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Calathes suspension a reminder of supplement risk

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Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Brooklyn

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Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

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Rapids, Earthquakes play to scoreless tie

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Travis Bowl Highlights

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Jimenez leads Langer by 1 shot in Greater Gwinnett

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Stars Recreation bowling results

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Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

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Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

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Indians set two new school records for track

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Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

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Award-winning archery champ shoots with his teeth

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Survivors keep busy as Boston Marathon approaches

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US delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline

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Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

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Subscription sample boxes shake up beauty routines

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Girls from modest families get lift in technology

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Haunted house part of San Antonio apartment lofts

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Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices

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Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap

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Ramon Isidro

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Rogelio Tinoco-Zamudio

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William Paul Wehrly

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Margaret Elizabeth Silva

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Lloyd G. Hoffmeister

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