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News Releases for August 2014

Aug. 31

Early Morning Altercation Downtown

Midnight - Early Morning Altercation Downtown

Aug. 29

Mayor Condon to officially launch Fiesta Spokane

3:45 p.m. - Mayor David Condon will officially launch Fiesta Spokane, Spokane’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at City Hall.

Draw Down of Mirror Pond Underway - Project Will Improve Water Quality

2:14 p.m. - Manito Park will begin to draw down the water in Mirror Pond to improve water quality

Fire damages Hillyard basement

10:35 a.m. - Fire damaged an unoccupied Hillyard house early Friday morning causing approximately $10,000 in damage to the basement. No one was injured.

Aug. 28

$3 million available for groups aiding low-to-moderate income citizens

3:10 p.m. - The City of Spokane is seeking proposals from organizations providing services for extremely-low-to-moderate income residents for grant funding.

Autumn Marks the Return of Many Annual Events in Riverfront Park

2:33 p.m. - Fall will soon arrive. Mark these dates for activities in Riverfront Park

Most Park Restrooms Close for the Season September 2nd

2:07 p.m. - It still may seem like summer but it's time to plan ahead

Aug. 27

Ready For the Friends of Manito Fall Plant Sale

10:41 a.m. - September 6th - Manito Fall Plant Sale

Aug. 26

City details Labor Day activities, closures

4:33 p.m. - City Hall and other City facilities, including the garbage transfer stations and Waste-to-Energy facility will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Upgrade in SkyRide Cabins Underway

4:28 p.m. - SkyRide over the falls cabins get new ventilation

Rescue Task Force training at NorthTown

10:27 a.m. - The joint Spokane Fire/Police Department Rescue Task Force is conducting training this week in the basement of the NorthTown Mall.

Aug. 25

City to host three September budget town halls

1:15 p.m. - Budget town hall meetings will be held on Sept. 9, 16 and 17 at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed Program Budget

City seeks applications for warming centers

11:30 a.m. - Applications from social services agencies to be designated "warming centers" for homeless people are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8.

Spokane celebrates Hispanic heritage with Fiesta Spokane

9:50 a.m. - Fiesta Spokane is the City of Spokane's observance of Hispanic Heritage month in September, and the first in a series of multicultural celebrations.

Aug. 22

Incentives proposed to increase small business, housing investment

2:01 p.m. - Council Member Amber Waldref is sponsoring changes that would help developers reuse older buildings downtown.

DUI Suspect Arrested After he Drives on Train Tracks, Gets Car Stuck

9:16 a.m. - DUI suspect gets car hit by train and is arrested shortly after

Aug. 21

This Saturday in Manito Park

11:23 a.m. - Plants that have it all

Thank you Spokane Central Lion's Club & Spokane Fire Fighters Union

11:20 a.m. - Thank you Spokane Central Lion's Club & Spokane Fire Fighters Union Local 29 for Sponsored Swimming

Central Pre-Mix & Riverfront Park Team Up for The Ice Bucket Challenge

10:11 a.m. - Join Central Pre-Mix and Riverfront Park for the Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug. 20

PAL Barbeque on August 28th

12:11 p.m. - Spokane Police Activities League celebrate a successful season

Fire damages north side garage

8:26 a.m. - A homeowner who had been using a torch to burn weeds next to his garage accidentally set it on fire.

Aug. 19

City Pools Open Up for Doggie Dips to End the 2014 Season

10:12 a.m. - City of Spokane Pools go to the dogs to end the 2014 swim season

Aug. 18

SkyRide May be Impacted by Rock Work in Huntington Park

4:49 p.m. - Spokane Falls SkyRide may experience some limited closures as the project is finalized.

Gathering at the Falls POW WOW Runs August 22 - 24 in Riverfront Park

10:43 a.m. - The official Gathering at the Falls POW WOW in Riverfront Park

Mumm proposes crosswalk ordinance changes

10:34 a.m. - Council Member Candace Mumm is proposing changes to the city's crosswalk ordinance

Aug. 17

Fire damages north side garage

9:22 a.m. - A homeowner who had been using a torch to burn weeds next to his garage accidentally set it on fire.

Aug. 16

Spokane Police Arrest Seven-Time Convicted Felon and End Standoff

9:24 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest seven-time convicted felon after he fled from police and threw a gun and drugs out the window of his vehicle while fleeing.

Aug. 15

Fire damages unoccupied home

3:09 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged an unoccupied home Friday morning on the lower South Hill.

Fire damages backyard playhouse, garage

2:42 p.m. - A fire that destroyed a backyard playhouse Friday morning also heavily damaged a garage in east central Spokane.

Aug. 14

Spokane Police Arrest Man for Residential Burglary/Felony Harassment

10:15 a.m. - SPD arrest 18-year old for residential burglary and felony harassment (threats to kill).

Aug. 13

22nd Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show This Saturday

11 a.m. - 22nd Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show This Saturday

Chronic Offender Arrested After Choking Police K-9 Rav

10:30 a.m. - Police arrested chronic offender Richard Urbanski after he choked Police K-9 Rav. K-9 Rav was not seriously injured in the incident.

Spokane Police Make a Follow-Up Arrest from Sunday's Homicide

10 a.m. - Major Crimes Detectives arrest Stanley A. Tensley for Conspiracy to Commit 2nd Degree Robbery in connection with Sunday’s early morning homicide.

City Council interviews 5 candidates for open seat

3:15 a.m. - On Wednesday, The Spokane City Council conducted public interviews for the open council position vacated by former Councilmember Steve Salvatori.

Aug. 12

Cops n' Kids Car Show returns to Spokane Saturday

1:45 p.m. - The 23rd Annual Cops n’ Kids Car Show is Saturday, Aug. 16 from 7 p.m. until midnight in Downtown Spokane.

Spokane Police Safely take Armed Subject into Custody

9:02 a.m. - Spokane Police safely take suicidal man with a gun into custody.

Aug. 11

Spokane Police Investigate Stabbing in N. Spokane

9:40 p.m. - Spokane Police investigate stabbing incident; Division from Liberty to Glass will be closed for the next several hours as the investigation continues.

City launches new mobile graffiti reporting tool

10:20 a.m. - A new mobile graffiti tool launched today allows people to snap photos and report graffiti from the convenience of a smart phone.

Free Riverfront Park Master Plan Tour on Wednesday

10:12 a.m. - Find out more about the Riverfront Park Master Plan with a free tour August 13.

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect in Weekend Homicide

9:01 a.m. - 24 hours after a man was found dead from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a N. Spokane hotel, Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives make arrest.

Aug. 10

Spokane Major Crimes Unit Investigating Overnight Homicide

12:30 p.m. - Patrol officers responded to the report of a shooting in the 3000 block of North Division just after 12:30 a.m.

SPD Responds to and Makes Arrests in Three Major Unrelated Incidents

12:09 p.m. - Spokane Police Patrol Officers responded to several major incidents overnight and into the morning.

SPD Responds to & Makes Arrests in 3 Unrelated Incidents Overnight

Midnight - SPD Responds to and Makes Arrests in Three Major Unrelated Incidents Overnight

Aug. 7

Spokane Police Warn of Scam Involving Jury Duty

5:04 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are receiving reports of a scam involving jury duty.

Free clean green storm debris ends Sunday

3:28 p.m. - The City's free clean green storm debris disposal offer ends on Sunday.

Aug. 5

Mayor announces 2015 budget, police precinct

2:08 p.m. - Mayor Condon announced the 2015 Program Budget and plan for a new police precinct in northeast Spokane

Aug. 4

City to accept clean green storm debris for free

2:54 p.m. - City will accept clean green storm debris for free at the North County Transfer Station and Waste to Energy Facility Tuesday through Sunday.

City Council narrows list to five candidates

2:12 p.m. - The City Council will interview five finalists next week for the vacant District 3 seat

Take Our Little Spokane River Shuttle Service - We'll see You Saturday

11:06 a.m. - Leave the Driving to Us! Take Our Little Spokane Shuttle Service

New section of Centennial Trail completed

Midnight - The new section of trail at Mile 25 extends from Bridge Avenue and Summit Boulevard to the intersection of Boone Avenue and Summit Boulevard.

Aug. 3

City lifts water restrictions in Five Mile

8 p.m. - Residents in Five Mile Area no longer need to conserve water. The Water Dept reports that power has been restored to Five Mile water booster station.

Five Mile residents asked to conserve water

9 a.m. - Residents in Five Mile area are asked to conserve water today. The Water Department is asking residents to limit water use to drinking and cooking.

Aug. 1

SPD's Enhancing the Survival Mindset Classes, Level 1 and 2 Offered

1:53 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will offer two women’s self-defense classes this fall, free of charge.

Five nominated for Ombudsman Commission

12:39 p.m. - Five candidates have been nominated for the inaugural citizen Police Ombudsman Commission

SPD Investigates Theft of Trailer; Crimestoppers Offers Cash Reward

11:53 a.m. - Spokane Police detectives investigate theft of large trailer; Crimestoppers offers cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this incident.

National Night out Club Give Away

11:19 a.m. - Spokane Police Will Be Handing Out "The Club" Vehicle Anti-Theft Devices at the August 5th, National Night Out Party

Prosecutor Determines No Criminal Liability in 02/11/14 Shooting

9:07 a.m. - The Spokane County Prosecutors Office has reviewed the case of the Officer Involved Shooting which occurred on February 11, 2014.

Work shuts down Lincoln/Monroe until October

Midnight - Starting Monday, Aug. 4, Lincoln Street/Monroe Street will close for construction from 7th-17th Avenues.