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News Releases for October 2015

Oct. 30

Daylight savings time ends Sunday

3:17 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department reminds you to check your smoke detectors with your clocks.

Central warming center to open beginning Sunday

3:08 p.m. - The City of Spokane and the Salvation Army will activate a central warming center for drop-ins when temperatures hit 32 degrees and lower this winter.

Oct. 29

Warrant Fest scheduled for Nov. 9

Noon - This joint effort between the county and city saves resources and gives misdemeanants an opportunity to resolve an outstanding warrant.

No one injured by northwest apartment fire

8:22 a.m. - Fire evacuated a northwest Spokane apartment late Wednesday.

Oct. 28

Citizen committee to lead police chief conversation

3:29 p.m. - A citizen Police Leadership Advisory Committee will lead a conversation about what the community is looking for in its next police chief.

Keep Halloween fun by being fire-safe

11:30 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is reminding citizens to be safe this Halloween.

Oct. 27

Round-the-clock service begins at Fire Station 5

2:04 p.m. - Twenty-four-hour service at Station 5, which opened earlier this year, officially began Monday afternoon.

Oct. 26

SPD employee on leave pending outcome of criminal investigation

4:37 p.m. - The alleged incident happened in Spokane County and is being investigated by Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Oct. 24

Spokane Police look for suspect in Subway robbery

6:44 p.m. - Spokane Police responded to the Subway at Third and Division on the report of a robbery Saturday afternoon.

Officers Respond to Early Morning Shooting in Northeast Spokane

1:30 p.m. - At approximately 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Spokane Police received a call, from the 1200 block of E Garland, that a resident had been shot.

Spokane Police looking for wanted subject

12:31 p.m. - Spokane Police are looking for 24 year old Christian L Bravo.

Oct. 23

Hillyard fire claims two cats

7:48 p.m. - Hillyard apartment fire claims two cats.

Recreational fire restriction lifted

9 a.m. - The ban on recreational burn restrictions in Spokane was lifted today.

Oct. 22

Spokane Police Arrest Domestic Violence Suspect

5:40 p.m. - Spokane Police arrest Domestic Violence suspect after intense search on the South Hill.

Oct. 21

Second Wall Street surface design meeting set

10:20 a.m. - A public meeting to discuss the surface design of a block of Wall Street downtown is set for Tues, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. in the lower level of City Hall.

Oct. 18

Fire forces six from west central home

9:09 a.m. - Six people escaped injury from a west central fire early Sunday

Oct. 16

City's free tree giveaway pickup begins Saturday

10:31 a.m. - People who have reserved free trees through the City’s Residential Tree Program giveaway can start picking up their trees starting Saturday, Oct. 17.

Oct. 15

SPD releases names in Officer Involved Shooting

3:32 p.m. - The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting of Jason M. Smith (36) on Oct. 12.

Oct. 13

Spokane PD Requesting Help in Identifying Hit and Run Driver

1:47 p.m. - SPD is looking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a Hit and Run collision in Northeast Spokane.

Spokane City Council passes resolution opposing state initiative 1366

10:30 a.m. - The resolution highlights the impact of a decrease of 8 billion dollars in the State budget over the next 6 years with the sales tax reduction.

Oct. 12

SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

3:35 a.m. - Spokane Police officers were involved in an Officer Involved Shooting (O.I.S.) incident.

Oct. 11

Firefighters evacuate four from duplex fire

10 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department is investigating the cause of a Saturday night duplex fire.

Oct. 9

South Hill family escapes bedroom fire

12:47 p.m. - Working smoke detectors helped a family escape a morning bedroom fire.

Oct. 7

Apartment fire displaces nine

6:42 p.m. - A midday apartment fire displaced nine people.

Monday, Oct. 12 is a parking meter holiday

11 a.m. - Parking meters don’t have to be plugged on Monday, Oct. 12, because of the Columbus Day holiday.

Oct. 6

Crime Stoppers Offers Reward for Info Leading to an Arrest in Shooting

9:49 a.m. - Spokane Police detectives are looking to the public for tips regarding a shooting last month in the 1200 block of E. Princeton.

Oct. 5

Police Seek Public's Help in Locating Subject Behind SCC Threats

9:58 p.m. - Spokane Police have identified the person behind the threats at SCC.

Learn to compost at Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24

2:10 p.m. - The Spokane County Master Composters/Recyclers are once again hosting the semi-annual Compost Fair at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Public Art Work to be Dedicated at Service Center on Oct. 15

1:20 p.m. - Artists Allen & Mary Dee Dodge were hired to create a work of art for the Spokane Central Service Center. A dedication is set for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m.

Flags fly half-staff in honor of Roseburg, Ore. victims

9:18 a.m. - Spokane Mayor David Condon has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff.

Oct. 4

Spokane Police Officers make arrest in Centennial Trail Assaults

5:33 p.m. - Spokane Police Officers arrested 45-year-old Jonathan Scott Beggs for a series of assaults on and around the Centennial Trail.

Small fire damages Juvenile Detention Center

8:57 a.m. - An electrical fire forced the brief evacuation of the Juvenile Detention Center.

Oct. 2

National Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday

8:57 a.m. - The Spokane Fire Department reminds you to make sure you have enough smoke alarms for the size of your home and the needs of your family.

Oct. 1

Park Board considers adoption of 2016 budget

5:09 p.m. - The City of Spokane Park Board will consider the adoption of the proposed 2016 Parks and Recreation Division budget at the next Park Board meeting.

Applicants sought for 2016 Lodging Tax Grants

11 a.m. - Grant funds totaling $100,000 are to be divided among projects that promote eligible tourism and cultural activities in the City of Spokane.