Jessie Stensland

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

Department insiders vying to be sheriff

Felici, Campbell outline differing priorities for job

Navy seeking public comments on EA-18G Growler impact on historic properties

The Navy is asking for public comment on a draft “memorandum of agreement” regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft and historic properties on Whidbey Island even though… Continue reading

City contracts with chamber to market Windjammer Park

The Oak Harbor City Council wants residents to understand and approve of the ongoing project to redevelop the city’s waterfront park. And they’re willing to… Continue reading

Woman, 42, accused of siphoning water funds

The former secretary/treasurer of a North Whidbey community association is accused of stealing more than $40,000, court records state. Johanna M. Boyle, 42, is accused… Continue reading

Prints lead to burglary suspect

Fingerprints led police to a suspect in the burglary of a South Whidbey home, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dillon J. Tresslar, 29, in… Continue reading

Uninvited guest: Boy accused of burning hole in door of rental

A 17-year-old Mukilteo boy is accused of staying at a rental house in Clinton without permission and burning a hole in the door, according to… Continue reading

Democrat challenges self-described ‘bipartisan’

When it comes to campaigning, state Rep. Norma Smith and her challenger have very different styles. Smith, a Republican who lives in Clinton, speaks at… Continue reading

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 1 At 8:08 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

DNA leads to charges against burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to a criminal charge being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey property… Continue reading

Larsen passing on Growler concerns to Pentagon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is paying attention to concerns Central Whidbey residents have about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft practice at a… Continue reading

Fake $50 | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Sept. 27 At 12:26 a.m., a Childrens Avenue resident reported… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man, 36, arrested in Highway 20 crash Oct. 7

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on State Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported. Christopher… Continue reading

Use-of-force expert hired by Langley arrested for felony assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Sending a sign

With increase in Growler training flights close to approval, hundreds rally against noise

En-deering video from Coupeville game goes viral

A football game in Coupeville last weekend made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the field… Continue reading

$200 check in mail for some Oak Harbor residents

Some Oak Harbor residents who live in the Swantown area will be getting a $200 check in the mail. The city of Oak Harbor’s finance… Continue reading