News Releases for June 2014

June 27

Fireworks Press Briefing

5:34 p.m. - There will be a press briefing at 10 am on July 1 outside the Fire Training Center at 1618 N. Rebecca regarding the 22nd year of the fireworks ban.

Spokane Police Hoopfest Security - On-Cam Availability Today at 1 p.m.

Midnight - Special Events Unit Supervisor, Sgt. JD Anderson will be available for an on-camera interview today, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chief's Conference Room

June 26

Music, Food & Fireworks at the Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration

12 a.m. - Plan now to attend the big Riverfront Park 4th of July Celebration

Youth and Police Initiative (YPI) Graduation TODAY @ 1:30 p.m. at NCHS

12 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department Youth and Police Initiative will graduate the program’s fifth class TODAY, June 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., at NC High School

Corbin Kids Summer Act Camps - Sign Up Now Before It's Too Late

Midnight - The Clock Is Ticking! Sign Up Now For Corbin Kids Summer Art Camps

Spokane Police Recruiting Youth Participants for Activities League

Midnight - The Spokane Police Department is actively recruiting youth participants for the Spokane Police Activities League (PAL).

June 25

Info From The Friends of Manito

12 a.m. - Organic Gardening and Picnic & Silent Auction

Corbin Art Center Adult Recreation Classes Begin July 7

Midnight - Great adult recreation classes are now available at the Corbin Art Center

Suspect Arrested in Connection to 6/8 Subway Robbery

Midnight - Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in connection to a Robbery which occurred at the Subway (2900 S. Grand) on June 8, 2014.

June 24

Cami Bradley Featured in Free Hoopfest Concert in Riverfront Park

Midnight - FREE Hoopfest Concert Featuring Cami Bradley with the Marshall McLean Band and Cathedral Pearls

June 20

Mayor advocates for plan to improve Spokane River health

2:40 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon met with mayors from across the nation to advocate for funding to help implement the City’s Integrated Clean Water Plan.

Spokane Park Board Approves Riverfront Park Master Plan and Park Bond

12 a.m. - Spokane Park Board votes to support Riverfront Park master plan and Riverfront Park bond.

Famed Garbage Eating Goat to Add Birthday Cake to His Diet

Midnight - Spokane's garbage eating goat to add a slice of birthday cake to his diet.

Spokane Police Department Investigates Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Collision

Midnight - Spokane Police investigate auto-pedestrian collision; Pedestrian transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead

June 19

Manito Park Named One of Top 25 Parks in the U.S.

3:13 p.m. - Manito Park listed in the nation's top 25 parks in TripAdvisor's 2014 traveler's choice awards.

City Adds Detail to 2014 Street Levy Proposal

2:44 p.m. - The City adds detail to a refinancing proposal to maintain streets. The 20-year levy will provide new street work for same cost citizens pay today.

June Coffee with a Cop at NorthTown Mall

Midnight - June Coffee with a Cop at NorthTown Mall

We're Out of Summer Recreation Activity Guides

Midnight - We're out of summer recreation activity guides, but you can sign up online!

June 18

No Riverfront Fountain Cafe Music Tonight

10:26 a.m. - Due to unfavorable weather conditions, tonight's Riverfront Park Fountain Cafe Wednesday Night Music Series has been cancelled.

June 17

Riverfront Park Becomes Wi-Fi Hot Spot

3:50 p.m. - Forty-five minutes of free Wi-Fi access per customer will be available daily in Riverfront Park beginning next week, before Hoopfest.

City extends Alternative Response Unit pilot

3:35 p.m. - The Alternative Response Unit pilot program dispatches smaller vehicles to non-life threatening medical calls.

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of EXPO 74 on Saturday

10:30 a.m. - Saturday, June 21st is a day you won’t want to miss as we celebrate Spokane’s World Fair with “Remembering Expo ’74.”

Alicia Sweet in Custody

9:03 a.m. - Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team officers have arrested Alicia C. Sweet for Rendering Criminal Assistance in the 2012 homicide of David “Brandon” Deponte

June 16

SPD Detectives Refer Charges to Prosecutor in 2012 Murder Case

4:59 p.m. - Spokane Police detectives have referred charges to the Spokane County Prosecutor in the murder case of David “Brandon” Deponte.

Funding plan focus of community conversation

2:01 p.m. - A community conversation planned for June 26 at 6 p.m. will seek feedback on the proposal to fund street improvements and invest in Riverfront Park.

SPD Brings Suspect Safely Into Custody

11:11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Adam T. Butler after he allegedly hid in and refused to exit a garage and assaulted officers.

June 14

House fire in East Central

6:32 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 2500 block of E. 3rd early Saturday morning at 3:21 a.m.

June 13

Standoff on North Perry Last Night

Midnight - Officer take suspect into custody without further incident after brief standoff.

June 12

SIRR Team Closes Spokane Valley Roadway

8:53 p.m. - Tonight the SIRR Team will close Sprague Ave. to investigate the 5/23/14 auto-cyclist incident involving a Spokane Valley Police Officer.

Water Dept, SustainbleWorks partner to help people save water

2:30 p.m. - City of Spokane Water Department and SustainableWorks, a non-profit organization, are partnering to help City utility customers save water.

The Public is Asked to Help Curb Thefts of Recyclable Metals

9:31 a.m. - The Parks & Recreation department is asking for help to curb the theft of metal plumbing parts and other recyclable metals from our parks.

Spokane Police Respond to a Serious Assault Overnight

Midnight - Spokane Police Respond to a Serious Assault Overnight

June 11

Repeat Offender with 22 Felony Convictions Arrested

5:18 p.m. - Police arrest Repeat Offender Ryan P. Graham for 2nd Degree Identity Theft after he allegedly stole and used a debit card to make purchases.

Pemco Outdoor Movies at Riverfront Park Begin TONIGHT

12:15 p.m. - PEMCO-sponsored Summer Outdoor Movies in Riverfront Park begin tonight with the classic comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

June 9

Riverfront Park Attractions Begin Daily Operations June 14

3:07 p.m. - Get ready for a super summer in Riverfront Park with first-run entertainment, food, fun and much, much more!

Smoke detector installation program

2:48 p.m. - The Fire Department has a limited number of smoke detectors to install free of charge for low-income persons living inside the city limits of Spokane.

SPD Officer Saves Drowning Man

12:09 p.m. - Today, at approximately 10 am, Police received a report of a male yelling for help in the Spokane River near the Red Lion River Inn.

Suspect Accused of Firing Shots in Downtown Quickly Arrested

9:08 a.m. - Police quickly locate and arrest a suspect, Shawn R. Denman, accused of firing shots in Downtown Spokane early this morning.

June 7

Stabbing Incident Downtown

12 a.m. - Stabbing victim dies of his wounds. SPD still searching for the suspect.

Update to downtown homicide

Midnight - Suspect is in custody as detectives continue their investigation into today's events.

June 5

SPD Arrests Lewis & Clark Student for threats to Students and Faculty

9:42 p.m. - Spokane Police have located and arrested the juvenile male suspect on charges of Felony Harassment – Threats to Kill.

Chief Straub Formally Supports the Hiring of Military Members

4:31 p.m. - Spokane Police Chief Straub signs statement supporting opportunities to hire current and former members of our military.

Homeless count yields mixed results

11 a.m. - Homelessness among families and veterans decreased over the past year while the total individual count rose during the same period.

June 4

Free Riverfront Park Fountain Cafe Summer Music Series Begins TONIGHT

9:55 a.m. - Join us for a brand new entertainment treat with the all new Wednesday Night Music Series at the Fountain Café in Riverfront Park

June 3

PEMCO-Sponsored Summer Outdoor Movies in Riverfront Park Begin June 11

3:07 p.m. - This is the second season for the very popular PEMCO-sponsored Summer Outdoor Movies in Riverfront Park.

Sponsored Youth Passes & Swim Lessons Now Available

9:20 a.m. - These sponsored lessons are available at all six City of Spokane Aquatic Centers for the 2014 summer season.

June 2

City Water Department releases annual drinking water quality report

4:40 p.m. - City Water Department has released its annual report on the quality of its drinking water. For 2013, the City met or exceeded all standards.

Coupon Special - 50% off Swim Lessons

1:51 p.m. - Sign up now for swim lessons at Liberty, A.M. Cannon or Hillyard pools and enjoy a 50% discount, bringing the price down to only $24.

Councilman Allen to host Council Connection

10:56 a.m. - Councilman Mike Allen to discuss streets funding proposal on June 5 edition of Council Connection

Fleeing Vehicle Nearly Hits SPD Officer; Shots Fired at Swaxx

9:21 a.m. - Overnight incidents: Officer nearly hit by fleeing vehicle, fleeing car crashes, firearm located inside; SPD investigates shots fired outside Swaxx.