Jessie Stensland

Photo by The Everett Herald / 2016
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Island Transit board names choice for executive director

Island Transit’s board of directors picked as its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity.… Continue reading

 

Coalition plans second Growler event Thursday

A coalition is holding another public meeting on its “No New Jets, No New Flights” campaign in Coupeville Thursday. In October, more than 700 people… Continue reading

 

Man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A former substance abuse treatment provider and Compass Health administrator caught with child pornography in a Homeland Security dragnet was taken into custody in court… Continue reading

 

Man, 24, accused of attempted rape after release from jail

A 24-year-old man is accused of choking and trying to rape a woman at a Clinton home Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to court documents. Dederick… Continue reading

Rumors of gunman in Oak Harbor unfounded

There was no shooting in Oak Harbor earlier this week, despite rumors to the contrary that were spread around social media. Oak Harbor Police Chief… Continue reading

Election results mixed in Whidbey races

There was no clear trend in local elections for the first count of ballots Tuesday. In Island County races, Democratic candidate Janet St. Clair, a… Continue reading

Lawsuits alleging Island Transit driver negligent

Two people have filed lawsuits against Island Transit over an incident that occurred three years ago. Oak Harbor attorney Kenneth Manni filed two separate complaints… Continue reading

Oak Harbor council eyes 1 percent tax bump

On Wednesday, members of the Oak Harbor City Council will consider a 1 percent increase in the property taxes the city collects. Under state law,… Continue reading

Facebook tips lead to arrest

Tips on a Facebook page led to the arrest of a man whom law enforcement described as a violent offender and dangerous. Deputies with the… Continue reading

Police car ‘trashed’ | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 25 At 7:17 a.m., a driver reported that a… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times. Lynn Hyde stands inside the Haller House, a historic home that her nonprofit group recently purchased in order to preserve it.

Group inks deal for one of state’s oldest homes

Nonprofit buys historic Haller House

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times. Lynn Hyde stands inside the Haller House, a historic home that her nonprofit group recently purchased in order to preserve it.

Under deal, man enters Alford plea to incest

A sex-crime case is close to finally being resolved in Island County Superior Court after a series of delays over the last two years. Oak… Continue reading

Man accused of assault for attack on wife

A 34-year-old man is accused of trying to attack his wife at her Oak Harbor home and stabbing a knife through a door, according to… Continue reading

Attorney obtains no-contact order against client

A defense attorney withdrew recently from representing a defendant in Island County Superior Court after obtaining a no-contact order against the man. Judge Alan Hancock… Continue reading

Man gets maximum for sexual assault

A Freeland man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman at a South Whidbey cabin four years ago was sent to prison last week. Island County… Continue reading

City may shut down jail

Oak Harbor officials may lock up the city jail and throw away the key, metaphorically speaking. Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker is working with… Continue reading

Finalists named for Island Transit director position

Island Transit board members have chosen four finalists to be the next executive director for the agency. The public is invited to meet them during… Continue reading

Chimney has bullet holes | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, Oct. 6 At 12:40 p.m., a Ducken Road resident reported… Continue reading

Larsen asks Navy to reduce planned Coupeville flights

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants the Navy to rethink a proposed fourfold increase in the number of EA-18G Growler aircraft practices at a small Central… Continue reading

Woman charged with hitting OH police officer with her car

An Oak Harbor police officer suffered minor injuries when a driver struck him with a car while fleeing arrest Oct. 9, according to court documents.… Continue reading