News Releases for 2020

January

Major Crimes Unit Needs Help Locating Missing Woman

Jan. 17 at 2:16 p.m. - MCU is looking for the community’s help in locating a local woman who may have been missing for over a year, before anyone reported her disappearance.

Suicide Attempt Leads to Hazardous Material Incident

Jan. 16 at 12:05 p.m. - SFD paramedics respond to patient experiencing respiratory symptoms due to a suicide attempt by mixing chemicals that created a life-threatening vapor

Heavy Fire Damage to South Hill Home

Jan. 16 at 11:59 a.m. - Wednesday, Jan. 15, units from SFD were dispatched to a structure fire at 2724 E. 16th.

SPD Behavioral Health Unit Responds To Woman in Crisis

Jan. 15 at 3:38 p.m. - Newly formed Spokane area law enforcement Behavioral Health Unit responds to woman in crisis.

Falls Matter, SFD and SVFD Pilot New Program!

Jan. 14 at 4:38 p.m. - Falls-related Emergency Medical Service (EMS) calls are one of the top non-fire response related calls we respond to.

SIRR Team Investigating Deputy Involved Shooting

Jan. 14 at 4:20 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team is investigating a deputy involved shooting in North Spokane.

Mayor Names Three Additional Appointments to Her Administration

Jan. 13 at 3:59 p.m. - Council will be asked to confirm the directors

City Activates More Services during Cold Snap

Jan. 13 at 1:53 p.m. - Service providers for homeless are ready for most vulnerable

City Water Department Provides Advice To Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Jan. 13 at 11:14 a.m. - With temperatures dropping into the low teens and potentially single digits this week, we have some tips to avoid frozen pipes.

City Closures Planned for MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 13 at 8:15 a.m. - Garbage pickup on normal schedule

City Expects to Complete Full-City Plow by About 10 p.m.

Jan. 12 at 4:46 p.m. - The City expects to complete work by about 10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, on the Full-City Plow initiated at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

SPD Asking Drivers to be Cognizant of Road Closures

Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. - Dozens of drivers going around police cars and cones yesterday caused additional issues for City personnel trying to get the roads reopened.

Driver under the Influence Attempts to Ram SPD Officer

Jan. 10 at 4:20 p.m. - SPD Officers pursue driver after they attempted to ram an officer. Driver and passenger are in custody. A gun and drugs were found.

City to Launch Plowing In Residential Areas as Part of Full-City Plow

Jan. 10 at 3:25 p.m. - Plowing, sanding, and deicing in arterials has been focus of efforts so far

City Council Selects Vacancy Finalists

Jan. 9 at 5:58 p.m. - Jan. 13 Council will conduct interviews of finalists during an open public meeting

Garage Fire in East Sinto Neighborhood

Jan. 9 at 2:29 p.m. - SFD responds to fire in a detached garage being used as a living space.

City Prepares For Expected Snowstorm

Jan. 9 at 1:53 p.m. - City readies equipment, makes plans for assisting most vulnerable

SPD Warns Of Potential Car Purchaser Scheme

Jan. 8 at 1:09 p.m. - Spokane residents have been victimized while trying to purchase a vehicle during a private party sales.

Learn Where Your Garbage Goes

Jan. 7 at 8:15 a.m. - MLK Jr. Day Tours planned at City’s Waste to Energy Facility

SPD investigating fatal hit-and-run at Trent/Spokane Falls Blvd.

Jan. 7 at 4:29 a.m. - An adult male was pronounced deceased on scene. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned about a mile from the scene

Community and Police Come To Together To Help Families in Need

Jan. 2 at 2:01 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department, partnering with several local businesses and organizations, served 35 families including 91 children this Christmas.

Ooh That Smell?!?

Jan. 2 at 1:59 p.m. - Tips to ensure a safe, warm and energy-efficient winter.

Evening Fire in the Shadle Neighborhood

Jan. 2 at 12:47 p.m. - On New Year's Day SFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 4400 Block of North Howard Street.