News Releases for February 2018

Feb. 27

City Seeks Applicants for Municipal Court Seat

2:24 p.m. - Candidates must live in County; materials due Mar. 12

Feb. 23

Skate Ribbon Closure Update 2/23/18

2:46 p.m. - Riverfront crews & contractors continue to work to re-open the Skate Ribbon. The goal is to re-open ice skating in early March.

Feb. 22

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case from 1999

3:18 p.m. - A DNA match from the Combined DNA Index System links a Spokane man to the 1999 sexual assault case.

Feb. 21

City to resume curbside yard waste pickup on Feb. 26

2:31 p.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, Feb. 26.

Feb. 19

SPD Major Crimes arrests two for violent crimes

2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested two people believed to be involved in ongoing violent crimes.

Feb. 18

Two suspects arrested for string of purse-snatching incidents

5:43 p.m. - Two suspects were arrested near the 600 block of E Houston Ave in the morning hours of 02-18-18

Feb. 17

E Sprague Motel Robbery

9:05 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrest three suspects after a robbery at E Sprague Motel.

SPD investigating string of purse-snatch robberies

6:15 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating three purse snatching/robbery incidents that have occurred this afternoon, 02-17-18, at various locations in the City.

Feb. 16

City Completes Full-City Plow in Less Than 3 Days

5:30 p.m. - The City has now completed work on the Full-City Plow initiated on Wednesday, meeting its commitment to complete such an effort in about three days.

Riverfront Park Seeking Programming and Facility Title Sponsors

1:36 p.m. - Parks and Recreation is planning giving opportunities for those interested in collaborating with and supporting the park.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

8:25 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until Feb. 19

Feb. 15

Spokane Police: Stay safe when driving near commercial vehicles

9:55 a.m. - SPD wants to remind motorists to use caution and avoid unsafe driving behaviors around commercial vehicles.

Feb. 14

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Elderly Male

11:38 p.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing male.Eugene Singleton (78) has medical issues that require daily medications he does not have with him.

Residents treated for minor injuries after house fire

9:59 a.m. - Last night, SFD responded to the 1600 block of E. Ostrander Ave. for a structure fire with possible trapped occupants inside.

City Launching Full-City Plow

9:17 a.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now; Work in residential areas to begin soon

Feb. 13

City Council Forum to Discuss River Health & Water Conservation

4:39 p.m. - Forum set for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 in City Hall

Spokane Police Major Crimes Respond to Downtown Shooting

1:14 p.m. - One subject was shot and transported to an area hospital in critical condition

Presidents' Day is a Parking Meter Holiday

11:46 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open.

Finch Arboretum Master Plan Open House February 20, 2018

10:35 a.m. - The community is invited to a Master Plan Open House & survey to guide Spokane Parks and Recreation in the future development at Finch Arboretum.

Serious Crash Closes Hamilton at Montgomery

1:37 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Collision reconstructionists were called to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Hamilton/Montgomery tonight.

Feb. 12

Officer will be placed on administrative leave after being arrested

12:55 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer will be placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for DUI on Saturday night.

Dutch Jake’s Park Revitalization Open House February 15, 2018

9:36 a.m. - Parks & Recreation in partnership with The Trust for Public Land will host an Open House to continue the next phase of design for Dutch Jake’s Park.

Feb. 11

Spokane Police arrest Residential Burglary suspect from S. Moran View

4:01 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Residential Burglary suspect from S. Moran View St.

Feb. 9

Two adults treated for smoke inhalation after kitchen fire

9:35 p.m. - At 3:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to the 1300 block of W. 8th Ave. for a commercial structure fire in an apartment unit.

Flags Lowered For Late Gov. John Spellman

2:51 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff February 9 – 13

Crews respond to fire at home under construction

11:22 a.m. - Just after 4 a.m., SFD responded to the 900 block of S. Azalea Dr. for a structure fire in a house under construction.

Feb. 8

SPD Requesting Help in Identifying a Person of Interest

3:17 p.m. - Spokane Public Schools and SPD need your help identifying a person of interest trespassing on school property.

Feb. 6

Spokane Police Asking for Helping Locating Missing Child

10:52 p.m. - Police are asking for your help locating a missing child. Ricky Eastabrooks(10) was last seen in the area of 4th & Magnolia in East Central Spokane.

Be Heart Smart

12:31 p.m. - February is American Heart Month and the Spokane Fire Department wants the community to be heart smart.

Feb. 5

Skate Ribbon Closure Update

4:45 p.m. - The Skate Ribbon in Riverfront Park remains closed for a mechanical repair, and it could take at least 3 weeks to restore ice to the ribbon.

Spokane Police Department Assault Arrest

9:52 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an assault with pepper spray Friday afternoon.

Feb. 3

Male arrested for domestic violence shooting

2:29 p.m. - Males arrested for domestic violence shooting. Female expected to survive injury.

Feb. 1

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

9:36 a.m. - Presidents' Day Tours planned at City's Waste to Energy Facility.