Jessie Stensland

Suspects plucked in guitar case

A man with a pilfered guitar was arrested in a low-key sting operation by the Island County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, according to court documents. A… Continue reading

 

GOP picks candidates for Senate seat

A North Whidbey entrepreneurial farmer is the top choice to replace state Sen. Barbara Bailey. Ron Muzzall topped the list of three candidates chosen by… Continue reading

 

Police chase ends at septic tank

When a driver being chased by a deputy came to a dead end on a Central Whidbey road, he didn’t stop. Instead, he drove into… Continue reading

 

Hospital sued by former employees

Two former WhidbeyHealth Medical Center employees who worked in the emergency room filed lawsuits against the hospital district, claiming unlawful discharge and other violations of… Continue reading

Candidate forum slated for Oct. 8

With less than two weeks until ballots are mailed out, candidate forum season is in high gear. The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Man arrested after pointing gun at deputy with sheriff’s office

An unusual dispute between a landlord and a tenant led to a dangerous moment at a Central Whidbey location Friday, Sept. 27, court documents say.… Continue reading

Poop talk in Oct. 3

Residents are invited to get the scoop on poop at a community discussion hosted by Washington State University Extension on Thursday, Oct. 3. Scientists and… Continue reading

Passenger pickup, drop off area open at ferry dock

It took awhile to happen, but the improved passenger pickup and drop off area at the Clinton Ferry Terminal is finally open this week. The… Continue reading

Editorial: Langley infrastructure measure holds water

It’s a lot of money, but dealing with Langley’s crumbling infrastructure in the current whack-a-mole fashion would be more costly — and frustrating — in… Continue reading

Drunk man chases cars | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, Sept. 10 At 5:33 p.m., a Holmes View Drive resident… Continue reading

Langley’s infrastructure measure has fans, critics

An ambitious plan to install, repair and replace water, sewer and stormwater lines in the city of Langley may not be just a pipe dream.… Continue reading

Assault suspect wanted in 3 states

A 20-year-old Clinton man accused of assaulting a woman and a teenage girl and then wrestling with deputies in the mud Sept. 22 is being… Continue reading

Parks district considers new Trustland trail

Officials at South Whidbey Parks and Recreation are trying to find a path of least resistance. The district is holding an open house meeting Wednesday,… Continue reading

Blood-splattered door, ‘creepy people,’ mysterious footsteps| Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Sept. 2 At 7:13 p.m., a man reported he was… Continue reading

Residents seek class-action lawsuit over Growler noise

Attorneys representing 24 individuals and couples in Central Whidbey filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks damages from the Navy over EA-18G Growler aircraft practice. The… Continue reading

Four Whidbey residents sign up for senate appointment

At least four people from Whidbey Island are asking to be appointed to the state senate position that will be empty at the end of… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Navy reexamines Growler impacts on seabird

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson has declared his first victory in a lawsuit against the Navy related to the environmental impacts of EA-18G Growler… Continue reading

Photo by Govinda Rosling
                                A marbled murrelet floats in the water near the Langley marina.

Proposal to improve duck habitat leads to lawsuit

Island County filed a counterclaim this week against a limited liability corporation that wants to improve duck habitat on a South Whidbey property. In July,… Continue reading

Man injured in jail seeks $3 million in damages

A man assaulted inside the Island County Jail in 2015 has filed a $3-million claim against the county, arguing that jail personnel were negligent in… Continue reading

Prosecutor apologizes for Facebook posts about Trump

Greg Banks is sorry and he’s going to change his social-media ways. Earlier this month, conservative talk show host Jason Rantz contacted the Island County… Continue reading