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Jury Finds Jonathan Canales Guilty of Attempted Murder of Ex; He Faces Mandatory Life in Prison

| October 19, 2018

A jury believed the prosecution’s argument that Jonathan Canales had attempted to kill his then-girlfriend and made up innumerable stories, claiming she had attempted suicide.

Two Palm Coast Firefighters Responding to Attempted “Chemical Suicide” Sent to Hospital

| August 30, 2017

A man believed to have attempted “chemical suicide” or “detergent suicide” at a house on Black Bear Lane in the Woodlands was hospitalized as were two firefighters exposed to the fumes.

Palm Coast Man Who Was Unsuccessful Half of Double-Suicide Pact Is Charged With Manslaughter

| August 16, 2017

Bruce Haughton, 52, had attempted a double suicide with Katherine Goddard, 52, in Goddard’s R-Section house in June. He survived. She did not. He faces a felony manslaughter charge.

A Suicide By Gunshot Jolts 911 Call as Sheriff Observes Flagler’s Dispatch Center in Action

| April 14, 2017

A gunshot suicide took place live as a 911 dispatcher was on the phone Wednesday, while Flagler Sheriff Rick Staly sat in as a “trainee” to mark National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Behind Woman’s Suicide in Flagler Beach, Despair and a Last Evening With Caring Strangers

| February 2, 2017

Janis Washburn, the 68-year-old Palm Coast resident found dead in the Intracoastal last week, had spent the last three hours of her life with a group of strangers who took her in to cheer her up. She had long spoken of suicide.

A Right To Die, Even For 20-Somethings

| May 15, 2016

The revelation that a 20-something woman chose to die from PTSD related so 10 years of sexual abuse tests the boundaries of assisted suicide, but not if context and compassion replace armchair judgments.

Suicide, Now 2nd-Leading Cause of Death for Young Floridians, Seen as Public Health Threat

| May 6, 2016

While suicide is increasing for nearly every age group, it’s now the second-leading cause of death for Floridians aged 25 to 34, according to the state Department of Health Vital Statistics, and the third-leading cause of death among youths aged 10 to 24.

“We Live Without My Son”: A Mother’s Story of Her Teen’s Suicide Frames Town Hall Meeting

| February 2, 2016

Barbara Coxwell, who lost her 15-year-old son to suicide in 2013, and School Board Chairman Colleen Conklin, led the virtual town hall as a first step in a countywide effort to broaden attention to suicide-prevention across all age groups.

Conklin Will Lead Suicide Awareness Town Hall Sunday: #FlaglersuicideASK4HELP

| January 29, 2016

In the wake of two recent and related suicides in Palm Coast, the town hall will feature Barbara Coxwell, whose son took his life in 2013. The Legislature is considering bills related to increased suicide awareness.

Assisted Suicide In Your Back Yard: More Prevalent Than You Think

| May 23, 2015

People don’t talk about it, but assisted suicide happens in states where it’s not legal. Just over 3 percent of U.S. doctors said they have written a prescription for life-ending medication, and almost 5 percent reported giving a patient a lethal injection.

Decomposed Man’s Body Discovered in Empty Lot on Boulder Rock; Suicide Suspected

| May 1, 2015

The body was found at the north extremity of the Boulder Rock Drive loop in Palm Coast after a resident in a nearby house called 911 to report a foul odor and buzzards circling about the neighboring lot.

Firing a “Sponge Grenade,” Flagler Deputies Defuse a Would-Be Suicide-By-Gun After Hours of Negotiations

| December 17, 2014

Flagler deputies after hours of negotiations near the Palm Harbor overpass in Palm Coast Wednesday morning stopped a man from killing himself with a .38 by firing so-called “less-lethal” munition.

Joseph Delarosby, Recently Retired Flagler Sheriff’s Deputy, Takes His Life at Palm Coast’s Heroes Park

| October 7, 2014

Joseph Delarosby, who’d served nearly 20 years as a Flagler County Sheriff’s deputy and bailiff, committed suicide this morning at Heroes Park in Palm Coast. He had retired from the force only recently.

Suicide Averted off Hammock Dunes Bridge as Deputies Talk 19 Year Old Man Off a Ledge

| May 12, 2014

The Hammock Dunes Bridge in Palm Coast was closed for almost two hours midday Sunday as Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies talked 19-year-old Dylan Mulligan out of committing suicide as he stood on a narrow concrete ledge jumping from a concrete ledge, 60 feet high.

Patrick Amaral, 32, Kills Himself By Laying in Path of 2 Palm Coast Drivers on I-95

| February 15, 2014

Patrick Amaral, a 29-year-old Palm Coast resident and father of a toddler, was killed in an apparent suicide Friday evening as he laid himself in the center lane of I-95 and was struck by two cars.

Matanzas High Community Awakens to Suicide of One of Its Own, 9th Grader Dalton Coxwell

| December 19, 2013

Dalton Coxwell, a 9th grader at Matanzas High School, hung himself at his home in Palm Coast the afternoon of Dec. 18. The school is responding to students’ grief with a stepped-up presence of administrators and counselors while a school board member asks that social media be monitored.

William Styffe, 33, Suspected Bank Robber, Is Dead 7 Weeks After Suicide Attempt in Jail

| November 14, 2013

William Carl Styffe, who was accused of trying to rob Hancock Bank in Palm Coast and robbing a Sun Trust Bank in Ormond Beach on Aug. 30, then a Compass Bank in St. Johns County a few days later, died over the weekend subsequent to injuries he sustained during a suicide attempt at the Volusia County Branch Jail on Sept. 18.

Point Pleasant Dr. Tragedy: A Brief Stand-Off Amid Tears, a Refusal of Help, Then a Gunshot

| November 4, 2013

Joshua Schmidt Roberson, 23, shot himself in the head in a construction lot on Palm Coast’s Pleasant Drive early Friday morning after a brief stand-off with deputies, and after calling 911 five times in tears, but refusing help.

Beyond Rebecca Sedwick’s Suicide: Colleen Conklin Campaigns for More Cyberbullying Awareness

| October 22, 2013

More laws, mandates and prohibitions won’t work, Flagler County School Board member Colleen Conklin says, but more current awareness of the variety of online apps and social sites, where cyberbullying thrives, and more responsibility from both teens and their parents, are more likely to stem a pattern of bullying-induced teen suicides.

Rebecca Sedwick Suicide: Two Middle School Girls, 12 and 14, Arrested on Aggravated Stalking Charges

| October 15, 2013

12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick’s suicide in Lakeland on Sept. 10 was the latest of a growing list of children taking their own life after being maligned, threatened and taunted online, mostly through a new collection of texting and photo-sharing cellphone applications.

Paul Bouler, 49, Found Dead of Self-Inflicted Gunshot at Varn Park After an Argument

| May 12, 2013

Paul Pete Bouler Jr., a 49-year-old lawyer, was found dead in his car at Varn Park Saturday night in an apparent suicide by firearm, about an hour and a half after he’d left his Palm Coast home after an argument with his wife.

When Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is the Humane Option

| January 29, 2013

In oncologists’ offices and Alzheimer’s nursing homes, illness is not “a portrait in blacks and whites, but unending shades of gray, involving the most profound of personal, moral, and religious questions.” Including when may it be right to help end a life.

A Man With Several Gunshot Wounds Is Found in Palm Coast Fire Station Parking Lot

| May 16, 2012

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that took place late this morning near the Palm Coast Fire Department’s Station 22, at Palm Coast Parkway and Clubhouse Drive. The shooting may be an attempted suicide.

Florida State Intervenes As More Soldiers Die from Risky Behavior than Combat

| October 27, 2010

In 2009, more soldiers died from suicide and high-risk behavior than in combat. The Pentagon is drafting Florida State to fight the epidemic.

A Suicide Attempt Near the 13th Hole at Cypress Knoll Golf Course

| August 13, 2010

An 18-year-old man stabbed himself in his arms on a golf cart path along the golf course, in view of nearby neighbors, in the middle of the afternoon on Thursday.

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