Warning: information and applications on our BETA website might be using test data and out of date. Please use our official website for accurate and up to date information.

News Releases for October 2013

Oct. 31

Decades old cold cases solved through SPD/SCSO Collaboration

2 p.m. - Detectives from the SPD and the SCSO have forwarded charges to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office related to three unsolved homicides from 1990

Hot materials don't belong in the garbage

1:21 p.m. - Solid Waste Management Department is asking residents to refrain from placing hot materials in their garbage carts, dumpsters, or other containers

City selects two as warming centers

10:54 a.m. - The City has selected and contracted with the Volunteers of America Hope House and The Salvation Army as designated warming centers

Oct. 30

Speaker Foley memorial service planned

6:10 p.m. - A public memorial service for former House Speaker Thomas S. Foley will be held at St. Aloysius Church at 11 a.m. on Nov. 1

Change Clock/Check Detectors

1:50 p.m. - When you change your clocks back to Standard Time this weekend, please remember to also check the condition of your smoke detectors

Official 2013 Capitol Christmas Tree on display, November 5th

12:46 p.m. - The official 2013 US Capitol Christmas Tree, from the Colville National Forest in Washington State, will be on display in downtown Spokane on Nov 5th

Help support therapeutic recreation sport programs

11:22 a.m. - Therapeutic recreation staff and volunteers are planning an all you can eat breakfast to raise funds for TRS Sport Programs, Sunday, November 3

Oct. 29

All you can eat breakfast for a good cause

12:35 p.m. - Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) staff and volunteers are planning a fantastic all you can eat breakfast to raise funds for TRS Sport Programs

Oct. 28

SPD and SCSO work to prevent property crime

1 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office are working to prevent citizens from becoming victims of property crime

Oct. 27

SPD looks to public to ID robbers

8 a.m. - Spokane Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who robbed the Safeway gas station kiosk (3919 N Market)

Oct. 25

Spokane police search for Walgreens robbery suspect

9 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is searching for the suspect who robbed the Walgreens at Division and Empire just after 10 pm on Sunday, October 20th.

Oct. 24

North Battalion apartment fire

4:40 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to an apartment fire on October 24, 2013 9:41 AM, under Battalion Chiefs Jones and Moline, at 6021 North Mayfair

The annual Fall Leaf Festival is this Saturday

1:06 p.m. - The annual Fall Leaf Festival is this Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Finch Arboretum from 11 am to 2 pm

Oct. 22

Applicants sought for Transportation Board

9:55 a.m. - Spokane’s Transportation Benefit District Board seeks applicants for the citizen advisory board that helps determine TBD funding priorities.

Oct. 21

SPD arrests convicted felon after standoff in North Spokane

9:30 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest seven time convicted felon, John Hartz (46), for 1st Assault Domestic Violence (DV) after a standoff in north Spokane.

Contractor breaks gas line

6:54 p.m. - A four inch gas transmission line was damaged by a contactor’s backhoe working at the intersection of Rockwood Blvd and Sumner Ave

Ice Palace opens Wednesday

2:01 p.m. - The Ice Palace in Riverfront Park opens Wednesday October 23, 2013 and will remain open until March 2, 2014

Parks and Recreation partners with Mount Spokane Ski Patrol

11:21 a.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation is partnering with Mt Spokane Ski Patrol at the 49th Annual Ski Swap located at the Spokane Fair and Expo center

Oct. 19

Spokane Police investigate fatal auto-pedestrian collision

9 a.m. - Spokane Police Traffic Investigators are investigating the circumstances surrounding an auto-pedestrian collision that occurred last night at 6:30 pm.

Oct. 17

Fire and HazMat on E Trent

11:51 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a fire inside the Global Metals Technology warehouse located at 3200 E. Trent on Oct 17th, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Oct. 16

City Golf celebration ceremony and special pricing

10:09 a.m. - On October 16, the four Spokane City golf courses held a “Burn the Mortgage Party” to celebrate the final payment on the Creek at Qualchan bond.

Oct. 15

Spokane Police investigate drive-by shooting

8 a.m. - Spokane Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred just before 10:00 pm last night.

Oct. 14

Ice Palace opens October 23

2:31 p.m. - Featuring the most public skating in Spokane, ice skating begins October 23 and runs through March 2 at the Ice Palace in Riverfront Park.

"The Great Shakeout" Drill

11 a.m. - The Great Washington Shakeout and All Hazards Preparedness earthquake drill is on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17 AM.

Fall Leaf Festival on October 26

10:37 a.m. - Volunteers from local organizations will be at the annual Fall Leaf Festival on October 26, at the John A. Finch Arboretum, 1299 South F Street

Burning of the bond at the creek at Qualchan

10:36 a.m. - The Parks and Recreation Golf Committee will be holding a “burning of the bond ceremony” following their monthly committee meeting right at 9 a.m.

Oct. 10

Parking meter holiday on Monday

3:26 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Oct. 14, because of the Columbus Day holiday.

Learn home composting at fair on October 26

2:25 p.m. - Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will sponsor their 35th semi-annual Compost Fair at the Fall Leaf Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 AM.

SPD investigates shooting; searches for suspect

7 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at 2600 N. Martin around 5:30 this morning.

Oct. 9

City terminates fire captain

4:58 p.m. - The City of Spokane has terminated a fire captain for violating Civil Service rules and City policies by threatening a subordinate employee.

Spokane Police investigate fatal shooting

8 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred at 2400 E. Empire on October 8, just before midnight.

Oct. 8

Preventing kitchen fires

11 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department tips on preventing kitchen fires.

Oct. 7

North Walmart Superstore

10:11 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported natural gas leak inside the Walmart Superstore at 9212 N Colton on October 7, 2013 at 10:11PM.

Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people

7:30 p.m. - Hot-spot patrol leads to arrest of three people for 5 felonies, 4 misdemeanors and a warrant in downtown Spokane.

Mayor declares City on solid footing

4:32 p.m. - Mayor proposes 25 new police officers, restoring response capability at Station 9 with four new positions and $2.5 million into street maintenance.

Tour Spokane's Youth and Senior Centers

1:06 p.m. - Tour all nine of Spokane's youth and senior centers, learn about Project Joy, and participate in some of their many activities.

Reminder, memorial tomorrow

11 a.m. - The Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire Departments will be participating in a Line of Duty Death memorial ceremony tomorrow at 508 N Gov't Way at 2:00PM.

Oct. 6

SPD is asking for assistance investigating an assault

8 a.m. - SPD is asking for the public's assistance to identify two females who witnessed an assault on 10-6-13 between 4:30-5:20 pm near Garry Middle School.

Oct. 4

Pink for October

11 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department is sporting the color pink throughout October in efforts to fight breast and other cancers.

Fire Prevention Week

10 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department will observe National Fire Prevention Week, beginning October 6 with a reminder to "Prevent Kitchen Fires"

North battalion O'Malley fire

7:14 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a commercial building fire at 707 East Mission Avenue, the O'Malley Apartments, on October 4, 2013 at 7:14 AM

High rescue from Purina Plant

6:44 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a worker stuck in machinery at the Purina Mills Plant at 4714 E Trent on October 4, 2013 at 6:44 AM.

Oct. 3

SPD assists Airway Heights PD with stolen vehicle recovery

9 a.m. - Spokane Police Department assisted Airway Heights Police Department with arrest of a Vehicle Theft and Eluding suspect.

Oct. 2

Volunteer boards and commissions

1 p.m. - The City of Spokane is presently accepting applications through November 8, 2013, for the Planning and Development Services Boards and Commissions.

Riverfront Park and Quinn Group up for award

11:50 a.m. - Riverfront Park’s TV commercial “Date Pass” is a finalist for the “Brass Ring Award for Marketing Excellence” in the television commercial category.

City of Spokane transportation plan

8:57 a.m. - The City is updating its transportation plan against reduced federal transportation funding, limited state resources and transportation maintenance.

Oct. 1

Green Solutions Seminar is Thursday, October 24

2:35 p.m. - A seminar on green infrastructure, sustainable site design, and stormwater management will be held on Thurs, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chief part of National Criminal Justice policy discussions

10 a.m. - Chief Straub participated in discussions among the bipartisan group of board members at the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center.