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Suicide

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  • Advocates say young mother's murder raises questions about domestic violence protections

    Advocates say young mother's murder raises questions about domestic violence protections
    Victoria Vernetta Glover had taken the available legal steps to protect herself from an allegedly abusive husband but was killed nonetheless. Police say Cory Bowman shot his estranged wife this week outside her Parkville home as she was putting her 3-...
  • Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October

    Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October
    Saturday's fatal police involved shooting north of Bel Air was the fourth such incident in Harford County dating back to October in which a law enforcement officer discharged a firearm. Seth Beckman, 19, of Bel Air, Beckman was shot by a Harford...
  • NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions

    NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions
    The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits. The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...
  • Columbia Digest

    Meet the author Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia presents an evening with David Robinson Simon at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way. Simon's book "Meatonomics" is an exploration of the...
  • Upcoming community walks support suicide prevention programs [Letter]

    Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. As a volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) I encourage everyone to get involved whether you have been affected by suicide or not. As the Surgeon General said, "Preventing suicide...
  • Update: 9:30 Club's Josh Burdette committed suicide, medical examiner says

    Update: 9:30 Club's Josh Burdette committed suicide, medical examiner says
    Update, Sept. 6:  Bruce Goldfarb, a spokesman for the state medical examiner's office, confirmed on Friday morning that the manner of Josh Burdette's death was suicide. Concert venues are about the live music experience, but then again, they're not. We...
  • Fundraiser benefits suicide prevention programs at Grassroots

    Fundraiser benefits suicide prevention programs at Grassroots
    Two months before his 21st birthday, Patrick Jameson took his life after earlier warning his family that he intended to kill himself. Two months after his suicide in February 2002, his mother, Looks Salon and Spa owner Marilyn Petersen, held a...
  • Reducing gun deaths [Editorial]

    Reducing gun deaths  [Editorial]
    Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
  • It's time to talk openly about suicide, and prevention [Commentary]

    It's time to talk openly about suicide, and prevention [Commentary]
    Suicide. It's a hard word to hear, even harder to say. But it needs to be talked about. That was the focus of the Suicide Awareness and Prevention forum held last week at Laurel High School: To begin raising awareness in the hopes of reducing this...
  • Mother's suicide leads documentarian to make candid film (Hudson's Corner)

    When I returned to my childhood home, I discovered 300 family Civil War letters. I have transcribed them, but nothing more. Not so Kathy Leichter. The Cornell graduate and daughter of former New York State senator Franz Leichter left Pittsburgh's public...
  • New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...
  • Caring for the next Miriam Carey

    Miriam Carey, a 34 year-old dental hygienist, created a media frenzy last week when she was shot and killed by Capitol police after ramming a White House barricade in her car while her one-year-old daughter was in the back seat. Why did she do it? What...