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News Releases for July 2015

July 31

Update on Sunset Highway Collision

7:19 p.m. - A cyclist was cited for making an improper turn in front of the Spokane Transit Authority bus.

July 30

Spokane Police release name of officer involved in shooting incident

8:55 a.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting incident on July 27, 2015 at 4120 N. Division.

July 27

Mayor, Council President announce investment plan

1:51 p.m. - Economic Investment Program introduces greater certainty into City evaluation of large project proposals.

July 26

Police investigate Subway robbery

6:03 p.m. - The suspect in a robbery at a north side Spokane Subway displayed a handgun and fled on foot Sunday.

July 23

Demolition of Under the Freeway Skate Park Scheduled for Aug. 3

2:31 p.m. - The City of Spokane will begin demolition of the Under the Freeway (UTF) Skate Park on Monday, August 3rd, 2015.

Spokane Police Arrest Second Suspect in N. Monroe Murder

1:31 p.m. - An additional suspect has been arrested in a May 26 Homicide on N. Monroe.

July 22

CrimeStoppers Offering Reward for Info Leading to Arrest in Hate Crime

6 p.m. - Crime Stoppers now Offering Cash Reward for Information Leading to an Arrest in Hate Crime

Celebrate National Carousel Day at Riverfront Park

1:56 p.m. - On Saturday, July 25th, Riverfront Park is celebrating National Carousel Day.

Subject Arrested in Tuesday's shooting

10:24 a.m. - Spokane PD Major Crimes Detectives made an arrest in a shooting on South Altamont Street.

July 21

Spokane PD responds to shooting on South Altamont St

2:35 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to a call of a male shot near 5th and Altamont Tuesday morning.

Flags fly half-staff for Chattanooga vicitms

1:04 p.m. - State and United States flags at all City facilities must be lowered to half-staff in memory of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Teen rescued from evening house fire

10:56 a.m. - Teenager escapes house fire that claims a dog

July 20

Major Crimes Investigating Suspicious Death on Hamilton

9:55 a.m. - Major Crimes Investigating Suspicious Death on Hamilton

July 17

Indian Canyon Golf Course Ready to Host Rosauers Open Invitational

3:08 p.m. - Starting July 17, 2015, Indian Canyon Golf Course will host the Rosauers Open Invitational Tournament, benefiting the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery.

North By Northwest Filming in Spokane

2:02 p.m. - North by Northwest will be filming from Sunday, July 19 to Saturday, July 25 at various locations throughout Spokane.

Make a Splash Initiative Offers Free Swim Lessons for Local Children

12:29 p.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation and its partners are offering scholarships for FREE swim lessons at City pools through the Make a Splash program.

Major construction beginning on 43rd Avenue

9:56 a.m. - 43rd Avenue from Grand Blvd to Garfield Street will be closed starting Monday, July 20, for the next 40 working days.

July 16

Thor and Freya Street Closures

3:01 p.m. - Road closures will occur over the next week as construction along Thor and Freya Streets continues.

Cyclist Killed, Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Separate Collisions

1:32 p.m. - Spokane Police Traffic Investigators were called to two separate serious collisions Wednesday.

July 15

Spokane Police Officer Arrested for Domestic Violence

10:20 a.m. - A Spokane Police Officer, John W. Yen (25) has been arrested for 1st Degree Burglary-Domestic Violence after an incident on Spokane’s South Hill.

July 14

Mayor tours Combined Communications Center

3:30 p.m. - This week, Spokane Mayor David Condon toured the facilities of the Spokane County Combined Communications Center (CCC).

Consider an appointment with City's Irrigation Specialist

3 p.m. - Consider a visit with the City of Spokane's Irrigation Specialist to figure out how to save water and improve your landscaping.

July 13

Parks and Recreation Hosts “Summer Shakedown" Softball Tournament

1:31 p.m. - Join Spokane Parks and Recreation for the 1st annual “Summer Shakedown” Softball tournament, July 24th – 26th.

Mayor unveils improved customer permit service

Noon - Mayor Condon announced a new online tool that will improve the application and management processes of right-of-way permitting.

Neighborhood Comes Together to Combat Crime

8:21 a.m. - Neighbors near the house at 4112 W. Wellesley have banded together and worked diligently with SPD to remove a nuisance house.

July 9

Qualchan Golf Course hosts Drive, Chip & Putt Qualifier

3 p.m. - The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course will host a local qualifier for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Spokane Police PACT Team Arrests Escapee Devin B Johnson

10:48 a.m. - Spokane Police PACT Team Arrests Escapee Devin B Johnson

Spokane Police kick off summer youth league

9:30 a.m. - The 2015 edition of the Spokane Police Activities League (PAL) is underway. Sessions have begun this week at local parks and run through August.

Lane closures on Ben Garnett Way begin July 14

Midnight - Starting July 14, the Parks and Recreation Department will close down one southbound lane of Ben Garnett Way each day through July 17, 2015.

July 8

Citizens invited to participate in Wall Street surface design meeting

4 p.m. - Citizens are invited to a meeting to discuss the surface design of a block of Wall Street downtown, following a project to install a sewer main.

July 7

Arrest made after SPD rifle stolen from officer's personal vehicle

2:29 p.m. - Spokane Police have arrested a suspect in the June 20th theft of an SPD issued rifle stolen from an officer’s personal vehicle.

July 6

City extends splash pad hours

3:31 p.m. - Spokane Parks and Recreation splash pads will open at 9 am beginning Tuesday, adding two additional hours.

Howard Street Bridge South in Riverfront Park to close for testing

3:09 p.m. - Testing will temporarily close the Howard Street Bridge South in Riverfront Park while crews complete geotech testing for the design of new pilings.

July 1

Spokane Police Warn Regional Retailers of Scam Involving Go-Pro's

10:52 a.m. - Spokane Police Want to Warn Regional Retailers of Scam Involving Go-Pro's

Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Robbery Suspect

9:18 a.m. - Up to $2,500 Reward Offered for Information Leading to Arrest of Robbery Suspect