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News Releases for November 2013

Nov. 29

East Empire structure fire

8:26 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 208 E Empire on November 29, 2013 at approximately 1:20 AM

Nov. 27

North side apartment fire

4:51 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the Rosewood Club Apartments at 401 E Magnesium Rd on November 27, 2013 at 02:58 PM

Nov. 26

Climb aboard the Riverfront Park North Pole Express

4:13 p.m. - The North Pole Express is a 75-minute holiday train ride through Riverfront Park with story-telling and caroling

Therapeutic recreation ski/snowboard programs recruiting volunteers

9 a.m. - Therapeutic Recreation Services ski/snowboard programs, Powderhounds Downhill, Nordic Blue Waxers, and Adaptive Ski/Board, are recruiting volunteers

Nov. 25

Mayor appoints Ochoa to Cabinet

11:18 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon appointed Gloria Ochoa to a Cabinet position that will focus on regional partnerships and cultural diversity needs

Nov. 22

Quinn Group wins award for "Date Pass" commercial

1:09 p.m. - Quinn Group won Top Brass Ring award for Riverfront Park "Date Pass" commercial

Nov. 20

City closures planned for Thanksgiving

5:10 p.m. - In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29

Nov. 19

North Battalion structure fire

11:32 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the West Central neighborhood on Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 07:12 PM

SPD vs. SCSO hockey game

10 a.m. - On Sunday, December 1st at 3:00 pm, the SPD will play a hockey game against the SCSO in the Spokane Arena to benefit the Behind the Badge Foundation

Nov. 18

City tracking performance to improve service

11:44 a.m. - City performance indicators show improvement in public safety, customer service delivery, connection to resources, and resource management

Spokane police arrest suspect in two armed robberies

11 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest Steven Prigan for two counts of 1st Degree Robbery after the Walgreens at 12 E. Empire was robbed twice (11/12 and 11/17)

Nov. 17

Hillyard apartment fire

10:05 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in Northeast Spokane on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Nov. 15

Curbside yard waste pickup to end for winter

9:11 a.m. - Curbside yard and food waste customers have two more weeks to finish their fall yard cleanup before the service is suspended for the winter

Nov. 14

SPD seeks help ID'ing a robbery suspect

6 p.m. - SPD is seeking help from the public to identify a bank robbery suspect for a robbery on Thursday afternoon at Banner Bank (6600 N Division)

Nov. 13

SPD arrests 12 at immigration protest

2 p.m. - Spokane Police arrested 12 protesters for Interference with Pedestrian/Vehicular Traffic on Post after they refused to comply with officer directives

Nov. 12

City details snow season plan

12:28 p.m. - Snow season staffing begins this week to take preventative steps ahead of winter driving conditions and to clear snow and de-ice this winter season

Two armed robbery suspects in custody

8 a.m. - Spokane Police arrest two Armed Robbery suspects after a pursuit, home invasion and potential hostage situation

Nov. 10

Car rollover traps two

3:37 a.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a report of a rolled vehicle with two trapped occupants at 15th and Freya on November 10th, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Nov. 9

North Battalion structure fire

2:58 p.m. - Spokane Fire Department responded to a reported house fire on November 09, 2013 at 09:55 AM at 3104 E Bridgeport under Chiefs Donahoe and Moline

New phone scam

10 a.m. - SPD received a report of an individual identifying himself as a police officer, calling regarding collection of payment for a red light ticket

Nov. 8

Learn about plans to improve Spokane River health

1:46 p.m. - The City of Spokane will spend about $350 million on projects to improve the health of the Spokane River

Nov. 7

Veterans Day is a parking meter holiday

5:10 p.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Nov. 11, because of the Veterans Day holiday

Suspect arrested in East Joseph drive-by shooting

Noon - This morning Davon J. Henderson, the suspect wanted for a drive-by shooting occurring on 10/15/13 in Spokane, was arrested in Riverside, California

Nov. 6

Become a confident gardener with this free lecture

10:43 a.m. - Steve Nokes, Master Gardener, shares tips to becoming a confident gardener in a free lecture on November 16 at 10:00 AM in the Manito Meeting Room

Citizen tip leads to vehicle prowling arrest

8 a.m. - Spokane Police officers arrest 35-year-old David Pederson on 3 warrants and 6 new charges thanks to a citizen tip

Nov. 5

Car hits house in south Perry

4:20 p.m. - SFD responded to a report of a vehicle that had collided into a home with a natural gas leak in south Perry on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Celebrate America Recycles Day

11:21 a.m. - The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System's 17th annual recycling campaign will celebrate America Recycles Day on Friday, Nov. 15

Nov. 4

Four Spokane golf courses get ready for winter

4:26 p.m. - Spokane city golf courses prepare to close for winter.

Public open house riverfront park master plan

12:42 p.m. - Riverfront Park Master Plan 2014 Public Open House will be held on November 6, 2013 from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Spokane Public Library, Meeting Room 1A

Nov. 1

SPD responds to suspicious person call and arrests felon

11 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a report of a suspicious person and arrested a felon in possession of a stolen firearm, stolen credit cards and a dagger.

Signals flash times change

4:55 p.m. - Signal lights throughout the City of Spokane will switch from flashing yellow to regular signal patterns at 5 a.m. beginning on Nov. 4

Tentative police contract strengthens oversight

8:41 a.m. - Mayor Condon outlined a tentative agreement with the police guild that includes strengthened independent citizen oversight of the police department