Jessie Stensland

Man held on $100,000 bail for child porn

An Oak Harbor man admitted to having “multiple gigabytes” of child pornography on his computer and fantasizing about bringing a grade-school-age girl to his home… Continue reading

 

Sewage plant recognized as project of the year

Oak Harbor’s new clean water facility was recently honored as one of the “projects of the year” by the American Public Works Association. The organization… Continue reading

 

Residents seek class-action lawsuit against Navy over Growlers

Attorneys representing 24 individuals and couples in Central Whidbey filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks damages from the Navy over EA-18G Growler aircraft practice. The… Continue reading

 

Main Street petitions to reverse city’s approval of LIHI project

Oak Harbor Main Street Association is asking a superior court judge to reverse a decision made by city council members to approve a Low Income… Continue reading

Four residents ask to be considered for senate seat

At least four people from Whidbey Island are asking to be appointed to the state senate position that will be empty at the end of… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Attorney general chalks up win in lawsuit against Navy

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has declared his first victory in a lawsuit against the Navy related to the environmental impacts of EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Woman accused of ramming car again and again

An Oak Harbor woman is in jail after driving into her sister’s car over and over again, according to court documents. In the afternoon of… Continue reading

Former farm houses moved at night

Just past midnight Tuesday, two houses moved down the highway at the south end of Oak Harbor as part of a slow-moving procession of large… Continue reading

Judge declares mistrial in sexually violent predator case

A jury deadlocked in Island County Superior Court on the question of whether a former Oak Harbor man should continue to be civilly committed as… Continue reading

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with pickup on Saturday

An Oak Harbor man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on North Whidbey Saturday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that… Continue reading

Oak Harbor council adopts limited moratorium on downtown development

Council members for the city of Oak Harbor adopted a limited moratorium on development in the downtown area following community concerns about a low-income housing… Continue reading

Prosecutor apologizes for online postings

Greg Banks is sorry and he’s going to change his social-media ways. Earlier this month, conservative talk show host Jason Rantz contacted the Island County… Continue reading

Man injured in jail seeks $3 million in damages

A man assaulted inside the Island County Jail in 2015 has filed a $3 million claim against the county, arguing that jail personnel were negligent… Continue reading

Driver charged after RV mirror hits pedestrian on bridge

The driver of a motorhome is facing a felony charge for allegedly fleeing after the mirror on his vehicle struck a pedestrian on Deception Pass… Continue reading

Boy pleads guilty to disclosing nude photos of students

A 15-year-old South Whidbey boy who distributed nude photos of female students pleaded guilty to charges this month. Under a plea bargain, the boy pleaded… Continue reading

Murder victim’s name changed posthumously

A judge in Island County Superior Court recently granted an extremely unique petition that posthumously changes a woman’s last name so she no longer shares… Continue reading

Man accused of domestic violence

A man with a history of domestic violence is accused of bashing a woman’s head against the corner of a cabinet in an Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Man accused of stealing, leading police chase

A man is accused of stealing a TV from Walmart and leading police on a high-speed chase before crashing and running away, according to court… Continue reading

Hospital settles age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million

WhidbeyHealth recently settled an age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million and a related public records violation lawsuit for $38,000. WhidbeyHealth officials did not admit any… Continue reading

City council condemns state’s attorney general for Growler lawsuit

The Oak Harbor City Council is officially disappointed in the state attorney general. Members of the council passed a resolution Wednesday condemning state Attorney General… Continue reading