Suspect in Oak Harbor shooting death appears in court, motive still unclear

Murder suspect Christopher Malaga appears in Island County Superior Court Wednesday with attorney Jennifer Bouwens.  - Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:09AM

Christopher Malaga showed no emotion as he sat in court today. He remained stone-faced as a woman wailed in sorrow from the galley crowded with members of his alleged victim's family. The 23-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Adam Garcia, a man who apparently was his friend before a falling out.

Sheriff's website can help trick-or-treaters avoid sex offenders

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 3:37PM

Whidbey Island parents can help keep their little trick-or-treaters safe by checking a sex-offender website before hitting the streets this Halloween. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown urges people to be aware of how lives in your neighborhood by visiting www.islandcounty.net and clicking on the "sex offender information" tab.

Oak Harbor plays for title -- again | Football

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 3:00PM

The Oak Harbor High School football team hopes the last chapter of the 2014 conference season has a different ending than the past two years.

Wolves eye playoff spot | Football

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Coupeville High School football team can get some revenge, earn a playoff spot and celebrate homecoming with a win over Klahowya Friday night.

No OLF flight operations scheduled Oct. 26 - Nov. 3, 2014

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:24AM

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled at the Outlying Field Coupeville, Wash., Sept. 14-20, 2014.

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