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News Releases for February 2015

Feb. 26

Programmed Flash ends at some intersections

2:05 p.m. - The City will terminate programmed flash – setting traffic signals flash during early morning hours – at four intersections along Division Street.

Spokane Police Employee Awards Ceremony is Tonight

12:24 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department will recognize employees for their service to the Spokane community at the SPD Awards Ceremony Feb. 26.

Council President Stuckart, Councilmember Allen on Council Connection

10:39 a.m. - Councilmember Mike Allen and Council President Ben Stuckart will host the next “Council Connection” airing March 5 at 6 p.m. on CityCable 5.

Feb. 24

Proposal for new well designed to ensure reliable, safe water

3:30 p.m. - The City of Spokane will develop a new well site to improve efficiency and ensure reliable, safe drinking water for water customers into the future.

Faulty chimney sparks house fire

Midnight - No one was injured Tuesday evening by a fire caused by the faulty chimney of a wood burning stove in northwest Spokane.

Feb. 21

Attic fire damages east Spokane home

Midnight - Older-style wiring may have caused an attic fire that damaged an east Spokane home early Saturday, according to SFD investigators.

Feb. 20

Mayor Condon Appointed to State Workforce Committee

10:42 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon has been appointed to the Steering Committee for Washington state’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Feb. 19

Spokane Police Determine Report of Robbery, Assault was False Report

8:17 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to and have investigated a report of robbery and sexual assault in N. Spokane.

Feb. 18

Spokane Police Internal Affairs Investigation Complete

2:37 p.m. - The investigation into two Spokane Police officers responding to an assault at Boots Bakery found no evidence of improper conduct.

City to resume yard & food waste collection on Monday, March 2

10 a.m. - The City of Spokane will resume curbside yard and food waste pickup on Monday, March 2. The optional service runs from March through November.

Feb. 16

SPD Looks to Public to Help ID Bank Robbery Suspect

3:05 p.m. - Anyone with information on the identity of a bank robbery suspect is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

Announcing New Maintenance Staff at Indian Canyon Golf Course

9:04 a.m. - The City of Spokane has recently made some significant and exciting changes to our full-time maintenance staff at Indian Canyon Golf Course.

Feb. 13

Mayor, Chief Deliver Final Update to Use of Force Commission

4:51 p.m. - Mayor Condon and Chief Straub outlined the progress of Spokane Police in implementing the Commission’s twenty-six (26) recommendations.

Feb. 12

Citizen Hall of Fame Announces Historic Inductees

4:31 p.m. - Chief Spokane Garry, May Arkwright Hutton and King Cole have become the first historic inductees into the Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame.

Domestic Violence Family Justice Center Opens in Spokane

3:59 p.m. - The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team (SRDVT) is now working together in one location, called the Family Justice Center.

Spokane Police Looks to Public to Help ID Assault Suspects

11:59 a.m. - Spokane Police are working to identify two suspects in an assault Feb. 2 at a grocery store in the 3900 block of N. Market.

Feb. 11

Councilmembers Stratton, Mumm to Hold Mobile Office at Shadle Library

9:59 a.m. - Spokane City Council Members Karen Stratton and Candace Mumm will host a mobile office at Shadle Park Library on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Feb. 10

Spokane Police Arrest Two Robbery Suspects

5:27 p.m. - Detectives have arrested two people in connection to this morning’s armed robbery of a gas station convenience store near 17th Ave. and Ray St.

Master Composter training starts March 30

5 p.m. - The City of Spokane and Spokane County are offering a series of free classes for those who want to become master composters and recyclers.

City, County Partner to Replace Dispatch, Records Management System

2:47 p.m. - The City of Spokane and Spokane County are partnering to replace the current computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS).

Feb. 9

Shooting Suspect Tanner Located and Arrested

4:30 p.m. - The suspect in a Jan. 26 shooting outside a north Spokane grocery store has been taken into custody in Montana.

City to uphold street levy commitment to low-income seniors

3:29 p.m. - City Council will vote on an ordinance to create a tax exemption for low-income seniors and disabled individuals that applies to the street levy.

Spokane Fire Department Investigates Fatal Fire

3:28 p.m. - Investigators have determined the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of two people this weekend was accidental in nature.

Feb. 6

SIRR Team Update: ongoing investigation; release of suspect name

3:01 p.m. - The suspect accused of shooting at law enforcement in the incident, identified as Christopher R. Myers, 28, is in custody assault and firearm charges.

Spokane Police Search for Shooting Suspect

10:06 a.m. - Spokane Police continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred in the 3900 block of N. Market St. on the evening of Jan. 26.

Spokane Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect

9:19 a.m. - Spokane Police have arrested the suspect who is believed to have stabbed a woman while she was walking on W. 2nd Ave. on the night of Jan. 25.

Feb. 5

Grand Opening of the Domestic Violence Family Justice Center

2:27 p.m. - The Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team (SRDVT) will now work in one location, called the Family Justice Center.

Spokane Police Release More Detailed Photo of Stabbing Suspect

2:16 p.m. - Spokane Police released another photo of a suspect who is believed to have stabbed a woman while she was walking Downtown January 25th.

Feb. 4

Additional Assault Witnesses Urged to Contact SPD

4:56 p.m. - Several people, who are believed to have witnessed an assault Friday, are being asked to contact Police.

Council Member Waldref to host Council Connection on Thursday

12:45 p.m. - Council Member Amber Waldref, District 1, will host the next edition of Cable 5's Council Connection called “Planning for our Future”.

Spokane Police Investigate Car Prowling with Shots Fired

11:20 a.m. - A vehicle prowling suspect may have shot himself Wednesday in an altercation with a resident of the neighborhood where he was allegedly prowling.

Feb. 3

Spokane Police Arrest Two Suspects in Connection to Friday's Assault

4:53 p.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives have arrested two men in connection to an assault that occurred in Downtown Spokane on Friday night.

Spokane Police Look to Public to ID Stabbing Suspect

1:29 p.m. - On Sunday, Spokane Police responded to a business in the 400 block of W. Sprague on a report that a female at the location had suffered a stab wound.

Learn about Spokane County's historic barns

12:38 p.m. - The City/County of Spokane Historic Preservation Office is highlighting the region’s many historic barns on its website.

Mayor Condon receives environmental award

11:30 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon was selected as the winner of the 2015 National Environmental Achievement Local Public Service Award.

Spokane Police Investigate Assault

8:12 a.m. - Spokane Police Major Crimes detectives are investigating an assault that occurred in Downtown Spokane on Friday night.

Feb. 2

Design rules for Spokane's centers, corridors being revised

11:27 a.m. - The City and community stakeholders are working to update the City’s design guidelines for centers and corridors.

Summer Jobs Available

10 a.m. - The 23rd Annual Riverfront Park Job Fair takes place Saturday, February 21, for the 2015 season