Jessie Stensland

Former Oak Harbor man killed in home invasion

A former Oak Harbor man and Navy aviation electronics technician at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was killed protecting his family at their home near… Continue reading

In our opinion: You’re not alone if you are irritated by slow drivers

A peculiar quirk of some Whidbey Island drivers is to travel slightly under the speed limit on the highway, creating a line of cars that… Continue reading

Trail project, Island Transit van pool purchases put on hold

An on-again, off-again trail project in Clinton is off again, and Island Transit’s plans to purchase 24 replacement vans is being deferred to an undetermined… Continue reading

Man accused of stabbing woman in the head with glass shard

A Langley man who stabbed a woman in the head with a shard of glass is being held in jail on $10,000 bail, according to… Continue reading

Couple pleads guilty to lying about boy’s cancer to get life insurance

An Oak Harbor man who attempted to fraudulently obtain life insurance on his son after the boy was diagnosed with terminal cancer will be going… Continue reading

Assault victim found walking barefoot after escape

A Whidbey woman jumped out the window of a home to escape from a man who had beaten, strangled and threatened to kill her on… Continue reading

Council considers removing council from permit decisions

Oak Harbor officials are considering a step toward removing politics from decisions regarding development. During a council workshop meeting last Wednesday, Development Director Steve Powers… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sixth lawsuit in a year filed against hospital

An advanced registered practice nurse who formerly worked at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center filed a lawsuit against the hospital district this week, claiming wrongful termination, discrimination… Continue reading