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Suspect in shooting death appears in court, motive still unclear

Murder suspect Christopher Malaga appears in Island County Superior Court Wednesday with attorney Jennifer Bouwens.  - Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:52PM

Christopher Malaga showed no emotion as he sat in court today. He remained stone-faced as a woman wailed in sorrow from the galley crowded with members of his alleged victim's family. The 23-year-old is accused of shooting and killing Adam Garcia, a man who apparently was his friend before a falling out.

 

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Car accident takes out patriotic statues at Oak Harbor restaurant

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 4:56PM

The way Frank Pulu sees it, the statues that have stood in front of his restaurant in Oak Harbor for years represent more than a tribute to veterans of military service.

Car runs into trees while being driven too fast, says Island County deputy report

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 2:00AM updated at 4:55PM

An Oak Harbor man is accused of speeding down Van Dam Road and refusing to let his passenger out before crashing into a woods, causing a fiery wreck in the early morning of Oct. 4, according to court documents.

Police report for shooting

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00AM updated Oct 22, 2014 at 11:23AM

It's raining trout at Cranberry Lake

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 5:00AM

As David Whitmer carefully maneuvered a heavy tanker truck along a lakeside road, a fisherman lifted a single digit to greet him.

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