News Releases for October 2023

Oct. 27

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

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

Oct. 26

SPD Makes Arrest in Shooting that Critically Wounded a Man

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

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

Oct. 25

Join The City In Winter Snow Removal Readiness

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

Oct. 24

Warming Resources To Be Activated

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

Oct. 18

New Playground at Wildhorse Park Opens Friday

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

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

Oct. 17

Smoke Alarms Alert Family to Early Morning Fire

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

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

Oct. 16

Make Beacon Hill Public Phase II Open House

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

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.

Oct. 12

100 New Street Trees Coming to NE & NW Neighborhoods

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

Oct. 11

Ribbon Cutting Friday for Riverfront’s Renovated Lilac Butterfly

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

Oct. 10

Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested After Standoff

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

Oct. 9

Woodward: ‘We Are at a Turning Point’

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

Oct. 6

SPD Investigating Series of Overnight Vandalism to City Murals

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

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

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

Oct. 5

Regional Fire Marshals Lift Burn Restrictions for the Spokane Area

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.

Oct. 4

City Council to Consider Changes to Neighborhood Council Ordinance

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

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

Oct. 3

SPD Seeks Assistance Locating Vulnerable Adult

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

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

New Playground at Grant Park Opens Wednesday

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

Oct. 2

Indigenous Peoples Day Is Oct. 9

8:46 a.m. - City details holiday closures