News Releases for September 2016

Sept. 29

Seeking Recycling Poster Contest Submissions

9:20 a.m. - The Spokane County Regional Solid Waste System is inviting students to submit artwork focused on recycling for its annual poster contest.

Sept. 25

Occupants of north side home narrowly escape second floor fire

8:43 a.m. - Crews from SFD were dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 2300 block of E. Everett Ave. in Spokane’s Hillyard neighborhood.

Sept. 23

Gondola Meadow re-opens while construction is deferred a few months

6:18 p.m. - Construction of the recreational ice ribbon will begin a couple months later than anticipated; the new opening timeline is fall 2017 for ice skating.

Robbery Suspect McLaughlin Arrested

3:15 p.m. - SPD arrested David C. McLaughlin (26) for multiple counts of 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Assault.

SWAT, SIU and MCU Take Wanted Felon into Custody

2:21 p.m. - SWAT assisted SIU & MCU in the 3800 block of E. Pacific to take a wanted felon into custody.

Sept. 22

Spokane Police Investigating Bank Robbery on the South Hill

7:35 p.m. - SPD is investigating a bank robbery at the Bank of America at 29th/Southeast Blvd. on Spokane’s South Hill. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon.

Our Next Coffee with A Cop Event is Next Thursday

4:48 p.m. - SPD will hold a Coffee w/a Cop event next Thurs., Sept. 29, 8-10:00a at McDonald’s 4436 N. Division. And what better day than #NationalCoffeeDay!

Council to Consider Resolution Honoring Italian American Heritage

3:06 p.m. - City Council to consider a resolution in support of designating October 1st as Italian American Heritage Day in the City of Spokane.

Mayor's policy advisor to leave City

12:30 p.m. - Mayor's policy advisor to return to private law practice

Sept. 17

Major Crimes Investigating Shooting in Hillyard

8:51 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting in the 5700 block of north Market.

Sept. 16

Spokane Police Capture Sex Offender Wanted in Pierce County

4:33 p.m. - SPD captured a sex offender with felony warrants from Pierce County. Eric Q. French (38) was arrested at a home in the 2200 block of east Central.

Committee recommends four police chief finalists

12:45 p.m. - The police chief selection committee has recommended four finalists to be considered for the job

Sept. 14

Suspect Wanted in Connection with July 30th Shooting on West Sharp

5:44 p.m. - MCU along with members of the Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force (SRSSTF) are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Darren J. Bercier.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Bondsmen Force Entry into Hotel Room

5:37 p.m. - SPD recovered a stolen vehicle from a hotel on south Rustle after responding to a call from bondsmen there to arrest a female on a warrant.

#SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention

3:06 p.m. - The City of Spokane will be hosting several community #SpokaneStrong Public Safety Forums for Crime Prevention.

Sept. 13

Chinese Lantern Festival Returns to Riverfront Park Friday, Sept. 16

4:58 p.m. - The Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival, presented by Avista, opens Friday, September 16 in Riverfront Park and runs through Sunday, October 30.

Meejin Yoon selected as Lead Artist for Riverfront Park Redevelopment

12:47 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts are pleased to announce the lead artist has been selected for Riverfront Park Redevelopment: Meejin Yoon

Major Crimes & Safe Streets Task Force Investigate Shooting on W Sharp

10:01 a.m. - MCU along w/ members of the SRSSTF are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2100 block of west Sharp this morning.

City Sets Rededication Ceremony at Waste to Energy honoring 25 years

9:15 a.m. - City of Spokane will host a rededication ceremony to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Waste to Energy Facility on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m.

Sept. 12

Major Crimes Investigating Bank Robbery Downtown

6:42 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the robbery of the Washington Trust in the 700 block of west 2nd Ave.

Sept. 9

Upper Falls Reservoir lowered to accommodate S. Howard St. Bridge work

12:06 p.m. - On behalf of the City, Avista plans to draw the Upper Falls Reservoir down 1.25’ beginning September 12 for bridge work.

Sept. 8

City Seeking Plan Input At Open Houses

12:25 p.m. - Shaping Spokane initiative updates neighborhoods, transportation, housing and more

Our Next Coffee with A Cop Event is Downtown Next Thursday

8:01 a.m. - Our next Coffee w/a Cop in partnership w/ Thomas Hammer, River Park Square & Downtown Spokane Partnership is Thurs., 9-15, 9-11a at River Park Square.

Sept. 7

Spokane Fire & Police Departments Investigating Fatality Fire

10:01 p.m. - The Spokane Fire and Spokane Police Departments continue to investigate the cause of a fatality fire in North Spokane.

Sept. 2

Downriver Golf Course Celebrates 100 with $10 Rounds and Free Lessons

2:58 p.m. - Downriver celebrates 100 years on Friday, September 16 with $10 rounds, free lessons, games, prizes, live music, food and drinks.

Sept. 1

Applicants sought for 2017 Lodging Tax Grants

10 a.m. - Applications for 2017 Lodging Tax Grants are due by Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m.