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Suspect in Oak Harbor 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 4:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:09AM

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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Sheriff's website can help trick-or-treaters avoid sex offenders

  • Oct 23, 2014 at 11:00AM updated at 3:37PM

Whidbey Island parents can help keep their little trick-or-treaters safe by checking a sex-offender website before hitting the streets this Halloween. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown urges people to be aware of how lives in your neighborhood by visiting www.islandcounty.net and clicking on the "sex offender information" tab.

No OLF flight operations scheduled Oct. 26 - Nov. 3, 2014

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:24AM

No Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled at the Outlying Field Coupeville, Wash., Sept. 14-20, 2014.

Family mourning death of Oak Harbor man, Adam Garcia; shooting suspect arrested

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 11:09AM

Chris Baker’s home in Rolling Hills was filled with both tears and laughter Monday night. Family and friends sat round the dining table and shared memories of Baker’s grandson, Adam Garcia. The 21-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning in the city.

Navy Environmental Impact Statement to include up to 36 Growlers at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station

  • Oct 11, 2014 at 6:00AM updated Oct 23, 2014 at 9:26AM

The Navy says it is revising its Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers to include up to 36 additional aircraft based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

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