News Releases for November 2023

Nov. 29

Flags Lowered for Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

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

Spokane City Council Adopts 2024 Annual City Budget

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

Nov. 28

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

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

Nov. 27

Quick Response Kept Apartment Fire from Extending Into Other Units

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

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

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

Indian Trail Neighborhood House Fire Displaces Six

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.

Nov. 22

Indian Trail Neighborhood House Fire Displaces Six

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.

Nov. 21

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov. 20

Accidental Fire Damages Garage, No Injuries Reported

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

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

Nov. 17

SPD Major Crimes Homicide Investigation

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

Nov. 16

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

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

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

Parks Invites Feedback on Palisades North Trailhead Improvements

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

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

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

Nov. 15

Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Armed Robber

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.

Nov. 13

Residential Fire Started by Space Heater Injures One

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

Nov. 10

Stuff Green Carts with Leaves and Food Waste

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

Nov. 9

Commercial Fire Kept Contained to Dust Collection Machinery

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

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

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

Nov. 8

SPD Investigating Suspicious Substance

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

Council Seeks Volunteers for Potential Pro and Con Committees

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

Nov. 7

Spokane City Council Abruptly Adjourns Legislative Session

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

Nov. 6

Veterans Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

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

Northeast Spokane Homicide Investigation

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

Police Arrest Man Driving Stolen Construction Equipment

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

Nov. 3

Maple Street Bridge Project Complete

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

Nov. 2

Mayor Delivers Balanced Budget to Council

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

City Leaf Pick-Up Is Underway

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

Evening House Fire Destroys Home, Displaces Family

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

Nov. 1

Spokane Police Seek Help Identifying Hit And Run Suspect

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

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

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

Maple St. Bridge Traffic Changes for Nov. 1

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