News Releases for April 2019

April 29

Governor Signs Supervision Bill into Law

5:01 p.m. - City officials joined Gov. Jay Inslee as he signed into law Senate Bill 5492, which creates a Pilot Program of Supervision for Motor Vehicle Felonies.

Indian Canyon opens 13 holes, with discounted rates and new irrigation

10:25 a.m. - Amidst a full irrigation replacement, Indian Canyon golf course will open thirteen holes on Monday, April 29, 2019 at a discounted rate.

Fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood

8:47 a.m. - One adult male deceased after shooting incident on E 5th Ave

April 26

Citizens Give Real Change to Truth Ministries

4:56 p.m. - Give Real Change to those experiencing homelessness.

Flags Lowered For Ray Garland

9:10 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff April 26.

April 25

Coffee with a Cop

2:46 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will hold our next Coffee with a Cop event at the Starbucks 172 S. Division on Wednesday, May 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Free Arbor Day activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum

1:22 p.m. - Celebrate Arbor Day with free family activities, yard care tips, and environmental education on Saturday at Finch Arboretum.

April 24

Annual Compost Fair Set for Saturday, April 27

8:52 a.m. - Local participants to receive free compost bin

April 23

Residents Encouraged to Safely Discard Unused Drugs

5:21 p.m. - Residents can safely dispose of unwanted medications and drugs, receive a free medication lock box and help combat the growing opioid epidemic.

Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy

9:38 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff April 24

April 22

Grand Opening for University District Gateway Bridge Set for May 7

3:54 p.m. - Community Expo, Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting Planned

April 21

SPD requesting assistance in locating 8 year old child.

1:53 p.m. - Spokane Police are requesting media and public assistance in locating an 8 year old child.

April 19

SPD Requests Assistance Locating Missing 12 Year Old Child

1:26 p.m. - Spokane Police request media and public assistance locating a missing 12 year old child.

N. Suspension Bridge Maint. Closure, N. Promeande Opens for Bloomsday

1:23 p.m. - The North Suspension pedestrian bridge is closing today for maintenance, and the new North Promenade will open in time for Bloomsday.

April 16

Bill for Supervision for Motor Vehicle Felonies passes House

5:35 p.m. - Senate Bill 5492, which creates a Pilot Program of Supervision for Motor Vehicle-Related Felonies, has passed the Washington Legislature.

Downtown Standoff Subject Taken Into Custody

9:35 a.m. - Spokane Police Department (SPD) takes Jimmy R. Engleman (53) into custody after a several hour standoff downtown.

April 15

Spokane Comes Together For the Spokane Resource Center Grand Opening

2:19 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Opens the Doors for Services

SPD Arrests Convicted Felon After Standoff

8:29 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest a convicted felon on Felony Harassment charge after a short standoff on N Adams Street.

April 13

New Tools Helping Scammers to Seem More Legitimate than Ever

6:25 p.m. - We are getting reports of a scam where victims get a call appearing to be an SPD phone number, they failed to pay a bond & now have to pay or go jail.

Spokane to host Women in Fire 2020 Conference

7:58 a.m. - Women in Fire has announced its 2020 Women in Fire International Conference will be held in Spokane.

No injuries reported after shed fire in East Central

7:43 a.m. - Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 2300 block of E. 5th Ave. on a report of a detached shed fire.

April 12

Riverfront Spokane Selects AEG Presents for Event Booking Services

10:45 a.m. - One of the leading providers of live entertainment in the world, AEG will bring at least 30 concerts to the Pavilion during their three year contract.

April 11

Proposed Ordinance Change Regarding Electric Snow Melting Equipment

9:14 a.m. - Systems in the public right of way and on private property must be upgraded.

Open House to Learn About Construction Plans for a Roundabout on US 2

9:08 a.m. - An open house is set to learn about construction plans for a new roundabout on U.S. 2.

April 10

Point in Time Count Results

3:26 p.m. - Results reveal challenges and successes

April 9

Mayor, Council Member Mumm Congratulate STA on CCL Funding

4:51 p.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon and Council Member Candace Mumm are sending their congratulations to the Spokane Transit Authority.

April 8

Spokane community partners together for alarm installation campaign

1:53 p.m. - Spokane community partners together for smoke alarm and carbon monoxide installation campaign—it takes a community

April 5

Spokane’s Integrated Medical Services Manager recognized

9:31 a.m. - Spokane’s Integrated Medical Services Manager recognized for his work in stroke care

April 4

Downtown apartment fire ruled accidental

2:52 p.m. - The cause of a downtown apartment fire that displaced multiple residents on March 20 has been ruled accidental.

April 2

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward For Info Regarding an Attempted Robbery

4:49 p.m. - Crime Stoppers is offering a reward in an effort to assist SPD Detectives as they investigate a violent attempted robbery in Browne’s Addition.