Jessie Stensland

Naked golfer accused of chasing deputy, stealing car

A naked man chased a deputy, demanded the fleeing officer’s gun and ranted about aliens.


Driver in 2019 crash charged

An Oak Harbor woman is accused of causing a car accident in which she and a passenger were injured.


C.C. Cushen, at far left, presides over what looks like a game of cards with his buddies in the billiard room of his Central Hotel in 1924.

Collection of oral histories tells story of Front Street

A book of interviews compiled by Judy Lynn captures hundreds of years of memories about Coupeville.


South Whidbey student arrested for alleged threat

Superintendent Moccia wrote the student was “emergency expelled” until an investigation is completed.

Police probe Walmart scuffle

A woman and her teenage daughter attacked an employee at the Oak Harbor Walmart Thursday.

City consulting contract to be considered

Oak Harbor will pay an engineering firm for computer-related support at the sewage treatment plant.

Man accused of killing dog with a hatchet

A judge found probable cause to believe 29-year-old Nicholas R. Anderson committed animal cruelty.

Oak Harbor child molester reoffends, but sentence less lenient second time

Gary T. Boyer, 71, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to third degree child molestation.

Another park access offered

Oak Harbor city staff is recommending a third option for an access road to a planned regional park.

Deputies negotiate surrender of knife-wielding suspect

Deputies negotiated the peaceful surrender of an assault suspect who refused to leave his car.

Public-private windmill partnership proposed

Oak Harbor officials expressed interest in moving forward with rebuilding the windmill.

Hillside development agreement approved

A developer and the city of Oak Harbor finalized a unique agreement.

Infrastructure bill will help ferry system stay afloat

President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure act will help fund ferries in Washington state.

Commissioners to hire first county administrator

Island County government will soon have a county administrator for the first time in its history.

Oak Harbor man accused of assaulting wife in front of child

An Oak Harbor man was allegedly beating his wife when their grade-school son intervened Nov 14.

Sex offender accused of failing to register

Prosecutors charged Bryan J. Parent in Island County Superior Court Nov. 1 with failure to register.

Errant driver targets wrong man

Court documents say an Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to run over the wrong man twice.

Body found at Cornet Bay IDed

The body of a man found on North Whidbey Nov. 9 has been identified as a missing Bellingham man.

Glove DNA identifies burglary suspect

A suspect in a 2019 burglary was identified from DNA left on rubber gloves found at the scene.

Investigators seeking to identify body found at Cornet Bay

Investigators are trying to identify the body of a man discovered on a Cornet Bay beach on North Whidbey Tuesday afternoon. Island County Deputy Coroner… Continue reading