News Releases for 2022

July

Body Found In Rochester Heights Park

Today at 5:33 p.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating body found in Rochester Heights Park

Spokane County Conservation Futures Funds Palisades Park Expansion

Today at 11:02 a.m. - Spokane County’s Conservation Futures Program funded acquisition of 114 additional acres to Palisades Park, owned and managed by the City of Spokane

Red Wagon Renovation Complete, Re-Opens Mid-Saturday

Today at 10:28 a.m. - The red wagon renovation in Riverfront Park is nearly complete, and it is anticipated to re-open to the public Saturday, July 2, 2022.

Keep Hot Materials Out Of Garbage Carts

Today at 9:26 a.m. - Proper disposal prevents fires in garbage trucks.

Special Paver Assists Thor-Freya Project

Today at 9:24 a.m. - High volume concrete paver keeps construction on schedule.

June

Mayor Announces New East Central Police Space

Yesterday at 4:48 p.m. - Officers to begin working out of former library location on Friday

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals. Including Sparklers.

Yesterday at 9:46 a.m. - SFD reminds community that amateur fireworks are illegal.

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

June 29 at 10:09 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Tuesday Afternoon Indian Trail Brush Fire

June 29 at 10:08 a.m. - On June 28th at approximately 5:15 pm, SFD crews responded to a reported brush fire in the area of Indian Trail Road and Weile Ave.

Wilkerson Elected As Association of Washington Cities Board Vice Pres.

June 29 at 10:06 a.m. - The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) has selected Spokane City Council Member Betsy Wilkerson as its most recent Vice President for 2022-2023.

Council Approves Homeless Shelter Lease

June 29 at 10:03 a.m. - New East Trent Shelter Site Expected to be Operational in Early August

Shooting in Northwest Spokane sends 2 juveniles to the hospital

June 29 at 7:43 a.m. - Spokane police officers respond to Dwight Merkel Sports Complex after receiving multiple 911 calls about a large fight which led to a shooting.

27-year SPD veteran released from hospital after being shot yesterday

June 27 at 2:39 p.m. - Despite the serious wounds, we are happy to report Officer Honaker has been released from the hospital and is beginning to recuperate.

SPD officer shot after responding to drive-by shooting incidents

June 27 at 9:17 a.m. - Despite being shot and sustaining multiple injuries, our SPD officer is in stable condition and recovering tonight.

Downtown Streets Close Friday at 7 P.M.

June 23 at 3:54 p.m. - On-street parking will be unavailable to prepare for Hoopfest.

Pilot Program Proposed To Accelerate Housing

June 23 at 1:33 p.m. - Interim zoning in residential areas to allow more types of housing, faster.

Traffic Safety Emphasis on I-90 Corridor June 24-26

June 23 at 11:08 a.m. - Increased safety patrols will be visible June 24-26 along Interstate 90 from Snoqualmie Pass to Spokane.

Evening Hazardous Materials Incident

June 23 at 10:51 a.m. - SFD received a report from a drive-by caller of a vapor cloud emanating from a commercial building at 3613 East Main Avenue (Haskins Steel).

Technical Rescue On Centennial Trail

June 23 at 10:48 a.m. - On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, a 911 call was received from a 50's year-old man in need of rescue

4th of July 2022 in Riverfront Park

June 22 at 4:08 p.m. - 4th of July 2022 Fireworks, Spokane Symphony Concert, and Festivities at Riverfront Park

No Person Fell or Jumped from the Riverfront SkyRide

June 22 at 4:05 p.m. - Contrary to speculation seen online today, no one fell or jumped from the Numerica SkyRide in Riverfront Park.

Charging Lithium-Ion Battery Cause of Fire

June 22 at 1:41 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2300 Block of East South Crescent Avenue.

SPD looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver

June 21 at 9:15 a.m. - Spokane Police looking for assistance in identifying vehicle and driver in early morning Commercial Burglary.

SPD needs help locating a missing vulnerable adult

June 21 at 8:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing vulnerable adult.

Adult Male Rescued From Spokane River

June 21 at 8:54 a.m. - At 8:58 AM June 20, 2022, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to the report of a person in the Spokane River adjacent to Glover Park

Council to Receive Briefing on Lease Agreement for Homeless Shelter

June 16 at 4:39 p.m. - Spokane City Council will hear an updated presentation regarding the lease agreement for a proposed homeless shelter at 4320 E. Trent Ave.

City to Host District Neighborhood Traffic Calming Workshops

June 16 at 2:06 p.m. - Community participation and conversation on neighborhood traffic safety

US Mayors Support Resolutions on Fentanyl, Policing, And Mental Health

June 16 at 12:17 p.m. - Woodward resolutions win unanimous support of U.S. Conference of Mayors voters

SPD Provides Duty to Intervene Training

June 15 at 3:38 p.m. - SPD delivers required state training program to help officers stop unnecessary harmful behavior by fellow officers

Sexual Assault Investigation

June 15 at 8:50 a.m. - SPD’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) investigating morning sexual assault report

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Domestic Violence Suspect

June 14 at 1:54 p.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a domestic violence suspect

City Aquatic Centers Open June 20, 2022

June 14 at 10:47 a.m. - The City’s six aquatic centers are scheduled to open Monday, June 20 and run through Friday, August 26, 2022

City Closures Planned For Juneteenth

June 14 at 8:44 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Reveal Event June 18 for Riverfront Dog Park Design, Name

June 13 at 5:12 p.m. - Join us Saturday, June 18, 2022 at noon for the reveal of the design and name of the future dog park in Riverfront Park

City Releases 2021 Water Quality Report

June 10 at 4:22 p.m. - 2021 City of Spokane Water Quality Report

Riverside Ave. Begins Reconstruction

June 9 at 10:05 a.m. - Phased project will impact downtown routes.

Charge Referred In Kala Williams Murder Case

June 8 at 1:44 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department refers murder charge for the death of Kala Williams.

SPD Asking For Public's Help in Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

June 8 at 11:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing vulnerable adult

Deadline Extended: Cultural Events Incentive Grants

June 7 at 5:17 p.m. - Application deadline extended to June 20, 2022 at 1 p.m.

City Council Votes To Override Vetoed Drought Response Ordinance

June 7 at 8:32 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted 5-1 to override the Mayoral veto of Ordinance C36209, which establishes water conservation and drought response measures.

Operator Recommendation, Shelter Lease to be Briefed to Council

June 6 at 1:05 p.m. - The proposed lease and recommended operator of a possible new regional flex capacity homeless shelter will be briefed to the City Council.

Most Splash Pads Open for the Season in City Parks

June 6 at 11:21 a.m. - Splash pad season runs until September 6

Quick Response To Basement Fire in Hillyard Neighborhood

June 3 at 10:56 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure on fire in the 2100 Block of East Longfellow.

Council to Consider Override of Vetoed Drought Response Ordinance

June 2 at 4:41 p.m. - Spokane City Council to consider override of vetoed drought response ordinance.

SPD Breaks Up Stolen Property Ring

June 2 at 12:17 p.m. - Alert neighbor thwarts catalytic converter theft, leads to seizure of more than $100k in stolen property & breaks up stolen property trafficking ring

Woodward Vetoes Ordinance C36209

June 2 at 11:20 a.m. - Mayor cites strong preference for incentives and education to change behavior

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Child

June 2 at 9:54 a.m. - Spokane Police Department needs help locating a missing 8 year old boy

SPD Arrests Juvenile for Threat Involving School

June 2 at 9:52 a.m. - Juvenile arrested for a threat involving a local middle school

Home Depot Fire Arrest

June 1 at 2:53 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in Home Depot fire that caused millions of dollars in damages

South Riverton Apartment Fire

June 1 at 10:53 a.m. - The fire was contained to a bathroom and extinguished within 5 minutes after arrival.

May

Sunday Morning Fire on South Freya

May 31 at 9:02 a.m. - The cause of this early morning incident remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department's Special Investigation Unit.

SPD Asking For Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

May 31 at 9 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing/runaway juvenile

Red Wagon in Riverfront to Receive Fresh Paint, Minor Repairs

May 27 at 10:20 a.m. - The red wagon in Riverfront Park, named The Childhood Express, is slated to receive a fresh coat of paint along with minor metal repairs.

Cultural Event Incentive Grants Available from American Rescue Plan Fu

May 26 at 6:21 p.m. - Cultural Event Incentive Grants Available from American Rescue Plan Funds

Upriver Park Ribbon Cutting June 2

May 26 at 3:52 p.m. - Ribbon cutting and dedication for Upriver Park renovations funded by Avista

Early Morning Northside Residential Fire

May 26 at 1:47 p.m. - SFD along with units from Spokane County Fire District 9 were dispatched to the 6900 Block of North Douglass Street to a reported house on fire.

Community Asked for Design Input on New Liberty Park Playground

May 26 at 12:09 p.m. - Survey open now through June 12, 2022 on new playground design at Liberty Park.

Woodward Names Smithson Interim City Attorney

May 26 at 12:03 p.m. - Smithson to work with retiring Ormsby during transitional period

Fire in Old Northside Lowe's Building

May 26 at 11:41 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department are Fire District 9 responded to a reported fire at the old northside Lowes building on the 6900 block of Division.

Morning Residential Fire, Adult Burn Victim

May 26 at 11:20 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 800 Block of East 33rd Avenue to a report of smoke coming from a neighbor's door.

Early Morning Fire

May 26 at 11:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 1300 Block of West Grace Avenue to a report of a house on fire.

Parks & Recreation Releases Draft Master Plan

May 25 at 1:46 p.m. - Parks & Recreation released a draft Master Plan, created from feedback from more than 5,300 residents at 25 engagement opportunities.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring Robb Elementary School Shooting Victims

May 25 at 11:39 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, May 28

City Council Approves Drought Response Measures Ordinance

May 24 at 8:20 a.m. - Ordinance moves Spokane toward more responsible water conservation

City Receives $500,000 in Grants for Northeast Area

May 23 at 12 p.m. - EPA funds to be used for Brownfields assessment projects

'Taking Leadership Skills Back To the Neighborhoods'

May 23 at 10:54 a.m. - City, Gonzaga partnership academy energizes volunteers to take next steps for their community

City Closures Planned For Memorial Day

May 23 at 9:30 a.m. - Riverfront Park attractions and City golf courses are open

SPD Assists with Lilac Parade

May 20 at 4:21 p.m. - SPD set to help provide a safe and enjoyable Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade

CM Cathcart Proposes Striking Amendment on Proposed Water Use Ban

May 20 at 2:47 p.m. - Council Member Cathcart has presented the City Council with a substitute vision on how the City can reduce water usage through incentives & education

Ormsby Announces Retirement as City Attorney

May 19 at 2:04 p.m. - Will continue leading risk management work in reduced capacity into August

Downtown High-Rise Fire

May 19 at 12:23 p.m. - FireComm received a message reporting an automatic alarm activating in the Park Tower Apartments in downtown Spokane.

Free Riverfront Park Spring and Summer Activities 2022

May 18 at 4:50 p.m. - Riverfront has a variety of community engagement programs offered free to the community this spring & summer! Thank you to our incredible sponsors.

City of Spokane to Host Citywide Traffic Calming Workshops

May 18 at 2:36 p.m. - Community participation and conversation on neighborhood traffic safety

Woodward, Cathcart Propose Police, Behavior Health Partnership

May 17 at 1:38 p.m. - Program would co-locate police, behavioral health services in former library site

Kardong Pedestrian Bridge Renovation Begins May 23, 2022

May 17 at 11:55 a.m. - Construction begins Monday, May 23 on the Don Kardong pedestrian bridge renovation.

City Council Approves Amended Interim Zoning Ordinance

May 17 at 8:07 a.m. - Action moves the City forward on path for proposed Trent Shelter

City Begins Installation of New Parking Meters

May 16 at 2:38 p.m. - Upgraded payment devices hit the streets this week.

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 16 at 11:26 a.m. - Nina has been located. Thank you to all that assisted.

Spokane Police Officers Replace Seven Year Old's Stolen Bicycle

May 16 at 11:22 a.m. - Spokane Police Department officers replace seven year old’s bicycle after it’s taken during robbery

Remembering the One Million Americans Lost To COVID-19

May 12 at 2:55 p.m. - City flags at half-staff through May 16

City Seeks Proposals for $10M in Affordable Housing Funds

May 12 at 10:32 a.m. - Funding from three sources to help address housing crisis

Spokane Fire Special Rescue

May 11 at 3:11 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to a significant rescue of nine waterfowl from the family Anatidae. (Confused? Did I get your attention yet)?

Goats Return to Spokane Parks to Aid in Fire Prevention

May 10 at 5:09 p.m. - The program is intended to reduce fire risk in natural areas by reducing brush and tree sapling density.

SFD Investigators Update on Three Recent Fires

May 10 at 10:40 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Investigation unit provides an update for three recent incidents.

Neighbor Helps SPD Arrest Suspect

May 10 at 8:16 a.m. - Good Samaritan assists in arrest of a suspect in a volatile incident where two suspects posed a significant threat to police and community

Emergency Rent Assistance Funds to Become Available for City Residents

May 10 at 8:13 a.m. - Application Process to be Determined

Early Morning Second Alarm Fire Injures One Occupant

May 9 at 10:08 a.m. - SFD received multiple 911 calls indicating a large house fire in Spokane's Nevada Heights Neighborhood.

Fire Victim Rescued From Residential Fire in Critical Condition

May 9 at 10:06 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a trailer on fire in the San Souci Mobile Home Park.

Early Morning House Fire in Gary Park Neighborhood Displaces Eight

May 9 at 10:03 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire in the Garry Park neighborhood.

Technical Rescue Team Called Upon for Weather Event

May 9 at 10:01 a.m. - SFD and SVFD was dispatched to a significant incident indicating multiple reports of persons trapped in house trailers in the Central Mobile Home Park

Critical Neonatal and Pediatric Emergency Care Capability Enhanced

May 9 at 9:56 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department offers new pediatric life-saving tools system-wide

Early Morning Structure Fire

May 9 at 9:51 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a structure fire reported by a security guard patrolling a row of vacant residences.

Annual Snapshot of County Homeless Population Reveals 2-Year Increase

May 6 at 11:30 a.m. - Story map to provide context to data

City Re-Starts Shelter Operator Search Process

May 6 at 10:11 a.m. - Independent Group to Review Requests for Proposals

City Adopts Placard System to Indicate Reserved Parking Spaces

May 6 at 10:08 a.m. - New visual notification is next step in renovation of parking system.

City Seeks To Fill Vacancy for Neighborhood Project Advisory Committee

May 6 at 8:30 a.m. - Emerson/Garfield area representative will help prioritize projects.

Media Release: SFD & Red Cross Partner in National Home Fire Campaign

May 5 at 4:53 p.m. - On May 7, SFD & American Red Cross volunteers will be visiting homes in the Nevada Heights neighborhood installing free smoke & carbon monoxide alarms

Drive-by Shooting Arrest

May 5 at 12 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in a series of drive-by shootings this week

Children Asked to Help Design New Playground at Liberty Park

May 5 at 8:35 a.m. - A children’s design workshop will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Liberty Park Library, from 10 A.M.  – Noon

CM Bingle Files Complaint against Continuum of Care Board Chair

May 5 at 8:11 a.m. - Alleges violations of ethics code through improper actions in shelter process

Missing Vulnerable Adult

May 4 at 9:07 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for any help from the community to help locate Les Kremer.

SPD Responds To Multiple Shootings Monday Night

May 3 at 8:42 a.m. - SPD responds to five-reported shootings on Monday night in just under two hours. One of the incidents resulted in a female being shot multiple times.

Two Repeat Offenders Arrested

May 3 at 8:40 a.m. - Two repeat offenders with 21 prior felony convictions each arrested for multiple felonies after being located in a stolen trailer with guns and drugs.

Northeast Residential Basement Fire

May 2 at 12:59 p.m. - SFD responded to a residential structure fire in the 2600 block of East Sanson Avenue.

April

Bank Robbery Suspect Charged

April 29 at 1:13 p.m. - SPD arrests bank robbery suspect who used a stolen rental van as a getaway vehicle

Woodward Announces Health, Safety Initiatives

April 27 at 2:34 p.m. - State of the City Address includes Violent Crimes Task Force formation, homelessness plan update, and plan to move House of Charity

Washington Trust Bank Returns Mute Swans via Sculpture to Manito Park

April 27 at 1:48 p.m. - On May 4, 2022, a sculpture featuring a mated pair of bronze-cast mute swans will be unveiled

Free Arbor Day Activities Saturday at Finch Arboretum 2022

April 27 at 10:44 a.m. - Mark Spokane’s 19th year as a Tree City USA at the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11 A.M. – 2 P.M., at Finch Arboretum

Parks & Recreation in Need of Temporary/Seasonal Staff

April 26 at 3:49 p.m. - Parks & Recreation is on the last big push to round out the seasonal workforce.

Compost Fair Is Back Saturday, April 30

April 25 at 8:29 a.m. - Spokane County participants to receive free compost bin

North Side Travel Trailer Fire

April 22 at 5:08 p.m. - Just after midnight on Friday April 22nd, SFD responded to a reported travel trailer fire on the 500 block of East Gordon Ave.

Request for info regarding vehicle whereabouts

April 21 at 4:55 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) collision investigators are asking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle whereabouts.

SPD makes another catalytic converter arrest

April 21 at 2:22 p.m. - UPDATE: Police arrest 2nd suspect in a catalytic converter theft in late March, vehicle seized tied to additional catalytic converter thefts

Man Rescued in Hillyard Detached Garage Fire

April 21 at 12:56 p.m. - On Thursday, April 21st, at approximately 07:30 AM, SFD was dispatched to a reported detached garage fire on the 1700 block of East Dalton Ave.

West Princeton House Fire

April 20 at 8:36 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of West Princeton Ave.

Northside RV Fire Extends to Residence

April 20 at 8:13 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at the 4000 block of North Jefferson.

City to Restart Provider Section Process

April 20 at 8:08 a.m. - Conflict of interest and breach of process cause restart for fairness, objectivity

SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

April 19 at 8:05 p.m. - SPD investigating shooting in the 1600 Block of W Mission Ave.

Arrest in Property Damage to Local School

April 18 at 9:51 a.m. - Woman arrested after throwing rocks through windows of a high school causing substantial property damage

SPD Makes Arrest for Catalytic Converter Theft

April 15 at 5:13 p.m. - The arrest of a suspect in a catalytic converter theft today leads to the seizure of 3 vehicles and additional stolen property

South Hill Structure Fire

April 15 at 9:19 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to 1800-block W 7th Ave to investigate an undetermined smoke odor.

Liberty Park Collaboration Will Renovate Playground, Basketball Court

April 14 at 12:12 p.m. - Seven partners are working together to fully revitalize the playground and basketball court at Liberty Park on the lower south hill.

Riverfront Offers Open House for Event Organizers

April 13 at 1:52 p.m. - Riverfront is planning an open house for anyone considering hosting an event at the park.

City Negotiating Lease to Open On-Demand Shelter

April 12 at 1:18 p.m. - Site will add flexible 24-hour shelter space to system

South Hill Building Fire

April 12 at 10:18 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a large building fire at 4511 S Freya Street.

Swiftwater Rescue of Teens Trapped In Vehicle

April 12 at 10:15 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a passenger vehicle that drove at high speed into the Spokane River.

Shooting In North Spokane

April 12 at 10:13 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane leaves one male deceased

Upriver Vehicle Collision

April 12 at 10:12 a.m. - More Charges for Impaired Driver who Crashed into the River

Unseasonal Wildland Urban Interface Fire

April 11 at 8:24 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a small brush fire near the intersection of South Russell and Highway 2.

Two Unrelated Shootings in Less Than an Hour

April 11 at 8:21 a.m. - Two unrelated shootings in less than an hour leave four victims, two are deceased

Flags Lowered For WA Supreme Court Justice Mary Fairhurst

April 8 at 1:23 p.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff

Hit and Run Injures Two - Suspect Outstanding

April 7 at 4:11 p.m. - Hit and run puts two people in the hospital

Park Tower High Rise Fire, 1 Civilian Rescued

April 7 at 4:03 p.m. - At 12:55 p.m., a first alarm was dispatched to a high-rise fire at 217 W Spokane Falls Boulevard in downtown Spokane.

Railroad Alley, 3rd Alarm Commercial Fire

April 7 at 3:48 p.m. - At 4:22 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a smoke investigation near 2nd Avenue and Monroe Street.

SPD Arrests Suspect for Stealing Credit Cards from Vehicles

April 7 at 1:35 p.m. - SPD arrests prolific thief who purchased thousands of dollars’ worth of goods on credit cards stolen from vehicles

Riverfront Dog Park Design Community Survey

April 5 at 1:38 p.m. - The community is invited to share their thoughts on what a future dog park in Riverfront Park could look like.

City to Kick-Off 2022 WheelShare Program

April 5 at 9:42 a.m. - Public invited to demo new electric scooters and bikes.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Officer Dan Rocha

April 4 at 8:22 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Drive-By Shooting

April 4 at 8:21 a.m. - Drive-by Shooting in North Central Spokane Sends Juvenile Male to Hospital with Life-threatening Injury

March

Shooting In North Spokane

March 31 at 8:31 a.m. - Shooting in North Spokane sends one juvenile male to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

City Launches $80 Million in Construction Projects For 2022

March 30 at 1:33 p.m. - Street, bridge, water and sewer system maintenance projects on the list.

Jess Roskelley Foundation Adds New Climbing Structures to Audubon Park

March 29 at 1:59 p.m. - Several new climbing structures for kids have been added at the Audubon Park playground, thanks to the Jess Roskelley Foundation

Riverfront's North Suspension Bridge Renovation Complete

March 29 at 1:17 p.m. - Reconstruction of the north suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park is complete, and the bridge will re-open to the public March 30, 2022.

Spokane City Council Commits $6 Million To Public Safety

March 28 at 5:04 p.m. - Council adopted 7-0 a resolution committing a substantial investment of at least $6,271,869 in 2022 into City of Spokane public safety vehicles.

Major Stolen Property Recovery

March 28 at 9:22 a.m. - Lengthy SPD drug investigation nets a huge amount of stolen property and drugs – one person arrested

Flags Lowered For Fallen Deputy Dominique Calata

March 25 at 1:24 p.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Traffic Stop Leads To Recovery of Stolen Property and Drugs

March 24 at 12:34 p.m. - Traffic stop leads to arrest, recovery of stolen car, stolen gun, and a lot of drugs

Flags Lowered For Former Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright

March 24 at 8:21 a.m. - Flags will be lowered until Sunday

Major Construction Projects To Impact Hatch and Thor-Freya

March 23 at 3:03 p.m. - MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WILL IMPACT HATCH ROAD AND THOR-FREYA AREAS

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

March 22 at 4:34 p.m. - Requirements met with 100 percent compliance.

HUD Awards $4.3M to Spokane to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

March 22 at 1:48 p.m. - Funds support local homeless housing, service programs

Drive-By Shooting Arrest

March 22 at 1:38 p.m. - Mother and a juvenile arrested after drive-by shooting in Northwest Spokane

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Saturday

March 21 at 4 p.m. - Indian Canyon golf course will open for the season on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

‘Neighbors Drive 25’ Kickoff

March 21 at 12:57 p.m. - The City of Spokane invites citizens to help kick off “Neighbors Drive 25,” a joint pedestrian and traffic safety education program starting March 24

West Boone Jolly Mart Fire

March 21 at 10:32 a.m. - Spokane Engine 3 was dispatched to the Jolly Mart in Spokane's West Central neighborhood to check on an unknown rubbish fire.

North Colton Apartment Fire

March 21 at 8:25 a.m. - SFD and automatic aid units from Fire District 9, responded to multiple reports of smoke and fire coming from a 2nd story apartment.

Armed and Dangerous Suspect - Reward Offered

March 21 at 8:22 a.m. - SPD and U.S. Marshals are searching for a dangerous homicide suspect who has made known his desire to kill police officers and others

Downriver Golf Course opens Friday

March 17 at 2:23 p.m. - One more City golf course is set to open - Downriver Golf Course opens Friday, March 18, 2022.

UPDATE: Missing 5 Year Old Autistic Child FOUND

March 17 at 11:02 a.m. - A missing 5 year old boy who prompted an emergency alert is found safe curled up in a stranger’s car near his home.

Police Vehicle Hit - Suspect Outstanding

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance in a felony hit and run of a police vehicle.

RV Fire Becomes Homicide Investigation

March 16 at 2:26 p.m. - RV fire turns to homicide investigation; MCU detectives actively investigating

Logan Neighborhood Apartment Fire

March 14 at 8:25 a.m. - On March 12, 2022, SFD responded to the 2400 block of North Hamilton St. for a report of a possible structure fire.

Spokane City Council to Restart In-Person Meetings

March 11 at 4:42 p.m. - City Council has announced the return of in-person meetings at City Hall starting Monday, March 14.

Spokane City Council Spearheads 2022 State Legislative Outcomes

March 11 at 12:27 p.m. - Council Members, the Mayor and staff provided compelling testimony in public hearings on various issues.

City Seeking Operator for New Nightly Shelter

March 10 at 3:21 p.m. - Shelter would be activated to meet emergent needs, location to be determined

The Creek at Qualchan opens March 12, and Esmeralda opens March 16

March 10 at 12:47 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan opens March 12, and Esmeralda opens March 16, 2022. Opening dates for Indian Canyon and Downriver will be announced soon.

12-year-old Willard Elementary student with firearm arrested

March 9 at 4:49 p.m. - 12-year-old Willard Elementary student arrested after bringing gun to school

Homicide Near 2nd and Maple

March 8 at 9:33 a.m. - Detectives investigating fatal shooting near 2nd and Maple

Special Ops Teams Remove Victim from River

March 7 at 8:30 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 9:38 AM, several callers reported an adult floating face-down and lifeless in the river.

RV Fire Results in Civilian Fatality

March 7 at 8:24 a.m. - On Sunday, March 6, 2022, at 1:53 AM, a recreational vehicle on fire was reported.

Building Fire and Civilian Rescue

March 7 at 8:20 a.m. - At approximately 11:43 PM on Saturday, March 6, 2022, SFD responded to the area of 1700 East Queen Avenue for a report of a garage on fire.

SPD arrests vehicle prowler suspect with long criminal history.

March 4 at 12:33 p.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

SPD Arrests Vehicle Prowler Suspect

March 4 at 11:22 a.m. - Caught on video: Suspect with hundreds of prior arrests is caught breaking into a vehicle downtown. SPD Downtown NROs make arrest.

Drive-By Shooting Death

March 2 at 12:04 p.m. - Drive-by shooting results in the death of a man

Vehicular Homicide Arrest

March 2 at 11:50 a.m. - Woman arrested for vehicular homicide after pedestrian death

City Adding $4M Package of Street Maintenance Work, Aiding the Economy

March 1 at 11:51 a.m. - Projects will improve local streets in commercial areas

Applicants Sought For 2022 Lodging Tax Grants

March 1 at 8:37 a.m. - Funding for projects promoting tourism and cultural activities

February

Spokane Humane Society Donates $250,000 Toward Riverfront Dog Park

Feb. 23 at 10:13 a.m. - The Spokane Humane Society donated $250,000 towards construction of a dog park in the heart of Riverfront Park at the Forestry Shelter.

Woodward Discusses Temporary Shelter Idea

Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. - Stakeholders passionately express opposition during conversations

Two Stolen Vehicle Arrests Occur Almost Simultaneously

Feb. 22 at 1:55 p.m. - Dayshift patrol officers recover multiple stolen vehicles, make multiple arrests, and recover a firearm during separate morning incidents

City to Resume Yard Waste Curbside Pickup Feb. 28

Feb. 22 at 8:57 a.m. - Yard waste, food scraps and some paper items accepted.

City Adding Temporary Shelter Capacity This Week

Feb. 21 at 3:36 p.m. - Options add space during cold snap while work continues on permanent solutions

Three Separate Vehicle Collisions Result in One Fatality

Feb. 21 at 8:20 a.m. - Three separate vehicle collisions result in one fatality, multiple injured persons, and two people requiring extrication.

City Reminds Residents to Dispose of Lithium Batteries Safely

Feb. 18 at 5:46 p.m. - Free disposal available at Waste to Energy, County transfer stations

Residence Fire on North Crestline

Feb. 18 at 9:28 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 4500 Block of North Crestline Street to a seemingly routine problem with the home's furnace generating smoke.

Downtown Arrest Leads To Recovery of a Shotgun

Feb. 17 at 1:16 p.m. - Downtown argument leads to arrest of convicted felon, recovery of shotgun

SPD Responds To Increase in Shootings

Feb. 15 at 4:34 p.m. - SPD actively investigating 10 shootings in the last week

Drug Seizure Follows Drive-By Shooting Response

Feb. 15 at 2:48 p.m. - SPD responds to a drive-by shooting that results in the confiscation of a substantial amount of narcotics & thousands of dollars in counterfeit money.

Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision on the South Hill

Feb. 15 at 10:56 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on the South Hill that leaves one victim with life-threatening injuries

Escaped Coyote Ridge Inmate Arrested In Spokane

Feb. 14 at 2:55 p.m. - Escaped inmate caught in Spokane after fleeing from stolen vehicle

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 14 at 11:52 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

Riverfront Maintenance Begins Next Week + Valentines on Ice

Feb. 11 at 9:54 p.m. - A few maintenance projects will have minor impacts on Riverfront Park visitors beginning next week.

Construction Site Burglary Attempts

Feb. 11 at 8:38 a.m. - Quick response from Spokane Police Power Shift and Graveyard Patrol Officers spoil two separate unrelated burglary attempts within hours of each other

Narrower Walkway Tested On Browne Street Viaduct

Feb. 9 at 3:52 p.m. - Fencing is being used to improve health and safety in the area

City Receives Affordable Housing Grant for Liberty Park Project

Feb. 9 at 8:50 a.m. - Funds to assist with 54-unit second phase in Perry District

Flags Lowered For Fallen Officer Donald Sahota

Feb. 8 at 8:10 a.m. - Flags are lowered to half-staff

Mayor and CM Wilkerson Join In Recognizing Black History Month

Feb. 8 at 8:07 a.m. - Mayor and CM Wilkerson welcomed students from LCHS to celebrate the rising of the Pan-African flag above City Hall in honor of Black History Month.

Stabbing In Downtown Spokane

Feb. 7 at 7:46 a.m. - Stabbing in Downtown Spokane sends one to the hospital with life threatening injuries

Detached Garage Fire

Feb. 7 at 7:44 a.m. - On Saturday, Feb. 5, 5:45 am, the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of East Wellesley Ave on a report of a possible garage fire.

Parks & Recreation Awarded Funding to Expand Outdoor Youth Programs

Feb. 4 at 11:29 a.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation was awarded funding totaling nearly $133,000 to expand summer 2022 outdoor youth programs.

Apartment Fire on North Maple Street

Feb. 4 at 9:26 a.m. - Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. Stay alert and in the kitchen when frying, broiling, grilling, or boiling food.

Late Night Garage Fire

Feb. 3 at 8:07 a.m. - At 11:20 pm on the night of February 2, 2022, a garage was reported to be on fire behind the residence.

Shooting Near Sprague Avenue and Crestline Street

Feb. 1 at 8:57 a.m. - On Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2020 E. Sprague Ave for a shooting.

January

Council Member Jonathan Bingle Statement Regarding Mask Mandate

Jan. 27 at 1:11 p.m. - Spokane City Council Member Jonathan Bingle has issued a statement regarding the mask mandate.

SVU Investigating Incidents near Manito Park

Jan. 26 at 3:01 p.m. - Spokane Special Victims Unit detectives currently investigating incidents near Manito Park

Kardong Bridge Project Receives $1.45 Million in ARP Funds from CC

Jan. 26 at 12:02 p.m. - Monday, the City Council allocated $1.45M of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds towards repair of the Kardong Bridge, completing the funding package.

Officer Involved Shooting

Jan. 25 at 1:42 p.m. - Officer involved shooting after officers encounter male holding knife to toddler

CM Wilkerson Awarded AWC Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Jan. 25 at 1:40 p.m. - Council Member Betsy Wilkerson recently received a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Eastside Garage/Modified Living Space Fire

Jan. 25 at 1:35 p.m. - On January 20, 2022, Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched at 9:34 PM to a first alarm residential fire in the 2000 Block of East 4th Avenue.

Northside Basement Fire

Jan. 25 at 1:33 p.m. - On January 18, 2022, at 1:11 PM, 911 received a call from a homeowner reporting a fire in the interior basement wall of his residence.

Task Force Arrests Gang Members

Jan. 21 at 4:31 p.m. - Spokane Regional Safe Streets Task Force arrests two known juvenile gang members recovering items stolen in a robbery including a French Bulldog puppy

Emergency Rent Funds Have Nearly Been All Distributed, Allocated

Jan. 21 at 2:37 p.m. - Two online application portals paused today

Behavioral Health Unit Sees Continued Growth and Success

Jan. 21 at 2:28 p.m. - The BHU sees continued growth and success assisting people experiencing behavioral health crisis in its’ second year of operation

Snapshot Count of Homeless Rescheduled In Spokane County

Jan. 21 at 12:49 p.m. - Volunteers needed for program that generates homeless services funds

SPD Arrests Shooting Suspect

Jan. 20 at 1:33 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest suspect in a shooting that put one man in the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Mayor Appoints Smith to Be HR Director

Jan. 20 at 11:42 a.m. - Army veteran and federal agency leader has more than 20 years of HR experience

Fire Victim from Milo Hotel Apt Fire

Jan. 18 at 8:45 a.m. - A full commercial alarm was dispatched to 212 South Washington Street for smoke alarms sounding throughout the building.

Explosion in Tent Injures Two

Jan. 18 at 8:42 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to North Waterworks Street and East Surro Avenue to the report of an explosion injuring two individuals.

Stabbing in North Spokane

Jan. 18 at 8:37 a.m. - Stabbing in North Spokane sends two to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

East Fairview Residential Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:44 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to the 3700 block of East Fairview Avenue to a report of smoke in a home.

Browne's Addition Apartment Fire

Jan. 14 at 8:17 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire with reports from occupants of flames visible on the ceiling.

Council Submits Letter to Mayor Regarding Emergency Warming Center

Jan. 13 at 3:47 p.m. - The letter does not serve as a resolution or ordinance but instead serves as a call to action from Councilmembers to the Administration.

Gardner Appointed As City Planning Director

Jan. 13 at 2:23 p.m. - Experience and vision cited as strengths in stakeholder feedback

SPD's Volunteer Program

Jan. 12 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD volunteer programs for young people renamed and refreshed

Flags Lowered For Senator Harry Reid

Jan. 12 at 3:27 p.m. - Flags will be lowered until Thursday

Domestic Violence Arrest

Jan. 12 at 9:25 a.m. - Ex-husband arrested after attempting to burn down victim’s house during domestic violence incident in South Spokane.

Council Will Address Closing Of Emergency Warming Centers

Jan. 11 at 1:54 p.m. - Special Study Session to discuss City’s response and solution

City Closures Planned For MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 11 at 8:05 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Assault/Luring Incident near Rogers High School

Jan. 10 at 4:36 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating an assault/luring incident in the area of Rogers High School

Parks & Recreation Master Plan Will Help Guide Spending of ARP Funds

Jan. 10 at 12:08 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation was allocated $1,120,000 in the first round of the City of Spokane’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) appropriations last week.

City Completes Full-City Plow

Jan. 9 at 4:54 p.m. - Winter operations remain in place and attention turns to potholes.

City Looking for New Temporary Homeless Shelter

Jan. 9 at 4:10 p.m. - Convention Center alternative would be activated as needed

Melting Snow Causing Standing Water

Jan. 7 at 11:15 a.m. - Crews are working on problems areas; residents can help too

Remembering Those Killed and Injured At the U.S. Capitol

Jan. 6 at 3:48 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset

City Launches Full-City Plow Jan. 6

Jan. 6 at 11:29 a.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now, work in residential areas to begin this evening

West College Structure Fire

Jan. 6 at 10:31 a.m. - Callers reported smoke coming from a residential detached garage with a second story apartment.

City Council Approves Funding For Initial Allocations of ARP Funds

Jan. 4 at 8:12 a.m. - Spokane City Council approves funding for initial allocations of American Rescue Plan funds.

Second Alarm South Hill Church Fire

Jan. 3 at 5:28 p.m. - At approximately 4 pm on January 2, units from the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Fire District 8 responded to a report of a fire at a church.

Hillyard New Year's Eve Residential Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:30 a.m. - On December 31, 2021, at approximately 10:17 PM, SFD and automatic aid resources from Spokane Fire District 9 responded to a possible house fire.

Northside Second Alarm Apartment Fire

Jan. 3 at 8:25 a.m. - On Dec. 29 SFD and automatic aid units from the Spokane County Fire District 9 responded to a report of a commercial structure fire.

City Completes Full-City Plow Jan. 2

Jan. 2 at 2:04 p.m. - Winter operations remain in place and prepares for next round of snow.