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Documents: ATF agent shot Friday in Spokane was undercover

The documents allege Vincint Petrushkin as one of three men involved in the incident, which sent a large police response to the hotel in the evening hours Friday. An ATF agent was shot and later released from the hospital, but authorities had been tight-lipped about what led to the shooting. 

Spangle, co-op owner of Rockford grain elevator sued over pollution into Spokane watershed

Spokane Riverkeeper filed actions against the Town of Spangle and CHS, Inc., operators of a grain elevator between a Union Pacific rail spur and Rock Creek in southern Spokane County. Each lawsuit alleges pollution above acceptable limits and a lack of documentation as required by discharge deals inked with the state's Department of Ecology.

ACLU, Disability Rights Washington fighting release of records tied to Washington’s transgender prison population

An attorney representing five anonymous inmates argued against the release of the records in a federal courtroom in Spokane on Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Department of Corrections has prepared the records for release, but Disability Rights Washington and the ACLU argue doing so would cause irreparable harm to the 149 incarcerated people who identify as transgender, particularly because some of the records sought are forms completed by transgender inmates seeking protection from harm in prisons.

Spokane doctor accused of attempted kidnapping in dark web Bitcoin scheme

Ronald Craig Ilg is accused of attempted kidnapping, a federal offense that carries a potential 20-year prison penalty. The FBI, acting on a tip, launched an investigation that included Ilg allegedly using the dark web to hire a hitman to kidnap, drug and injure two women. 

Mead church to argue Wednesday for fewer restrictions on in-person worshipping in time for Christmas

Christ's Church of Mount Spokane filed a lawsuit in May alleging First Amendment violations in Gov. Jay Inslee's proclamation limiting attendance during the pandemic. Emboldened by the Diocese of Brooklyn's legal victory against the state of New York last month, and one by two churches seeking similar permission to worship in-person in Nevada, Christ's Church asked U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice last week to permit indoor gatherings exceeding Inslee's current restrictions.

Bonners Ferry woman sentenced to 3 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement, tax fraud

Jamie Gillette pleaded guilty in October 2019 to two federal criminal counts after investigators with the FBI and IRS alleged she embezzled $305,000 from her former employer, Bendable Bright Light, a manufacturer of illumination products for sewing machines based in Bonners Ferry. Gillette told investigators she had been authorized by the business's owners to use company accounts to pay for credit card and other expenses when they could not afford to pay her salary, according to court records.