Jessie Stensland

Oak Harbor asks Navy to pay $39 million to connect to city sewer system

If the Navy wants to connect toilets and sinks on the Seaplane Base and surrounding housing to Oak Harbor’s new sewage treatment plant, it’s going… Continue reading

Gambling tax proposal changes again

The city of Oak Harbor’s new gambling taxes will likely be significantly lower than originally proposed. Under an ordinance that will come to council next… Continue reading

Couple comes home to find an intruder; appliances, TV gone

A couple returned home after being gone a couple of weeks to find an uninvited man sitting inside their South Whidbey home May 7. The… Continue reading

Oak Harbor preschool owner accused of molesting girls

A man who owns an Oak Harbor daycare with his wife is accused of raping and molesting three young girls, according to court documents. Coy… Continue reading

Robber sought on $500k warrant

A man who allegedly robbed an Oak Harbor bank is wanted on a $500,000 arrest warrant while his accomplice is being held in jail on… Continue reading

Women injured in one-car accident

An Oak Harbor woman was seriously injured in a one-car accident on North Whidbey Thursday night. The Washington State Patrol reported that Oak Harbor resident… Continue reading

Keystone boat launch fixes planned, but when unclear

Getting boats into the water is a little more difficult and time consuming at the boat launch next to the Coupeville ferry dock. Temporary and… Continue reading

Whidbey organizations are big winners in state budget

Boys & Girls Clubs in Oak Harbor and Coupeville are among the winners in the state’s recently approved capital budget. Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, said… Continue reading

Rep. Smith’s budget work may transform mental health system

State allocates 15 times what was spent in 2013-15

Tips help identify bank robbery suspect, accomplice

Oak Harbor police identified a suspect and an accomplice in an April 30 bank robbery, but they aren’t naming the men yet. Chief Kevin Dresker… Continue reading

City: Sewer stink is temporary

Those who’ve noticed a stink in downtown Oak Harbor need not despair. It’s a temporary problem. City officials explained that the odor is emanating from… Continue reading

Day of Prayer

Pastor Rick Karjalainen, who’s also the chaplain for the Island County Sheriff’s Office, gives the benediction at the National Day of Prayer Rally outside the… Continue reading

Group suing Navy for not producing requested Growler documents

An environmental group is suing the Navy in federal court for refusing to adequately fulfill Freedom of Information Act requests regarding EA-18G Growlers from Naval… Continue reading

Child porn investigation leads to child molester, police say

A Homeland Security investigation into the distribution of child pornography led to the arrest of a Clinton man for allegedly molesting a child, according to… Continue reading

Man back in jail after latest arrest

A man who led police on a slow-speed chase around Oak Harbor parking lots April 3 is back in jail, according to court documents. On… Continue reading

One man found alive, another dead in water off Whidbey

One man was recovered alive and another man was found dead in the water west of North Whidbey on Thursday. The men’s boat was not… Continue reading

Police looking for suspect in armed bank robbery

Oak Harbor police are looking at security video and talking to possible witnesses to try to identify the suspect in an armed bank robbery and… Continue reading

Fraudster guilty of theft, money laundering

A man who defrauded more than $700,000 from customers in an internet scam run out of a Coupeville house pleaded guilty to theft and money… Continue reading

More police to patrol park area on bike, foot

Oak Harbor residents can expect to see more police officers on the south side of town. Oak Harbor police will be “proactively” patrolling Windjammer Park… Continue reading

City jail may send inmates to Yakima

Oak Harbor jail inmates may get free trips to Yakima someday. Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker has been working for months to find a… Continue reading