News Releases for March 2015

March 31

SPD Investigates Threat Reported at Jefferson Elementary

4:59 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a telephone threat at Jefferson Elementary Tuesday. Nothing suspicious was located.

March 30

Spokane Police respond to suicidal man

4:28 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to reports of a suicidal man and negotiated with him for hours at a residence in west Spokane Monday.

Work begins on Ruby and Boone 'HAWK' light

12:23 p.m. - A High Intensity Activated Crosswalk is being added to the intersection of Ruby and Boone as part of an ongoing pilot program.

Weigh in on short-term rentals in Spokane

11:30 a.m. - Councilmember Mike Allen will host a public forum on short-term rentals Wednesday. The forum will focus on a proposed ordinance change.

March 29

Fire damages three houses early Sunday

9:26 p.m. - A fire that damaged three homes in the 300 block of East Fifth Avenue early Sunday morning is under investigation.

March 26

City Recognizes Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

8:55 a.m. - The City of Spokane today is recognizing businesses that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

March 25

SPD Officer Arrests Bank Robbery Suspect

6:19 p.m. - A Spokane Police Neighborhood Conditions Officer located and arrested a bank robbery suspect while the officer was on his way home from work.

SPD Asks for Public's Help to Locate Shooting Person of Interest

3:33 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking to the public to help locate a person of interest in the death of a woman who sustained a gunshot wound earlier this week.

Spokane PD Arrest Suspect in Chaps Burglary

1:09 p.m. - Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in the burglary of Chaps Restaurant on Feb. 22, 2015.

Cleaning From the Core Returns to Downtown Spokane

11:57 a.m. - The City of Spokane is signing up volunteers for the annual Cleaning From The Core (CFTC) event set for Saturday, April 25.

Woman found with gunshot wound dies of injuries

8:41 a.m. - The woman transported to the hospital Tuesday suffering from a gunshot wound has died as a result of her injuries.

March 24

City Receives Funding For Needy Families, Homeless

1:08 p.m. - The City’s CHHS Department has been awarded two grants for programs and services that help Spokane’s low-income and homeless individuals and families.

SPD & Medics Respond to Trouble Unknown Call

12:44 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating an incident involving an initial report of unknown trouble at a north Spokane residence.

March 23

MACMA/SPD Form Work Group to Discuss Police-Citizen Contacts

3:37 p.m. - Members of the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Multicultural Affairs (MACMA) are working with SPD to address findings of a recent report.

Mayor and Chief Receive Final Letter from Use of Force Commission

8:26 a.m. - Spokane Police, as referenced in the Commission’s letter, has made great progress in the initiation or completion of all recommendations.

March 8

Fix a Leak to Save Water & Money!

10:40 a.m. - The City’s Water Department is offering customers free leak repair kits during March as part work to encourage people to “Slow the Flow” of water.

March 7

Working smoke detector alerts homeowner to fire

Midnight - Firefighters contained a fire started by food left cooking unattended to the kitchen of a northeast Spokane home Friday night.

March 6

Construction on Northwest Blvd to begin early

12:19 p.m. - Warmer temperatures will allow work to start early on Combined Sewer Overflow Tank (CSO) 6 on Northwest Boulevard at Providence Avenue.

Mayor Condon delivers State of the City address

11 a.m. - The Mayor's address focused on progress made during his three years in office and his vision for the City and the Spokane community moving forward.

March 5

Changes planned for neighborhood retail parking

2:30 p.m. - The City is hosting an Open House for a proposal to eliminate certain parking requirements in areas of Spokane zoned as Neighborhood Retail (NR).

March 4

Learn About Plans For Bike Lanes Downtown

1 p.m. - The City is hosting an Open House for the second phase of work on the Downtown Bicycle Network.

Citizens, SPD Initiate Effort to Continue E. Sprague Revitalization

9:49 a.m. - Neighbors, Spokane Police and the City are working together to reduce sex trafficking and continue to revitalize the East Sprague neighborhood.

City seeks applications for NEPDA Board

9:16 a.m. - There are openings on the Northeast Public Development Authority (NEPDA) Board, which focuses on development of The Yard.

March 3

Spokane Police Investigate Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

9:31 a.m. - Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian accident involving a City of Spokane vehicle that occurred near S. Geiger Blvd. and S. Lewis St.

March 2

City, Partners Offer Businesses Help to Find Space

12:56 p.m. - The latest release of is now live, offering free services for businesses looking to open a facility in the Spokane area.

March 1

City's Waste to Energy facility receives highest safety rating

12:15 p.m. - Spokane’s Waste to Energy Facility is the first facility operated by a municipality in Washington to receive the highest worker safety designation.