Deaths of two half-sisters ‘linked to Blue Whale "suicide game"

The deaths of two half-sisters could be linked to the notorious so-called Blue Whale suicide "game". Maria Vinogradova, 12, and her sibling Anastasia Svetozarova, 15, were found dead on a snowy pavement beneath their apartment block in Izhevsk. They are both believed to have jumped from the 10-storey

Mom killed in ex’s shooting spree targeting boyfriend, son: cops

The 4-year-old son of a California woman who was gunned down by her ex-lover was reportedly saved when the woman’s new boyfriend grabbed the preschooler and jumped with him from a second-floor balcony to dodge a barrage of bullets. The gunman, identified as Bradley Thomas Woss, was found dead

Man jumps to his death from elevated subway station

A man jumped to his death from a Queens subway station early Monday, police said. The 39-year-old man fell approximately 20 feet from the elevated portion of the Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights subway station at 74th Street and Broadway just after 2 a.m., police said. He was taken to NYC Health

Boy lights self on fire after dad encourages suicide: cops

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself. Authorities said Friday that the boy suffered minor burns after following his father’s suggestion that he light himself on fire. Sheriff’s Maj. Coy Jenkins said 36-year-old Michael Joseph Jensen

Probe shuts down mom who claims bullies caused son’s suicide

THOMPSON, Conn. — A law firm’s investigation has found no evidence that bullying played a role in the suicide of a student who attended a private Connecticut school — a finding disputed by the teen’s mother. Connor Tronerud, 15, died Dec. 4 in his hometown of Sutton, Massachusetts. He

City Council committee meets after livery driver’s suicide

The City Council’s new For-Hire Vehicle Committee met for the first time Monday — and heard testimony from several people advocating for a cap on the number of livery drivers in the Big Apple. “We cannot allow the number to balloon to 200,000 or 300,000 drivers,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Mom believed to have killed husband and baby in murder-suicide

A new mom in Missouri is suspected to be the shooter in a tragic double-murder-suicide last week, killing herself, her husband and their three-month-old baby, a report said Tuesday — as experts considered whether postpartum depression played a role. Mary Jo Trokey, 32, her husband Matthew, 33, and the

Why more cabbies are killing themselves

The livery driver who killed himself in front of City Hall is the third cabby in the last three months to commit suicide because of economic anxiety over the industry, officials said Tuesday. During a vigil for 61-year-old driver Douglas Schifter — who wrote a lengthy suicide note about

Wrong-way driver charged with murder in attempted suicide

A woman who drove head-on into other cars on a California freeway in an apparent suicide attempt has been charged with the second-degree murder for killing the driver she struck, according to authorities. Grace Elizabeth Ward, 28, of Red Bluff, suffered a broken leg in the Jan. 7 accident

Principal put on leave amid police investigation found dead

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Police say the principal of an Oregon charter school who was placed on paid administrative leave amid a police investigation has been found dead. The Springfield Police Department says medics found Michael Fisher dead inside the garage of his home Thursday afternoon after his wife called

Fidel Castro’s son commits suicide

HAVANA — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a “deeply depressed state.” A brief note read on state television

Glee’s Mark Salling dead: Actor’s death confirmed as suicide

Mark Salling's death has been ruled a suicide [Getty] Glee star Mark Salling’s death has been confirmed as a suicide, according to the coroner's report. In the report obtained by The Daily Mail, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said the actor’s death was caused by asphyxia from hanging. TMZ previously reported