Jessie Stensland

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

Mural project turning bare walls into lively art | Corrected

A young man with a paint brush and cans of spray paint spent Saturday turning the side of a building into a medley of images… Continue reading

New grocery store, pizza joint planned for Oak Harbor

A new shopping center being constructed on the south end of Oak Harbor will bring another grocery store, pizza place and Starbucks drive-through to the… Continue reading

Pagans to show their pride in Coupeville

A group will be adding a little pagan spirit to this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Whidbey Witches, Heathens, Druids & Pagans is holding… Continue reading

Gun brandished near fabric store | Island Scanner

The following calls were made to the Island County Sheriff’s Department. Monday, July 22 At 12:04 p.m., a Hazzle Court resident reported that a dog… Continue reading

Superior Court judge allows jail inmate to be involuntarily medicated

A judge in Island County Superior Court last week approved the prosecution’s request to allow doctors to involuntarily medicate a jail inmate for psychiatric symptoms.… Continue reading

Navy officer accused of fabricating assault to break up with girlfriend

A Navy officers is facing a felony charge for making up a story about his girlfriend assaulting him in order to break up with her,… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of illegally possessing gun

A 39-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to buy a gun in violation of a court order and lying to the ATF, according… Continue reading