Jessie Stensland

Man accused of cyberstalking, harassing former girlfriend

A man is accused of cyberstalking for allegedly threatening a South Whidbey woman on social media, according to court records. The woman reported to the… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry temporarily at one boat later this month

A complicated confluence of considerations means a cut in service for the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry run later this month. Washington State Ferries announced that, beginning… Continue reading

Provisions in Defense Act may address jet noise

The Navy may end up conducting real-time noise monitoring of EA-18G Growler aircraft after all. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House… Continue reading

Bank robbery suspect caught in California

A man wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant in connection with an April 30 bank robbery in Oak Harbor was picked up by officers with… Continue reading

South Whidbey house site of two felony investigations

A residence on Amble Road near Langley was the setting of two felony investigations during a week in which the homeowners were away. On May… Continue reading

Coupeville man struck, injured on Camano Island

A driver is facing a vehicular assault charge after striking a pedestrian on Camano Island June 6, according to court documents. The victim, Coupeville resident… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Marina will pay $30K a year for tidelands

A decade-long break from paying “tideland lease fees” to the state Department of Natural Resources is over for the Oak Harbor Marina. The Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Invasive drone | Island Scanner

The following were selected from reports made to Island County Sheriff’s Office. At 11:38 a.m., a Barones Place resident reported that her husband assaulted her… Continue reading

Article prompts more reports of deer attacks across Whidbey

Instances of deer attacks seem to be spreading across Whidbey Island. Several more people reported incidents involving overly aggressive deer after the Whidbey News-Times ran… Continue reading

Pending developments would bring 520 homes to Oak Harbor

The city of Oak Harbor has nine applications from developers for residential subdivision projects that may someday help put a healthy dent in the area’s… Continue reading

Neighbors worried as deer kills dog, attacks people

A truculent deer in a Langley neighborhood killed one dog and put another one in the hospital last week. Resident Mark Lynch said dogs aren’t… Continue reading

Loaded and barefoot | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department: Tuesday, May 21 At 7:14 a.m., there was a report of… Continue reading

Registered offender pleads guilty to rape

A registered sex offender who raped a woman at a group home in Coupeville is facing time in prison. Bilal Alfaruqi, 31, of Oak Harbor,… Continue reading

Roaming bear is returned to wild

“The nicest bear” is back in the wilderness after a fruitless search for companionship took him to 11 different islands, including Whidbey. The teenage black… Continue reading

Lane reduction planned for work at Banta Road intersection

On Thursday, a section of State Highway 20 north of Oak Harbor will be reduced to a single lane as a construction project continues, according… Continue reading

City nets tidy profit on sale of property

Oak Harbor sold a parcel of gravel-rich property for twice its appraised value. The earnings will be earmarked for future parks projects. Last week, the… Continue reading

Navy mum on whether Growler pilots saw UFOs

‘Pilots are seeing things that shouldn’t be there because it’s restricted air space’

Former cultural resources manager a ‘preservation hero’

The former manager of NAS Whidbey Island Cultural Resources, a department at the base, was recently named a “preservation hero” by the state Department of… Continue reading

Oak Harbor police warn of car prowl spree

Someone has been on a car prowling spree across Oak Harbor for the past month or two, according to the police department. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading

Flying the flag for Memorial Day

Members of a Search and Rescue crew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hang along with a flag from a helicopter as it flew above… Continue reading