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News Releases for November 2021

Nov. 30

Male Dies in Motorcycle Crash

8:13 a.m. - Male rider deceased following motorcycle collision in East Spokane

City Council Seeks Input on Former East Central Library Space

8:08 a.m. - Spokane City Council is looking for community input on the future use of the former Spokane Public Library at East Central via ThoughtExchange.

Nov. 24

SFD Encourages Extra Caution This Turkey Day

11:47 a.m. - Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires.

Nov. 23

Mayor Orders Forensic Audit of Fire Leave Usage

1:39 p.m. - Sick time usage spiked during months leading up to vaccine mandate deadline

Council to Consider Last Minute Special Budget Ordinance to Fund SFD

7:16 a.m. - On Monday, Nov. 29 the Spokane City Council will consider a last minute special budget ordinance to fund the Spokane Fire Department.

Nov. 22

Apprehension of Armed Assault Suspect and Injury to K9

4:27 p.m. - Armed assault suspect gouges eye of K9 Haywire during arrest

Nov. 19

Lower South Hill House Fire

3:21 p.m. - Firefighters responded to home fully engulfed in flames

Candy Rogers Cold Case Murder Solved

12:01 p.m. - Unrelenting determination coupled with advancing technology helped solve the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl.

Nov. 18

City's Official Snow Season Begins; Here's the Plan

11:47 a.m. - Learn where to find information and get prepared

City Closures Planned For Thanksgiving

11:29 a.m. - Garbage pickup will be a day late after the holiday

Nov. 17

Numerica Skate Ribbon Plans to Open for Ice Skating on November 23

4:50 p.m. - The Numerica Skate Ribbon is anticipated open on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 welcoming ice skaters for another beautiful winter in the park.

Person Deliberately Struck By Vehicle Downtown

3:56 p.m. - Woman deliberately struck by vehicle in downtown Spokane, suffers significant injuries

Spokane City Council Study Session

2:52 p.m. - A Discussion with Mayor regarding proposed 2022 City Budget

Nov. 16

Parks & Public Works Enter 10-year Water Conservation Partnership

10:59 a.m. - The City of Spokane Parks and Public Works divisions are entering a new 10-year partnership to conserve water on our beloved public outdoor spaces.

Nov. 15

High Winds Expected

6:57 a.m. - Wind events are dangerous and difficult to predict and often bring strong gusts that cause damage and power outages. Click here for safety tips.

Structure Fire East Wellesley Avenue

6:54 a.m. - Sunday, 911 received a report from a homeowner in the 1600 block of East Wellesley Avenue of a fire in the wall of their home.

Nov. 12

Vehicle Taken During Car-Jacking Recovered In West Central

4:27 p.m. - Vehicle taken during East Central car-jacking quickly recovered in West Central

New Playgrounds Coming to Logan Peace and AM Cannon Parks

12:13 p.m. - AM Cannon & Logan Peace Parks are each getting a new playground to replace aging and damaged play equipment.

Nov. 11

City to Suspend Curbside Collection of Yard Waste Carts for the Season

2:34 p.m. - Get your leaves, pumpkins, pine needles, and other yard debris cleaned up

South Hill Unoccupied Residence Fire

10:50 a.m. - Firefighters quickly and safely mitigated the incident with no injuries or loss of life.

Nov. 10

Multiple Arrests after Search Warrant Service

12:45 p.m. - SPD arrests multiple individuals, recovers firearms, in Valley search warrant service

Nov. 8

South Hill Electrical Fire

4:02 p.m. - SFD was dispatched Sunday evening at 9:50 PM to the area of 2300 Block of South Rebecca Street to the report of a residence on fire.

Winter Farmers Market at Riverfront Pavilion Begins November 10

2:14 p.m. - Riverfront’s popular Winter Market returns for a second year, featuring additional local farmers, processors, artisans, and hand crafters

West Central Residence Fire

8:31 a.m. - SFD was dispatched Friday at 7:31 PM to the area of 1800 West Dean Avenue for a residence on fire.

SFD Responds to Assist Downed ATF Agent

8:28 a.m. - SPD responds to assist downed ATF agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigating an OIS involving ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) agent

Nov. 5

Regional Partners Open Bridge Housing Program

2:08 p.m. - Referral-based, service-intensive program fills transformational system need

Nov. 4

City Crews Are Scheduled To Begin Leaf Pickup Activities on Nov. 8

2:57 p.m. - A detailed neighborhood leaf pickup schedule is available at on the City’s web site

Veterans Day Is a Parking Meter Holiday

8 a.m. - Garbage and recycling is on schedule

Nov. 2

Home Invasion Arrest

4:35 p.m. - Halloween home-invader arrested

Mayor Proposes Investments in Safety, Cleanliness

3:57 p.m. - Priority-based budget maintains services, strategically invests in recovery

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Renovation Ribbon Cutting on Veterans Day

3:21 p.m. - Renovations are nearly complete at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Riverfront, thanks to an organized group of veterans and generous donations.

East Spokane Multiple Alarm Fire

12:45 p.m. - SFD was dispatched to the area of 3400 West 2nd Avenue for a reported well-involved structure fire.

Two SWAT Standoffs in Less Than 24 Hours

8:46 a.m. - Two SWAT standoffs in less-than 24 hours end peacefully after long hours of negotiations with volatile subjects

Nov. 1

Murder Arrest

3:27 p.m. - SPD arrests murder suspect after body is found in trunk of vehicle

SFD Selected for Child Fire Risk/Education Program

12:06 p.m. - The City of Spokane Fire Department has been selected to pilot and assist in the development of Sound Off Online.