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Mindy McCready

Country Star Mindy McCready Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Country singer Mindy McCready was found dead at her Heber Springs, Ark., home Sunday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

02/17/2013

Tyler Clementi (credit: Facebook)

Rutgers University To Name New Transition Center After Tyler Clementi

Rutgers University is announcing a new center named after the student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man.

02/01/2013

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‘Anonymous’ Hacks Federal Web Site Over Swartz Suicide

The hacker-activist group Anonymous said Saturday that it had hijacked the Web site of the U.S. Sentencing Commission so as to avenge the death of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide in his Brooklyn home.

01/26/2013

Junior Seau (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

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Hundreds Gather To Pay Tribute To Online Prodigy Aaron Swartz

Hundreds of friends and supporters of Aaron Swartz are gathered in New York City to pay tribute to the free-information activist and online prodigy who killed himself last week.

01/19/2013

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Family Blames Prosecutors For Reddit Co-Founder’s Suicide

The family of a co-founder of Reddit has blamed prosecutors for allegedly driving him to suicide, weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles.

01/13/2013

Tiki Barber (file / credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

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Reports: Madoff’s Accountant’s Son Commits Suicide In Ohio

The son of Bernie Madoff’s accountant committed suicide earlier this week in Ohio, according to published reports.

11/17/2012

Felicia Garcia (credit: Facebook)

Friends Say Staten Island Teen Who Jumped In Front Of Train Was Bullied

“Right now we have a grieving school community and that’s our priority,” Tottenville High School Principal John Tuminaro said. “Students witnessed this, we had a number of staff members at the train station who witnessed this, so this is a school tragedy.”

10/25/2012

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Jerry Sandusky Victim Speaks Out Publicly For First Time, Says He Contemplated Suicide

The young man whose claims of abuse began the criminal investigation that put Jerry Sandusky in prison said he contemplated suicide because authorities took so long to prosecute the former Penn State assistant football coach.

10/19/2012

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New Safety Feature Installed In NYU’s Bobst Library

The university installed a gold-colored aluminum lining on balconies and stairwells, in reaction to three suicides since 2003. The students all jumped to their deaths in the library’s atrium.

08/21/2012

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Teen Brothers Collide In Fatal Stamford Dirt Bike Crash

Police said 14-year-old Kevin Bella was in cardiac arrest when first responders found him lying in a field. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

08/16/2012

University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus (file / credit: UConn)

Gunman Kills Himself On UConn Avery Point Campus

A gunman who forced authorities to close the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus committed suicide Tuesday morning after spending the night in a standoff with police.

07/24/2012

Army Private Danny Chen (credit: Handout/CBS 2)

Community Leaders Call For Justice Ahead Of First Court Martial In Pvt. Danny Chen’s Death

Pvt. Danny Chen, of Chinatown, shot himself on Oct. 3, 2011 in Afghanistan after weeks of racial slurs, humiliation and physical abuse by his colleagues, military officials said.

07/23/2012

Joel Morales (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

NYPD To Probe Bullying Link To Suicide Of 12-Year-Old East Harlem Boy

The family of Joel Morales said the boy hanged himself Tuesday night because he had been intensely picked on by other students.

06/01/2012

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