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2 years 3 months ago

Seau's death ruled a suicide

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego County medical examiner's office has ruled Junior Seau's death a suicide. The autopsy says Seau died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The medical examiner's office says it is awaiting a decision by the family on whether to turn over Seau's brain...

2 years 5 months ago

Advocates head to Montrose after murder-suicide

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado advocacy group is headed to Montrose following a murder-suicide in which a man shot and killed his estranged wife's girlfriend before turning the gun on himself. The Colorado Anti-Violence Program works to prevent violence within and against the gay community. Members plan to visit...

2 years 6 months ago

Young men offer hope to kids in crisis

Teenagers who are struggling with life may be seeking advice from the boys next door. Two young men in Pueblo have started an advice blog to help kids in crisis. But with no training, it raises the question should they leave counseling to the professionals? "We're not claiming that...

2 years 6 months ago

'Soul Train' host commits suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 75. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4...

2 years 7 months ago

32 killed in Iraq after suicide bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say at least 32 people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-packed car in southeastern Baghdad. More than 60 people were wounded Police officials say the attack happened this morning in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood, where mourners gathered for the funeral of...

2 years 10 months ago

Healing hundreds from one body

"Ambitious, selfless, and giving" are the words Brig. Gen. Richard Clark, Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy, used to describe Cadet First Class Marc Henning. Tears, tissues, friends and family filled a room at the Donor Alliance Recovery Center in Denver. A special ceremony was...

3 years 1 month ago

Missing California man commits suicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a missing travel agent whose wife was found dead last month has committed suicide. Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Mark Pope says the body of 59-year-old Dusan Klein of Santa Clarita was discovered by hikers Thursday on the outskirts of Las Vegas. ...

3 years 4 months ago

Teen death ruled suicide

A teenager found dead on Skyline Drive in Canon City died from a mixture of drugs in his system. Tristen Hagen, 15, died from a mixture of Oxycodone, a pain killer, and Skelaxin, a muscle relaxer. His death was ruled a suicide. He was reported missing on April 2....

3 years 5 months ago

Deaths in Pueblo may be related

Two deadly shootings that took place on February 12th could now be directly related to each other. It all started when 45-year-old Pedro Solis-Astorga's body was found at Fountain Creek Park near East 13th Street in Pueblo. He had been shot multiple times in the back. Just a short...

3 years 6 months ago

Police seek witnesses to suicide

Colorado Springs Police ask that anyone who might have seen what happened at the Alamo building this morning call Crimestoppers at 634-STOP or simply text CSPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411). They're trying to piece together what happened around 10 a.m. when a man jumped off the top of...

3 years 6 months ago

Cop's widow drops lawsuit over husband's suicide

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP)-A Grand Junction police officer's widow has dropped her federal lawsuit blaming authorities for her husband's suicide. Officer Glenn Coyne committed suicide Oct. 6, 2009, five days after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. His widow, Michelle, filed a lawsuit in September alleging authorities arrested...

3 years 7 months ago

Suicide bomber kills 35 in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) - There's been no claim of responsibility for today's deadly explosion at a Moscow airport terminal, which left 35 people dead. Investigators say it was apparently carried out by a suicide bomber. In the past, Chechen militants have taken responsibility for terror attacks in Moscow, including a...

3 years 7 months ago

Police surround home in Fountain

Police in Fountain have surrounded a house that may have a suicidal man inside. Homes within a half mile of Duck Hawk Place have been called. Residents have been told to stay inside their homes, though there have been no evacuations and no overt threats.

3 years 9 months ago

Is the altitude affecting your attitude?

A study from the University of Utah's School of Medicine says living at a high altitude, like Colorado, could trigger depression, possibly even leading to a higher rate of suicides. Ralph Lundgren was diagnosed with depression in the 80's. He's thought of suicide off and on, but his depression...

3 years 9 months ago

2 students withdraw after Rutgers suicide

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Two Rutgers University freshmen, accused of secretly broadcasting a classmate's sexual encounter online, have withdrawn from the school. The classmate later committed suicide. Attorney Steven Altman says that means Dharun Ravi and Molly Wei will not face university disciplinary hearings. Altman, who represents...

3 years 10 months ago

Progress despite caseload

"We're having, seemingly, a whole lot of cases that have been going on in the last couple of weeks," says Sgt. Steve Noblitt with the Colorado Springs Police Department, not to mentioning that some of these cases have gotten more attention than many this year. Since Monday, police have...

3 years 11 months ago

Talking to kids about suicide

The news of Bronco wide receiver Kenny McKinley's suicide sent a shockwave through the community. Police reports say McKinley was depressed and even spoke of killing himself. It's tough to understand for anyone, especially kids. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anne Brtek says it's important to talk to your children when things...

3 years 11 months ago

Funeral for McKinley will be Monday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Funeral services for Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley are scheduled for Monday in Austell, Ga., near his hometown of Mableton. McKinley's father, Kenneth McKinley, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that services at the Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral will be open to the...

3 years 11 months ago

Suspect commits suicide in Otero County

A man from Texas committed suicide on an Otero County Road Monday after he was cornered by law enforcement officers according to the Otero County Sheriff's Office. The Otero County Sheriff's office reported a 911 call at about 4:45 p.m. from an address in the 28000 block of County...

3 years 11 months ago

Suicide rate soars in Colorado

Suicides soared in Colorado in 2009, according to the Colorado Department of Health. The suicide rate is the highest in more than 20 years. Colorado annually has a suicide rate that is approximately 40 percent higher than the U.S. rate, according to Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department's Office...

4 years 1 week ago

Funeral held for former Councilman Dr. Ted Eastburn

Approximately 800 people attended a memorial service Friday for Ted Eastburn, a renowned cardiologist, former Colorado Springs City Councilman, and one-time mayoral candidate. Eastburn committed suicide early Tuesday morning in the offices of Pikes Peak Cardiology at Memorial Hospital, where he worked. Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus...

4 years 1 week ago

Memorial service for Dr. Ted Eastburn

A memorial service was held Friday morning for Dr. Ted Eastburn, a former Colorado Springs City Councilman and prominent cardiologist, who ended his own life on Tuesday. Dr. Eastburn was also a faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a cyclist who rode extensively through...

4 years 1 week ago

Rescue at Garden of the Gods

Colorado Springs Fire Crews were able to get a man down from a high rock formation in the Garden of the Gods Tuesday evening. Crews say it was a suicide attempt. We at News First 5 don't normally report suicide attempts, but in this case we felt it was...

4 years 1 week ago

Doctor, former councilman commits suicide

A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and...

4 years 1 month ago

Suicide survivor speaks of hope, faith

It's a sad fact that Southern Colorado is no stranger to suicides. Just this week a woman threw herself from a bridge onto I-25 and died. The Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group says El Paso County's suicide rate's been 50-percent higher than the rest of the country in recent years....

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