News Releases for 2023


City Curbside Solid Waste Collection Moves to 6 a.m.

Dec. 29 at 10:30 a.m. - Early start time allows for necessary flexibility throughout the year.

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup

Dec. 26 at 1:04 p.m. - Free curbside Christmas Tree pickup Jan. 2nd-12th

Ethics Commission Does Not Find Violations of Ethics Code in Complaint

Dec. 21 at 2:16 p.m. - City of Spokane Ethics Commission issued decisions regarding complaints filed against Council President Wilkerson and Council Member Zappone.

Flags Lowered for Mayor Jack Geraghty

Dec. 20 at 8 a.m. - Flags are at half-staff

City Closures Planned for the Holidays

Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. - Garbage pickup and curbside recycling a day late

Suspect Arrested In Double Homicide

Dec. 18 at 8:09 a.m. - One suspect arrested in double homicide investigation

Building Explosion in Sprague Union District

Dec. 18 at 8:07 a.m. - SFD was dispatched at 1:42 p.m. to multiple 911 calls reporting a building that had exploded in the Sprague Union District.

SPD Arrests Downtown Shoplifter

Dec. 18 at 8:02 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest prolific shoplifter downtown

Spokane Police Investigating Missing Person Found Deceased

Dec. 15 at 3:59 p.m. - pokane Police investigate the case of a missing person found deceased

SPD’s SPEAR Unit Working to Combat Package Thefts

Dec. 14 at 4:01 p.m. - SPEAR unit working to combat package thefts

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations, Delays Release of Students

Dec. 13 at 8:26 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a natural gas leak reported at the intersection of West Shawnee Ave and North Woodridge Dr.

City Receives $9.6 Million Safe Streets Grant

Dec. 11 at 5:35 p.m. - Federal award addresses reducing serious and fatal collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists.

Afternoon Apartment Fire Quickly Extinguished

Dec. 11 at 3:45 p.m. - Four cats perish in afternoon fire, quick response limits damages

Effective Response to Apartment Fire Protects Building and Occupants

Dec. 11 at 9:35 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to an apartment fire on Saturday, Dec. 9, 5:28 p.m.

Two Deceased After Late Night Shooting

Dec. 9 at 2:53 p.m. - Last night, Spokane Police responded to reports of gunshots. Officers arriving on scene found two deceased adults.

Auto-Pedestrian Collision in Downtown Spokane

Dec. 8 at 4:37 p.m. - Auto-pedestrian collision in Downtown Spokane sends one person to the hospital in critical condition

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. - Flags lowered in honor of Pearl Harbor victims

Manito Holiday Lights Return Dec. 9 – 19, 2023

Dec. 6 at 1:43 p.m. - The beloved holiday light show at Manito Park returns this year, with designated nights to either drive or walk a half-mile loop

Major Crimes Unit Investigation After Deceased Male Found in Roadway

Dec. 5 at 3:15 p.m. - MCU investigating after deceased male found in roadway

Request For Assistance Locating Suspect Who Assaulted Officer

Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance locating suspect who assaulted an officer

Council Seeks Applications To Fill Vacancy

Dec. 5 at 8:39 a.m. - Process and timeline to fill vacancy in south council seat - District 2, Position 2

Flags Lowered for Justice O'Connor

Dec. 5 at 8:19 a.m. - Flags will be lowered until the day of interment

Violent Confrontation at Walmart Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

Dec. 4 at 9:15 a.m. - Violent confrontation at north Spokane Walmart leads to officer involved shooting, one suspect deceased.

Online Rental Property Registry for Landlords and Managers Now Open

Dec. 1 at 10:02 a.m. - Landlords, property managers should register properties by Dec. 31


Flags Lowered for Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Nov. 29 at 3:26 p.m. - Flags will be lowered until sunset on the day of interment

Spokane City Council Adopts 2024 Annual City Budget

Nov. 29 at 9:47 a.m. - During Monday’s Legislative Session, Spokane City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Annual Budget for 2024.

SPD Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Locating a Vulnerable Juvenile

Nov. 28 at 3:17 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Bradley.

Quick Response Kept Apartment Fire from Extending Into Other Units

Nov. 27 at 12:45 p.m. - At 9:20 a.m. today, the Spokane Fire Department responded to a call regarding a bedroom fire at the Larchmont Apartments, a ten-unit complex.

Commercial Fire Garners Exceptional Response and Positive Outcome

Nov. 27 at 8:52 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department (SFD) swiftly contained a potentially catastrophic fire on November 26, 2023, at 6:25 AM behind 903 East Pacific Avenue

Request for Public's Assistance in Hit and Run Investigation

Nov. 27 at 8:45 a.m. - SPD seeking public assistance in locating suspect vehicle in hit and run collision

Indian Trail Neighborhood House Fire Displaces Six

Nov. 27 at 8:35 a.m. - The incident, which occurred in a one-and-a-half-story single-family dwelling, was quickly brought under control by the responding units.

Indian Trail Neighborhood House Fire Displaces Six

Nov. 22 at 8:21 a.m. - SFD emphasizes the importance of an evacuation plan in every home. Identifying two ways out of each room and establishing a designated meeting place.

Riverfront's Numerica Tree Lighting & Winter Market Nov. 25

Nov. 21 at 1:16 p.m. - Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit at Riverfront Park with two signature events on Saturday, November 25, 2023.

Expo 50th Celebration Announces Launch of Club '74

Nov. 21 at 11:19 a.m. - The team behind Expo ’74’s 50th anniversary celebration is excited to announce the launch of Club ’74.

Overnight Northwest House Fire Quickly Extinguished

Nov. 21 at 9:57 a.m. - SFD would like to remind residents of the importance of fire safety and the need for working smoke alarms in every home.

Vacant Home Intentionally Set on Fire

Nov. 21 at 9:16 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department emphasizes the importance of fire safety, particularly regarding vacant structures.

Spokane City Council Moves Forward with Expanding Middle Housing

Nov. 21 at 9:12 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted unanimously to extend the Building Opportunity and Choices for All (BOCA) interim ordinance.

Accidental Fire Damages Garage, No Injuries Reported

Nov. 20 at 8:33 a.m. - SFD shares tips that can significantly reduce the fire risk in garages where flammable liquids are used or stored.

One Injured From a South Hill Apartment Fire

Nov. 20 at 8:29 a.m. - SFD emphasizes the dangers to the community of hoarding and how hoarding conditions can significantly impede firefighting efforts.

SPD Major Crimes Homicide Investigation

Nov. 17 at 8:41 a.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit conducting death investigation after three people, including two children, are found deceased.

Numerica Skate Ribbon Opens for Ice Skating Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023

Nov. 16 at 12:05 p.m. - The Numerica Skate Ribbon will open Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, welcoming ice skaters for another beautiful winter at Spokane’s downtown park

City Closures Planned For Thanksgiving

Nov. 16 at 10:47 a.m. - Solid Waste Services will be a day late after the holiday

Parks Invites Feedback on Palisades North Trailhead Improvements

Nov. 16 at 9:38 a.m. - Parks & Recreation invites the community to attend a public workshop on Palisades North Trailhead improvements and opportunities: November 30, 2023

Chief Meidl Announces His Resignation

Nov. 16 at 8:50 a.m. - Chief Meidl's last day with the Spokane Police Department will be December 31st.

Early Morning Residential Fire Started by Space Heater Injures One

Nov. 16 at 8:48 a.m. - This incident is a stark reminder of the importance of functional smoke alarms in residences.

Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Armed Robber

Nov. 15 at 9:35 a.m. - The depicted individual, wearing a distinctive mask and pink costume, is the suspect in an armed robbery which occurred just after 5PM on 11-13-23.

Residential Fire Started by Space Heater Injures One

Nov. 13 at 12:45 p.m. - SFD prevented a potentially devastating house fire Sunday morning.

Stuff Green Carts with Leaves and Food Waste

Nov. 10 at 12:59 p.m. - Curbside pick-up will be suspended Dec. 1 for the winter.

Commercial Fire Kept Contained to Dust Collection Machinery

Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. - Engine 7 and Ladder 1 were dispatched to the ADM Milling Company for a general activation of their fire alarm system.

Spokane Parks Receives Grant to Repair Broken Playgrounds at 16 Parks

Nov. 9 at 1:58 p.m. - Spokane Parks & Recreation received a $100,000 grant to repair broken play equipment, like slides and swings, at 16 parks in 2024

SPD Reminds Public to Protest Peacefully

Nov. 9 at 11:43 a.m. - Spokane Police remind the public to exercise their 1st Amendment rights peacefully and lawfully

SPD Investigating Suspicious Substance

Nov. 8 at 2:03 p.m. - SPD responds to a suspicious substance at the County Elections Office

Council Seeks Volunteers for Potential Pro and Con Committees

Nov. 8 at 11:14 a.m. - Spokane City Council will likely appoint members of the community to pro and con committees for two ballot measures.

Spokane City Council Abruptly Adjourns Legislative Session

Nov. 7 at 8:25 a.m. - Council Members abruptly moved to recess after members of the audience repeatedly violated Council Open Forum rules.

Veterans Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Nov. 6 at 8:57 a.m. - Curbside garbage and recycling pick-up is on schedule

Northeast Spokane Homicide Investigation

Nov. 6 at 8:18 a.m. - Detectives investigating apparent homicide after body discovered in vacant house

Police Arrest Man Driving Stolen Construction Equipment

Nov. 6 at 8:16 a.m. - Officers arrest man who stole a large piece of heavy construction type equipment, ran over a fence, and attempted to drive away

Maple Street Bridge Project Complete

Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. - All traffic lanes are now open in both directions.

Mayor Delivers Balanced Budget to Council

Nov. 2 at 5:02 p.m. - Organizational efficiencies, updated fees, and bridge strategies meet priorities

City Leaf Pick-Up Is Underway

Nov. 2 at 1:11 p.m. - Crews working to remove leaves in preparation for winter.

Evening House Fire Destroys Home, Displaces Family

Nov. 2 at 9:17 a.m. - SFD would like to remind citizens to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for proper function and battery status.

Spokane Police Seek Help Identifying Hit And Run Suspect

Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. - SPD seeks assistance locating a vehicle and driver involved in a hit and run that seriously injured a pedestrian

City housing initiative earns Governor's Smart Communities Award

Nov. 1 at 12:56 p.m. - The City of Spokane earned the Governor’s Smart Communities Award for the Smart Housing Strategies Category.

Child Killed In Tragic Dog Attack

Nov. 1 at 11:54 a.m. - Child killed in fatal dog attack

Maple St. Bridge Traffic Changes for Nov. 1

Nov. 1 at 7:48 a.m. - Crews will switch lane closures mid-day Wednesday.


Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Lewiston, Maine Shooting Victims

Oct. 27 at 8:57 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Oct. 30

SPD Makes Arrest in Shooting that Critically Wounded a Man

Oct. 26 at 2:45 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect who shot and gravely wounded a man outside a bar & grill last weekend.

SPD Makes Arrests In Car Dealership Thefts

Oct. 26 at 8:18 a.m. - SPD arrests two convicted felons, requests charges on a third, and recovers most vehicles stolen from a dealership

Join The City In Winter Snow Removal Readiness

Oct. 25 at 2:27 p.m. - Community urged to clear City right-of-way and be ready.

Warming Resources To Be Activated

Oct. 24 at 4:31 p.m. - Warming Resources To Be Activated Due To Predicted Freezing Temperatures

New Playground at Wildhorse Park Opens Friday

Oct. 18 at 3:41 p.m. - Wildhorse Park’s new playground will open on Friday, October 20, marked by a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m.

Request for information on potential hate crimes

Oct. 18 at 2:08 p.m. - SPD asking for public’s assistance in continued investigation into series of seemingly targeted property crimes

Smoke Alarms Alert Family to Early Morning Fire

Oct. 17 at 10:11 a.m. - Spokane Fire urges residents to test their smoke alarms and have a well-planned escape route in case of a fire.

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Child

Oct. 17 at 10:09 a.m. - Update: The child was located.

Make Beacon Hill Public Phase II Open House

Oct. 16 at 10:54 a.m. - he community is invited to attend an open house to discuss the Make Beacon Hill Public Phase II plan

Zappone and Oelrich Champion Resolution Against Hate Crimes

Oct. 16 at 8:05 a.m. - Council Members Zappone & Oelrich will introduce a resolution that reaffirms Spokane’s commitment to inclusion in the wake of anti-LGBTQIA+ vandalism.

100 New Street Trees Coming to NE & NW Neighborhoods

Oct. 12 at 5:06 p.m. - SpoCanopy tree plantings October 17-19, 2023

Ribbon Cutting Friday for Riverfront’s Renovated Lilac Butterfly

Oct. 11 at 2:15 p.m. - Join us for a ribbon cutting of the Lilac Butterfly Friday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Standoff

Oct. 10 at 1:08 p.m. - SPD arrests DV suspect after standoff on N. Division St.

Woodward: ‘We Are at a Turning Point’

Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. - Focus on core services, Mayor says during Statement of Conditions and Affairs

SPD Investigating Series of Overnight Vandalism to City Murals

Oct. 6 at 2:52 p.m. - SPD responded to investigate apparent vandalism to city murals located in downtown corridor and lower south hill which appear to be similar in nature.

SFD & Red Cross Partner for Hillyard Neighborhood Install Blitz

Oct. 6 at 2:48 p.m. - SFD and American Red Cross volunteers will be in the Hillyard neighborhood installing free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Maple St. Bridge Open Oct. 6-8

Oct. 6 at 8:23 a.m. - One lane of traffic is open in each direction for the weekend.

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

Oct. 5 at 2:55 p.m. - The outdoor recreational fire restrictions that were implemented on June 30 are being lifted at 8 a.m. on Friday, October 6.

City Council to Consider Changes to Neighborhood Council Ordinance

Oct. 4 at 10:03 a.m. - The "Inclusive and Transparent Neighborhood Volunteering Ordinance" amends Title 4.27 of the Spokane Municipal Code for neighborhood councils.

Afternoon House Fire Displaces Local Family

Oct. 4 at 9:37 a.m. - Improperly discarded smoking materials leads to house fire, displaces local family

SPD Seeks Assistance Locating Vulnerable Adult

Oct. 3 at 6:28 p.m. - Spokane Police are asking for help locating a missing adult. Roger Herndon suffers from dementia. If you see Herndon please call Crime Check.

Mayor Releases Preliminary Budget

Oct. 3 at 10:57 a.m. - Balanced priority-based budget continues critical services

New Playground at Grant Park Opens Wednesday

Oct. 3 at 5:58 a.m. - Grant Park’s new playground will open October 4, 2023, marked by a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m.

Indigenous Peoples Day Is Oct. 9

Oct. 2 at 8:46 a.m. - City details holiday closures


Flags Lowered for Senator Dianne Feinstein

Sept. 29 at 2:53 p.m. - Flags will be lowered until sunset on the day of interment

WSECU Fall Fest this weekend

Sept. 29 at 12:33 p.m. - Riverfront, Downtown Spokane Partnership, River Park Square, & Spokane Arts are bringing a weekend packed with free family fun 9/30 - 10/1

City Joins Petition Seeking Supreme Court Review

Sept. 29 at 12:24 p.m. - Request to overturn cases restricting how communities approach homelessness

SPD Looking for Traveling Thieves

Sept. 28 at 2:02 p.m. - SPD looking for traveling thieves stealing thousands of dollars in our community - much of it, baby formula

Liberty Park Receives New Playground, Restroom, Disc Golf Course

Sept. 27 at 9:34 a.m. - Liberty Park’s new playground and restroom will open on Friday, September 29, marked by a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m.

Riverfront’s Lilac Butterfly Will Fly Again in October

Sept. 27 at 9:17 a.m. - Riverfront park’s iconic lilac butterfly will again get its wings, as it is reconstructed after high winds brought it down in January 2021

Susie Stephens Trail (Phase I) Opens Sept. 28 near Arboretum

Sept. 26 at 11:35 a.m. - Phase I of the new Susie Stephens Trail will open with a ribbon cutting on September 28 at 1 p.m. near W. Woodland Blvd. and D. St.

Youth Behavior Health Grant Available

Sept. 25 at 4:08 p.m. - Funding available for behavioral health organizations

One vehicle accident results in fatality

Sept. 22 at 5:04 p.m. - Single vehicle roll over results in the death of one person

City Council Invites SCRAPS to Discuss Concerns of Inhumane Treatment

Sept. 21 at 10:49 a.m. - City Council Invites Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Services (SCRAPS) to Committee Meeting to Discuss Concerns of Inhumane Treatment

Calls To Police, Crime Decrease During Emphasis

Sept. 21 at 10:48 a.m. - Mayor says resetting expectations takes time, but early progress encouraging

City Responds to Permit Records with Focus to Reduce Wait Times

Sept. 20 at 4:36 p.m. - Development Services Center to temporarily close Wednesday mornings to focus on permit load

City, SNAP Assisting S. Wall Tenants with Relocation

Sept. 20 at 2:11 p.m. - Relocation funding preparation for displaced tenants began last month

Spokane Awarded $12M Grant for Urban Forestry

Sept. 19 at 2:50 p.m. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Spokane will receive $12 million in grants aimed at improving the tree canopy in our community.

City Seeking Participants for Supported Employment Job Fair

Sept. 19 at 9:03 a.m. - Job fair to connect job seekers with disabilities to employers

Gas Leak Forces Temporary Evacuation of Local Businesses

Sept. 19 at 8:22 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department received a call to respond to a reported gas leak near the Safeway located at 2507 West Wellesley Ave.

Spokane River Flows Increasing

Sept. 18 at 5:06 p.m. - City back to Level 1 drought response measures.

Request for Public's Assistance in Identifying Two Individuals

Sept. 14 at 5:10 p.m. - SPD Major Crimes Unit (MCU) detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two depicted males.

City Selected To Participate In Community Connectors Program

Sept. 13 at 3:21 p.m. - Grant, technical assistance to assist addressing impacts of Interstate 90 in East Central

SPD and SCSO Form Kia/Hyundai Auto Theft Task Force

Sept. 13 at 3:16 p.m. - Numerous juveniles arrested for a host of crimes, including vehicle and Ring Camera thefts

Property Transfer Public Hearing Scheduled For Sept. 25

Sept. 12 at 11:05 a.m. - Public Development Authority makes request for Hillyard parcel

Changes to Traffic Plans for Maple St. Bridge and TJ Meenach Dr.

Sept. 12 at 10:06 a.m. - Drivers will experience frequent changes over next several weeks.

SFD's 5th Annual Kids Jr Firefighter Academy

Sept. 12 at 8:19 a.m. - Train like a real firefighter at the junior combat challenge

Council Member Zappone Awarded Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Sept. 12 at 8:17 a.m. - Council Member Zack Zappone earned a Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC).

Flags Fly Half-Staff for Patriot Day

Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. - Patriot Day honors the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks

Spokane Police Investigating Serious Injury Collision on Division St

Sept. 11 at 8:57 a.m. - Division Street has re-opened in both directions.

Volunteer Clean-Up Days Scheduled for September, October

Sept. 8 at 12:13 p.m. - Volunteer Clean-Up Days consisting of graffiti cleanup and litter pickup are scheduled in September and October in Spokane.

Council Members Express Concerns Regarding SCRAPS

Sept. 8 at 9:42 a.m. - Council Members Cathcart and Stratton respond to constituent concerns of unethical treatment at Spokane County Regional Animal Protective Services.

Spokane City Council Seeks Applications for New MCJCS

Sept. 7 at 9:48 a.m. - The Spokane City Council is seeking new members for its upcoming Municipal Criminal Justice Coordinating Subcommittee (MCJCS).

Wilkerson Responds to the Funding Process of ARPA Money For Nonprofits

Sept. 7 at 9:40 a.m. - Council Member Wilkerson responds to the recent allegations of the nonprofit organization, “Jewels Helping Hands,” misuse of city-funded ARPA dollars.

Spokane Police Investigating Shooting in Downtown Spokane

Sept. 7 at 8:16 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to a shooting which had just occurred in the area of State St and Pacific Ave.

Spokane Police Investigating Fatal Collision in Downtown Spokane

Sept. 7 at 8:10 a.m. - Spokane Police responded to the intersection of S Maple St and W Fourth Ave for an automobile-versus-pedestrian collision.

One Dead, One Injured, In Early Morning Shooting

Sept. 6 at 11:47 a.m. - One person dead, one injured, in early morning shooting

Historic Corbin Art Center’s 125th Anniversary Sept. 9-17

Sept. 5 at 2:15 p.m. - The historic D. C. Corbin house, now the Corbin Art Center, will mark 125 years with a drop-in event September 9 – 17, 2023 from noon – 7 p.m. daily

City Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed Housing Code Changes

Sept. 5 at 12:20 p.m. - Draft Text Amendments to Code Available for Public Comment

SPD investigating fatal shooting in Northeast Spokane

Sept. 3 at 8:52 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal shooting on N Astor St.

Slow Down in School Zones

Sept. 1 at 11:23 a.m. - Spokane Police remind drivers to slow down in school zones

Investigators Seek More Information with Suspicious Fire

Sept. 1 at 10:08 a.m. - On September 1, 2023, at 5:25 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department received a report of a structure fire in the 1800 East Block of Empire Ave.


Council President Lori Kinnear Condemns Intolerance and Hatred

Aug. 30 at 1:08 p.m. - Radical movements, such as the Matt Shea-supported event, are a blatant example of using public events for disguised bigotry.

Spokane City Appoints Ryan Oelrich as New City Council Member

Aug. 29 at 8:09 a.m. - Council President and Council Members proudly introduce Ryan Oelrich as the newest member to join City Council representing District 2, Position 1.

14-Year-Old Arrested After Fleeing From Stolen Victim

Aug. 28 at 5:06 p.m. - 14-year-old arrested for multiple crimes after fleeing from stolen Hyundai

City Closures Planned For Labor Day

Aug. 28 at 8:53 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late all week

Downtown Death Investigation

Aug. 28 at 8:40 a.m. - Adult male found deceased downtown, investigation on-going

Cryptocurrency Scam Alert

Aug. 25 at 2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police Department guidance for cryptocurrency scam victims

Council Members Denounce Mayor's Appearance with Extremists

Aug. 25 at 8:39 a.m. - Council Members Stratton, Wilkerson and Zappone denounce Mayor’s appearance with a domestic terrorist, former Rep. Matt Shea, & extremist Sean Feucht.

Suspect Arrested for Setting Fire

Aug. 22 at 4:49 p.m. - Suspect arrested for reckless burning after lighting fire downtown

Maple Street Bridge Project Starts Aug. 27

Aug. 22 at 3:02 p.m. - Crews will resurface the concrete deck with specialized concrete.

City Council Votes to Amend Spokane Municipal Code

Aug. 22 at 9:10 a.m. - Spokane City Council votes to amend Spokane Municipal Code on residential rental housing regulations.

Accidental Cooking Fire Displaces Local Family

Aug. 21 at 4:47 p.m. - Spokane Fire responded to a report of a house on fire at 1317 East 13th Ave.

SPD Seeking Public's Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 21 at 8:20 a.m. - SPD seeking public’s assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

15 Acre Wildfire in Westwood Natural Area Prompts Level 2 Evacuations

Aug. 21 at 8:17 a.m. - Spokane Fire was dispatched to the 2800 block of West Thorpe Rd for a report of a fire near this location burning in the Westwood Natural Area.

Council President Encourages Virtual Participation in Aug. 21 Meeting

Aug. 21 at 8:14 a.m. - Spokane City Council President Lori Kinnear encourages virtual participation in Aug. 21 Council meeting due to air quality.

Safer Air Center activated due to poor air quality

Aug. 19 at 8:28 a.m. - A regional temporary, short-term drop-in safer air center and other indoor options are being offered due to heavy smoke.

Suspect Arrested for Multiple Charges After SWAT Standoff

Aug. 18 at 8:34 a.m. - Rape, robbery suspect engages police in lengthy standoff

Assault Victim Dies; Two Suspects’ Charges Upgraded to Murder

Aug. 16 at 3:25 p.m. - Assault victim dies; charges upgraded to murder for two suspects.

Council Member Cathcart Joins BROADLINC PDA

Aug. 16 at 12 p.m. - Council Member Michael Cathcart has been appointed to the Spokane Regional Broadband Public Development Authority as liaison from the City of Spokane.

Juveniles arrested after vehicle thefts, many other criminal acts

Aug. 14 at 5:13 p.m. - SPD actively investigating multiple incidents of vehicle theft and reckless behavior, five arrested over the weekend

Cooling Resources Available During Predicted Extreme Heat

Aug. 14 at 8:55 a.m. - All residents are reminded that cooling resources are available to help them chill out in Spokane during heat waves.

Arrest in Sunset Highway Area Fires

Aug. 10 at 3:38 p.m. - Arrest made in a series of suspicious fires in Spokane last week.

Suspect Who Shot at Deputy Charged with Attempted Murder

Aug. 8 at 8:40 a.m. - Suspect who shot at Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy charged with attempted 1st degree murder

City Council & Local 492 Request Delay in Proposed Jail Ballot Measure

Aug. 7 at 2:57 p.m. - Council President Kinnear, Council Member Zappone and Local 492 Corrections Officers are requesting a delay in the proposed jail ballot measure.

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 7 at 8:58 a.m. - Update: Gerald has been located safe and is with family.

High Angle Rope Rescue at Monroe Street Bridge

Aug. 7 at 8:54 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a report of a male experiencing a medical emergency on the south bank of the Spokane River under the Monroe Street Bridge.

Northside Bar Fire

Aug. 7 at 8:52 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to Rosewood and Cincinnati for a report of a building fire.

SPD Makes Major Drug Distribution Arrest

Aug. 4 at 4:04 p.m. - SPD seizes multiple guns, thousands of drugs, and more than one hundred thousand dollars in cash, in a major drug distribution investigation

Application period to open for annual Comp Plan amendment proposals

Aug. 4 at 2:51 p.m. - The City will accept applications from interested parties, including members of the public, between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31 of this year.

SPD Arrests 2nd Suspect in Kidnapping/Robbery Scheme

Aug. 4 at 12:44 p.m. - SPD arrests 2nd suspect in kidnapping/robbery scheme where couple lured “dates” to their apartment

Major Wildland Fire in Sunset Hills Causes Evacuations

Aug. 4 at 8:59 a.m. - Major Wildfire Causes Evacuations; Firefighters Keep It Away From Structures

Mayor Pledges Regional Homelessness Support

Aug. 3 at 1:40 p.m. - Woodward issues executive order providing access to City data, information

Submit Your Expo 50th Anniversary Celebration Proposals

Aug. 3 at 10:18 a.m. - Deadline for proposals is August 31, 2023


Suspect in Custody after Suspicious Fire in Residence

July 31 at 8:43 a.m. - Suspect in Custody after Suspicious Fire Causes Moderate Damage to Residence

Police to begin enforcement of after-hours Park violation

July 28 at 4:25 p.m. - In an effort to keep our parks safe and free of property damage in the overnight hours, SPD will begin enforcing the new city ordinance July 30, 2023

SPD seeking public assistance in locating missing 7-year-old

July 27 at 9:39 a.m. - UPDATE: Valkyrie has been located and is safe. Thank you to all who assisted in looking for her.

Suspect arrested after stealing car, hitting patrol car

July 27 at 8:19 a.m. - SPD arrests convicted felon who stole car, tried to run over a police officer and rammed a police vehicle

Fire Causes Moderate Damage to Detached Garage

July 26 at 12:14 p.m. - On Friday, July 21, 2023, at 5:17 pm, Spokane Fire responded to 2332 West Broadway Ave for a reported fire in a detached garage

Alert Neighbor Notifies Firefighters of House Fire

July 26 at 12:07 p.m. - On Monday, July 24, 2023, Spokane Fire Engine 18 was dispatched to a smoke investigation in a mobile home in the Contempo Mobile Home Park

TJ Meenach Bridge to Close July 31-Aug. 4

July 24 at 2:09 p.m. - Weekday closure part of Cochran Basin improvement projects.

Cooling Resources Available During Predicted Extreme Heat

July 19 at 5:50 p.m. - All residents are reminded that cooling resources are available to help them chill out in Spokane during the predicted heat waves.

City, Spokane Arts Launch Asphalt Art Program

July 19 at 2:08 p.m. - Artist Applications Being Accepted

City Wins National Distinguished Budget Award

July 19 at 10:28 a.m. - GFOA award evaluates financial strategy, honors transparency in budgeting

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

July 18 at 3:23 p.m. - SPD seeking assistance locating missing 74-year-old woman

Council Seeks Applications To Fill Vacancy

July 18 at 11:33 a.m. - Council approves process and timeline to fill vacancy in south council seat - District 2, Position 1

Council Member Lori Kinnear Confirmed As Incoming Council President

July 18 at 8:36 a.m. - Council Member Michael Cathcart becomes Council Pro Tem

Spokane Police Seek Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

July 18 at 8:33 a.m. - UPDATE: KJ has been located and is home safe. SPD thanks the public for its assistance and vigilance.

Riverfront Park Assault Arrest

July 17 at 2:59 p.m. - Juvenile female arrested for multiple violent acts in Riverfront Park

SPD Major Crimes Investigating A Homicide

July 17 at 8:16 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes investigating the death of a person found outside a building on the north side as a homicide

Three Injured in Residential Fire in the Chief Garry Neighborhood

July 17 at 8:13 a.m. - Residential Fire in Chief Garry Neighborhood

Wildland Urban Interface Fire Threatened Apartments

July 17 at 8:10 a.m. - Brush Fire Endangers North Market Apartment Buildings

Arrests Made In Morning Crime Spree

July 17 at 8:06 a.m. - A morning long crime spree ends when SPD arrests 3 suspects in an armed robbery, 2 in a vehicle prowl, after they crash while fleeing officers

City Council Seeks Answers to Mayor's Budgetary Plans For 2024

July 14 at 4:26 p.m. - Council is requesting an earlier preview of the 2024 budget.

Shakespeare in the Park Returns with New Location

July 14 at 3:56 p.m. - Shakespeare in the Park comes to Riverfront, Manito, and Sky Prairie (new this year!) for free community performances

Resources Available To Cool Off During Predicted Extreme Heat

July 14 at 10:53 a.m. - Six Spokane Public Library and TRAC are available to provide indoor cooling areas for Saturday and Sunday's hot daytime temperatures.

City Administrator Resigns; Investigation Closed

July 13 at 4:41 p.m. - Investigation revealed evidence of sexual harassment policy violation

SPD Concludes Sexual Assault Kit Testing Program

July 13 at 3:24 p.m. - SPD concludes multi-year project to test hundreds of sexual assault kits, successfully reviewing all tested kits, and identifying several defendants.

City Crews Working to Repair Water Main Break

July 13 at 2:26 p.m. - City of Spokane Water Department crews worked to assess and repair a water main break at Freya St. and 13th Ave. in south Spokane.

Council Seeks Volunteers for Potential Pro and Con Committees

July 12 at 3:34 p.m. - The Spokane City Council will appoint community members to pro and con committees for two upcoming ballot measures.

SPD Arrests Man After Hours Long Standoff

July 10 at 4:44 p.m. - Suspect who brandished a weapon at officers arrested after hours long standoff

Suspect Arrested in Two Stabbings

July 7 at 4:11 p.m. - Suspect arrested in California for stabbing two homeless people as they slept in Downtown Spokane

Residential Fire, 2323 W College Ave

July 5 at 4:40 p.m. - Detached Garage Fire Caused by Fireworks, Related Power Surge Causes Fire Inside of Home at Same Location

Residential Fire, 5521 N Madison

July 5 at 4:31 p.m. - Cooking Fire in North Spokane Damages Kitchen, Displaces One Resident


Friday Night Concerts Return to Park Bench Café in Manito Park

June 30 at 9:43 a.m. - Free concerts return to Manito’s Park Bench Café this summer, and kick off tonight, June 30, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Two Simultaneous Fires Keep Spokane Firefighters Busy on Thursday Afte

June 30 at 8:25 a.m. - Both fires this afternoon prove how valuable it is for early detection.

City Council Votes Unanimously To Approve Police Guild Contract

June 30 at 8:22 a.m. - Council voted unanimously to approve the Police Guild Contract effective through December 2026.

Area Fire Marshals and Surrounding Cities Enact Burn Restrictions

June 29 at 4:54 p.m. - Burn restrictions go into effect Friday, June 30, 2023

Felony Hit and Run Arrest, Request for Information

June 29 at 12:49 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in felony hit-and-run collision involving mother and two small children

Public Safety Agencies Want Everyone to Have a Happy and Safe Holiday

June 28 at 4:21 p.m. - REMINDER: Fireworks Remain Illegal

Summer Carnival, Symphony Concert, And Fireworks

June 28 at 9:13 a.m. - Riverfront Park is gearing up for a long 4th of July weekend celebration with the ICCU Summer Carnival kicking off Friday

Council Passes No Trespass In Parks Ordinance

June 27 at 8:31 a.m. - City Council passed Ordinance 36394 to increase the penalty for trespassing in parks after hours, amending it from a civil infraction to a misdemeanor

Council Member Cathcart Champions Neighborhood Livability Resolution

June 27 at 8:27 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2023-0050.

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

June 27 at 8 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Park Gathering Results in Shot Fired

June 26 at 4:39 p.m. - SPD responds to a shooting at a north side park

N Dakota Shootings

June 26 at 3:43 p.m. - 3 arrested, 2 firearms recovered, after multiple drive-by shootings in Northeast Spokane

Sunday House Fire Sends Two Spokane Firefighters to the Hospital

June 26 at 8:50 a.m. - A well-advanced fire Sunday afternoon caused significant damage to a single-family home and sent two firefighters to local hospitals.

Wildland Urban Interface Fire Threatened Browne's Addition

June 26 at 8:44 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a wildland fire located near Overlook Park in Spokane's Historic Browne's Addition.

Southeast Boulevard Apartment Fire

June 26 at 8:38 a.m. - SFD and Fire District 8 were dispatched to an apartment fire on Southeast Boulevard.

City Seeks Community Input On Neighborhood Traffic Calming Projects

June 20 at 8:43 a.m. - Community invited to participate in a ThoughtExchange survey

Woodward Announces 'Safe Spokane Summer' Plan

June 20 at 8:36 a.m. - Plan includes new high-utilizer, cleanliness initiatives

Final Day To Request Disposal Pass Friday, June 16

June 13 at 2:21 p.m. - More than 2,000 passes have been redeemed

City, Police Guild Reach Tentative Agreement

June 13 at 1:07 p.m. - 4-year agreement must be approved by the City Council

City Council Votes to Align City Charter with Spokane Municipal Code

June 13 at 8:10 a.m. - Providing investigation authority to the Office of Ombudsman

Chief Meidl on Proposed OPO Ordinance

June 13 at 8:09 a.m. - Video link to Spokane Police Chief’s response to proposed ordinance

Downtown Zipline - Request for Proposals

June 12 at 2:22 p.m. - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation today posted a Request for Proposals for a feasibility study and possible operation of a downtown zipline

City Closures Planned For Juneteenth

June 12 at 8:01 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Mayor Appoints Haynes First Civil Rights Director

June 8 at 12:38 p.m. - Haynes developed the office as a temporary employee

Suspect Wanted For Multiple Violent Crimes Arrested

June 6 at 8:32 a.m. - Suspect, wanted for multiple violent crimes, arrested after standoff

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

June 5 at 2:21 p.m. - All federal and state standards were met or exceeded again.

SPD Responds To Shooting at Riverfront Park, No Injuries Reported

June 5 at 8:37 a.m. - Spokane Police respond to shooting at Riverfront Park, no injuries reported

Human Remains Identified In 43 Year Old Murder In Spokane

June 2 at 1:20 p.m. - Genetic Genealogy again assists in identifying another body found more than 40 years ago

City Reminds Residents to Have Carts to Curb for Pick-Up By 7 A.M.

June 1 at 9:49 a.m. - Routes are subject to change during hot months.

Ribbon Cutting for Renovated Kardong Bridge June 2

June 1 at 9:30 a.m. - Join us for a ribbon cutting to commemorate the renovation of the Don Kardong pedestrian bridge on Friday, June 2 at 11 a.m.


Design Workshop for New Dog Park near Beacon Hill June 6

May 31 at 6:34 p.m. - Design is underway for a dog park along Upriver Dr., and the community is invited to review design concepts & share feedback at a workshop June 6

Indian Trail House Fire

May 30 at 3:03 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department and Fire District 9 responded to a house fire in Indian Trail.

Camp Hope to Close on or Before June 30

May 30 at 12:13 p.m. - Closure plan filed with Superior Court judge

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

May 30 at 8:35 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing vulnerable juvenile

SPD Seeking Public’s Assistance In Locating Shooting Suspect

May 30 at 8:33 a.m. - SPD is currently asking for the public’s assistance in locating 33-year-old Ryan B. Shaules.

Flags To Fly at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

May 30 at 8:30 a.m. - Lowering of flags honors those who sacrificed for our country

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Vulnerable Adult

May 30 at 8:29 a.m. - Robin was located and is safe.

SPD searching for two suspects in an armed robbery

May 25 at 4:56 p.m. - SPD searching for two suspects in an armed robbery after hours long standoff

Wilkerson and Zappone Help Secure Money for Spokane Police Academy

May 25 at 10:06 a.m. - Council Members Wilkerson and Zappone, Senator Billig, and Representatives Ormsby and Riccelli help secure money for the Spokane Police Academy.

Fire Victim Rescued In Apartment Fire

May 24 at 8:13 a.m. - SFD swiftly responded to a fire incident at an apartment building in the 500 block of W Sprague Ave.

Spokane Police Seeking Help Locating Missing 11-Year-Old

May 24 at 8:11 a.m. - Dior was last seen leaving on foot from Pride Prep in the 800 block of Sprague Ave.

Man Arrested for Indecent Exposure

May 23 at 8:53 a.m. - Male with 5 Prior Convictions for Indecent Exposure Arrested for Indecent Exposure After Exposing Himself to Dozens of Juveniles

City Closures Planned For Memorial Day

May 22 at 8:51 a.m. - Riverfront Park attractions and City golf courses are open

Man Saved from RV Fire in Camp Hope

May 22 at 8:49 a.m. - SREC Dispatch received a report of an RV on fire in Camp Hope from campers and staff.

Fast Moving Fire in East Central This Morning

May 22 at 8:46 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire at the intersection of East Boone Avenue and North Smith Street in the East Central neighborhood.

SPD Responds to Social Media Video of Arrest

May 19 at 4:58 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department responds to questions about video of an arrest being shared on social media

Post Street Bridge Sewer Pipe Switch Successful

May 19 at 9:10 a.m. - Engineering feat is a milestone toward bridge replacement.

City Seeks Small Business Grant Applications

May 19 at 7:59 a.m. - Deadline for application is Thursday, Aug. 31

SPD Searching For Work Crew Escapee

May 18 at 2:07 p.m. - Spokane police searching for escaped inmate

Arrest in Shooting at Grocery Store Parking Lot

May 17 at 4:06 p.m. - SPD arrests man for drive-by shooting and assault after altercation at a neighborhood grocery store

Spokane Takes Leadership Role in New Drug Laws

May 16 at 5:59 p.m. - Mayor Nadine Woodward issued a statement regarding the legislation updating the state drug possession and use laws.

SPD Arrests Male Who Brandished Gun at Large Gathering

May 16 at 12:14 p.m. - SPD officers arrest male who brandished a weapon next to crowded bar

Second Alarm House Fire - Latah Valley

May 15 at 8:20 a.m. - Neighbors reported a large structure fire in the back of a home on South Dandy Court in the Latah Valley neighborhood.

West 27th Ave House Fire

May 15 at 8:17 a.m. - SFD responded to a structure fire at 600 Block of W 27th Ave.

SPD arrests prolific burglary suspect

May 11 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD arrests suspect in a burglary spree at a museum, a cemetery, a cathedral, and other Spokane businesses

Investigation of Officer Involved Shooting

May 10 at 10:18 a.m. - A mutual aid request has been made to investigate an officer involved shooting that took place this morning. The follow information is preliminary.

City to Host District Neighborhood Traffic Calming Workshops

May 9 at 12:01 p.m. - Community participation and conversation on neighborhood traffic safety

Public Comment Period Open for Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments

May 9 at 11:34 a.m. - Public comment period runs through June 7

Mayor: Drug Ordinance Sets 'Critical Expectations'

May 9 at 8:11 a.m. - Law establishes tough boundaries, leaves room for treatment

Use Caution as Spokane River Level Increases with Runoff

May 8 at 2:32 p.m. - Follow these tips where Centennial Trail experiences flooding.

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Allen, Texas Shooting Victims

May 8 at 1:12 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, May 11

SPD Arrests Wanted Felon

May 5 at 2 p.m. - SPD arrests armed, wanted, felon after foot chase

Stepwell Art Ribbon Cutting Saturday in Riverfront Park

May 5 at 9:48 a.m. - Join Spokane Parks & Recreation and Spokane Arts as we cut the ribbon on Stepwell, Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11 a.m.

New Playground and Renovated Restroom Coming to Liberty Park

May 4 at 4:39 p.m. - Construction on a new playground and renovated restroom at Liberty Park just got underway

SPD Responds to Shooting on 29th Avenue

May 1 at 4:57 p.m. - Two people shot at while driving on 29th Ave – SPD searching for suspect

Grandview Residential Fire

May 1 at 1:49 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to reports of a fire coming from the roof of a single family residence.

Riverfront Park’s South Suspension Pedestrian Bridge Renovation Begins

May 1 at 10:16 a.m. - Reconstruction of the south suspension pedestrian bridge in Riverfront Park will begin May 8, and re-open to the public in the spring of 2024

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

May 1 at 8:41 a.m. - Update: Addison has been located and is safe.


City Council to Discuss Proposed Controlled Substance Ordinance

April 28 at 2:34 p.m. - City Council will preview a draft proposal of a controlled substances ordinance.

Finch Arboretum Hosts Free Arbor Day Festivities Saturday

April 27 at 2:44 p.m. - Join the Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Finch Arboretum

Annual Snapshot of Spokane Co. Homeless Pop. Reveals Overall Increase

April 27 at 12:42 p.m. - The 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count revealed a decrease in chronic homelessness and an increase overall from 2022.

Downtown Burglary Arrest

April 26 at 2:17 p.m. - Suspect arrested for multiple downtown burglaries

Information Needed In Sexual Assault Investigation

April 26 at 2:15 p.m. - Information needed in on-going sexual assault investigation

Brownsfield project earns national recognition

April 26 at 6:43 a.m. - Moving and capping contaminated dirt made way for major park improvements.

Mayor Hosting Budget Town Hall Series

April 25 at 3:11 p.m. - Listening sessions in each Council district will focus on priorities, feedback

Council Considers Resolution for Code Required Police Investigation

April 24 at 4:38 p.m. - Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs brought forward a resolution requesting that the Mayor comply with Spokane Municipal Code 04.32.030(Q).

100 New Street Trees Coming to NE & NW Neighborhoods

April 24 at 4:25 p.m. - 100 new street trees will be planted in West Central, Emerson Garfield, Bemiss, Nevada Heights, and Hillyard, as a part of the SpoCanopy program

Shooting On Sharp Avenue

April 24 at 8:12 a.m. - A male called 911 from a residence in the 2100 block of West Sharp and said a man had just shot at him.

28 Mayors Statewide Voice Drug Law Concerns

April 21 at 9:15 a.m. - Mayors’ letter urges tougher drug possession boundaries, local control

D.C. Corbin House (Corbin Art Center) Celebrates 125 on April 22

April 20 at 3:28 p.m. - Join the celebration of the D.C. Corbin House’s 125th anniversary on April 22. This historic structure is the home of the Corbin Art Center.

Yasuhara Middle School Threat Arrest

April 19 at 3:48 p.m. - 12-year-old arrested after social media threats

SIIR Investigating Glenrose Incident

April 19 at 2:53 p.m. - Spokane Independent Investigative Response Team investigating Glenrose incident on April 13.

City Receives $6.7 Million in Monsanto Case

April 19 at 1:55 p.m. - Class action settlement will benefit the health of the Spokane River

City Seeks Nonprofit Assistance Grant Applications

April 18 at 8:33 a.m. - Deadline for application is Friday, May 19

Arrest Made In Multiple Early Morning Robberies

April 17 at 4:04 p.m. - SPD responds to multiple armed robberies, suspect arrested

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating Missing 10-Year-Old

April 17 at 8:23 a.m. - Update: Mason was found and is safe.

City Recognizes Local Businesses for Excellent Wastewater Management

April 14 at 4:11 p.m. - The City of Spokane is recognizing three organizations that have excelled in the management of wastewater generated as part of their processes.

Fire Depts. Responding To an Increased Number of Illegal Burning Calls

April 13 at 12:20 p.m. - Local fire departments have recently been experiencing an increase in possible illegal burning calls and uncontrolled fires.

Monroe Street Bridge Stabbing & Robbery

April 12 at 1:50 p.m. - Officers arrest several juveniles after stabbing, robbery on Monroe St Bridge

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Wednesday

April 10 at 1:19 p.m. - Indian Canyon will open for the season on April 12, 2023

South Hill Garage Fire Extends Into Home

April 10 at 8:45 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department units were dispatched to the 2200 block of 48th Ave on the South Hill.

Construction Projects Will Impact Various Areas Next Week

April 7 at 2:45 p.m. - Community urged to plan for detours and alternate routes.

SPD Responds To Multiple Priority Incidents Yesterday Afternoon

April 6 at 3:25 p.m. - SPD responds to multiple significant incidents Wednesday afternoon

HUD awards more than $4M to fight area homelessness

April 5 at 2:19 p.m. - All project requests fully funded

Fatal Collision on Alki Way

April 5 at 8:40 a.m. - SPD, SFD, Spokane Valley Fire Department and multiple AMR units responded to a deadly car crash on Alki Way at Broadway Ave.

Riverfront Spring Market, Easter Egg Hunts

April 4 at 12:38 p.m. - Join us April 5 for the Spring Market, and April 8 for Easter Egg Hunts!


City reminds motorists to slow down for pedestrians

March 31 at 1:25 p.m. - With warmer days ahead, drivers encouraged to be extra

Spokane Police Seek Public’s Help Locating 12 Year Old

March 31 at 8:32 a.m. - SPD seeks public's help locating missing 12-year-old.

Suspect in Custody for Downtown Stabbing That Resulted In a Homicide

March 30 at 4:46 p.m. - Suspect in custody for downtown stabbing that resulted in a homicide last year

Cold Case - Body Identified - Suspect Info Sought

March 29 at 4:44 p.m. - Genetic Genealogy assists SPD and the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office in identifying a body found nearly 40 years ago

Call for Artists: King Cole Commemorative Project

March 29 at 3:52 p.m. - The Friends of Riverfront Park are calling artists to submit proposals for an art piece to commemorate King Cole, with a deadline of April 14, 2023

City Announces $80 Million in Construction Projects for 2023

March 29 at 3:29 p.m. - Nearly 40 street, bridge, and utility infrastructure projects are scheduled.

The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course Opened Today

March 29 at 10:34 a.m. - The Creek at Qualchan golf course opened today, making it the third of four City golf courses welcoming golfers for spring

SPD Responds to Deadly Shooting

March 29 at 8:01 a.m. - SPD responds to a deadly shooting in northwest Spokane

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Nashville, Tennessee Shooting Victims

March 28 at 11:54 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, March 31

Cultural Event Incentive Grant Available Now

March 27 at 4:05 p.m. - Funding available for non-profits to host a cultural event in

Council President and Council Member Kinnear Propose Amendments to GFC

March 27 at 2:22 p.m. - Council President Beggs and Council Member Kinnear are proposing adjustments to the General Facilities Charges (GFCs).

SPD Seeks Help in Hit and Run Incident

March 27 at 8:35 a.m. - SPD is seeking assistance in locating suspect from a hit and run

Judge Declares Camp A Nuisance Property

March 24 at 12:41 p.m. - Superior Court judge ordered state to work with City on closure plan

Firefighters Rescue Victim From Burning Home

March 24 at 9:17 a.m. - On Thursday, March 23, the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire with a person trapped inside.

House Fire with Serious Injuries

March 23 at 1:43 p.m. - SPD, SFD respond to suspicious fire, one person injured

Missing Vulnerable Juvenile

March 23 at 8:13 a.m. - Aurora has been located and is safe

Man Convicted of Vehicular Homicide

March 23 at 8:11 a.m. - Tow truck driver convicted of vehicular homicide that killed a woman riding her bike in June of 2020

SPD Seeking Information in Armed Robbery Investigation

March 22 at 5:01 p.m. - SPD seeking information in armed robbery investigation

Downriver Golf Course opens March 24, Followed by Esmeralda March 27

March 22 at 1:15 p.m. - Downriver Golf Course is planning to open Friday, March 24, 2023 followed shortly by Esmeralda golf course on Monday, March 27, 2023

Man Arrested for 20 Domestic Violence No-Contact Order Violations

March 22 at 8:29 a.m. - Spokane Man With 14 Prior Domestic Violence Convictions Arrested for 20 Additional Domestic Violence No-Contact Order Violations

Quick Extinguishment at North Atlantic House Fire

March 22 at 8:27 a.m. - At approximately 2:58 PM on Monday, March 21, 2023, SFD received a report of smoke emanating from a house in the 2900 block of North Atlantic Street.

City Files for Chronic Nuisance Relief

March 21 at 11:35 a.m. - Action seeks warrant of abatement for encampment on WSDOT property

Proposal Would Make Public Drug Use Illegal

March 21 at 9:33 a.m. - Safe Open Spaces ordinance establishes gross misdemeanor consequence

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Adult

March 21 at 9:25 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult

Spokane Fire Awarded $1.5 million Grant from Department of Agriculture

March 20 at 4:35 p.m. - SFD has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Agriculture, Community Wildfire Defense Program.

Downtown Kitchen Fire Quickly Extinguished

March 20 at 1:55 p.m. - On March 10, 2023, SFD was dispatched to an alarm activation at an apartment building in the 200 block of West Riverside Ave.

Fire at WSDOT Camp

March 20 at 11:28 a.m. - SPD responds to a major explosion and fire at WSDOT Camp

SPD Looking for Missing Male

March 16 at 4:52 p.m. - SPD is seeking assistance in locating a missing person

Council Votes to Increase Overdue Fees for Developers

March 14 at 8:17 a.m. - City Council voted 5-2 in favor of the General Facilities Charges (GFC) Ordinance C36369, which updates GFCs for the first time in over 20 years.

Suspicious Death Discovered at High Bridge Park

March 13 at 11:08 a.m. - Suspicious death discovered at High Bridge Park

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

March 13 at 9:52 a.m. - Jacob has been reunited with his parents

Mayor, Councilmembers Propose Fee Alternatives

March 10 at 1:43 p.m. - Approach begins collecting interim fee and establishes community engagement

The Friends of Manito Creates Endowment Fund for Manito Park

March 10 at 10:49 a.m. - The Friends of Manito is proud to announce the establishment of an endowment fund to support the ongoing preservation and care of Manito Park.

City Council to consider $7M affordable housing recommendation.

March 9 at 2:17 p.m. - Spokane City Council to consider $7M affordable housing recommendation.

Cochran Basin Project Will Close TJ Meenach Dr.

March 9 at 8:21 a.m. - Detour route in effect starting Monday, March 13.

SPD arrests juvenile suspect in robbery with shot fired

March 8 at 12:03 p.m. - On 03-07-23, just after 7PM, SPD responded to a commercial robbery at a business in the 3000 block of N Monroe St.

E Cleveland homicide investigation

March 8 at 11:12 a.m. - One person deceased after shooting, vehicle crash

Patrol discovers two people deceased while conducting a welfare check

March 8 at 9:31 a.m. - On March 7,2023, around 12:30 PM, officers were dispatched to a residence near the 2400 block of N. Madelia St. for a welfare check.

Male arrested for felony harassment after early morning SWAT stand-off

March 7 at 2:36 p.m. - On March 6, 2023 around 3:30 pm, officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of E. 29th Ave for a threat report.

City Council Adopts Cannon Streetcar Suburb Local Historic District

March 7 at 10:54 a.m. - City Council voted unanimously to adopt the efforts of the Cliff-Cannon neighbors to create a Cannon Streetcar Suburb Local Historic District.

Current collision investigation on E Mission Ave

March 6 at 5:15 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating a fatal vehicle collision in the 2600 block of E Mission Ave, near Chief Gary Park.

South Hill Residential Fire

March 6 at 8:19 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department units responded to a reported structure fire at 1020 E 39th Ave.

City Crews Complete Full-City Plow

March 3 at 11:10 a.m. - Plows have covered over 12,000 lane miles this winter season.

Suspect Arrested For Armed Robbery

March 2 at 3:53 p.m. - Suspect arrested for armed robbery in north Spokane apartment

SPD Sexual Assault Testing Results In Murder Arrest

March 1 at 3:10 p.m. - SPD’s review of sexual assault kit results in arrest in California cold case murder

Disposal Passes Offered to City Residents

March 1 at 2:59 p.m. - The City of Spokane is offering its residents disposal passes as part of the Neighborhood Clean-up Program.


City Launches Full-City Plow

Feb. 28 at 10:40 a.m. - Primary and secondary routes will be maintained along with residential.

Council Member Cathcart Supports Practical Rental Housing Ordinance

Feb. 28 at 7:58 a.m. - Council Member Cathcart urges caution and more thoughtfulness on supplementary ordinance.

Mayor Renews Concern About Housing Impacts

Feb. 28 at 7:54 a.m. - Ordinances passed by Council may serve to decrease rental availability

Council Updates Regulations of City's Residential Rental Housing

Feb. 28 at 7:53 a.m. - On Monday night, Council considered updates to the City’s residential rental housing regulations.

Council Passes "Pavement to People: A Downtown Housing Incentive"

Feb. 28 at 7:50 a.m. - Spokane City Council voted to approve ordinance C36357 to increase housing on downtown surface parking lots.

Northside House Fire Stopped Quickly By Firefighters

Feb. 27 at 8:31 a.m. - SFD swiftly responded to a 911 report of a potential house fire on the 4600 North block of Whitehouse Street.

Suspicious Death Leads To Two Arrests

Feb. 27 at 8:29 a.m. - Suspicious death in Elk, WA leads to two arrests in Spokane

Listening, Working Together Is the Way Forward

Feb. 23 at 3:46 p.m. - Woodward urges finding common ground, respect during State of the City Address

Fire Sprinklers Extinguish Fire in Apartment

Feb. 23 at 10:56 a.m. - SFD was notified of a fire in the Agnes Kehoe Apartments located in the 5300 Block of North Regal Street.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Correctional Officer Jay Miller

Feb. 22 at 8:17 a.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff

Council Members Listen to Feedback on Central Location for City Hall

Feb. 21 at 10:13 a.m. - Council members are committed to the City’s continued investment in the downtown core.

City to Resume Yard Waste Curbside Pickup Feb. 27

Feb. 20 at 10:32 a.m. - Yard waste, food scraps and some paper items accepted.

SPD Responds To a Suspicious Death

Feb. 16 at 8:34 a.m. - SPD’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responds to a suspicious death

SFD Makes Quick Stop of West Central House Fire

Feb. 15 at 4:02 p.m. - SFD was alerted to smoke coming from a residence located in the 2800-block of North Lincoln Street.

Riverfront Seeks Naming Rights Partner for U.S. Pavilion

Feb. 14 at 4:57 p.m. - Riverfront Park is seeking an exclusive naming rights partner for the iconic Expo '74 U.S. Pavilion

Attempted Carjacking in Downtown Spokane

Feb. 14 at 4:46 p.m. - Attempted carjacking Downtown results in a quick arrest by SPD officers

SPD Seeking Assistance Locating Endangered Missing Adult

Feb. 14 at 11:46 a.m. - SPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an endangered missing adult

Presidents' Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 13 at 8:40 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

SPD Major Crimes Unit Investigating a Homicide

Feb. 10 at 1:51 p.m. - Welfare check leads to SPD Major Crimes Unit investigating a homicide

E 7th homicide investigation

Feb. 9 at 8:10 a.m. - One dead, two injured in shooting near Liberty Park

Suspect with Violent History Arrested For Downtown Assault

Feb. 6 at 12:35 p.m. - Suspect with violent history arrested for Downtown assault.

Couple Arrested for Shoplifting

Feb. 3 at 8:36 a.m. - Couple arrested for shoplifting more than $20,000 of merchandise.

Quick Stop of an Early Morning Residential Fire

Feb. 1 at 8:15 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of an apartment fire in the 900 Block E Augusta Avenue.


Man Convicted of a Second Murder

Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. - Man convicted of a second murder; had previously been convicted of killing ex-wife

Council President Addresses Community Conversations on Police Reform

Jan. 31 at 3:46 p.m. - City Council President Breen Beggs has issued a statement as a response to ongoing Community Conversation on Police Reform.

City Asks Residents for Input on Long-Term Housing Solutions

Jan. 31 at 12:44 p.m. - Everyone’s Housing Journey is Different – Tell Us About Yours

Quick Stop of an Early Morning Residential Fire

Jan. 30 at 12:27 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the report of a house on fire in the 500 Block of West Glass Avenue.

SPD Seeking Help Locating Missing Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 30 at 12:26 p.m. - Update: Bryan has been located by SPD and is safe

SPD Conducts Downtown Drug Emphasis

Jan. 30 at 12:23 p.m. - SPD conducts drug enforcement emphasis Downtown, arrests 5

Spokane listening, learning from Memphis incident

Jan. 27 at 2:24 p.m. - Mayor, police chief looking for lessons for Spokane

Juvenile Arrested for Carrying BB Gun On School Grounds

Jan. 27 at 2:14 p.m. - Juvenile arrested for carrying BB gun on school grounds

SPD Seeking Help Identifying Suspect

Jan. 27 at 1:39 p.m. - SPD asking for public’s assistance in identifying suspect who abandoned guns and drugs in stolen vehicle

Riverfront Park Debuts New Looff Carrousel Ring Toss, 50% off Jan. 27

Jan. 25 at 5:33 p.m. - Riverfront guests are invited to try out a colorful new interactive carrousel ring toss, designed and donated by local software firm IntelliTect.

Hiring Open House This Saturday

Jan. 25 at 1:49 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is holding a Hiring Open House on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Civilians Rescued from Vehicle vs. House Collision

Jan. 24 at 11:38 a.m. - Around 11:56 PM, January 23, 2023, SFD responded to the 7100 Block of North Fleming Street to a 911 report of a collision involving a vehicle

SPD responds to three violent assaults within hours of each other

Jan. 24 at 11:03 a.m. - On January 22, 2023, at about 4:00 pm, Downtown officers investigated a stabbing which occurred in the 900 block of W. Main Ave

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Monterey Park Shooting Victims

Jan. 23 at 1:37 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, Jan. 26

Air 1 Assists SPD in the Arrest of a Convicted Felon

Jan. 23 at 8:24 a.m. - The Spokane Regional Air Support Unit assists SPD in arresting a driver who fled from police

Council Members Voting To Defer Landlord-Tenant Ordinance

Jan. 23 at 8:13 a.m. - The Landlord-Tenant Ordinance 36330 has been deferred until February.

Attached Garage Fire Prevented from Damaging Home

Jan. 23 at 8:09 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to the 6600 Block of North Victor Street to a 911 call reporting a garage on fire.

SPD's Major Crimes Unit Investigating a Possible Murder-Suicide

Jan. 23 at 8:07 a.m. - Medical call leads to SPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigating a possible murder-suicide

Flags Lowered For Fire Captain Charles Cate

Jan. 20 at 5:06 p.m. - Flags lowered to half-staff

SPD's Violent Crimes Task Force Arrests Two Suspects

Jan. 20 at 1:27 p.m. - SPD’s Violent Crimes Task Force seizes a large amount of drugs and money with the arrest of two suspects

Woodward Appoints Office of Neighborhood Services Director

Jan. 17 at 11:58 a.m. - City Council expected to consider confirmation Jan. 23

Firefighters Quickly Stop House Fire in Shadle Neighborhood

Jan. 17 at 9:40 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a reported house on fire in the 4800 Block of North Adams Street.

Destruction Prevented from Fire in Vinegar Flats Neighborhood

Jan. 17 at 9:39 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a citizen report of a structure on fire at 2116 South Inland Empire Way.

Spokane Police Department Arrests Father for Daughter's Death

Jan. 13 at 11:33 a.m. - SPD arrests father for daughter’s death

Snapshot Count of Homeless Set for Jan. 24-29

Jan. 12 at 12:48 p.m. - Volunteers needed for program that generates homeless services funds

SPD Makes Arrest in July Homicide

Jan. 11 at 4:45 p.m. - SPD makes arrest in July homicide

City Closures Planned For MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 10 at 9:49 a.m. - Garbage and recycling pickup on normal schedule

Woodward Hires Moss as Human Resources Director

Jan. 10 at 7:52 a.m. - Moss brings private, public experience, scheduled to start in February

Council Votes In Favor Of Resolution 2023-0001

Jan. 10 at 7:51 a.m. - Council votes in favor of resolution establishing a process for leasing the former East Central Library and continuing neighborhood police precinct.

Community Invited to Rental Housing Town Hall

Jan. 9 at 4:47 p.m. - Listening session scheduled from 5-7 pm Tuesday

No Injuries, Evening Apartment Fire

Jan. 9 at 8:08 a.m. - SFD was dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 1724 West 8th Avenue on Spokane's Lower South Hill.

SPD Arrests Man Who Randomly Attacked People Around Spokane

Jan. 5 at 4:41 p.m. - SPD arrests man who attacked 6 people in seemingly unprovoked, random assaults

City Applies $5.1 Million To Utility Customers

Jan. 5 at 1:33 p.m. - First round of funding relief will appear on accounts impacted by pandemic.

SPD Seeking Public's Help To Identify Bank Robber

Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. - SPD seeking public’s help to identify bank robber

Potential Explosive Device at Sacred Heart Medical Center

Jan. 4 at 4:50 p.m. - SPD’s Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) is currently investigating an incident at Sacred Heart Medical Center

Shadle Area Home Saved

Jan. 4 at 8:15 a.m. - January 3, 2023, SFD responded to the 2800 Block of West Rowan Avenue on a report of an appliance fire.

E 7th Homicide Investigation

Jan. 3 at 9:21 a.m. - SPD investigating fatal shooting in East Central neighborhood.