Jessie Stensland

COER weighing lawsuit over Growlers

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, is considering litigation against the U.S. Navy over the noise from EA-18G Growler flights at the Outlying Field Coupeville.… Continue reading

Park opening on course

Contest underway for kids to name splash park


Whidbey historian Roger Sherman dies at age 84

Coupeville lost a celebrated historian, storyteller and an important link to the past Thursday when Roger Sherman passed away. He was 84 years old. “It’s… Continue reading


Dog bite, shot foot, dead cat | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 4 At 8:57 a.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Homeless man in Oak Harbor accused of stealing truck, dog

A homeless man accused of stealing a truck with a dog inside in Oak Harbor last week caused a ruckus in Island County Superior Court… Continue reading

Coupeville Port settles lawsuit with ex-director

The former executive director of the Port of Coupeville will get $50,000 in settling a wrongful termination lawsuit. After about two years of litigation, Forrest… Continue reading

Mailbox wins in ‘jousting match’ against car

Kevin Lundgren thought it was pretty funny when a car decided to drive itself into the mailbox outside his office in Freeland. “It was like… Continue reading

Driver with four prior DUIs arrested again for alleged drunken driving

A driver with four prior DUI convictions was arrested on South Whidbey early this month for allegedly driving drunk again, according to court documents. But… Continue reading

Man accused of purposely crashing into car with kids inside

An Oak Harbor man is accused of purposely crashing his car into another car with his estranged girlfriend and their four kids inside on April… Continue reading

Jury finds man guilty of child molestation

A jury found a former Oak Harbor man guilty of committing a series of sex crimes against a child over a period of nearly a… Continue reading

Boy accused of sending nude photos of girls to friends

A student at South Whidbey Middle School was accused of possessing naked photos of several female students on his phone and distributing them to his… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of witness tampering

A man accused of savagely beating his girlfriend is facing a felony charge of calling her from the jail and telling her to help him… Continue reading

Crime victim advocates open office on Whidbey

Jonathan Moore worked in Egypt as a legal representative for unaccompanied and asylum-seeking children and as an unarmed civilian peacekeeper in South Sudan. The Snohomish… Continue reading

Sound Defense plans to continue Growler protests

The Secretary of the Navy made a final decision regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, but the protests over jet noise haven’t stopped. The… Continue reading

Island Transit looking at services changes

Island Transit might put the breaks on one South Whidbey route and expand service on Saturdays. IT is holding community meetings to talk about the… Continue reading

Man accused of stabbing his brother repeatedly

A man is accused of stabbing his brother with a steak knife and seriously injuring him at a motel on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Leaders’ ‘bad decisions’ lead Oak Harbor man to run for mayor

The 2019 election campaign has already started in Oak Harbor. Resident Patrick Harman announced this he is running for mayor largely because of his concern… Continue reading

Nurse accused of unprofessional conduct

The state Nursing Commission charged a Whidbey Island licensed practical nurse with unprofessional conduct for refusing to measure an unresponsive patient’s respiration rate, according to… Continue reading

North Whidbey Middle school student accused of hate crime

A boy at North Whidbey Middle School has been charged with committing a hate crime for repeatedly using a racial slur and assaulting a fellow… Continue reading

Police chase truck around parking lots

A half dozen officers from three different agencies chased a slow-moving truck around parking lots before spiking the tires and finally stopping the vehicle on… Continue reading