News Releases for 2018

August

New Bungee Trampoline Opens in Riverfront Park

Today at 11:36 a.m. - A new attraction is open in Riverfront Park, giving visitors another way to soar through the air.

Second house fire in week caused by unattended cooking

Today at 11:19 a.m. - Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused this morning’s house fire in the 2200 block of E. Pacific Ave.

Homicide by Abuse Arrest

Yesterday at 4:39 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Detectives arrest a male for Homicide by Abuse.

SPD Conducts a Bike Sting

Yesterday at 8:41 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department conducted a bike sting to attempt and lower property crime numbers in a neighborhood experiencing high crime.

Drug suspected in at least one fatality, twenty police calls

Aug. 14 at 8:58 p.m. - SPD has received almost twenty calls of people acting erratically today. One fatality is possibly related.

Improper cigarette disposal caused mobile home fire

Aug. 14 at 9:50 a.m. - Fire investigators say Sunday’s mobile home fire was determined to be accidental.

Unattended cooking cause of house fire

Aug. 13 at 12:57 p.m. - Fire investigators say unattended cooking caused a house fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave. yesterday.

Patrol Emphasis on North Division Street

Aug. 13 at 12:51 p.m. - Spokane Police patrol Officers will be doing a traffic emphasis on north Division St tonight due to the recent car vs pedestrian collisions this week.

Hit and Run crash 6th/Bishop

Aug. 13 at 10:09 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a hit and run crash between a vehicle and pedestrian on 6th Ave at Bishop Ct.

DV Stabbing on 55th Ave

Aug. 13 at 10:06 a.m. - Woman arrested for assault 2nd degree (DV) after stabbing.

Multiple Convicted Felon Assault Arrest

Aug. 13 at 10:05 a.m. - Multiple time convicted felon arrested for assault 2nd degree, assault 4th degree, malicious mischief 3rd degree and obstruction of justice.

Suspicious Death Near Division and Magnesium

Aug. 13 at 9:59 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a suspicious death near North Division Street and East Magnesium Avenue.

Eight residents displaced after house fire

Aug. 12 at 9:25 p.m. - At approximately 6:11 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to a house on fire in the 200 block of E. Longfellow Ave.

Early morning fire destroys mobile home

Aug. 12 at 10:16 a.m. - Just after 3 a.m., SFD responded to a reported structure fire in a gated retirement community located in the 2300 block of W. 16 Ave.

Bicyclist vs. Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

Aug. 8 at 8:56 p.m. - Investigators are on the scene of a fatality crash at the intersection of Division/Providence. An adult bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the Face of Excessive Heat, Partners Join Forces to Protect Public

Aug. 8 at 11:18 a.m. - Partners are joining forces to underscore all the resources available in the community to help people stay safe in the face of excessive heat.

Natural gas leak causes evacuations

Aug. 7 at 6:45 a.m. - Yesterday just before 8:30 a.m., SFD was dispatched to northwest Spokane for a hazardous materials incident involving a natural gas leak.

Brush fire threatens home near Sunset Highway

Aug. 7 at 6:34 a.m. - Yesterday around 10:00 a.m., SFD and DNR responded to the report of a brush fire in the vicinity of Sunset Highway and Audubon St.

Triplex fire on lower South Hil

Aug. 5 at 11:20 p.m. - Just after 5:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire involving multiple apartment units.

Fire adjacent to Dwight Merkel Field quickly contained

Aug. 5 at 11:16 p.m. - Brush and timber fire adjacent to Dwight Merkel Field quickly contained

Man Claims He "Fell on Tools"; Investigation Leads to 3 Felony Charges

Aug. 4 at 10:06 a.m. - Thanks to astute hospital staff, a walk up complaint of injuries sustained after “falling on tools”, led to three domestic violence felony charges.

Guns, Drugs, and Multiple Arrests out of Problem Residence

Aug. 3 at 1:21 a.m. - Spokane PACT working with Safe Streets Task Force arrest multiple time convicted felons and seized multiple firearms out of a nuisance residence.

Missing 73 Year Old Vulnerable Adult

Aug. 2 at 2:44 p.m. - SPD requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing vulnerable adult.

Stolen Bike Recovered

Aug. 2 at 9:50 a.m. - Great follow up by a downtown Spokane Police Officer leads to the recovery of a stolen bicycle that otherwise would most likely never been recovered.

SIRR Team Investigating, Officer Involved Shooting Incident

Aug. 1 at 6:32 p.m. - SIRR is investigating the Officer Involved Shooting involving a Spokane Valley Deputy on July 25th, 2018, at the end of Hills Ct. near Fiske Street.

Hartson Car Crash, Shooting

Aug. 1 at 6:27 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the area of Hartson and Thor for a possible shooting call involving two vehicles.

Burglary Arrest

Aug. 1 at 6:25 p.m. - SPD investigated a morning burglary at Mascot Pizza, located in the Logan neighborhood. Hours later officers were able to locate & arrest the suspect.

July

Flags Lowered For Fallen Kent Police Officer

July 31 at 9:23 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff

Fire heavily damages three garages and contents inside

July 29 at 9:17 p.m. - Just before 4:30 p.m., fire crews responded to the report of an explosion and multiple detached garages burning in the alleyway.

Fire at downtown apartment under investigation

July 29 at 3:43 p.m. - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a downtown apartment building early Saturday morning.

Cause of South Hill house fire under investigation

July 29 at 12:33 p.m. - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a South Hill home on Saturday.

SPD Anti-Crime Team arrests two felons, and recovers a stolen firearm.

July 28 at 6:40 p.m. - Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team arrests two felons, and recovers a stolen gun after a short standoff.

City Eliminates Remaining Lead Service Lines

July 27 at 10:37 a.m. - Program replaced 486 connections in just over 2 years

SPD is investigating a stabbing in Southeast Spokane

July 26 at 11:43 p.m. - An adult female was hospitalized after a stabbing in Thornton Murphy Park, located in the 3100 block of E 27th Ave.

Youth playing with lighter determined to be cause of brush fire

July 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Fire investigators have determined last week’s brush fire near Francis and Sutherlin was caused by a youth playing with a lighter.

Cause of Sunday’s brush fire undetermined

July 26 at 10:50 a.m. - Investigators with SFD's Special Investigation Unit are unable to determine the cause of a brush fire that started in the 2900 block W. Broad Ave.

Cultural Grant Recipients Chosen

July 26 at 9:47 a.m. - Twelve applications receive awarding of funds.

Spokane City Council, SPS Board of Director to Hold Joint Meeting

July 25 at 2:17 p.m. - Spokane City Council and the Spokane Public School Board of Director are holding a special joint meeting on Wednesday, August 1.

Vacant house fire under investigation

July 25 at 10:31 a.m. - Investigators with SFD's Special Investigation Unit are investigating a house fire that occurred yesterday in the 1100 block of E. Glass Ave.

Fire crews quickly contain vegetation fire

July 25 at 10:24 a.m. - Yesterday, at approximately 5:15 p.m., fire crews responded to a brush fire next to State Highway 195 just north of Hatch Rd.

Joint statement from the Spokane Fire Department and IAFF Local 29

July 24 at 1:40 p.m. - In response to a recent complaint, SFD and International Association of Firefighters Local 29 have provided a joint statement.

House fire displaces five residents

July 24 at 10:56 a.m. - An early morning house fire in northwest Spokane has displaced five residents.

Spokane Fire Department selects new Deputy Chief

July 24 at 10 a.m. - After an extensive recruitment process, SFD announces Rex Strickland III has been selected as the department’s new Deputy Fire Chief.

Robbery Suspect, Timothy Lamere, Taken Into Custody Without Incident

July 22 at 9:21 p.m. - SPD's PACT team took a wanted robbery suspect, Timothy J Lamere (53), into custody without incident tonight in northwest Spokane.

DT Officers Arrest Felon w/ a Stolen Firearm, Drugs, & Stolen Property

July 21 at 7:19 p.m. - Downtown Precinct Officers arrested a convicted felon who had a stolen firearm, drugs, and stolen property on him in the 100 blk of S Washington.

Outreach Expands, Shelter Decentralizing

July 20 at 2:52 p.m. - Number of outreach workers doubling

Learn About Downtown Plan at the Kendall Yards Night Market on July 25

July 20 at 10:05 a.m. - Post Street Bridge, Riverside Ave., parking and more to be featured

Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission to Receive Award

July 20 at 9:12 a.m. - Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission to receive Commission Excellence Award from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC).

SPD seeking help locating missing autistic juvenile

July 20 at 1:35 a.m. - 14-year-old Josiah Joseph was last seen in the area of 700 S Scott on 07-19-18 at approximately 9:00PM.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Bank Robbery Suspect

July 19 at 12:25 p.m. - Spokane Police Department asks for your help locating a person with an outstanding warrant for Robbery 1st Degree.

SPD needs assistance locating missing vulnerable adult

July 19 at 3:35 a.m. - 62-year-old Roxell Mosley suffers from dementia and was last seen in the area of 1100 N Superior St on 07-18 at about 8PM

Spokane Fire Department selects new Fire Marshal

July 18 at 8:49 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department announces the appointment of Megan Phillips as the new City of Spokane Fire Marshal.

Monroe Street and Sprague Avenue Hit and Run

July 17 at 3:42 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a Hit and Run at S Monroe St and W Sprague Ave today at noon.

Providing the right care in the right setting

July 17 at 10:16 a.m. - Providing the right care in the right setting for people experiencing behavior health issues, SFD partners with Frontier Behavioral Health.

Spokane City Fire Marshal issues outdoor recreational fire restriction

July 16 at 10:30 a.m. - Due to the hot, dry conditions, specified outdoor recreational fires are prohibited in the City effective today.

Felon Arrested With Gun

July 16 at 8:19 a.m. - Friday, two SPD officers were performing a simple bike stop when a convicted felon tossed a stolen hand gun and led them on a foot chase.

Armed Robbery Arrest

July 16 at 8:15 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an armed Robbery in north Spokane on Friday evening.

Fire crews contain rapid moving brush fire

July 14 at 8:31 a.m. - Last night just before 5:00 p.m., fire crews responded to W. Liberty Ave. for a reported brush fire near Drumheller Springs Park

Armed suspect arrested on lower South Hill after extensive search

July 10 at 2:34 a.m. - Suspect threatened to 'shoot up' STA plaza, threatened to kill police officers, and threatened citizens with a gun.

Bike Facilities, Parking, Focus Zones: What do you want on Riverside?

July 9 at 9:38 a.m. - Take the City’s online survey on design options for Riverside Avenue downtown.

Washington Trust Bank Robbery

July 9 at 8:50 a.m. - SPD is investigating a robbery at the Washington Trust Bank located near the intersection of Indiana/Ruby. The incident occurred Friday after 4:45PM.

Male in-custody after attempting to induce officer-involved shooting

July 9 at 12:14 a.m. - Officers on an unrelated call at 2nd and Scott encountered a male who suddenly produced a revolver and held it to his head, demanding he be shot

Spokane Police Investigate Unattended Death on E. 2nd Ave.

July 8 at 5:41 p.m. - Spokane Police investigating unattended death in the 700 block of E. 2nd Ave.

SPD is investigating a drowning in the Spokane River.

July 8 at 4:38 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a drowning in the Spokane River.

SPD Investigating a fatality shooting in the 3000 blk of N. Nelson St.

July 8 at 1:36 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a fatality shooting which occurred outside a residence in the 3000 block of N. Nelson St.

Spokane Police Investigating Washington Trust Bank Robbery.

July 6 at 7:48 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a robbery at the Washington Trust Bank located near E. Indiana Ave. / N .Ruby St.

Glover Field Park & Peaceful Valley Riverwalk renamed to Redband Park

July 6 at 2:37 p.m. - Park Board voted to rename Glover Field & Peaceful Valley Riverwalk to Redband Park, in honor of the Redband Rainbow Trout that spawn there.

Vandalism Arrest

July 5 at 4:37 p.m. - An early morning crime spree in north Spokane leads to the arrest of 3 subjects, tens of thousands of dollars in damage and a frustrated neighborhood.

Spokane Opportunity Zone Listening Session

July 5 at 1:47 p.m. - City hosts special meeting

Pedestrian Is Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Automobile

July 5 at 1:45 p.m. - On July 3, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at Division & Pacific. The pedestrian is expected to survive and was cited for causing the collision.

Eleven people displaced after early morning fire near Gonzaga

July 5 at 7:54 a.m. - Eleven people were displaced after an early morning fire broke out at a home near Gonzaga.

Stolen BMW Recovery

July 4 at 9:44 p.m. - Spokane Police Department Night PACT Team and K9 Team, Recovered a stolen 2018 Black BMW X5 and arrested 10 Time Convicted Felon

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

July 3 at 2:32 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, July 3

Follow Up Investigation from Cora Avenue Burglaries

July 2 at 10:34 a.m. - Extensive follow up investigation by detectives from the Targeted Crimes Unit arrests a male and locates many of the stolen guns after a standoff.

Male arrested for week-long crime spree in Northeast Spokane

July 1 at 10:44 p.m. - Suspect arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in Northeast Spokane over the past week.

June

Post Street Becomes Two-Way by City Hall

June 29 at 12:31 p.m. - Beginning the week of July 9, Post St. will become a two-way for one block between Spokane Falls Blvd. and the Mobius Science Center

SFD reminds citizens that fireworks are illegal

June 28 at 2:04 p.m. - With the Fourth of July holiday just one week away, SFD reminds everyone that the sale and use of all amateur fireworks is illegal.

Have fun and stay safe at Hoopfest

June 28 at 11:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police and Fire Departments want to remind HoopFest fans to have fun and also stay safe

House fire remains under investigation

June 28 at 10:12 a.m. - A fire remains under investigation after damaging a detached garage and spreading to an unoccupied home in east central Spokane.

SkyRide in Riverfront opens Friday, June 29

June 28 at 9:24 a.m. - Soar over the falls as the SkyRide re-opens Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10am, in time for Hoopfest!

City Details Fourth of July Activities, Closures

June 28 at 8:23 a.m. - Independence Day celebration planned in Riverfront Park

Points for the Citizens' Assist on Robbery Arrest

June 26 at 11:15 p.m. - Neighbors in the Cannon park area band together to help Spokane Police corral a Robbery suspect.

Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation Carry “Flame Of Hope”

June 26 at 3:34 p.m. - Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Nation Carry “Flame Of Hope” To Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

Woman defends herself against attack near TJ Meenach Bridge

June 24 at 11:39 a.m. - A woman reported an unknown male suspect held her at gunpoint while attempting to drag her to a secluded location.

Spokane Police Department's Next Coffee With A Cop

June 21 at 1:56 p.m. - SPD will hold its next Coffee with a Cop event at Manito Park in the north shelter area on Tuesday, June 26 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Improperly discarded smoking materials to blame for early morning fire

June 21 at 1:52 p.m. - Fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused this morning’s fire at a commercial building.

Use extra caution and follow posted speed limits

June 20 at 2:17 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is urging drivers to pay extra attention as they travel.

SPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing adult

June 19 at 2:33 a.m. - 70-year-old Linda Bunn was last seen in the 1400 block of E Nebraska Ave at approximately 1:30AM on 06-19-18. Ms. Bunn has a history of dementia

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

June 18 at 7:48 p.m. - On 06-18-18, SPD responded to a shooting incident near Nevada/Wellesley. One male is deceased, no on-going threat to the community.

Stabbing in North Spokane Sends One Women to Hospital

June 18 at 9:36 a.m. - Stabbing in northeast Spokane sends one to the hospital; the suspect was located a few blocks away.

Child Rape Suspect Arrested

June 18 at 9:32 a.m. - Friday, SPD investigated a sexual assault. After an investigation, Detectives arrested and booked the step father for 2nd degree Rape of a child.

Early morning garage fire quickly contained

June 17 at 10:38 a.m. - This morning at approximately 1:00 a.m. SFD responded to the 2200 E block of Mission St. on a report of a detached garage on fire.

Fire Damages 5 Mile Prarie Home

June 17 at 10:24 a.m. - At approximately 4:40 p.m. hours on Saturday, SFD, SPD, and Fire District 9 were dispatched to a structure fire in the 7700 block on N. Maple St.

Auto extrication Lower South Hill

June 17 at 10:02 a.m. - On Saturday at approximately 12:40 a.m., SFD responded to lower South Hill on a report of a motor vehicle collision.

Major Crimes Called out to Investigate Serious Auto/Pedestrian Crash

June 17 at 12:36 a.m. - SPD's Major Crimes Unit came out to investigate a crash tonight @ Northwest & Cannon. Northwest was closed for about 2 hrs but has now reopened.

A male in West Central is injured in drive-by shooting.

June 15 at 4:34 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated a West Central shooting that left a male with a gunshot injury.

Major Crimes Detectives investigate Hillyard shooting.

June 15 at 4:33 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit investigated a Hillyard shooting that left a male with a life threatening injury.

Robbery Arrest

June 14 at 8:09 a.m. - SPD investigated an armed robbery at the Mission and Hamilton Safeway on June 11. On June 13 an officer located the suspect and he was arrested.

SPD Locates Stolen Budget Rental Van

June 13 at 4:49 p.m. - SPD has located the Budget rental van reported to have children in the cargo area that caused significant concern for their safety.

SFD Announces Achievement of 100% Paramedic Staffing at all stations

June 13 at 1:04 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department Announces the Achievement of 100% Paramedic Staffing at all 16 Fire Stations

Non-Fatal Overnight Shooting

June 13 at 11:09 a.m. - SPD officers responded to 5500 N Regal St to a report of a male that had been shot. An investigation and K9 track was not able to locate the suspect.

11 City Areas Receive Opportunity Zone Investment Designation

June 12 at 3:38 p.m. - Tax benefits encourages economic growth, job creation

*UPDATE* LC Threat Suspect Booked

June 12 at 1:11 p.m. - Major Crimes Detectives book Lewis and Clark High School threat suspect.

Spokane Fire Department Honored with 2018 Heart Safe Community Award

June 12 at 10:59 a.m. - SFD) was selected as the winner of the 2018 Heart Safe Community Award – Large Community from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Two suspects in custody after vehicle pursuit through Spokane

June 7 at 11:59 p.m. - Two arrested after lengthy pursuit through Spokane. The vehicle was stolen in a carjacking at gunpoint on June 2nd in Spokane Valley.

Learn About the "Flip" To New Construction Areas on Monroe

June 7 at 3:03 p.m. - Media invited to Emerson-Garfield Farmers Market on Friday, June 8

Spokane Among the First Round of 'Envision Center' Designations

June 7 at 1:52 p.m. - Centralized hubs help HUD-assisted households become self-sufficient

Successful Meeting with Westview Manor Apartments

June 6 at 10:13 a.m. - Leases will be extended, new owner to contribute relocation costs

Provide Input on Riverside Avenue Design

June 6 at 10:01 a.m. - Information available during a Public Open House on June 14

SPD Investigating a Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

June 4 at 5:25 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a fatal Auto vs Pedestrian collision that happened at 2nd and Browne, in downtown.

Riverfront Eats brings food trucks & music Tuesdays, starts June 5

June 4 at 12:17 p.m. - Riverfront Eats kicks off June 5 on the south bank from 11am – 2pm. Every Tuesday this summer, join us for food trucks, live music, & surprises.

Finch Arboretum Master Plan Second Open House Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 4 at 11:21 a.m. - The community is invited to a second Master Plan Open House to help guide Spokane Parks and Recreation in the future development at Finch Arboretum.

City Provides Annual Report on Drinking Water Quality

June 4 at 11:08 a.m. - For 2017, as in previous years, the City met or exceeded all federal and state drinking water standards.

Culture Activities Grant Applications Sought

June 4 at 10:17 a.m. - Funding will support diversity programs and events

*NEW* Updated LC Press Release

June 3 at 12:24 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit has now secured felony warrants for the arrest of the suspect in the Lewis and Clark High School threats.

Vehicle and Body Recovered From Spokane River

June 2 at 8:22 p.m. - SPD, SCSO and SFD have recovered a vehicle found crashed in the Spokane River in April. An unidentified deceased person was found inside the vehicle.

Piano in the Park welcomes Riverfront visitors to play all summer

June 1 at 9:43 a.m. - A painted piano will be placed at the base of the Clock Tower in Riverfront for park users to play throughout the summer.

SPD Investigating Body Found in River near Water Treatment Facility

June 1 at 8:23 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a body found in the Spokane River near the water treatment facility.

May

Parks’ Purchase of Land on South Hill Bluff Connects Trails

May 31 at 4:17 p.m. - Parks & Recreation purchased nearly 50 acres of private property, allowing citizens to legally use the trails along the popular area in perpetuity.

Suicidal Man Causes School Lockdown in North Spokane

May 31 at 3:06 p.m. - Three Spokane Schools were locked down after a Spokane man threatening suicide was reported nearby. The man was quickly detained by Spokane Police.

Capital Investments Come to Golf, Facility Improvement Fee starts 6/1

May 31 at 11:06 a.m. - Capital improvements will be made to all four City golf courses, with a focus on water conservation and improved golfer experience.

City Reintroduces Give Real Change, Hope Works

May 31 at 9:23 a.m. - It takes everybody to make a lasting difference

SPD Identifies Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School Threats

May 30 at 4:31 p.m. - Extensive investigation by Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives identifies suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats.

Spokane Selected To Participate In Leadership Academy to Combat Hunger

May 30 at 10:39 a.m. - Spokane has been selected by National League of Cities and Food Research and Action Center to attend the Cities Combating Hunger Leadership Academy.

Spokane Police Department Community Appreciation Day

May 29 at 3:15 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is hosting a Community Appreciation Day!

SPD Safely Takes Armed Man into Custody in Downtown Spokane

May 29 at 9:43 a.m. - Spokane Police safely takes armed man into custody in downtown Spokane.

Suspect Arrested after Stabbing in Downtown Spokane

May 28 at 9:10 p.m. - SPD made an arrest in stabbing that occurred today. Officers arrested her after she was spotted by Spokane Transit Authority Officers at the Plaza.

Two people taken to the hospital after apartment fire

May 26 at 9:27 a.m. - Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., crews from SFD were dispatched to a report of fire in an apartment building located at 1203 W. 5th Ave.

Flags to be Lowered for Memorial Day

May 25 at 1:46 p.m. - Flags to fly at half-staff for Memorial Day

Stolen property/drugs/firearm arrest

May 25 at 9:17 a.m. - Stolen iPad investigation leads to multiple drug/firearms charges

Registration Open for Free Swim: Sign up for a SplashPass

May 24 at 10:35 a.m. - Free swim at all 6 City of Spokane aquatic centers is around the corner! Pools open Monday, June 18, 2018. Register today for your free SplashPass.

Berry Go Round Opens on Memorial Day in Riverfront

May 24 at 10:08 a.m. - The Berry Go Round spins again! The ride will temporarily return on May 28, 2018 and remain open for up to a few months, depending on popularity.

Stabbing sends one man to the hospital and one to jail.

May 23 at 12:57 p.m. - An overnight domestic violence stabbing sends one man to the hospital and his brother to jail.

Police arrest long time criminal William H. Lister.

May 23 at 10:41 a.m. - SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team conducts burglary investigation on William H. Lister that leads to numerous felony charges.

Shooting suspect, Christopher Felch, located and arrested.

May 22 at 11 a.m. - Shooting suspect, Christopher Felch, was located and arrested. Felch was the suspect from a shooting on May 17th, 2018 near 2000 W. Broadway.

Install New SpokaneScape; Get a Credit on Your Utility Bill

May 22 at 9:46 a.m. - Credits of up to $500 available

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

May 22 at 8:21 a.m. - Carrousel, Skate Ribbon, golf, and splash pads are open

City Flags to Remain At Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

May 21 at 2:45 p.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until sunset, May 22

SPD Investigating Shooting in West Central

May 21 at 12:30 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a shooting in West Central Spokane.

SPD Investigation Fatal Stabbing

May 21 at 12:24 p.m. - Spokane Police Department investigating the fatal stabbing of an adult male in Northwest Spokane.

SPD arrests man who shot neighboring houses.

May 19 at 11:25 a.m. - SPD arrests a man who shot numerous houses this morning in the area of 4700 N. Post.

Connect Downtown Monday, May 21

May 18 at 2:16 p.m. - Downtown Central – Participate In Downtown’s Future

DV Unit Arrests Convicted Felon on Assault and Firearm Charges

May 17 at 8:29 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit arrested a convicted felon on Domestic Violence, Assault and Firearms Charges.

Learn More about Plans for Riverside Avenue

May 16 at 4:39 p.m. - Information available during Connect Downtown event on May 21

Spokane Domestic Violence End the Silence Town Hall

May 15 at 4:59 p.m. - A community conversation about the epidemic of domestic violence will be held on Thursday, May 17.

Learn About Plans to Replace the Post Street Bridge

May 15 at 3:18 p.m. - Information available during Connect Downtown event on May 21

Kate Burke Releases Key 2019 Budget Priorities

May 15 at 3:16 p.m. - Burke seeks funding for housing studies, pilot programs

Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15 at 10:06 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff May 15

SFD & Red Cross Participate in National Campaign

May 11 at 11 a.m. - SFD and Red Cross Participate in National Sound the Alarm and Save Lives Campaign: More than 500 homes targeted for smoke alarm install blitz

Pedestrian Emphasis Friday, May 11

May 11 at 8:42 a.m. - The Spokane Police Traffic Unit will be conducting Pedestrian Emphasis Patrols today.

Spokane Police Respond to Suicidal Man

May 9 at 3:10 p.m. - SPD responded to reports of a suicidal man at the Monroe Bridge. After negotiations, the male was transported to a hospital for help.

The City of Spokane Seeks Input On Parking

May 8 at 4:35 p.m. - Take the online survey during the month of May

SPD Asking for Help Locating Missing Autistic Child

May 7 at 12:48 p.m. - SPD requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing juvenile

Looff Carrousel in Riverfront Opens Saturday, May 12 at 1 P.M.

May 3 at 8:24 a.m. - Celebrate the opening of the south bank including the new Howard Street South Bridge and repaired Rotary Fountain

Registration open for 2018 Spokane Police Activities League summer pro

May 1 at 4:01 p.m. - Know a kid that would be interested in participating in positive athletic and academic programs, including gang and drug intervention and prevention?

SPD Investigating a Possible Child Luring Incident

May 1 at 1:26 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating a possible child luring incident in north Spokane.

April

Shooting Suspect Arrested

April 30 at 10:10 a.m. - SPD patrol officers responded to a Domestic Violence shooting incident in the 1600 block of East Nebraska and located the suspect fleeing the scene.

311 Continues To Provide Customer Service

April 27 at 5:01 p.m. - Live chat launches Monday, April 30

SPD arrest outstanding Felony Hit and Run Suspect from fatality crash.

April 27 at 2:45 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest outstanding Felony Hit and Run Suspect from fatality crash.

Auto Pedestrian Fatality Collision

April 25 at 9:47 a.m. - Auto pediatrician fatality collision at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Perry Street.

SPD Requesting Assistance Locating Elderly Female

April 24 at 12:33 p.m. - Spokane Police requesting media and public assistance locating missing elderly female.

Spokane’s Iconic Shogun Restaurant Destroyed from Early Morning Fire

April 23 at 10:05 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department was summoned to a report of a building fire at 3:31 AM on April 22, 2018.

SPD Investigating Vehicle in the Spokane River

April 23 at 8:16 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department continues to investigate a vehicle that went into the Spokane River.

Domestic Violence Arson Arrest

April 20 at 2:49 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit arrests arson suspect. Arrest leads to three additional felony charges.

Arbor Day Celebration 2018 at Finch Arboretum Offers Free Workshops

April 19 at 2:46 p.m. - On Sat., April 28, Spokane will celebrate their 15th consecutive year as Tree City USA with a free Arbor Day Celebration at Finch Arboretum.

Flags Lowered For Former First Lady Barbara Bush

April 18 at 12:20 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff April 18-21

Cause of house fire in Logan neighborhood ruled accidental

April 17 at 1:46 p.m. - Fire investigators say a cigarette dropping on medical oxygen tubing caused yesterday’s house fire in the Logan neighborhood.

SPD Investigating a Possible Child Luring Incident

April 17 at 1:44 p.m. - SPD is investigating a possible child luring incident at Franklin Park. Police want to make the community aware of the suspicious vehicle and person.

Dutch Jake’s Park Open House and Park Celebration Saturday, April 14

April 10 at 2:45 p.m. - Parks in partnership with The Trust for Public Land will host an interactive Open House and Park Celebration to continue the next phase of design.

Rooftop fire at Lilac Plaza

April 9 at 10:04 a.m. - At 3:52 a.m., units from SFD and SCFD9 were dispatched to the Lilac Plaza Retirement Facility.

DUI collision in Northeast Spokane injures two, including child.

April 8 at 9:40 p.m. - DUI causes two vehicle collision, sending adult female and six-year-old child to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Point-In-Time Count Numbers Are In

April 8 at 10 a.m. - Everybody Counts survey identifies solutions

SPD investigating fatal shooting incident in East Spokane.

April 7 at 10:50 p.m. - On 04-07-18 just before 7:30 PM, SPD responded to a shooting at a residence in the 3100 block of E 8th Ave. A deceased adult was located.

Church Burglarized/Vandalized Overnight; Guitar Stolen

April 6 at 9:40 a.m. - SPD is asking for help solving a burglary/vandalism that happened overnight. A church was broken into and thousands of dollars of damage was done.

SPD Investigating the body of a deceased person found in SMaRT Center.

April 5 at 7:38 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating the body of a deceased person found inside the Spokane Materials and Recycling Technology (SMaRT) Center.

Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing from N. Division St.

April 5 at 7:34 p.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a stabbing which occurred in the 1400 block of N. Division St.

Indian Canyon Golf Course Opens Friday, April 6, 2018

April 5 at 2:03 p.m. - Indian Canyon will open Friday, joining Downriver, Esmeralda, and The Creek at Qualchan - a sure sign that spring golf is in full swing.

City Seeks Public Input on Sprague Avenue Project

April 3 at 3:29 p.m. - 1985 payment and 100 year old utilities to be reconstructed.

Commercial Structure Fire in East Spokane

April 3 at 12:28 p.m. - Last night at approximately 9:15 p.m. SFD responded to the 1900 block of N. Waterworks St. on a report of a commercial structure fire.

Skate Ribbon Opens Today for Roller Skating

April 2 at 11:59 a.m. - Spring is here and it’s time to put on some wheels! Riverfront is now offering roller skating and scootering on the Skate Ribbon.

March

Mayor Condon Appoints Antush to Municipal Court

March 30 at 10:56 a.m. - City Council must confirm Antuch for bench seat

Spokane Police Investigating US Bank Robbery on W. Riverside Ave.

March 28 at 6:45 p.m. - Spokane Police Investigating US Bank Robbery on W. Riverside Ave.

Spokane Police arrest three robbery suspects following a pursuit.

March 26 at 7:22 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest three robbery suspects following a pursuit and a crash.

City Recognizes Businesses for Excellent Management of Wastewater

March 26 at 1:25 p.m. - Six businesses achieved 100 percent compliance with requirements in their industrial wastewater discharge permits for 2017.

Downriver Stormwater Master Plan Open House

March 22 at 3:51 p.m. - Project will improve park lands along the river.

Officer John Scott Termination

March 20 at 3:56 p.m. - Officer John Scott terminated after Internal Affairs investigation.

Stabbing at House of Charity

March 19 at 3 p.m. - Spokane Police received a report of a male who was stabbed in front of the House of Charity at 32 W Pacific.

Attic fire displaces occupants and their pets

March 17 at 8:14 p.m. - Just before 8 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1100 block of E. Columbia Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire

The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course Opens Wednesday

March 16 at 3:04 p.m. - Joining the recent openings of Downriver & Esmeralda, The Creek at Qualchan is preparing to open 3/21/18. Tee times can be reserved beginning 3/17/18.

7-11 Incident Yesterday

March 14 at 2:22 p.m. - Follow up reference unresponsive male found in the 7-11 parking lot at 177 S Division.

Citizens Invited to Open House about Proposed Sprague Ave. Project

March 13 at 3:17 p.m. - Project proposed for Sprague from Bernard to Scott in U District

Major Crimes Forwards Charges for Homicide Suspects

March 12 at 8:20 p.m. - MCU forwarded felony charges for suspects from last week’s homicide. Marcus Arevalo & Ramiro Sanchez are still in Kennewick on unrelated DOC warrants.

Deputy and Officer Involved Shooting in Hillyard Area

March 12 at 4:26 p.m. - SIRR Team is investigating an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) which took place during a court ordered eviction.

Downriver and Esmeralda Golf Courses Open March 15, 2018

March 12 at 3:24 p.m. - Downriver and Esmeralda golf courses are preparing to open March 15. Indian Canyon and the Creek at Qualchan will have opening dates soon.

MCU makes Arrest in Homicide Case with Help of Kennewick PD

March 10 at 7:26 p.m. - The Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Kennewick Police Department, has made two arrests in the homicide case from two nights ago.

Check your smoke alarms when you change the clocks

March 9 at 3:28 p.m. - With the upcoming time change, the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) says it’s a great time to check your smoke alarms while changing your clocks.

Free Admission to City Pools Approved by Park Board

March 9 at 11:11 a.m. - With a goal of giving everyone a chance to swim, the Park Board approved free open swim for all ages at City aquatic centers beginning this year.

Exxon Robbery

March 9 at 10:12 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at a local gas station.

City Inspector Crews to Revive Additional Training

March 9 at 10:04 a.m. - No building, plumbing, or electrical inspections will occur March 15.

March 5th Downtown Protest Arrests

March 9 at 10:01 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested protestors for trespassing at a Downtown office building.

Assault on Centennial Trail

March 9 at 9:59 a.m. - On March 5th, officers responded to an assault in downtown Spokane on the Centennial Trail.

One person deceased in North Spokane shooting incident

March 8 at 10:55 p.m. - On 03-08-18 a gunshot was heard near the 800 block of E Hoffman. A short time later a male was brought to Holy Family Hospital with a gunshot wound.

Fatal house fire in Perry District

March 8 at 11:38 a.m. - An adult female and her dog are deceased after a house fire in the Perry District neighborhood this morning.

Statement from Police Chief Craig Meidl on today's verdict

March 7 at 2:33 p.m. - Police Chief Craig Meidl issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict:

Riverfront Skate Ribbon Update 03.06.18

March 6 at 3:48 p.m. - Sunlight exposure is keeping Riverfront from building ice to the thickness necessary. A cooling component failed last month, but is now functioning.

Male arrested after threatening others with machete in N. Spokane

March 4 at 6:37 p.m. - On 03-04-18 a little after 5PM, SPD received calls near Division and Rockwell of a male swinging a machete and threatening pedestrians.

Skate Ribbon Update 3/4/18

March 4 at 2:24 p.m. - We are making ice! Necessary mechanical repairs have been made under warranty, and the new vessel passed testing and inspection.

Male in Custody after Brandishing Weapon Downtown

March 2 at 9:58 p.m. - SPD responded to calls of a possible active shooter downtown Spokane. A male was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail.

One victim hospitalized after North Spokane shooting

March 2 at 12:56 a.m. - Officers responded to 200 E Wedgewood Ave at about 11:40PM and found an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds.

Flags Lowered In Memory Of Billy Graham

March 1 at 10:07 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff on Friday

February

City Seeks Applicants for Municipal Court Seat

Feb. 27 at 2:24 p.m. - Candidates must live in County; materials due Mar. 12

Skate Ribbon Closure Update 2/23/18

Feb. 23 at 2:46 p.m. - Riverfront crews & contractors continue to work to re-open the Skate Ribbon. The goal is to re-open ice skating in early March.

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case from 1999

Feb. 22 at 3:18 p.m. - A DNA match from the Combined DNA Index System links a Spokane man to the 1999 sexual assault case.

City to resume curbside yard waste pickup on Feb. 26

Feb. 21 at 2:31 p.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, Feb. 26.

SPD Major Crimes arrests two for violent crimes

Feb. 19 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrested two people believed to be involved in ongoing violent crimes.

Two suspects arrested for string of purse-snatching incidents

Feb. 18 at 5:43 p.m. - Two suspects were arrested near the 600 block of E Houston Ave in the morning hours of 02-18-18

E Sprague Motel Robbery

Feb. 17 at 9:05 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department arrest three suspects after a robbery at E Sprague Motel.

SPD investigating string of purse-snatch robberies

Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m. - SPD is currently investigating three purse snatching/robbery incidents that have occurred this afternoon, 02-17-18, at various locations in the City.

City Completes Full-City Plow in Less Than 3 Days

Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. - The City has now completed work on the Full-City Plow initiated on Wednesday, meeting its commitment to complete such an effort in about three days.

Riverfront Park Seeking Programming and Facility Title Sponsors

Feb. 16 at 1:36 p.m. - Parks and Recreation is planning giving opportunities for those interested in collaborating with and supporting the park.

Mayor Orders City Flags to Half-Staff In Support Of Shooting Victims

Feb. 16 at 8:25 a.m. - Flags will remain at half-staff until Feb. 19

Spokane Police: Stay safe when driving near commercial vehicles

Feb. 15 at 9:55 a.m. - SPD wants to remind motorists to use caution and avoid unsafe driving behaviors around commercial vehicles.

Spokane Police Asking for Help Locating Missing Elderly Male

Feb. 14 at 11:38 p.m. - SPD is asking for help locating a missing male.Eugene Singleton (78) has medical issues that require daily medications he does not have with him.

Residents treated for minor injuries after house fire

Feb. 14 at 9:59 a.m. - Last night, SFD responded to the 1600 block of E. Ostrander Ave. for a structure fire with possible trapped occupants inside.

City Launching Full-City Plow

Feb. 14 at 9:17 a.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing continuing in arterials now; Work in residential areas to begin soon

City Council Forum to Discuss River Health & Water Conservation

Feb. 13 at 4:39 p.m. - Forum set for Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 5:30 in City Hall

Spokane Police Major Crimes Respond to Downtown Shooting

Feb. 13 at 1:14 p.m. - One subject was shot and transported to an area hospital in critical condition

Presidents' Day is a Parking Meter Holiday

Feb. 13 at 11:46 a.m. - City of Spokane offices will be open.

Finch Arboretum Master Plan Open House February 20, 2018

Feb. 13 at 10:35 a.m. - The community is invited to a Master Plan Open House & survey to guide Spokane Parks and Recreation in the future development at Finch Arboretum.

Serious Crash Closes Hamilton at Montgomery

Feb. 13 at 1:37 a.m. - SPD Major Crimes Collision reconstructionists were called to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Hamilton/Montgomery tonight.

Officer will be placed on administrative leave after being arrested

Feb. 12 at 12:55 p.m. - A Spokane Police Officer will be placed on administrative leave after he was arrested for DUI on Saturday night.

Dutch Jake’s Park Revitalization Open House February 15, 2018

Feb. 12 at 9:36 a.m. - Parks & Recreation in partnership with The Trust for Public Land will host an Open House to continue the next phase of design for Dutch Jake’s Park.

Spokane Police arrest Residential Burglary suspect from S. Moran View

Feb. 11 at 4:01 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Residential Burglary suspect from S. Moran View St.

Two adults treated for smoke inhalation after kitchen fire

Feb. 9 at 9:35 p.m. - At 3:30 p.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) responded to the 1300 block of W. 8th Ave. for a commercial structure fire in an apartment unit.

Flags Lowered For Late Gov. John Spellman

Feb. 9 at 2:51 p.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff February 9 – 13

Crews respond to fire at home under construction

Feb. 9 at 11:22 a.m. - Just after 4 a.m., SFD responded to the 900 block of S. Azalea Dr. for a structure fire in a house under construction.

SPD Requesting Help in Identifying a Person of Interest

Feb. 8 at 3:17 p.m. - Spokane Public Schools and SPD need your help identifying a person of interest trespassing on school property.

Spokane Police Asking for Helping Locating Missing Child

Feb. 6 at 10:52 p.m. - Police are asking for your help locating a missing child. Ricky Eastabrooks(10) was last seen in the area of 4th & Magnolia in East Central Spokane.

Be Heart Smart

Feb. 6 at 12:31 p.m. - February is American Heart Month and the Spokane Fire Department wants the community to be heart smart.

Skate Ribbon Closure Update

Feb. 5 at 4:45 p.m. - The Skate Ribbon in Riverfront Park remains closed for a mechanical repair, and it could take at least 3 weeks to restore ice to the ribbon.

Spokane Police Department Assault Arrest

Feb. 5 at 9:52 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department investigated an assault with pepper spray Friday afternoon.

Male arrested for domestic violence shooting

Feb. 3 at 2:29 p.m. - Males arrested for domestic violence shooting. Female expected to survive injury.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Feb. 1 at 9:36 a.m. - Presidents' Day Tours planned at City's Waste to Energy Facility.

January

Citizens Asked To Weigh In On Proposed Downtown Riverside Ave. Project

Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. - City seeking information on parking, lane configuration, more

Stop Leads to Recovery of Stolen Vehicle, Guns & Jewelry Box

Jan. 30 at 9:44 a.m. - A suspicious vehicle stop made early Monday morning led to 10 felony charges for 27-year-old Joshua D Hall.

Spokane Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Division

Jan. 26 at 11:31 p.m. - Division has just reopened between Lincoln and Cozza after investigators finished processing the scene of a fatality crash.

Improperly installed wood stove determined to be the cause of Hillyard

Jan. 26 at 12:38 p.m. - At 10:49 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) was dispatched to a possible chimney fire in the 1600 block of E. Walton Ave.

SPD Asking for Help Locating Hit & Run Driver who Struck a Child

Jan. 25 at 10:35 p.m. - SPD is asking for your help locating the vehicle & driver from a hit & run crash that injured a child. It happened at about 7:20p tonite @ 29th/Freya.

IMAX Demolition Moved Up in Schedule, Begins Jan. 29, 2018

Jan. 25 at 4:23 p.m. - The IMAX was slated to be demolished in March. However, to utilize heavy demolition equipment already on site, it will now begin Jan. 29.

Spokane Point In Time Count Occurs January 25

Jan. 25 at 10:38 a.m. - Count helps to identify funding and service needs for those experiencing homelessness.

No injuries reported in vacant house fire

Jan. 22 at 12:25 p.m. - Just after 6 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1700 E. block of Everett Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

Shooting in Northeast Spokane critically injures one.

Jan. 22 at 1:59 a.m. - Possible narcotics transaction leads to North Spokane shooting.

Skater injured Friday at Riverfront Park has since passed away

Jan. 20 at 8:46 p.m. - We inaccurately reported a skater passed, but confirmed she is in critical condition. We are terribly sorry for our error. Our prayers for the family.

Residents Saved by Fire Protection System

Jan. 19 at 4:11 p.m. - Residents Saved by Fire Protection System, Cause of fire determined to be accidental

Missing Vulnerable Adult

Jan. 19 at 12:56 p.m. - SPD is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing/vulnerable adult female. She was last seen in the Indian Trail neighborhood.

Two Arrested for 1st Degree Robbery after Alcohol Theft Goes Bad

Jan. 19 at 12:54 a.m. - Spokane Police booked two people into jail/juvenile Wednesday night after a theft of alcohol at the Rite Aid in the 800 block of east 29th went awry.

Fire crews respond to early morning kitchen fire

Jan. 16 at 11:24 a.m. - At approximately 5:05 a.m., the Spokane Fire Department responded to the 1000 block of E. Dalton Ave. on a report of a residential structure fire.

Child injured after fire at mobile home

Jan. 16 at 10:46 a.m. - A child was injured and transported to a local area hospital after a fire at a mobile home.

Flags Lowered For Fallen Pierce County Deputy

Jan. 16 at 9:15 a.m. - Mayor directs flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday

SPD Officers Responded to Downtown Collision

Jan. 16 at 9:08 a.m. - The collision involved numerous vehicles and an intoxicated subject fleeing on foot, leaving his stolen vehicle behind.

Two injured after late night motorhome fire

Jan. 15 at 6:55 a.m. - Two adults were injured and transported to local area hospitals for further treatment after a motorhome fire.

SPD Investigating Possible Drive-By Shooting in West Central

Jan. 12 at 1:11 a.m. - SPD is seeking info on an incident in West Central. Officers responded to shots fired in the area of Mallon/Dean Ave. & Cannon St. tonight at 7pm.

Arrest Made from January 4th Stabbing

Jan. 11 at 6:55 p.m. - Detectives developed probable cause to arrest stabbing suspect. patrol located suspect and took him into custody.

Hillyard garage fire under investigation

Jan. 11 at 10:14 a.m. - A fire at a vacant garage remains under investigation by the Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

Mayor Condon Named Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow

Jan. 10 at 2:11 p.m. - 24-Member class selected as emerging bipartisan leaders.

City Hall Is Having A Coat Drive to Benefit Youth at Excelsior

Jan. 10 at 12 p.m. - Excelsior Youth have a need for winter coats.

Wanted Subject from Denver May Be In Spokane Area

Jan. 9 at 4:12 p.m. - Denver Police Department believe subject, Deven Tomasso may be in the Spokane area.

City Closures Planned for MLK Day

Jan. 9 at 10:14 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule.

SPD Death Investigation

Jan. 8 at 8:47 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is on scene at a residence in the Finch Arboretum neighborhood conducting a death investigation.

SPD Investigating Stabbing Sprague / Ivory

Jan. 4 at 3:41 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate a stabbing on E. Sprague Ave. / N. Ivory St.