Days after five people were killed in a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, the Oak Harbor community is still reeling with the knowledge that the man who committed the inconceivable act of violence is one of their own. Arcan Cetin, 20, confessed to police after he was arrested Saturday in Oak Harbor, according to the arrest warrant declaration.
State police have identified the man who died in a high-speed crash in Freeland yesterday as Richard B Clark of Oak Harbor. He was 24. The accident happened shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 525 just past the intersection at Cameron Road.
A man is confirmed dead in what police describe as a high-speed accident in Freeland today. According to state police, a red Acura was Southbound on Highway 525 and had just passed Cameron Road at about 4 p.m. when it attempted to pass another southbound vehicle.
If you’re looking for a historical marker honoring the three men credited with founding Oak Harbor, you’ll need to have a good eye. Near the end of City Beach Street, under a tree and partially obscured by bushes is a plaque affixed to a stone that gives a brief description of how Ulrich Freund, Clement Sumner and Zakarias Taftezon arrived on the shores of Oak Harbor in 1851 to stake their land claims.
Regional Teacher of the Year Elizabeth Loftus recently vied for the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award.
The day after catching a suspected mass murderer and making international news, Lt. Mike Hawley was back at work on North Whidbey, investigating a burglary in which a suspect left behind a prescription bottle with her name on it. Just a typical day at work, he said. Hawley has been with Island County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 30 years and takes just about everything in stride. He was on the phone with Sheriff Mark Brown Saturday afternoon after learning that the suspect in the deadly Cascade Mall shooting had Oak Harbor connections.
Alleged mall shooter Arcan Cetin appeared in Skagit County District Court Monday morning. He's being held on $2 million bail
A suspect is the shooting Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington was arrested in Oak Harbor today. The shooting in the women's Macy's store took the lives of five people and injured a woman.
The Oak Harbor Fire Department retrieved a man dangling from telephone lines Sunday, but his unusual saga didn’t end there.
In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the nonpartisan Whidbey Island League of Women Voters will have three locations for people to register to vote or update their information.
A house of drugs and poop that was the bane of the Harvest Drive neighborhood is now vacant and cleaned up — at least on the outside.
Shenanigans with lasers earned a Freeland man a jail sentence and more than $100,000 in fines.
Long lines at the Clinton ferry dock aren’t good for the tourist economy on Whidbey Island, it’s not good for commuters and it’s not good for the blood pressure of anyone stuck in one.
Recent heavy rains and an increase in moisture levels has prompted the Island County fire marshal — Sheriff Mark Brown — to lift the ban on outdoor burning in the county.
The Washington State Department of Health reported that it suspended the credentials of a South Whidbey marriage and family therapist who exploited a vulnerable adult patient.
Coupeville Town Council is anticipated next week to approve new utility rates that will increase the average homeowner’s bill by $42.
Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Oak Harbor woman who was killed in an accident in Idaho Falls Saturday.
The Annual Oyster Run motorcycle rally occurs in Anacortes this Sunday, Sept 25 in Anacortes.
The Board of Island County Commissioners is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Northwest Senior Services Advisory Board for a term that runs until June 30, 2018.
As she sat on a bench on a gusty Friday morning in Oak Harbor, Melissa Riker recognized the importance of her role to breath new life into historic downtown. It’s the position she’s been tasked with as the new executive director of the Oak Harbor Main Street Association.