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Singer Mindy McCready on June 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Mindy McCready Dead At 37

Perhaps there was one heartbreak too many for Mindy McCready. The former country star apparently took her own life Sunday afternoon in Heber Springs, Ark. Authorities say McCready died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She was 37, the mother of two young sons.

CBS Miami–02/18/2013

(Source: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)

Facebook Boosts Efforts On IDing Suicidal Users

In the wake of tech activist Aaron Swartz taking his life earlier this month, there has been a lot of discussion about how to get suicidal people help before it’s too late.

CBS4–01/24/2013

(Source: AP) A cross-section of a brain

Study May Unlock CTE In Former Football Players

For the first time, researchers may be able to detect the devastating brain condition chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in living people. The discovery, reported in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, could hold huge ramifications for football players.

CBS Miami–01/22/2013

(Source: The Miami Herald/GENEVIEVE ETKIN)

Sister Of Child Miami Murder Victim Jimmy Ryce Dead At Age 35

Martha Ryce, a Redland native who dedicated her life to advocate for missing children after the murder of her brother Jimmy Ryce, has died at the age of 35.

01/14/2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 9:  Junior Seau #55 of the Miami Dolphins lines up during the game with the Buffalo Bills on October 9, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The bills won 20-14 (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Seau Had Degenerative Brain Disease

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

CBS Miami–01/10/2013

Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers

Sports Agenda for Thursday (1/10/13)

With local sports having the night off, I thought I’d address two topics that are making news across the sports world Thursday morning, concussions and football; and separately, the steroids-era in sports. Plus, we’ll update the Heat’s situation as they continue their road trip.

CBS Miami–01/10/2013

Friends identify Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus as the teen killed after she was shot on a school bus on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 (Source: Facebook)

Father Of Teen Shot On School Bus Commits Suicide

A South Florida family reeling from the death of a 13 year old girl killed on a Homestead school bus has been dealt another devastating blow.

CBS4–12/28/2012

(Source:AP)

Fla. Keys Principal Shoots Herself Dead At Gun Range

A Florida Keys charter school principal died—the victim of a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

CBS4–12/28/2012

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs in action during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium on November 18, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chiefs Player Kills Girlfriend, Thanks Coach, Then Kills Himself

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend Saturday, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

CBS4–12/01/2012

Davie police investigating a suspected murder suicide in which a father, his daughter and a dog died. (Source: CBS4)

Community Struggles With Davie Dad’s Apparent Murder-Suicide

Family, friends and neighbors of a man who killed his 6-year-old daughter and took his own life are struggling to make sense of the tragedy.

CBS4–11/30/2012

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