Four Whidbey Island firefighters are battling “violent fire activity” in Eastern Washington until at least the end of this week.
Emergency responders were called to Deception Pass Bridge this evening for a report of a car that flipped over with occupants trapped inside.
The county’s prosecuting attorney is seeking 2016 budget hikes far higher than those of some other departments, according to documents presented to the Board of Island County Commissioners this week and last during budget workshops.
Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks announced today that he no longer believes he is the right person to review the April death of Keaton Farris in the Coupeville Jail. In a released statement, Banks said to avoid any perceptions of a conflict of interest that he has requested Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney Dave McEachran perform the review on behalf of his office.
The man who has helped run the Island County Sheriff’s Office since 2007 is leaving. Undersheriff Kelly Mauck announced he is resigning as second-in-command of a department of 67 people, including 37 commissioned deputies, and a $6.8-million annual budget.
A 25-year-old man is being held in Island County jail after allegedly choking his father while threatening to kill him, according to court documents.
After 20 years with Whidbey General Hospital, spokeswoman Trish Rose has left her position to work for Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.
The long-vacant Kmart building in Oak Harbor is getting a spooky, temporary tenant.
The North Whidbey Parks and Recreation board moved forward with a plan to hire a new director as soon as possible.
The U.S. Navy will conduct a day-long major oil spill exercise in Crescent Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 27, with other federal, state and local government organizations.
It’s about to become a little warmer to swim at the Oak Harbor pool.
Linds Pharmacy in Coupeville will close at the end of the business day next Wednesday, according to a flyer being distributed to customers earlier this week.
The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
A judge threw out a lawsuit against two Whidbey real-estate companies over noise disclosures related to aircraft noise Friday afternoon. “We were victorious,” said Eric Mitten, broker and owner with Windermere Real Estate. “The judge ruled that the disclosure was adequate to put buyers on notice that there was aircraft noise.”
Skagit Valley College chose Laura Cailloux as vice-president of its Whidbey Island campus in Oak Harbor, as well as the San Juan Center in Friday Harbor and the Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, it told the press earlier this month.
The first wave of the VP-1 Screaming Eagles squadron came home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island this morning. The squadron was deployed for seven months.
A 29-year-old Oak Harbor man who drove his truck into the side of his girlfriend’s house and assaulted her was recently sent to prison, court documents state.
Speed limits will soon change for several Whidbey Island roads as the result of ordinances just passed by the Board of Island County Commissioners, following public hearings.
Two Whidbey Island lakes are experiencing dangerously toxic blue-green algae blooms, the Washington State Deptartment of Ecology said in a prepared release this week.
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