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Eagle shot | Island Scanner

The following items were chosen from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, May 16 At 1:53 a.m., a Humphrey Road resident reported… Continue reading

 

Field carrier landing practices May 27- June 2

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville Monday, May… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

 

3 transported in head-on accident

Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a head-on collision on Highway 20, officials said. Around 3:50 p.m., a man… Continue reading

 

Man on the run enters Oak Harbor house without permission

A 22-year-old man on the run from the law went into a house without permission and stashed his drugs, according to court documents. A deputy… Continue reading

Navy officer pleads guilty to lesser charge of assault

A Navy flight officer who was assigned to a squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will no longer face attempted murder charges related to… Continue reading

Splash park name decided in contest

Children will be splashing and having fun at Shipwreck Shores this summer. That’s the name picked by a committee of Oak Harbor officials and residents… Continue reading

Road repair tax headed to the ballot

This November, Oak Harbor residents will likely get the chance to vote on a sales tax increase to fix and maintain city streets. Last year,… Continue reading

Fire destroys fifth wheeler

Firefighters with North Whidbey Fire and Rescue extinguish a fire that destroyed a fifth wheel trailer at a home on West Beach Road Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

Plan for more cops on street gets nod

Changes are coming to the Oak Harbor Police Department. Tuesday, Oak Harbor City Council members approved Chief Kevin Dresker’s plan that will result in more… Continue reading

A day for tributes

This year’s Memorial Day ceremony to be stirring, memorable

New Whidbey air service takes flight

The trip to Seattle from Oak Harbor takes just 19 minutes if Chris Taylor is driving. “Some people wait longer than that for coffee,” Taylor… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled May 20-26

Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville Monday May… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Gas thief | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, May 8 At 7:25 a.m., a resident reported finding a… Continue reading

Embezzlement had far-reaching consequences

A woman’s crimes brought a once-thriving business to the brink of bankruptcy, cost people their livelihoods and hurt her family. Shannon Brown’s decision to embezzle… Continue reading

‘Scary’ encounter ends without gunfire

A deputy’s report on a “scary” scene that unfolded in an Oak Harbor neighborhood earlier this month describes how he pointed his gun at a… Continue reading

Town’s annual parade and ceremony honors veterans

Turn your eyes to the skies this year for Coupeville’s Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony. The annual event, which honors men and women who… Continue reading

County takes step to help Wagon Wheel

The Island County Planning Commission has taken the first step to eliminate a potential barrier for Oak Harbor to provide water to a mobile home… Continue reading

VP-1 completes transition to new Poseidon aircraft

As his squadron looked on from the flight line, Patrol Squadron One’s commanding officer Cmdr. J.T. Pianetta congratulated the “fleet’s finest” on a job well… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

Autism Partnership collaborates to create workshop series

Michelle and Brian Kepler sometimes feel like they’re almost constantly apologizing for their son. But for the last several weeks, they’ve had a place they… Continue reading

As new CEO, Ron Telles vows to regain public trust in WhidbeyHealth

Board awards one-year contract, $330,000 annual salary with no bonuses