News Releases for October 2018

Oct. 31

Be Halloween Safe

3:51 p.m. - SFD and SPD want everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween!

Arrest Made in October 18th Shooting

2:31 p.m. - Assault suspect was armed with a handgun when arrested yesterday for the shooting on October 18th, 2018 in downtown Spokane.

Capt. Tracie Meidl Selected as National Officer of the Month by NLEOMF

1:28 p.m. - SPD is proud to announce Capt. Meidl has been selected as Officer of the Month for October by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Oct. 30

SPD Investigating two Tuesday afternoon stabbings

10:29 p.m. - One incident occurred in the Downtown area, while the other was reported at the 1200 block of E Trent.

Oct. 29

Power Shut Down Related To 500 W. 2nd Ave.

1:53 p.m. - Downtown power is disrupted while Spokane Police Department (SPD) officers remove a subject from a confined area housing high voltage electricity.

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

10:27 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, October 31.

Oct. 28

One male hospitalized after stabbing incident on East Sprague Ave

9:45 p.m. - On 10-28 at about 7:30 PM a passerby located an adult male suffering from a stab wound at the 1600 block of E Sprague Ave

Oct. 24

Dr. Suzan Entwistle Marshall, wife of Dr. John Marshall, donates art

2:52 p.m. - A sculpture to celebrate family will be unveiled near the Centennial Trail by Kendall Yards, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 1 P.M.

Oct. 23

Early Morning Homicide

3:59 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives investigated an early morning homicide in a parking lot at 2nd and Division. Suspect has been located and taken into custody.

Mayor Responds To City Council Ordinance

3:06 p.m. - Mayor David Condon responds to City Council Ordinance related to access to facilities by federal agents.

Star Trek IDIC Convention Lands in Hillyard

2:15 p.m. - Councilman Mike Fagan invites the public to attend the Infinite Diversity in Infinite Convention.

Firefighters quickly contain apartment fire in East Spokane

10:20 a.m. - Last night at approximately 6:09 p.m., SFD responded to the 2700 E. block of Sharp Ave. on a report of a commercial structure fire.

Oct. 22

City Details Snow Response Plan

2:10 p.m. - More equipment available to reduce driveway berms

Learn to Compost Leaves at Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27

9:44 a.m. - Celebrate 30 years of the Master Composter/Recyclers in Spokane County

Oct. 21

One person stabbed in early morning downtown incident

5:16 a.m. - On 10-21, around 1am, SPD received a call of a stabbing near the intersection of Sprague and Washington. An adult male with a stab would was located.

Oct. 20

SPD arrests Felony Hit and Run driver who injured two people.

9:12 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Felony Hit and Run driver who injured two people.

SPD attempting to locate possible attempted child luring vehicle.

5:52 p.m. - Spokane Police are attempting to locate a vehicle involved in a possible attempted child luring which occurred near Cooper Elementary.

Oct. 19

Council Clothing Drive

2:37 p.m. - Bring warm clothing donations to City Hall.

“Spooky Looff” – Teens-Only Event Saturday

11:49 a.m. - Take a spin on the Spooky Looff and hang out with Z Nation zombies at Riverfront’s first teen-only event at the Looff Carrousel.

Oct. 18

Mayor to Host Conversation on City-Schools Partnership & 2019 Budget

3:25 p.m. - Telephone Town Hall set for Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Riverfront Redevelopment Open House Tuesday, October 30, 2018

12:48 p.m. - Riverfront Redevelopment Open House: progress on construction, preliminary concepts for the North Bank including the destination playground.

Councilwoman Burke Wants to Hear From District 1

10:41 a.m. - On Oct. 24 District 1 residents are welcome to come and bring questions, concerns, or ideas about what they would like to see from the City Council.

Downtown Homicide

9:27 a.m. - Spokane Police Department SWAT Officers take homicide suspect into custody following a downtown shooting.

Oct. 17

SPD Investigating Fatality Downtown

4:27 p.m. - SPD is on the scene on a fatality just outside of the Downtown Library. We’re asking people to avoid the area as we investigate and gather evidence.

Oct. 16

Learn About Urbanova's New Partnership

4:33 p.m. - Learn about a new partnership to develop technology solutions to improve urban life.

Oct. 15

Citizens Invited to Bikeshare Meeting

12 p.m. - Open House set for Wednesday, October 24, starting at 4 p.m.

Citizens Asked To Move RVs, Boats and Trailers

9:26 a.m. - Moving these vehicles necessary for Snow Season operations.

Oct. 12

Councilwoman Burke Wants to Hear From the Academy Residents

4:12 p.m. - Spokane City Council Member Kate Burke is hosting a meeting for the people displaced by the closure of The Academy senior living facility.

Fire Marshal lifts restrictions on outdoor recreational fires for the

11:23 a.m. - The burn restrictions that were implemented for outdoor recreational fires were lifted this morning by order of the Spokane City Fire Marshal.

Citizens Invited to Open House about Project to Improve Sprague Avenue

9:52 a.m. - Project proposed for Spargue Avenue in the University District.

Oct. 11

Fall Weekend Events at Riverfront Park

12:40 p.m. - Two events at Riverfront this weekend provide free and affordable family entertainment. Join us to celebrate fall!

Male Arrested after Firing Gun at City Park

12:30 p.m. - SPD took a male into custody after witnesses reported he was firing a gun off at a city park last night. He was taken into custody without incident.

Oct. 9

SFD and Whitworth University improve fire safety for community

3:28 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Whitworth University improve fire safety for community through nationwide town/gown project

Notice of Funding Availability

9:55 a.m. - City of Spokane releases first five-year Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

Oct. 8

Monday, Oct. 8 is a Parking Meter Holiday; City Offices Open As Usual

12:53 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Oct. 8, because of the Indigenous Peoples Day holiday.

Mayor Condon to Deliver Annual Statement of Conditions and Affairs

8:30 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon will deliver the annual Statement of the Conditions & Affairs of the City of Spokane.

Oct. 5

Council Member Lori Kinnear to Receive Advocacy Award

2:01 p.m. - Council Member Lori Kinnear to Receive Spokane Preservation Advocates 2018 Advocacy Award

Mayor to Convene Task Force to Consider Expansion of Salary Review

12:36 p.m. - Work is part of efforts to establish a 21st Century Workforce for the City.

Oct. 4

Investigators Reopen Northbound Division after Serious Crash

10:14 p.m. - MCU just cleared the scene of a serious injury crash at Division & Kiernan. A pedestrian was transported to a hospital w/ life threatening injuries.

Two houses destroyed after early morning house fire

Noon - One resident was treated for smoke inhalation and two firefighters sustained minor injuries after a house fire in the 100 block of E. Sinto Ave.

Oct. 3

City of Spokane and Partners to Receive Award

12:58 p.m. - Spokane to receive Smart Partnership Award at the 2018 Smart Communities Awards.

Progress on Browne’s Addition Historic District

8:37 a.m. - The Historic Preservation Office is making progress on nominating the Browne’s Addition Neighborhood to the Spokane Register of Historic Places.

Oct. 1

Cause of N. Ruby St. house fire ruled accidental

5:26 p.m. - The cause of a fire that damaged a home in the 1600 block of N. Ruby St. on Thursday has been ruled accidental.