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In brief: Woman pleads guilty to taking guns

A Sandpoint woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing 33 guns from a Ponderay, Idaho, business in December.

Jennifer Stephen Dunnagan, 23, entered her plea in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene, a news release from U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said.

Dunnagan and her co-defendant Christopher Robin Garlin were accused of burglarizing Pawn Now in Ponderay on Dec. 27.

Dunnagan faces up to 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release. She is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 26 before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill in Coeur d’Alene.

A jury trial of Garlin, 18, of Clark Fork, Idaho, is set for Oct. 22.

Fernan Lake OK for a swim, angling

A health advisory has been lifted at Fernan Lake near Coeur d’Alene after officials found that a blue-green algae bloom no longer poses a risk to humans and animals.

The lake east of downtown is safe again for fishing, swimming and domestic water supply using the appropriate water treatment technology, the Panhandle Health District said Thursday.

The district and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality issued the health advisory July 11 because of high concentrations of the algae, which can produce harmful toxins.

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