Jessie Stensland

Appeals exhausted in vehicular South Whidbey homicide case

A drunk driver who killed a South Whidbey man in 2015 was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Child rape case will be retried

COVID-19 hampered contact with alleged second victim

Hospital, county prepping for COVID vaccine

Island County may be near the front of the line for new vaccines.

In Our Opinion: Local education is a key to COVID-19 vaccination success

The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain tiny microchips, it won’t infect you with the virus, it won’t ruin your DNA and it won’t turn you… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor man charged with child molesting has sordid history

A registered sex offender molested another child and was sentenced to 90 days of work release.

County election results certified

Final counts showed voters favored Democratic candidates, although some races were tight.

Job numbers show county rebounding

Although the pandemic has hurt the local economy, unemployment numbers are gradually improving.

Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Jury deadlocked in complex child rape case

The judge declared a mistrial in a child rape case involving a retired Navy pilot from Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor resident Charles Ringer testifies in his defense in a child rape trial that ended in a jury deadlock. Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor Police Dept. earns state association accreditation

The accreditation didn’t change how officers do their jobs, but does include important adjustments.

Superior court trial rescheduled because of COVID exposure

A domestic assault trial was delayed after a defense attorney was exposed someone with COVID-19.

Domestic violence suspect hid loaded guns in kids’ rooms

An Oak Harbor man accused of domestic violence had guns hidden all over his house.

Woman injured in accidental restaurant shooting files lawsuit

The woman needed both legs amputated above the knee and has filed a lawsuit for damages.

Woman, 38, charged with second-degree murder in stabbing

A woman who stabbed her partner during a Nov. 13 power outage has been officially accused of murder.

Baseboard heater cause of Oak Harbor house fire

What appeared at first to be a minor blaze still caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the home.

Woman held on $500K bail for Friday the 13th fatal stabbing

A 38-year-old woman is accused of stabbing her fiance multiple times with a kitchen knife and causing fatal injuries during a Friday, Nov. 13 power… Continue reading

Garage fire sends two Oak Harbor residents to hospital

The fire chief said it was likely caused by an overheated electrical circuit on an extension cord.

Man held on $75,000 bail for armed robbery

The man robbed Big 5 Sporting Goods in Oak Harbor and brandished a weapon on Nov. 8.

Man killed in Regatta Drive accident, passenger hurt

A man died in a car crash on Southeast Regatta Drive in Oak Harbor Thursday evening.

Speed reduced to 45 miles per hour on Mutiny Bay Road

Residents petitioned for a decrease to 35 miles per hour.