News Releases for December 2023

Dec. 29

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

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

Dec. 26

Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup

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

Dec. 21

Ethics Commission Does Not Find Violations of Ethics Code in Complaint

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

Dec. 20

Flags Lowered for Mayor Jack Geraghty

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

Dec. 18

City Closures Planned for the Holidays

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

Suspect Arrested In Double Homicide

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

Building Explosion in Sprague Union District

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

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

Dec. 15

Spokane Police Investigating Missing Person Found Deceased

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

Dec. 14

SPD’s SPEAR Unit Working to Combat Package Thefts

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

Dec. 13

Gas Leak Causes Evacuations, Delays Release of Students

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.

Dec. 11

City Receives $9.6 Million Safe Streets Grant

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

Afternoon Apartment Fire Quickly Extinguished

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

Effective Response to Apartment Fire Protects Building and Occupants

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

Dec. 9

Two Deceased After Late Night Shooting

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

Dec. 8

Auto-Pedestrian Collision in Downtown Spokane

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

Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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

Dec. 6

Manito Holiday Lights Return Dec. 9 – 19, 2023

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

Dec. 5

Major Crimes Unit Investigation After Deceased Male Found in Roadway

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

Request For Assistance Locating Suspect Who Assaulted Officer

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

Council Seeks Applications To Fill Vacancy

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

Flags Lowered for Justice O'Connor

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

Dec. 4

Violent Confrontation at Walmart Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

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

Dec. 1

Online Rental Property Registry for Landlords and Managers Now Open

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