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A long-serving Oak Harbor police officer is facing a felony charge that could spell the end to his career.Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks said he… Continue reading
Just in time for trick or treating, Island County Sheriff Mark Brown announced the launch of a new Web site for monitoring registered sex offenders in the community.
A very unusual case of a 21-year-old Oak Harbor man who confessed to molesting nine children while babysitting them ended Friday with a very unusual… Continue reading
Two Oak Harbor schools were locked down over the noon hour Wednesday after a woman in a nearby home reported being assaulted by a knife-wielding stranger. Sgt. John Dyer with the Oak Harbor Police said the 25-minute lockdown of Oak Harbor High School and Hillcrest Elementary was just a precaution and police had no reason to think the assailant would go to the schools.
A 64-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of displaying a flare gun to a secretary in a law office, leaving a threatening message for an… Continue reading
An 18-year-old Oak Harbor student accused of child rape is being tried as an adult even though he committed the alleged crime when he was just 14. Colleen Kenimond, the Island County chief criminal prosecutor, explained that the student must be tried as an adult under state law because the victim didn’t disclose the crime until the defendant was 18 years old.
Longtime Whidbey General Hospital CEO Scott Rhine was encouraged to resign months ahead of his planned retirement date.Three members of the public hospital board of… Continue reading
Voting is in Zach Fuentes’ blood.The Oak Harbor resident will turn 27 on election day. He’s fully aware that it may be the most important… Continue reading
Voters may have a tough time deciding between two candidates for Island County commissioner.Republican Phil Bakke and Democrat Helen Price Johnson are vying to represent… Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine two North Whidbey residents more different than the candidates vying to represent the area on the Island County Board of Commissioners.Incumbent… Continue reading