News Releases for August 2021

Aug. 27

Pool Season Wraps Up with the Return of the Doggie Dip

3:31 p.m. - 2021 regular season at all six Aquatic Centers wraps up on Friday, Aug. 27. Splash pads will remain open until Tuesday, Sept. 7, just after Labor Day.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff

1:50 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Aug. 30

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

8:59 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Aug. 26

Serial Child Predator Pleads Guilty To Several Felony Charges

1:01 p.m. - Serial child predator sentenced to 8 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to several felony charges in Spokane County Superior Court

Aug. 25

Early Morning Standoff Concludes With Arrest

12:23 p.m. - Early morning standoff concludes with arrest for multiple felonies

Aug. 23

Fatality Fire 1300 E Nebraska

5:36 p.m. - On Sunday, August 22, 2:22 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a house on fire in the 1300 Block of East Nebraska Avenue.

Online Crime Check Reporting

5:34 p.m. - SPD adopts online 911 reporting for non-emergency incidents

House Fire North Spokane

10:25 a.m. - Friday, Aug. 20, 10:44 p.m., SFD responded to the 6000 Block of North Royal Drive to a report of a single-family dwelling on fire.

Missing Vulnerable Adult

10:22 a.m. - Update: Vicky has been located and is safe.

SPD Arrests Five In Connection With an Attempted Robbery

10:13 a.m. - Spokane Police Department arrest 5 in connection with an attempted robbery that occurred in the downtown area early this afternoon.

Train Fire Near Browne's Addition

10:06 a.m. - Thursday, Aug. 19, 9:39 p.m., SFD responded to a report of a fire onboard a BNSF train near West Third Avenue and West Sunset Boulevard.

Lower South Hill Technical Rescue and Mass Casualty Incident

10:03 a.m. - SFD resources swiftly responded to a MCI in east Spokane.

Aug. 20

Council Celebrates New Findings on Reduction in Homelessness for Youth

3:46 p.m. - Anchor Community Initiative shares impressive community update

Aug. 19

Chronic Downtown Offender Arrested For Stalking

4:26 p.m. - Chronic downtown offender arrested after stalking a woman for months

Aug. 18

Mayor Woodward's Statement Following Governor's Update

7:22 p.m. - Mayor issues a statement following the Governor's COVID-19 update.

Aug. 17

SPD Makes Arrest after Citizen Finds Nude Stranger inside Residence

3:19 p.m. - Spokane Police Department makes arrest after citizen finds nude stranger inside residence

Aug. 16

Whistalks Way Community Celebration

3:40 p.m. - Council Member Karen Stratton along with community partners join to celebrate Whistalks Way and women warriors.


1:52 p.m. - City employees & visitors will be required to wear masks inside City facilities regardless of vaccination status beginning Wednesday, August 18.

SPD Arrests 15 Time Convicted Felon

10:03 a.m. - SPD arrests convicted felon on multiple felony charges stemming from domestic violence incidents

Aug. 12

Free Labor Day Spokane Symphony Concert at Riverfront Pavilion

3:06 p.m. - Monday, September 6 at 6 P.M. the Spokane Symphony will play a free community concert at the Riverfront Pavilion

Missing Child

2:18 p.m. - UPDATE: Daniel has returned home and is safe

Aug. 11

City Activates Temporary Cooling Resources

10:27 a.m. - Network of 1,000 spaces is scalable in central, neighborhood locations

Aug. 9

Sustainability Subcommittee Responds To UN's Climate Change Report

3:21 p.m. - Spokane City Council's Sustainability Subcommittee responds to the United Nation's Climate Change Report.

Aug. 6

SPD Seeking Assistance in Missing Person Case

4:12 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department seeks assistance in locating a missing person with medical needs.

Pool Evacuated With Standoff in Liberty Park

4:04 p.m. - Suspect arrested after running in traffic, trying to light fires, tearing up sprinklers and swinging rebar in a park where children were present.

Hooptown USA to Renovate Three Hoopfest Community Courts in Parks

10:12 a.m. - Three Hoopfest community basketball courts are set for improvements this summer, thanks to Hooptown USA and generous donors.

Aug. 5

Council President to Provide Statement Following SCAR Press Conference

1:49 p.m. - Providing long experience representing victims of racial discrimination

Missing Vulnerable Adult

1:47 p.m. - Mary has been located. Thank you for your assistance!

Aug. 4

SPD Responds To Arrest of Former Officer

2:08 p.m. - SPD response to former officer Nathan Nash's arrest.

Aug. 3

Flags Lowered For Fallen Deputy Jeremy Brown

8:29 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Aug. 2

Level 3 Sex Offender Sought After Fleeing Community Housing Unit

8:35 a.m. - Brian Scott Jones has been located and is in-custody.

Shooting in 1300 block of N Hamilton leaves one deceased

6:10 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased at the scene. One suspect has been arrested for murder

Aug. 1

City Hall Reopens for Services Monday, August 2

4:08 p.m. - Spokane City Hall Reopens for Services Monday, August 2

One deceased in downtown shooting

1:28 a.m. - An adult male succumbed to injuries after being shot in the 400 block of W Sprague Ave