suicide

Possible jumper brings CHP copter under Foresthill Bridge

The possibility of a suicidal plunge off the Foresthill Bridge brought the California Highway Patrol helicopter searching deep into the American River canyon Monday morning. The c ...

Auburn hair salon employees pull suicidal man from locked, smoking car

Workers at an Auburn salon broke a window to pull a suicidal man, partly bound in plastic wrap, from a smoking car on Friday. The man, who authorities said was attempting to kill ...

Local woman walks to shine light on suicide

Courtney Portlock lost her mother to suicide when she was 18 years old, which is why she wants to help end the stigma and silence surrounding this tragic issue and promote awarenes ...

Another View: Darkness over Foresthill Bridge suicide, but hope remains

“I have to, I have to.” Those were the last words of a despondent man to would-be rescuers as he perched on the railing on the outside of Foresthill Bridge last August ...

Another View: Sometimes what we see takes time to understand

I remember the day vividly, parked in front of the bank in Truckee in May 2004. My thoughts were filled with excitement as I saw the caller ID come in as Marlee, my oldest sister. ...

Loomis man jumps from Foresthill Bridge

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a 46-year-old Loomis man committed suicide off the Foresthill Bridge over the weekend. Reported at 7:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 ...

Reader Input: A community’s kindness humbles

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the first responders who answered my 911 call in Colfax on March 23, 2013. On that awful day my husband, Ken Westeren, committed sui ...

Reader input: It’s difficult to learn to let go

The Colfax community was rocked with the suicide of a resident and dear friend recently. Any death of one we care about touches us at a deep level. Grieving from a suicide is a s ...

‘Hannah’s Lights’ walk in memory of Del Oro freshman

Karen Brown organized T-shirts, wrist bands and other materials on Monday at her Auburn home, preparing for the Out of the Darkness walk – just another way family and friends ...

Body found off Auburn trail was of skateboarder who took his own life

  A hiker on a public trail near Auburn’s Railhead Park made the grisly discovery of a body of a  man who authorities say likely committed suicide. Auburn Police ...