News Releases for January 2016

Jan. 30

Major Crimes Investigating Shooting Death on North Side

11:55 p.m. - Major Crimes Investigating Shooting Death on North Side

Son of Missing Woman Arrested

5:29 p.m. - Son of Missing Woman Arrested

Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman

2:56 p.m. - Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Woman

Jan. 29

City Council Vacancy Applicant Pool Narrowed to 7

1 p.m. - City Council members have narrowed the applicant pool to seven for the Council position left vacant after the resignation of Jon Snyder in January.

Spokane to be designated 'Compassionate City'

11:05 a.m. - City Council has introduced a resolution which calls for the signing of the International Charter for Compassionate Communities.

Jan. 28

Local Speed Emphasis Patrols on Feb. 5th

9:30 a.m. - Local Speed Emphasis Patrols on Feb. 5th

Jan. 27

Committee reports on police chief conversation

3:38 p.m. - City human resources will update the police chief job description and outline a recruitment and hiring process based on the community feedback

City Council overrides Mayor's veto of safe and sick leave ordinance

11:55 a.m. - On Monday, the City Council overrode the Mayor’s veto of the earned sick and safe leave ordinance that was passed on Jan. 11, 2016 with a 5-1 vote.

Proposal would allow electric fences in Spokane

10 a.m. - The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing Wednesday, Feb. 10 to receive public testimony over a Text Amendment to the Spokane City fence code.

Spokane Police Arrest Robbery Suspect Early this Morning

9:37 a.m. - Spokane Police Arrest Robbery Suspect Early this Morning

Jan. 26

Major Crime Detectives Investigating Suspicious Death

11:22 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found along the banks of the Spokane River just west of the Monroe Street Bridge.

City, American Traffic Solutions Release School Zone Safety PSA

8:31 a.m. - The video highlights how the school zone speed cameras work, the role of law enforcement, how violations are captured, and the penalties issued.

Jan. 25

Spokane Police Searching for Missing Man

4:52 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing adult male.

Crews battle two simultaneous structure fires

3:51 p.m. - No one was injured by fires that damaged two homes Monday morning.

Annual Point-In-Time Count set for Thursday

1:30 p.m. - The 2016 Point-in-Time count of persons and families experiencing homelessness will take place in Spokane (and across the state) on Thursday.

Jan. 23

Electrical problem may be cause of fire

5:55 a.m. - Two people were unhurt late Friday by a fire that damaged the basement of their north Spokane home.

Jan. 21

Major Crime Investigators asking for the Public's Help

5:11 p.m. - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying people and vehicles of interest from the homicide that occurred on Jan. 18.

Jan. 20

Mayor names Whitney policy advisor

11:15 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon has hired a policy advisor to establish more focused interactions with the City Council.

Jan. 19

Help SPD Locate Missing Children

10:06 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking for two missing children.

Contract approved for new head golf pro at Indian Canyon

2:45 p.m. - The Park Board has approved a Professional Services Contract with Spokane native Doug Phares.

Jan. 18

SPD Announces Updates to Use of Force Policy

5:14 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is pleased to announce recommendation 6.5 from the DOJ has been completed.

Jan. 15

Earned Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance Takes Effect in 2017

2:06 p.m. - On Monday, Jan. 11, the Spokane City Council passed into law a sick and safe leave policy within the City of Spokane.

Mayor announces organizational updates

10:45 a.m. - Mayor David Condon announced updates to the City’s organizational structure to better align resources to deliver the best outcomes for the community.

Jan. 14

House fire damages home's basement

1:23 p.m. - A family of six escaped uninjured from a fire that damaged the basement of their home.

SPD Officers Arrest Stabbing Suspect within Minutes

1:08 p.m. - Just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the report of a stabbing at the Goodwill Outlet store in the 1400 block of east Front.

Program Flash ending at intersections city-wide

10:49 a.m. - The City will be terminating programmed flash – setting traffic signals to flash during early morning hours – at several intersections citywide.

Jan. 13

City Closures Planned for MLK Day

10 a.m. - In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, Spokane City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities.

Jan. 11

Second Annual Citizen Hall of Fame Nominations Open

2:55 p.m. - Nominations for the 2nd Annual Citizen Hall of Fame are open through Feb. 4.

City to refinance RPS bonds

12:17 p.m. - The City of Spokane announced today plans to refinance bonds that were sold as part of a settlement related to the River Park Square parking garage.

Jan. 8

Lisa Keys Named City Planning Director

2:35 p.m. - After an aggressive recruitment process, the City of Spokane is excited to announce Lisa Keys as the new Director of Planning.

Jan. 7

Council Member Snyder to be Honored at Farewell Reception

10:30 a.m. - Council Member Jon Snyder will be honored by current and former Council members and staff on Monday night, Jan. 11, as he attends his final meeting.

Jan. 6

New Year Brings New Information on Many City Utility Accounts

3 p.m. - The City updated 30,000 utility accounts to include the property’s owner as reflected in tax records; customers should check bills for accuracy.