Darcy Patterson keeps an eye on a blackbird that has been menacing pedestrians on Dock Street in downtown Oak Harbor. - Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Duck and cover: Petulant bird dive-bombing Pioneer patrons

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 7:00AM

It would be easy to surmise that the bird has simply gone cuckoo. But a more likely explanation for the blackbird that is swooping down and whacking unsuspecting pedestrians in the back of the head in downtown Oak Harbor is that it’s just being an overprotective parent.


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Patriotism on display for city’s 4th of July

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 7:00AM

Expect a military flyover, community floats and a sea of American flags at Oak Harbor’s Fourth of July parade 11 a.m. Monday.

Base open house draws aviation fans

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 7:00AM

A few thousand people made the trek to the base Saturday to get a closer look at naval aircraft, including the EA-18G Growler, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, the new C-40 Clipper and a visiting P-8A Poseidon, which will soon replace the P-3Cs here.

Island Scanner

  • Jun 29, 2016 at 5:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department.

Sexually violent predator won’t be released into Oak Harbor community

  • Jun 25, 2016 at 7:00AM updated Jun 28, 2016 at 2:54PM

A man deemed a “sexually violent predator” should not be released back on Whidbey Island, a jury in Island County Superior Court decided.

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