July 17, 2009 in City

Region in brief: Events celebrate Looff Carrousel

 

Two events at Riverfront Park will celebrate the centennial of Spokane’s Looff Carrousel.

On Friday, the Spokane Antique Carrousel Society will hold a fundraising ice cream social at 8:30 p.m. at the Carrousel. The $10 entry includes ice cream, Carrousel rides and a brass ring.

The centennial kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday with $1 Carrousel rides, $1 root beer floats, music, drawings and family activities.

The KSPS documentary “Remember When: Nat Park” will be shown on the IMAX screen at 9 a.m., followed by a dedication at 10:15 and birthday cake – while supplies last – at 11 a.m. Festivities end at 10 p.m.

Mike Prager

Bill of Rights qualifies for vote

Envision Spokane has gathered enough valid petition signatures to qualify its Community Bill of Rights for the November ballot.

Elections Manager Mike McLaughlin said Thursday the office had certified the results and informed city officials.

The group turned in petitions with 5,097 signatures and needed 2,795 to be from registered voters. Elections workers checked 4,019 and verified 2,891.

The measure would change the City Charter to give residents the right to affordable health care, housing and energy and to “determine the future of their neighborhoods.”

Jim Camden

DUI arrestee also hit-run suspect

A man who injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash in Post Falls was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after the incident, but officers didn’t connect him to the crime until hours later, the Post Falls Police Department said.

Jade R. Spann, 35, was arrested when he tried to pick up his car from a tow yard Wednesday after witnesses helped police identify him as a suspect, according to a news release.

He faces a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say he hit a 41-year-old man near Third Avenue and Ross Point Road at 11:07 p.m. Tuesday. The man suffered a broken arm, police said.

Spann has a history of driving-related arrests.

Meghann M. Cuniff


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