Jessie Stensland

OH child porn suspect was employed at behavorial health agency

An Oak Harbor man accused of possessing child pornography worked as an administrator for Compass Health, according to the nonprofit organization. Lewis Cox, 49, pleaded… Continue reading

 

Fire destroys recreational vehicle, Rolling Hills shop

Firefighters put out a blaze on North Whidbey Tuesday that took out a recreational vehicle and shop behind a home. A plume of black smoke… Continue reading

 

Linda Thomas

Island woman guilty of killing sister in California

Two years ago, an elderly Clinton woman shot her sister in the head with a .38 Special Ladysmith revolver and then fought ferociously with her… Continue reading

 

Oak Harbor council OKs temporary hire

Oak Harbor council members approved the mayor’s request to hire a temporary employee to help oversee the city’s sewage treatment plant project. The decision, however,… Continue reading

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                                Roderick Balos appears in Island County Superior Court Monday on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Oak Harbor man accused of sending child porn through Facebook

A 37-year-old Oak Harbor man allegedly sent child pornography to a stranger through Facebook, according to court documents. Roderick R. Balos pleaded not guilty in… Continue reading

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                                Roderick Balos appears in Island County Superior Court Monday on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Prosecutor declines to charge Langley police chief with crime

The Island County prosecutor won’t charge Langley Police Chief David Marks with a crime in connection with a use-of-force incident last November. Prosecutor Greg Banks… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Council creates taxing district to fund roadwork

Oak Harbor City Council adopted an ordinance that should help the city fund road maintenance and other improvements. In a 5-1 vote, the council approved… Continue reading

Garage becomes a part of newspaper’s history, future

The Garage of Blessings outgrew its space seven times in the last six years. But founder Kristiina Miller said she’s found a new home with… Continue reading

Island Transit should start charging bus fares

Island Transit doesn’t really have much of a choice when it comes to charging fares. State lawmakers and state Department of Transportation officials have said… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Three years in prison for gas station robber

A woman who committed two armed robberies of a gas station in Clinton last year was sent to prison Monday. Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan, 24, pleaded… Continue reading

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                                Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Oak Harbor man, 22, killed in motorcycle accident

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Whatcom County May 13. Washington State Patrol reported that Fernando Gutierrez was riding… Continue reading

Bill would increase funding for Impact Aid, Growler research

Oak Harbor School District may get increased Impact Aid and Navy may get more money to research ways to make EA-18G Growlers quieter in the… Continue reading

Street performer threatened | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 26 At 11:11 a.m., a clerk at a convenience… Continue reading

WhidbeyHealth slapped with state, federal lawsuits

WhidbeyHealth is being sued in state and federal court for allegedly violating the state Open Public Records Act and for alleged age discrimination. Dr. James… Continue reading

Woman accused of forging prescriptions

Police say an employee at an Oak Harbor dental clinic used forged prescriptions to obtain opioid medication from pharmacies. Prosecutors charged the employee, Lindsey A.… Continue reading

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  • May 8, 2018

Back-to-back city utility rate hikes projected

Rates for most utilities provided by the city of Oak Harbor will have to increase over the next five years, but not by unexpected amounts.… Continue reading

Sex offender registers to live on North Whidbey

A man who took hostages and sexually assaulted them in Iowa nearly 40 years ago is moving to North Whidbey. The Island County Sheriff’s Office… Continue reading

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                                Lyle and Diana Bull are pictured in their younger years. Lyle Bull passed away May 4.

Adm. Lyle Bull dies at age 80, remembered as a great leader

Lyle F. Bull was a rear admiral in the Navy, a recipient of the Navy Cross, a community leader, and a beloved husband and father.… Continue reading

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                                Lyle and Diana Bull are pictured in their younger years. Lyle Bull passed away May 4.

Woman carries a large stick | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, April 7 At 8:22 a.m., a caller reported that 12… Continue reading