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Spokane Valley pothole repair crews plugging away

Spokane Valley pothole repair crews plugging away

 

Pothole repair crews are being dispersed throughout Spokane Valley, as the warming weather creates inevitable holes in the roadways.

 

Potholes are a result of the recent freeze and thaw cycle of the reoccurring winter season. To help combat this, Spokane Valley's pothole repair crews are busy plugging away at these nuisances, but need the help of residents.

 

The Public Words Department would like citizens to report the potholes they come across throughout the city.

 

To report potholes, residents can call 921-1000 or go online to www.spokanevalley.org/CARES and select the "Report a Pothole" link. Those filing a concern just need to scroll to the "Create a new C.A.R.E.S. Request" and select the "Report a Pothole link from the Public Works options listed. From there, users will be directed to the online form that they can complete to notify the city.

 

The Public Works Department asks those filing these requests to provide the following information in order to help them locate the pothole to be repaired:

Valley burglary suspects caught

Valley burglary suspects caught

On Sunday, February 22nd, Spokane Valley Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspected burglary suspects after an alert property owner noticed a suspicious vehicle that was running parked at the location.

 

The incident begane just before 11:00 a.m., when deputies responded to the 9300 block of East Mission Avenue is Spokane Valley. The caller stated her husband armed himself with a pistoland went to the property to confront the potential burglars. The caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle at the unoccupied residence and noticed exhaust fumes coming from the tailpipe.

 

West to host career fairs to hire 100 new employees in Spokane

West to host career fairs to hire 100 new employees in Spokane

West, a CRM solution provider,  announced Monday they will host career fairs at both their downtown Spokane and Spokane Valley locations to hire 100 Customer Care Associate positions. Both on site career fairs will be held on Thursday, February 19th between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The downtown Spokane career fair will be located at 157 S. Howard Street. The Spokane Valley career fair will be located at 9317 E Sinto Avenue.

 

City offices closed February 16 for Presidents Day

City offices closed February 16 for Presidents Day

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, the City of Spokane Valley business offices will be closed as follows:

City business offices will be closed on Monday, February 16. Offices will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, February 17.

The Spokane Valley University Transfer Station will remain open with regular hours of 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SWAT team takes standoff suspect into custody

A SWAT standoff ended Sunday afternoon with the suspect taken into custody.

It happened in Spokane Valley near 5th Ave. and Coach St.

A domestic violence call came in at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers responded to the home, but the suspect left. He came back reportedly around 12 p.m. Police say that's when he barricaded himself in a shop next to the home and threatened to burn the shop down.

Nearby residents were evacuated just in case the man did attempt to burn down the shop.

Deputies say they shot chemicals into the shop to get him out. No bullets were fired.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly before 4:30 p.m. He was then checked for injuries. Deputies say he might have some bite marks from the K-9 unit and minor injuries from non-lethal rounds.

Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Valley Police, and Spokane Valley Fire all responded to the scene.

Traffic stop leads to officer involved shooting

One man was sent to a local hospital Friday night after a gun fight with a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy.

According to Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich,�around 8:30 P.M. a deputy pulled over a car on a traffic stop near Barker and Cataldo in the Spokane Valley.

"The subject male driver gave a series of bad names he then took off�[on a]�foot pursuit," said Sheriff Knezovich.

A K-9 was dispatched from the back seat of the deputy's car and took the suspect to the ground.

"The canine got out of the vehicle, was able to take the suspect down to the ground, as the canine handler was getting ready to reach down and take control of the suspect, the suspect rolled, drew a weapon and fired one shot at the deputy," he said.

The deputy then pulled out his weapon and fired at the suspect, injuring him.

"We're very fortunate that we didn't have one of our deputies shot tonight, said Knezovich. "It was a very, very close proximity gun fight tonight."

The suspect�was transported to a local hospital and is believed to be in stable condition.

Spokane Valley hears public comment on marijuana moratorium

Spokane Valley City Council voted in a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries back in December, calling it a public health emergency. On Tuesday night, residents voiced their opinion during a public hearing on the issue.

As Deputy City Attorney Eric Lamb explained tonight, the year long temporary measure,"Prohibits submission or consideration of permits and licenses for unlicensed marijuana uses."

The moratorium does not impact existing medical or recreational marijuana businesses. It affects businesses applying for new licenses that are not regulated by the liquor control board, specifically medical marijuana businesses.

Businesses like Sean Green's. Green said last spring he was approved to open his medical marijuana business, even signed a 5 year lease. He said he did it all with the understanding both medical and recreational marijuana were going to be allowed.

"The city issues us a letter last week saying the processing of our license was stalled and we could not move forward because of the ordinance, that doesn't get me out of my lease," said Green.