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Woman, 58, asks police to shoot her

A woman was arrested in downtown Oak Harbor last week after threatening police officers with a garden tool and asking them to shoot her, according… Continue reading

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                                Jeromy Ladwig speaks with attorney Charles Hamilton at a sentencing hearing Friday.

Man gets 12 years for fatal crash

Law blocks sentence sought by prosecutor

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                                Jeromy Ladwig speaks with attorney Charles Hamilton at a sentencing hearing Friday.
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Navy asks for cost quote for connecting to city sewage plant

The Navy is continuing to explore the possibility of sending its effluent to Oak Harbor’s sewage treatment plant, which is due to be completed later… Continue reading

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Sailor accused of raping teenage boy

A 31-year-old Navy sailor is accused of raping a teenage boy he met on a dating app, according to court documents. Ernie M. Chavez Jr.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Chamber set to serve up crab cakes, cocktails in the park

Oak Harbor knows how to celebrate in style. On Friday, a chamber of commerce event marking the beginning of crabbing season will feature crab racing,… Continue reading

Coffee brew has a Whidbey kick

Combining beer and coffee isn’t exactly a unique idea. There are plenty of dark stouts that were made with coffee beans and have a bold… Continue reading

Bookkeeper accused of stealing $250,000

A former bookkeeper is suspected of stealing well over $250,000 from a Langley business over a three-year-period, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged South Whidbey… Continue reading


Whidbey case goes to court of appeals

The state Appeals Court heard arguments over a South Whidbey vehicular homicide case last week. But a final resolution in the case may still be… Continue reading


Dead bunnies found | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, July 2 At 7:59 a.m., a woman on Hamilton Drive… Continue reading


Level 3 sex offender moves to South End

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is holding a meeting Monday to talk about a Level 3 sex offender who recently moved to Langley. Jared A.… Continue reading


Crab pots tangle with ferries

It’s been described to me by ferry crews as a mine field’

Homeless man accused of making threats to officer

A homeless man is accused of threatening and fighting with a police officer who wouldn’t let him sleep in an Oak Harbor city park at… Continue reading

Mayor Severns picks new city administrator

Oak Harbor’s new city administrator comes from a small Wisconsin city that was once a retreat for the rich and powerful and, much later, a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man accused of biting baby in face

An Oak Harbor man was arrested Saturday for allegedly biting a baby, according to the Oak Harbor police. Capt. Bill Wilke said officers were initially… Continue reading

Child molester pleads guilty, facing prison

A 70-year-old Oak Harbor man with a long history of child molestation accusations against him is facing at least six years in prison. Douglas R.… Continue reading

Parents of injured child file lawsuit against Oak Harbor schools

The parents of a child injured in a playground accident three years ago filed a lawsuit against the Oak Harbor School District. James Kytle, a… Continue reading

Oak Harbor scenic overlook fix moves forward

Oak Harbor City Council members chose to move forward with replacing a concrete lookout platform on the waterfront in order to make it safe for… Continue reading

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Congressman questions Navy Growler plan

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has questions for the secretary of the Navy about a plan that will mean a big increase in EA-18G Growler practice… Continue reading

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Burn ban begins Friday the 13th

Backyard bonfires will soon be outlawed on Whidbey Island. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, acting in his capacity as county fire marshal, has decreed a… Continue reading

Fabulous Fourth

Hundreds of people lined the streets in downtown Oak Harbor Wednesday to watch the annual Fourth of July Parade, which was sponsored by the Oak… Continue reading