The word "senseless" was repeated over and over again in Island County Superior Court this morning. David Nunez, a 20-year-old Oak Harbor High School graduate, admitted in court that he conspired with three friends to murder another one of their friends and provided the gun that killed the teenage boy last November.
An Oak Harbor man was sentenced to prison Monday in a completely unprovoked assault that left another man with bleeding in his brain and a broken ankle.
Warm, sunny weather brought thousands to downtown Oak Harbor over the weekend to celebrate the city’s Dutch heritage.
At least 1,200 people are expected to mass at March Point in Anacortes May 13-15 to protest U.S. reliance on fossil fuels, tying up half the campsites at Deception Pass State Park and jeopardizing a vital Puget Sound Energy electrical substation, Eric Brooks, the county’s deputy emergency-management director, told the Council of Governments last week.
According to data released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the 2014-15 school year, Oak Harbor High School had a 79.3 percent four-year graduation rate among homeless students.
Oak Harbor High School students Preston Rankin, Eric Jensen and Tyren Perdue finished first in a national DECA competition in the virtual business sports category.
The state’s Department of Transportation has announced it will close the southern half of Dike Road between May 9 and roughly Aug. 9.
An 18-year-old Coupeville woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a possible DUI-related accident Monday morning on West Beach Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper Mark Francis said the woman was a passenger in a 2001 Ford Mustang driven by Jeromy Ladwig, 36, of Oak Harbor. Ladwig was leaving Joseph Whidbey State Park at about 4 a.m., ran the stop sign and was T-boned on West Beach Road by an oncoming 2004 Dodge Dakota driven by Nathan Dee, 26, of Oak Harbor.
An 18-year-old Coupeville woman injured in a possible DUI-related accident this morning has died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle today, the Washington State Patrol reported. She was identified as Keesha M. Harden.
If you’ve had to call the Oak Harbor police — or, ahem, been misbehaving — there’s a good chance you’ve met Steve Nordstrand.
It’s time again for Whidbey News-Times readers to vote for their favorite businesses and people in their community.
It’s no secret Congressman Rick Larsen supports the Navy — so much so that he said he doesn’t see Naval Air Station Whidbey Island going anywhere.
Being the No. 1 high school baker in the state is easy as pie for Genevieve Boushey. The 18-year-old Oak Harbor High School senior took top honors at a commercial baking competition in Tacoma last month, and she’s slated to represent Washington at a national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June.
An inmate held in the Island County jail is accused of brutally beating another inmate over an insult, according to court documents.
Anyone planning to drive onto the Coupeville-to-Port Townsend ferry in May should make reservations as soon as possible, a Washington State Ferries spokesman warned.
Two people were hurt in separate incidents in Oak Harbor when drivers ran into pedestrians last week.
Island County’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, a volunteer group charged with recommending who gets hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in tax dollars, will face new restrictions and procedures in this year’s deliberations.
Oak Harbor police brought out its SWAT team and armored vehicle Thursday to arrest a suspected child rapist at a trailer park on Crosby Avenue.
The Coast Guard fined a Freeland man $100,000 this week for allegedly striking a state ferry with a high-powered laser Oct. 22, 2015.
North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District board of commissioners voted Thursday to approve a revised edition of the district bylaws.