News Releases for October 2014

Oct. 31

City Fire Station to host trick-or-treaters

3:46 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is celebrating Halloween by opening 11 fire stations for trick-or-treaters tonight between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

Curling Rocks!

2:15 p.m. - Check it out at our Curling Clinics Sunday at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace. Register Now at My Spokane, 509.625.6200

Oct. 30

Councilmember Mumm appointed to State Economic Revitilization Board

2:14 p.m. - Spokane City Councilmember Candace Mumm has been appointed to the Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB).

Event to promote East Spokane neighborhood

8:41 a.m. - Business After Hours is an evening of networking, socializing and celebrating the year’s accomplishments in the East Spokane Business Area.

SPD Celebrates Halloween with Safe Trick-or-Treat Opportunities

6:31 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is celebrating Halloween by handing out candy at two safe trick-or-treat locations on Friday, October 31.

Oct. 29

The Friends of Manito Official 2015 Calendar Now Available

12:25 p.m. - The official Friends of Manito 2015 Calendar featuring spectacular images of Manito Park is now on sale for $15.

Spokane Police Host Body Camera Community Forum on Thursday, 10/30

9:54 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will host a body worn camera community forum this Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Murder Suspect Huff Arrested

9:28 a.m. - Police have located and arrested 2nd Degree Murder suspect Chrystal Huff (40) after hours of negotiations and response.

Fire damages three North Side garages

8:50 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is investigating a North Side fire early today that destroyed one garage and damaged two others nearby.

Oct. 28

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect on 21 Counts of Theft

12:27 p.m. - Police have arrested Jorden L. Mayo (age 21) on 21 counts of Theft-related activity, including 13 counts of 2nd Degree Identity Theft.

Ice Palace set to open

9:57 a.m. - The Riverfront Park Ice Palace is scheduled to open for the season on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Detectives Looking to Locate 2nd Degree Murder Suspect, Chrystal Huff

9:42 a.m. - Major Crimes detectives have Probable Cause to arrest Chrystal L. Huff (40) for 2nd Degree Murder for the stabbing of Richard W. Whipple.

Dozens of trees going up at Loma Vista Park

8:43 a.m. - The City is planting 40 trees around Loma Vista Park Saturday, Nov. 1, and is looking for volunteers to take part in the project.

Oct. 24

Police Seeking Public's Help Identifying Possible Robbery Suspect

3:20 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives are looking to the public to help identify a male who may have been involved in an armed robbery at Sunset Grocery last month

Play BIG with Recreation's New 16-inch Softball League

1:32 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation is offering a brand new indoor 16-inch softball league. Hurry and get your team’s spot today! Only $199 per team.

All You Can Eat Breakfast for a Good Cause

10:39 a.m. - Therapeutic Recreation staff and volunteers are planning a fantastic all-you-can-eat breakfast to raise funds for TRS Sport Programs.

Oct. 23

Recruiting for Therapeutic Recreation Ski & Snowboard Programs

4:17 p.m. - Therapeutic Recreation Services programs, Powderhounds Downhill Ski/Board, Nordic Blue Waxers, and Adaptive Ski/Board, are seeking volunteers.

Still Time to Play Golf - Courses Gear Up for Winter

1:21 p.m. - Don’t forget our October Promotion – 9-hole rounds booked after 2 p.m. in October just $13 at all four courses

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Coffee Stand Robberies

10:29 a.m. - Police safely arrest Armed Robbery suspect Joseph GW Layman (28). He was booked into jail on charges of 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Robbery.

Spokane Human Rights Award winners to be honored

9:01 a.m. - Winners of the 2014 Spokane Human Rights Award will be honored Friday, Oct. 24. at City Hall with a ceremony and breakfast.

Oct. 21

It's the Grind Railjam at EWU

4:16 p.m. - Experience Eastern Washington University’s EPIC Adventures, “The Grind” Ski and Snowboard Railjam on October 25. Registration at 9 a.m.

Come With Us on a FREE Walking Tour of the Finch Arboretum

2:16 p.m. - Come With Us on a free walking tour of the Finch Arboretum on Friday, October 24 at 1 p.m. Register now.

SkyRide Closes for Scheduled Maintenance

1:25 p.m. - The Riverfront Park SkyRide Over the Falls is closed for scheduled maintenance with a to be determined re-opening date.

SPD Safely Arrests Domestic Violence Suspect

11:03 a.m. - The suspect, Donald R. Caldwell, was taken into custody safely after barricading himself in a residence armed with a knife.

Oct. 20

City seeks public comment on ethics code update

11:23 a.m. - Public meetings are planned on Oct. 22 (noon-1 pm) and 23 (6-7 pm) in the Council Briefing Center to discuss proposed updates to the Code of Ethics

Oct. 18

SPD Looks to Public to ID Robbery Suspect

2:35 p.m. - Police are asking the public to help ID a Robbery suspect possibly connected to two robberies in the past two days. Call 911 with any information.

Oct. 17

SPD Holds Coffee with a Cop at River Park Square on 10/22

8:58 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event, in partnership with River Park Square, on October 22, from 12 to 2 p.m.

Oct. 16

Burn restrictions lifted

1:58 p.m. - Burn restrictions implemented on July 17 were lifted today. Outdoor recreational fires, including campfires, are allowed throughout Spokane County

Bank Robbery Suspect Detained Less Than Four Minutes After 911 Call

1:08 p.m. - Bank Robbery Suspect Detained Less Than Four Minutes After 911 Call

Police Are Asking for Help Locating Missing 10-year-old Boy

12:27 p.m. - FOUND: Police are searching for a missing 10-year-old boy who left his house this morning after an argument with a family member

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect for Burglary and Theft at Becker Buick

9:57 a.m. - Spokane Police Arrest Suspect for Burglary and Theft at Becker Buick

Oct. 15

Mayor to forgo Charter-mandated wage increase

4:36 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon will forgo the Charter-mandated wage increase in 2015.

Warrant Issued for Howard Johnson Motel Homicide Suspect

4:30 p.m. - Detectives have an active warrant to arrest Enrique Pena for 1st Degree Murder in connection to the homicide at the Howard Johnson Motel on 8-10-14

Mother nature delays Riverfront Ice Palace opening

2:18 p.m. - Due to unseasonably warm weather, the opening date of the Ice Palace has been moved to a new target date of October 29.

Council Member Fagan calls for public forum

1:40 p.m. - Council Member Fagan will host a public forum on Nov. 14 to discuss City salaries.

Integrated Water Plan is top City Council State Legislative Priority

12:09 p.m. - Councilmembers Snyder and Mumm were joined by Council President Ben Stuckart to announce the Spokane City Council legislative priorities for 2015.

Integrated water plan tops City Council state legislative priority

11:53 a.m. - Members of the City Council announced their 2015 legislative priorities.

Friends of Manito Membership Meeting at MAC Museum

11:23 a.m. - The Friends of Manito Annual Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, October 18 in the auditorium at the MAC Museum, 2316 W 1st Ave.

Oct. 14

Reported Luring Update

4:41 p.m. - Police have investigated the report of a possible child luring in the area of 21st and Thor and found no evidence of it occurring.

Six Suspects arrested in Connection to South Hill Property Crimes

4:29 p.m. - Police arrest a total of six people believed to be connected to a series of property crimes reported on the South Hill within the past four weeks.

Police Investigating Possible Luring Attempt

2:04 p.m. - Update: Police found no evidence that a luring occurred. Officers responded to a report of a possible child luring attempt in South Spokane

Oct. 13

Spokane Human Rights Award nominations continue

11:24 a.m. - The deadline to nominate an individual or organization for the 2014 Spokane Human Rights Award has been extended to Sunday, Oct. 19.

Neighborhoods are helping tell Spokane's story

9:16 a.m. - The story of Spokane and its neighborhoods is starting to take shape as public input for Shaping Spokane continues.

Oct. 12

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing & Pedestrian Collision

1:57 p.m. - Police investigate stabbing that also involved a vehicle/pedestrian crash on October 11, just before 7 p.m.

Oct. 10

SFD, Red Cross to conduct smoke detector canvass

4:24 p.m. - SFD is partnering with the American Red Cross and Gonzaga University to canvass the Logan neighborhood to ensure homes have working smoke detectors

Oct. 9

1st Annual Market Street Harvest Fest

12:05 p.m. - The 1st Annual Market Street Harvest Fest is Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Historic Hillyard Business District.

Spokane Police Looking to Public to ID Hit and Run Driver

11:40 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a possible hit and run collision that injured a 14 year-old boy.

Spokane Police Looking to Public to Find Hit and Run Driver

11:40 a.m. - Spokane Police Looking to Public to Find Hit and Run Driver

Oct. 8

Monday, Oct. 13, is a free parking meter day

4:35 p.m. - Parking meters are free on Monday, Oct. 13, for the Columbus Day holiday.

Oct. 6

Register cell phones with Alert Spokane to get emergency notices

11 a.m. - Citizens are asked to register their cell phones and email addresses with Alert Spokane to receive emergency notifications from police, fire, more.

General election forums on CityCable 5 in October

9:45 a.m. - Three forums featuring candidates and ballot measures on the Nov. 4 general election ballot will be shown beginning in October on CityCable 5

Oct. 5

Spokane Police Investigate Apparent Accidental Shooting

4:24 p.m. - Police respond to and investigate what is believed to be an accidental shooting that occurred late this afternoon in north Spokane.

Oct. 3

Unattended Death Being Investigated as Homicide

6:44 p.m. - Detectives continue to investigate the location of a body on October 2 in the 1600 block of W Pacific. The death is being investigated as a Homicide.

Chief Straub's Statement to Media

4:12 p.m. - Police Chief Straub delivered the following statement today regarding the Internal Affairs investigations of Sgt. Lydia Taylor and Det. Mell Taylor.

Wanted Man Arrested after Crashing Stolen Car

10:28 a.m. - Wanted Man Arrested after Nearly Hitting Pedestrian, Patrol Car & Crashing Stolen Vehicle

Check your smoke detectors for National Fire Prevention Week

9:38 a.m. - Smoke detectors save lives. That is the message the Spokane Fire Department is delivering as National Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday.

Watch 'Mobile Mural' go up Downtown

9:12 a.m. - Join us in celebrating the installation of the Mobile Murals Project in Downtown Spokane.

Oct. 2

Spokane Police Investigating Unattended Death

3:49 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating Unattended Death

Sekani Trail Run

3:21 p.m. - The 6th annual trail run is a 5k/10k event (plus a free Kids' 1k) located at Spokane's Camp Sekani Park 6707 E Upriver Drive

Oct. 1

Three Suspects Arrested in Connection to Two Robberies

11:01 a.m. - Police have arrested three suspects in connection to yesterday’s coffee stand Armed Robberies.

Support Spokane Arts

10:56 a.m. - In support of Spokane Arts' October, Corbin Art Center and MONARCH Arts are co-sponsoring an exciting art exhibit featuring works by artists age 55+.

Join Us for the Fall Leaf Festival

9:43 a.m. - Spokane's annual Fall Leaf Festival at John A. Finch Arboretum will be held on Saturday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.