Jessie Stensland

Yacht burns, sinks off west side of Whidbey Island

A man made it to safety after a yacht caught fire off the west side of Whidbey Island Thursday night, according to the Coast Guard.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor burglary leads to streaking suspects

A man is facing a felony charge after he allegedly broke into a vacant home and partied with other people there last month, according to… Continue reading

Coupeville man accused in $1 million fraud scheme

A man running an online business out of a Coupeville home defrauded more than $1 million from customers who thought they were buying flat-screen TVs,… Continue reading

Deputy shoots kills armed man on North Whidbey | Updated

A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office shot and killed an armed man during a struggle on North Whidbey Sunday night, according to the… Continue reading

Final county jail review documents ‘impressive’ change

Impressive progress has been made in improving the management and operation of the Island County Jail, a consultant concluded. Phil Stanley released a final report… Continue reading

Former Oak Harbor man wanted on suspicion of child molesting

A former Oak Harbor man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl is being sought on a $150,000 arrest warrant, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged… Continue reading

Judge orders Oak Harbor burglary suspect to get mental health evaluation

A homeless Oak Harbor man claiming to be a “sovereign” with diplomatic immunity was ordered by a judge to undergo a mental health evaluation Charles… Continue reading

Missing sex offender wanted on arrest warrant

A South Whidbey sex offender who went missing is wanted on a $25,000 arrest warrant. A deputy with the Island County Sheriff’s Office was conducting… Continue reading

Bipartisan group promotes civility first

President Donald Trump didn’t invent rudeness. He may be the most high-profile person to regularly resort to insults to make a point, but he’s hardly… Continue reading

Alleged Coupeville dog killer charged

A Coupeville man accused of killing a dog with a pickax and threatening his mother with a chainsaw could face up to 30 months in… Continue reading

Coupeville ferry run will temporarily return to two boats

The ferry run between Keystone and Port Townsend will temporarily return to two-boat service over Labor Day weekend. Ian Sterling, spokesman for Washington State Ferries,… Continue reading

Coupeville man accused of killing dog with pickax

A Coupeville man is accused of beating a dog to death with a pickax and shooting it Sunday, according to police. Jonathan P. Rasmussen, 36,… Continue reading

Mini horses in need of a new home

A pair of horses that look as though they’ve been shrunk with a ray gun are in need of a new home. Whidbey Island Farm… Continue reading

Macklemore appears in court on suspended driver’s license charge

He didn’t exactly beat the rap, but Macklemore got a deal out of the Island County Prosecutor’s Office. The Grammy-award-winning hip-hop artist and songwriter, whose… Continue reading

Man accused of threatening Ryan’s House director

A 20-year-old man is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening to shoot the director of a youth center in Coupeville, according to court documents. Prosecutors… Continue reading

Hydroplane racer seriously injured in Oak Harbor event

A racer was seriously injured during the hydroplane races in Oak Harbor Saturday, according to race director Lenny Baker. Derek Bollinger of Lake Stevens is… Continue reading

Newspaperman Wallie Funk dies at age 95

One of the great community newspapermen died Aug. 12 in his hometown of Anacortes. Wallie Funk was 95 years old. Funk was a past owner… Continue reading

North Whidbey firefighter charged in boat theft

Former firefighter accused of stealing rescue boat

Deputy shoots South Whidbey suspect with sponge bullet

A South Whidbey man who held off police in a brief standoff and was shot with a sponge bullet earlier this year is now facing… Continue reading

Langley man accused in pellet gun shooting over raw chicken

A man is accused of shooting a woman in the head with a pellet gun in Langley because she and others wouldn’t stop feeding raw… Continue reading