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Kip Hill

Kip Hill

Current Position: reporter

Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

Most Recent Stories

News >  Crime/Public Safety

Bonner County man gets more than 11 years in federal prison for smuggling meth in shampoo bottles

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 11, 2022

Sean Robert Wathen was found guilty in July of one count of conspiracy to distribute the drug. Investigators said Wathen was part of a group that included Larry Junior Hillbroom, Morgan Kenney and Zachary Craig Carlson, all of whom conspired to smuggle drugs out of the Inland Northwest and to Guam and Palau, including in shampoo bottles, over several months in 2015.
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Spokane neonatal doctor Ronald Ilg pleads guilty to federal charges tied to dark web, kidnapping plot

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 10, 2022

Ronald Ilg, 55, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal charges of making threats in interstate commerce. The admission draws closer to a close an investigation that began with international journalists tipping off local authorities that Ilg was bartering with cryptocurrency to have someone abduct his estranged wife, inject her with heroin and convince her to return to the marriage on conditions
News >  Crime/Public Safety

Nespelem man gets 22-year federal prison sentence for multicounty kidnapping, assault crime spree

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 9, 2022

John Edward McGinnis was sentenced to 22 years in federal custody Tuesday morning for crimes that included holding four people, including his own mother and nephews, at gunpoint, and erratically firing the gun before leading Spokane police on a chase that ended in Liberty Park. McGinnis, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, had begun the spree by firing at an air conditioner in a trailer in Nespelem, which eventually exploded and set the trailer on fire, according to court records. 

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