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Spokane Police investigating South Hill robbery

Spokane Police investigating South Hill robbery

Spokane Police are investigating the robbery of Beacon Cleaners on the 1300 block of S. Grand on Spokane’s South Hill. The incident occurred Thursday night just after 5:00 p.m.

According to the Spokane Police Department, the suspect entered the business, demanded money from the clerk and ripped the business’s phone off the wall. He then fled on foot south bound. The suspect is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, approximately 5’5”, with a thin build, wearing dark clothing and a ski mask. 

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

 

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SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

SPD and SCSO to take the ice Sunday for charity hockey game

The Spokane Police Department hockey team will take the ice against the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office this Sunday, November 23, at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the game will go to the Behind the Badge Foundation as well as the Chiefs Care Foundation

Behind The Badge Foundation was created to honor officers who have suffered a line of duty death or catastrophic injury. The Chiefs Care Foundation helps to raise money for the continuing education of Chiefs' players as well as serving the Spokane community through donations and appearances.

Admittance to the law enforcement benefit game is free with a ticket to the Spokane Chiefs game versus the Kamloops Blazers, which starts at 5:00 p.m. that same night.  

Drivers can now pay parking meters by smartphone in Spokane

Spokane drivers can now pay certain city parking meters using their smartphones. A test period for the pay by phone technology launched Friday, November 21 in Spokane.

The test program includes 41 meters on the block adjacent to Spokane City Hall and Riverfront Park.

To take advantage of pay by phone parking, drivers must download the QuickPay App onto their smartphones. A link to the app can be found at SpokaneCity.org

If the maximum time limit is purchased for a parking meter, smartphone users are allowed a one-time paid extension of 15 minutes on that meter. After the maximum limit including the extension expires, drivers must move their vehicle. Drivers who attempt to use the pay by phone feature after the maximum time limit allowed will receive a message that they have exceeded the stay allowance at that meter.

When setting up QuickPay on a smartphone, users can choose to receive notice of payment and time expiration via text and/or email.

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Visit Spokane receives Platinum Choice Award

Smart Meetings Magazine named Visit Spokane a recipient of the Smart Meetings 2014 Platinum Choice Award.

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City closures planned for Thanksgiving

City closures planned for Thanksgiving

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Spokane City Hall will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28.  Municipal Court also will be closed both days.

City libraries and the Waste-to-Energy Facility recycling and disposal site will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and open regular operating hours for the rest of the weekend.

Garbage pickup and curbside recycling will be a day late the week of Thanksgiving for residents whose garbage is normally picked up on Thursday and Friday.  Because of the holiday, crews will do Thursday rounds on Friday, November 28, and Friday rounds on Saturday, November 29.

Residents and visitors do not have to plug parking meters on Thanksgiving Day.  For the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend, normal meter use rules apply.

Child hit by car, critically injured

A 10-year-old has been hospitalized with critical injuries after being hit by a car Thursday morning.

The collision happened near the intersection of Mission and Smith.

Spokane Police Lieutenant Dave McCabe said officers responded to the scene around 7:15 Thursday morning.

?When we arrived we discovered that the victim of the crash was a 10-year-old boy who had been walking with other students," he said.

The students were attempting to cross the street to get on a bus. One lane of traffic did come to a stop but a driver in the eastbound lane did not.

?Unfortunately he suffered critical injuries at this point and is at the hospital being treated,? McCabe said.

Mission was closed at Altamont and Lacey in both directions as investigators reconstructed the crash scene.

?The first snow of the year always seems to do that. The other issue besides the weather here is just being aware of where you are at in relation to crosswalks," McCabe said, adding that with icy and snowy roads, paying attention to kids crossing the street needs to be second nature.