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  • Bellevue man challenges denial of firearms license

    A Bellevue gun collector once detained as a material witness in the slaying of a federal prosecutor in Seattle is suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


  • Gun that looks like an iPhone called ‘disaster waiting to happen’

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday called on the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate before a gun that looks like …


  • ATF agent who’s been part of some of the region’s biggest news stories to retire

    Special Agent Lance Hart never intended to spend his career in Spokane. When he joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 1987, he was asked to rank …


  • Two arrested in North Spokane bombing of car

    Two suspects were arrested on federal charges of illegal possession of explosives and firearms in connection to the June 29 bombing of a car in North Spokane.


  • Caretaker convicted of theft from centenarian, now 107

    A Stevens County jury on Thursday convicted a caretaker of raiding nearly $1 million from the retirement fund of a Kettle Falls woman who was then 105 years old. The …


  • Theft case takes new twist

    The man charged with stealing nearly $1 million from the retirement account of a 106-year-old Kettle Falls, Wash., woman found living in squalor last year wired much of the money …


  • Witness contact leads to arrest

    The man charged with mistreating a 106-year-old Kettle Falls woman and draining her retirement account now faces a witness tampering charge. John H. “Herb” Friedlund, 78, was arrested early Wednesday …


  • Mine blaze likely arson

    A fire inside the Lucky Friday Mine last month likely was set by an arsonist, according to the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office. About 170 miners who were working in the …


  • Idaho man admits gun charges

    A self-described militia leader pleaded guilty this week to federal gun charges connected to a grenade manufacturing operation at his trailer in Spirit Lake. Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr., 58, discussed …


  • Self-styled militia leader pleads guilty in grenade case

    A self-described militia leader pleaded guilty this week to federal gun charges connected to a grenade manufacturing operation at his trailer in Spirit Lake, Idaho.


  • Federal agents seize guns, grenades, ammunition

    Two Idaho men are in custody following an undercover federal probe into illegal explosives manufacturing that included the seizure of hand grenades, firearms and 10,000 rounds of rifle ammo. Kenneth …


  • 2 arrested as agents seize grenades, ammo

    Two North Idaho men are in custody following an undercover federal probe into illegal explosives manufacturing that included the seizure of hand grenades, firearms and more than 10,000 rounds of …


  • ATF says E. Washington source of Mexico guns

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says Washington is the No. 4 source of illegal guns in Mexico.


  • Feds investigating Walla Walla explosives theft

    WALLA WALLA — Hundreds of pounds of explosives and detonation cord were stolen from the Port of Walla Walla magazine at the airport industrial park.


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