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News Releases for November 2014

Nov. 29

Spokane Police Respond to Early Morning Shooting

Midnight - Police are investigating a shooting that took place early this morning. All parties are accounted for and the male who was shot is receiving treatment

Nov. 27

SFD Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips to Prevent Fires

10:23 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is offering tips to prevent cooking fires this holiday season.

Nov. 26

Spokane Police Remind Citizens of Tips to Avoid Vehicle Prowling

2:51 p.m. - With the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, the Spokane Police Department is offering tips to citizens to reduce and prevent vehicle prowling.

'Secret Santas' to plug people's parking meters

2:05 p.m. - City Parking Enforcement crews will be out plugging parking meters to encourage people to support downtown businesses.

Spokane Police Investigate Life-Threatening Auto/Pedestrian Collision

1:21 p.m. - Police are investigating an auto/pedestrian collision that occurred earlier today near the intersection of 2nd Ave. and Browne.

City endorses national urban street and bikeway design guides

12:43 p.m. - The City Council approved the endorsement of the National Association of City Transportation Officials urban street design and bikeway guides

Spokane premiere of 'Drunktown's Finest' at Bing Crosby Theater

9:50 a.m. - Join us for the Spokane Premiere of Drunktown’s Finest on Native American Heritage Day (Friday, Nov. 28) and on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Riverfront Park Holiday Hours of Operation

Midnight - Riverfront Park Holiday Hours of Operation

Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Day Dog Walk

3:28 p.m. - Please join us Thursday for SpokAnimal's annual Thanksgiving morning dog walk, taking place this year on November 27 at 8:30 a.m.

Holiday Lights at Manito Park's Gaiser Conservatory

9:33 a.m. - The Spokane Parks & Recreation Department and The Friends of Manito invite you to join us for Holiday Lights at Manito Park’s Gaiser Conservatory.

Nov. 24

SFD Releases Cause of Fatal Fire on Longfellow

4:28 p.m. - Fire investigators have determined the cause of a residential fire that claimed the life of a 97-year-old Spokane woman

It's the Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular

10:39 a.m. - See and experience more than 25 lighted displays, including the Riverfront Park holiday tree and the Carrousel in our beautiful downtown park.

Help SPD Locate Assault and Domestic Violence Suspect Earl Powell

10:29 a.m. - The Spokane Police Major Crimes Domestic Violence Unit is looking to the public to help locate a wanted suspect

Nov. 21

City closures planned for Thanksgiving

5:23 p.m. - City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Pay parking meters by phone in Spokane

12:38 p.m. - Drivers can now ‘plug’ certain City parking meters using their smartphones.

Spokane Police Investigating South Hill Robbery

10:24 a.m. - Police are investigating the robbery of Beacon Cleaners on Spokane's South Hill that occurred last night.

SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game is this Sunday, 3pm, at Spokane Arena

10 a.m. - SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game is Sunday, 11/23/14, at 3pm, at the Spokane Arena

State, U.S. flags will be lowered Saturday

9:01 a.m. - Flags will be lowered to half-staff Nov. 22 in memory of Washington State Representative Roger Freeman, who passed away on Oct. 29.

Nov. 20

Suspicious Circumstances Call leads to Arrest for Stolen Vehicle

12:17 p.m. - Officers, responding to a call of suspicious activity arrest, a suspect for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance

Icy Weather Closes Steps and Sidewalks

Midnight - Beginning today Huntington Park and the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place plaza will be closed for the season.

Nov. 19

Assault Suspect's Girlfriend Arrested for Intimidating a Witness

2:35 p.m. - Officers responded to the Spokane County Courthouse yesterday and took 23-year-old Kaley Hilderbrand into custody for Intimidating a Witness

City announces snow season plan

12:30 p.m. - The City of Spokane is geared up for snow response as the possibility of snow looms in the forecast.

Nov. 18

Wastewater bill discounts proposed for low-water users, multi-family

1:30 p.m. - The City of Spokane is proposing wastewater bill discounts for customers who use less water or live in multi-family residences.

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest

11:13 a.m. - Detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a fatal shooting and are partnering with Crime Stoppers to offer a reward.

Spokane named 'Bicycle Friendly Community'

9:44 a.m. - The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Spokane with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community award.

SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game practice is today

9:13 a.m. - SPD vs. SCSO Charity Hockey Game practice is today, 11/18/14, at 2:30 pm, at the Spokane Arena

Nov. 17

City Leaf Pickup Happening in Brown's Addition

4:42 p.m. - The City has begun its regularly scheduled leaf pickup. Leaf pickup occurs in Brown's Addition between November 18-19.

City of Spokane takes over operations at Waste to Energy Facility

2:50 p.m. - The City of Spokane has taken over operations of the Waste to Energy facility, after 23 years of operation by a private-sector company under contract.

Nov. 13

Allard announces December retirement from CHHS

4:19 p.m. - The City’s director of Community, Housing and Human Services has announced that she will retire from the City next month.

SPD Releases the Name of the Officer Involved in the 11/8/14 Shooting

1:49 p.m. - SPD is releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting of Domestic Violence Stalking, Vehicle Theft suspect, Joseph E. Hensz on November 8.

Spokane Officers Instrumental in helping FBI Catch "Roscoe Bandit"

1:31 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers instrumental in arresting a serial bank robber after he robbed a downtown bank on 11/7/2014.

Create Holiday Flower Arrangements

11:25 a.m. - A Day at Manito Park Lecture Series presents Holiday Flower Arranging by Steven Nokes on Saturday, November 15, at 10 a.m. in the Manito Meeting Room

Nov. 12

Council Member Waldref to hold mobile office on Friday

4:50 p.m. - Council Member Amber Waldref will discuss the proposed 2015 City budget during a mobile office on Friday at the Triple L Cafe

City to Suspend Curbside Yard & Food Waste Collection at end of Nov

2:30 p.m. - Curbside yard and food waste customers have two weeks to finish fall yard cleanup before the City of Spokane suspends the service for the winter.

Stolen Vehicle Recovered Within Hours of Report; Suspect in Custody

10 a.m. - Officers recovered a stolen vehicle hours after it was reported stolen. Twenty-year-old Andrew A. Albert was booked for Theft of a Motor Vehicle

Nov. 11

Learn more about plans for E. 44th Avenue

3:32 p.m. - A meeting in the Southgate neighborhood Wednesday will address a project at E. 44th Avenue currently scheduled for the 2015 construction season.

Spokane Police Seeking Public's Help

1:16 p.m. - Detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a fatal shooting that occurred just before midnight on 11/7/2014.

City leaf pickup begins Wednesday

10:12 a.m. - City of Spokane Street Maintenance crews will begin regularly scheduled leaf pickup Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Nov. 10

Mayor proposes government affordability plan

11:33 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon proposed a three-part plan that includes citywide salary reviews to keep government affordable to citizens.

Kitchen fire fatal to three pets

8:15 a.m. - A plastic garbage container left on top of a burner that was accidentally turned on sparked a house fire Sunday evening that killed three dogs

Nov. 9

Spokane Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting in N. Spokane

12:09 p.m. - Police are investigating an early morning shooting. One male victim was shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

SIRR Team Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

12:26 a.m. - A Spokane Police officer was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting incident. The incident is being investigated.

Nov. 8

Spokane Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

10:22 a.m. - Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred last night just before midnight near the intersection of S. Elm Street and W. 10th.

Nov. 7

Partnership to open warming centers at 32 degrees

1:09 p.m. - The City and the Salvation Army have partnered to activate a central warming center for drop-ins this winter.

Federal Request for Assistance Leads to Forgery Arrest

10:41 a.m. - Federal Request for Assistance Leads to Forgery Arrest

Celebration marks end of Lincoln/Monroe construction

9:07 a.m. - Major work on Lincoln/Monroe Street on the South Hill officially wraps up with a public celebration Saturday, Nov. 8.

Nov. 6

SIRR Team Completes Investigation into Incident Involving Deputy

4:51 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team has completed their investigation and have forwarded the case to the County Prosecutor's Office

High Drive reopens Friday

3:50 p.m. - High Drive from 29th Avenue to Bernard Street is scheduled to reopen to traffic Friday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m.

Parking meters free on Veterans Day

1:27 p.m. - Parking meters don't have to be plugged on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Water Wastewater Utility Revenue Bonds Get High Ratings

Noon - Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, two major U.S. bond-rating agencies, granted high ratings to the City of Spokane's Water Wastewater Utility bonds.

Council Member Amber Waldref to host Council Connection

9:18 a.m. - “Council Connection,” the program featuring Spokane City Council members as hosts, will be shown live on Thursday at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5.

Nov. 5

National search to replace City planning director

6:39 p.m. - A national search is underway to hire a new planning director

Spokane Voters Say YES to Park Bond

10:59 a.m. - As polls closed, results showed the super majority of votes needed to approve the Park Bond.

Spokane Police Investigate Early Morning Robbery

9:35 a.m. - Police are investigating a Robbery that occurred early this morning. The suspect robbed a cab driver at gunpoint in the area of 4th and Ferrall

Nov. 4

Officers Successfully De-Escalate Possibly Armed Subject

4:50 p.m. - Officers from the Emergency Response Unit were able to safely take a man reportedly armed with a firearm into custody after an hours-long standoff.

Lincoln Heights puts Greening Grants to use

8:52 a.m. - The Lincoln Heights neighborhood is ‘greening up.’ The neighborhood is planting 25 trees on 35th Avenue between Freya and Ray Street.

Nov. 3

Spokane Police Arrest Suspect Hours After Shooting

2:47 p.m. - Major Crimes detectives have located and arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting that occurred this morning in West Central.

November is Native American Heritage Month

2:24 p.m. - The City of Spokane is honoring November as Native American Heritage Month. Events are planned throughout the month.

Spokane Police Arrest Theft Suspect and Recover Stolen Trailer

1:05 p.m. - Police recover a trailer and property stolen from man who was moving to be closer to his terminally ill son.

Celebrate America Recycles Day in Spokane!

8:57 a.m. - The City of Spokane and Spokane County have kicked off the community’s 18th annual recycling campaign, dubbed “Go Green with Big Blue.”

Nov. 2

Change your batteries with your clock

6:31 a.m. - When you change your clocks back to Standard Time this weekend, Spokane Fire Department asks you to also check the condition of your smoke detectors.