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News Releases for January 2015

Jan. 31

SIRR Team Investigates Deputy Involved Shooting

2:08 p.m. - A deputy involved shooting followed a traffic stop near Barker Road and Cataldo Avenue Friday night.

Jan. 29

Spokane Police Arrest S. Hatch Homicide Suspects

8:46 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested four individuals in connection to the homicide of 33-year-old Damien L. Stewart.

Jan. 27

Quintrall announces she is leaving

6:27 p.m. - Scott Simmons has been named interim director of the Business and Developer Services division.

Annual Point-In-Time count is Thursday

12:28 p.m. - The 2014 Point-in-Time count of persons and families experiencing homelessness will take place in Spokane (and across the state) on Thursday, Jan. 29.

New Greening Neighborhoods projects are coming

9:37 a.m. - The City is putting the call out for more projects meant to ‘green’ and beautify Spokane’s neighborhoods.

Jan. 26

Craft3 announces intention to expand to Eastern Washington

4:02 p.m. - Craft3 announced today that it will open an office in Spokane, Washington to serve the Eastern Washington region.

City considers changes to Master Bike Plan

2:36 p.m. - The City’s Planning and Development department is proposing changes to the Master Bike Plan for Spokane and is seeking public feedback on the changes.

Jan. 25

Spokane Police investigate homicide

2:29 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating an apparent homicide at an apartment in the 500 block of S. Hatch.

Jan. 22

City to revitalize North Monroe Corridor

9:21 a.m. - The City plans to use federal and state grant dollars to revitalize the area along North Monroe Street in the Emerson-Garfield neighborhood.

Jan. 21

Spokane Police arrest suspect in stabbing

5:11 p.m. - Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in a stabbing that occurred this afternoon at an apartment complex near Downtown Spokane.

Neighborhoods begin traffic calming plans

9:32 a.m. - The Traffic Calming Program is entering into its fifth year of accepting applications from the neighborhood councils.

Jan. 19

Chief Straub to walk in MLK Day Unity March

8:50 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department will have approximately two dozen officers working to protect the safety of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March.

Jan. 15

City expanding fire coverage in southwest Spokane

11:44 a.m. - A federal grant will allow the City to expand fire coverage in southwest Spokane and roll out enhancements to medical response.

Spokane Police arrest homicide suspect hours after incident

11:39 a.m. - Spokane Police arrested Michael W. Baesman for 2nd Degree Murder in connection to a Homicide this morning at the Downtowner Motel.

Jan. 14

City closures planned for MLK Day

1:59 p.m. - City Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Spokane Police, River Park Square, Mobius to host Jr. Police Academy

12:24 p.m. - Spokane’s first-ever Junior Police Academy event is Saturday, Jan. 24, at River Park Square.

Jan. 13

National Register of Historic Places Submission Public Meeting

Midnight - A community meeting will be held to provide park users, stakeholders, and the general public info about the Multiple Property Submission process.

Jan. 9

Spokane Police Arrest Man for Attempted Murder

7:54 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives have arrested 23-year-old Avery Quin Zion Latham. He is currently in the Spokane County Jail.

Police Investigate Overnight Shooting in North Spokane

12 a.m. - Police Investigate Overnight Shooting in North Spokane

Suspects Crash Car after Snatching Woman's Purse

Midnight - Suspects Crash Car after Snatching Woman's Purse

Jan. 8

Robbery/Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Midnight - Robbery/Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Jan. 6

Stage 1 snow event complete

12:04 p.m. - The City of Spokane completed residential hill plowing today, ending the Stage 1 snow event.

Council Member Mike Fagan to Host Council Connection Thursday

10:13 a.m. - Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan, District 1, kicks off the 2015 season of Council Connection on Thursday at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5.

Jan. 5

Mayor announces local jobs initiative

11:16 a.m. - Mayor David Condon plans to build a deeper, more qualified local construction workforce to accommodate $500 million in public works projects.

Jan. 4

City declares Stage 1 snow event

2:07 p.m. - City of Spokane has declared a Stage 1 snow event. Car should be moved to the even side of the street.

Jan. 2

SPD/CJTC News Conference to be Held on January 6

Midnight - SPD, in partnership with the WSCJTC, will hold a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, the first day of the Spokane Basic Law Enforcement Academy