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In an Alaska Village, a Suicidal Domino Effect

3 young people commit suicide, each one influenced by the one before

(Newser) - 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. The first death occurred Sept. 24 with the suicide of a 26-year-old man. Alaska State Troopers say the second death occurred Oct. 2 and... More »

Cop Talks 12-Year-Old Girl Down From Bridge

Chris Perez caught child in bear hug, pulled her to safety

(Newser) - Faced with a 12-year-old girl hanging by an arm from an 80-foot-high bridge, threatening to end her young life, a rookie cop started talking, reports CBS Los Angeles . Asking the girl if he could come closer, Officer Chris Perez says the child "was just crying and holding on;"... More »

New Texts Surface From 'Suicide-by-Text' Teen

Judge dismisses plea to drop charges against Michelle Carter

(Newser) - It looks like Michelle Carter will be tried for allegedly encouraging her friend to commit suicide in a Massachusetts parking lot last July. A judge refused to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charges against Carter, 18, in a court ruling on Tuesday, though her lawyer says he'll appeal, reports the Sun ... More »

Target Troll Returns to Stick Up for Rainbow Doritos

Haters are 'slowing down collective progress for all humanity': Mike Melgaard

(Newser) - Mike Melgaard is at it again. The guy who famously trolled folks outraged that Target was taking down gender-specific signage is back, this time lending his "customer service" skills to the Doritos brand, Time reports. After Doritos' rainbow-colored chips debuted last week as a sign of support for LGBT... More »

Woman Jumps From Hotel, Lands on Pedestrian

Victim suffers critical injuries

(Newser) - A man is in critical condition after a woman jumped from the 11th floor of a Los Angeles hotel this morning and landed on top of him, the Los Angeles Times reports. The victim was walking by the Crowne Plaza hotel when he was hit from above, and the woman... More »

Case of Teen Prodded to Kill Himself Recalls 1816 Trial

George Bowen was charged with 'murder by counseling' centuries ago

(Newser) - Encouraging someone to kill himself is horrific, but being charged for it is not new, at least not in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe resurrects a nearly 200-year-old case that it sees as having parallels with that of Michelle Carter, 18, who allegedly pressured her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to commit... More »

Prosecutors: Teen Who Encouraged Boyfriend's Suicide Sent These Texts

Prosecutors release texts to support manslaughter charge

(Newser) - "You can't think about it," 17-year-old Michelle Carter allegedly texted her boyfriend the day he killed himself. "You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't." After Carter's defense team asked... More »

Pastor Mentioned Ashley Madison in Suicide Note

His wife says she would have forgiven him

(Newser) - The wife of a Louisiana pastor who was apparently driven to suicide by the Ashley Madison hack says he was a good man and she would have forgiven him. Christi Gibson, who found the body of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary professor John Gibson less than a week after hackers... More »

Boy Still Missing 4 Years After Mom Killed Herself

'You'll never find him,' said suicide note left by Timmothy Pitzen's mother

(Newser) - An Illinois mom who killed herself four years ago after going on the run with her 6-year-old son left an ominous suicide note behind that, so far, has proven true. "You'll never find him," Amy Fry-Pitzen wrote of little Timmothy, whom she had taken out of kindergarten... More »

Mom Sues Amazon, UPenn Over Daughter's Suicide

Family says she killed herself with cyanide bought online

(Newser) - A nursing student's suicide has led to a two-pronged lawsuit by her family against both her school and Amazon. Arya Singh, a 20-year-old nursing student at the University of Pennsylvania, killed herself in 2013 by ingesting cyanide crystals she bought from the online retailer, says the lawsuit cited by... More »

Cop May Have Killed Himself Over Ashley Madison Leak

Toronto police reveal what's happening in investigation

(Newser) - The Ashley Madison leak is kinda funny, right? Well it's now led to extortion threats, online scams, and possible suicides. "This ain’t a funny game anymore," says Toronto police officer Bryce Evans, per the Globe & Mail . The release of some 33 million users' data from... More »

Man Tries to Stop Suicide, Falls 14 Floors

The man he was trying to help survived fall from college dorm

(Newser) - Students are moving into dorms at the University of Hawaii this week, but the mood is somber: A man fell 14 floors to his death from a ledge outside a dorm room early Sunday in what authorities believe was an attempt to stop another man from jumping. Police sources tell... More »

Family of Bullied Teen Sues Town Over His Suicide

They say schools didn't do enough to support and protect him

(Newser) - The parents of a 15-year-old who killed himself in 2013 after years of "unremitting bullying" have sued their Connecticut town and its board of education, accusing them of ignoring the problem and their own anti-bullying policy, NBC New York reports. According to the Greenwich Time , Bartlomeij "Bart" Palosz... More »

Lawsuit Seeking Kurt Cobain Death Photos Is Tossed Out

Conspiracy theorist vows to try again

(Newser) - Graphic photos of Kurt Cobain's death won't be released to the public, at least for now. A judge yesterday dismissed the lawsuit of a conspiracy theorist who insists that the images should be released because they'll prove Cobain was murdered, reports Reuters . Cobain's widow and daughter,... More »

Spike in Suicides Puts Women's Prison on Alert

California facility has seen 4 deaths, 20 attempts in 18 months

(Newser) - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause. Four women have killed themselves at California Institution for Women in San Bernardino County in the last 18 months, according to state... More »

Sandra Bland Told Jailers of Previous Suicide Attempt

It occurred last year

(Newser) - When Sandra Bland was being booked into jail, she filled out a form saying she had attempted suicide with pills within the past year, the Houston Chronicle reports. For a reason, she wrote "lost baby." Bland also indicated that she was not feeling suicidal at the time of... More »

Cop in Sandra Bland Traffic Stop Now on Desk Duty

Investigation continues into her suspicious death in Texas

(Newser) - It sounds like Texas law-enforcement officials think the trooper who pulled over Sandra Bland was a little too aggressive. "We have identified violations of the department's procedures regarding traffic stops and the department's courtesy policy," says the Texas Department of Public Safety, without elaborating. The trooper... More »

Texas Woman Is Killed Trying to Save Suicidal Beau

She was trying to drag Michael Thomas off road after he walked into traffic

(Newser) - The holiday weekend went terribly wrong for one Texas couple after police say a man tried to kill himself by lying down in traffic—and his girlfriend instead died trying to save him, reports NBC News . The Harris County Sheriff's Office tells KPRC that Michael Thomas had been drinking... More »

What Drivers Tweeted to Suicidal Woman on Bridge

Police in London suburb respond to angry messages

(Newser) - Drivers in a London suburb weren't exactly sympathetic yesterday to a suicidal woman who blocked traffic for two hours as emergency crews tried talking her down, the Independent reports. Amid the M3-motorway delay in Sunbury, Surrey, angry tweets came rolling out:
  • "Tell her to get on with it,
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Man Kills Himself on Carnival Ride

He jumped in front of the Pharaoh's Fury

(Newser) - Horror at Ribfest: A man was killed by a carnival ride at the Naperville, Ill., festival yesterday and police say it looks like suicide, the Daily Herald reports. Witnesses tell NBC they saw the man in his 20s jump in front of the Pharaoh's Fury—a boat-shaped ride that... More »

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