Under the watchful eye of a Skagit County deputy, accused Cascade Mall shooter Arcan Cetin of Oak Harbor appears in a Skagit County courtroom Monday. - Jessie Stensland/Whidbey News-Times

$2 million bail set in mall shooting; Oak Harbor High School grad had a troubled past

  • Sep 27, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Sep 28, 2016 at 2:54PM

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.


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Coupeville girl saved from burning home

  • Sep 29, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Sep 30, 2016 at 9:56AM

Residents of Coupeville’s Terry Mobile Park awoke to one of the worst imaginable scenarios early Thursday morning — the sound of a screaming child inside a burning building.

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Driver killed in Freeland crash identified as Oak Harbor man

  • Sep 29, 2016 at 8:43AM

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.

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Police confirm one dead in high-speed Freeland crash

  • Sep 28, 2016 at 5:00PM updated Sep 29, 2016 at 8:03AM

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.

Sculpture would reclaim three founders’ role in Oak Harbor history

  • Sep 28, 2016 at 3:00AM updated at 1:27PM

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.

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