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A case of catnapping reported | Island Scanner

The following reports were gathered from 911 calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Nov. 7 At 7:40 a.m., a driver reported that… Continue reading

Harman says he’ll pay for election recount

A Whidbey News-Times article about errors in election result displays inspired an Oak Harbor mayoral candidate to ask for a manual recount. Pat Harman, who… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man killed in collision

Oak Harbor resident Jason Lynch was killed when his car struck a log truck near the Skagit Regional Airport Tuesday afternoon. Lynch, 43, was driving… Continue reading

Leana Doughty, center, Rotary of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for November, poses with club President Steve Schwalbe, at left, and Oak Harbor High School Principal Nate Salisbury.

Doughty Rotary’s Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for October is Leana Doughty. Doughty has been a member of National Honor Society throughout high… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019
Leana Doughty, center, Rotary of Oak Harbor’s Student of the Month for November, poses with club President Steve Schwalbe, at left, and Oak Harbor High School Principal Nate Salisbury.

Man accused of assault with knife

A 36-year-old man is accused of strangling a woman and putting a knife to her throat during a Nov. 10 incident in Freeland, according to… Continue reading

Whidbey Island man accused of raping 13-year-old girl

A Langley man is being held in Island County jail on $100,000 bail for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl who had been living with him,… Continue reading

Credit card payments now accepted at Coupeville dump

A different kind of plastic is now accepted at the dump in Central Whidbey. Last week, the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex began taking credit card… Continue reading

Greenbank Farm off-leash area not going anywhere, dog lovers told

The beloved off-leash dog area at Greenbank Farm is going to stay intact. Posted meeting materials led some citizens to fear the Port of Coupeville,… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for annual Thanksgiving dinner in Oak Harbor

Those who are far away from family, down on their luck, don’t like cooking and anyone else are invited to Oak Harbor’s annual community Thanksgiving… Continue reading

Murderer continues filing lawsuits from prison

A litigious murderer is once again suing Island County and various officials. From his prison cell, Joshua Lambert filed a complaint in U.S. District Court… Continue reading

Precinct-level election results show disparities

Langley City councilman-elect Craig Cyr’s curiousity about results in an Island County election led to the discovery of widespread errors on the county’s election results… Continue reading

Family searching for missing service dog

A Whidbey family is asking the public for help in trying to find a missing service dog. The black lab named Tank disappeared at a… Continue reading

Hospital, Sea Mar partner to provide opioid addiction treatment

There’s been more awareness of the opioid crisis in the last couple of years, but there are still Whidbey residents battling addiction to prescription and… Continue reading

I-976 may impact buses, ferries on Whidbey

Whidbey is an island where many people rely on ferry and bus service. As a result, a lot of people on Whidbey may feel the… Continue reading

Man charged in police chase

An Oak Harbor man who allegedly has a history of leading police on car chases was charged with a felony in connection with the latest… Continue reading

Food-throwing incident leads to felony charge

A report of a food-throwing incident at an Oak Harbor restaurant turned into a felony investigation Nov. 1, court documents state. Police responded to a… Continue reading

Nurse assaulted in ER, man arrested near hospital

Violence in hospital emergency rooms is a stark and growing problem nationwide, often linked to patients with mental health or drug addictions, according to the… Continue reading

Hitchhiker in red spotted | Island Scanner

The following were calls made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 24 At 5:10 a.m., a resident reported cows were running in the… Continue reading

Town of Coupeville eyes electric vehicle charging stations

Coupeville officials are looking into adding electric vehicle chargers at the community green. The municipal parking lot was updated this summer to include infrastructure for… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man sent to prison for child porn

An Oak Harbor man who was investigated by Homeland Security for possessing child pornography was recently sent to prison. Under a plea bargain, 52-year-old Paul… Continue reading