Jessie Stensland

Shooting suspect charged

A 26-year-old Oak Harbor man accused in a Feb. 3 shooting outside a downtown Oak Harbor night club is facing assault charges.Prosecutors charged Vincent Harrison… Continue reading

Prosecutor accused of defamation

A woman who won a $300,000 settlement against Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks last year has threatened him with litigation again.Former deputy prosecutor Amy Dempsey’s… Continue reading

Longoria, Brown recognized for lifesaving traffic plan

Two long-time buddies received a state award for helping to make the roads of Island County a safer place.Under the state’s Target Zero program, the… Continue reading

Enhanced charge could mean prison

An 18-year-old Oak Harbor woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend could end up in prison, according to court documents.Colleen Kenimond, the Island County chief criminal… Continue reading

One injured in South Whidbey car accident

Two well-known members of the Freeland community were involved in a high-speed, alcohol-related accident on South Whidbey Tuesday night, according to State Patrol Sgt. Jason… Continue reading

Audit finds no problems in sewer dispute

State investigated Dillard’s snafu

Suspect in robbery charged

A 23-year-old Coupeville man accused of attempting to rob a woman at gunpoint in her home March 11 confessed to the crime and helped a… Continue reading

Jury hung in child rape trial

The chief criminal deputy prosecutor for Island County plans to retry a 35-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of raping a 4-year-old boy while the child… Continue reading

Police send out email alerts

Oak Harbor police officers are entering cyberspace to help make the community safer and more informed.

Appeals decision may net hospital $100,000

A Washington state Court of Appeals’ recent decision could mean a sizable tax refund for Whidbey General Hospital, as well as have far-reaching implications for other hospitals in the state.

Theft charges for transient

A 48-year-old transient woman who police asked the public to help locate is now facing a potential prison term, according to court documents.

Marina free from lease Governor signs bill

After years of effort and one gubernatorial veto, the Oak Harbor marina is finally free from tideland lease fees. At least for a decade.

Island Transit offers free vehicles to nonprofits

Under normal circumstances, New Leaf of Oak Harbor wouldn’t be able to afford to purchase a bus, let alone one with a wheelchair lift.

Police catch man on the run

A 24-year-old Oak Harbor man who tried to elude police in order to avoid getting caught without a valid driver’s license could wind up in prison, court documents state.

Police chief search begins

The Oak Harbor Police are hunting for a leader.

Rep. Larsen serves pork to his district

Replacing P-3C Orion a top priority

HUD waiting list open again

For the first time in four years, low-income individuals and families can join a waiting list for rental assistance.

Firing of former deputy upheld

An arbitrator found that former Island County Sheriff Mike Hawley had just cause in firing Jay Wallace, a former deputy and sheriff candidate, for dereliction of duty and dishonesty in his response to 911 calls two years ago.

Brother beater goes to prison

An 18-year-old Oak Harbor man is going to prison for chasing down and beating up his own brother with a group of friends.

Home market cools on Whidbey

When it comes to housing on Whidbey, it’s definitely a buyer’s market. Prices are down, inventory is up and interest rates are low.