Jessie Stensland

Accused Cascade Mall shooter found dead in Snohomish County jail

Suspected Cascade Mall shooter and Oak Harbor resident Arcan Cetin was found dead in the Snohomish County jail Sunday night, according to authorities. Cetin apparently… Continue reading

Three test wells at OLF Coupeville above advisory level

Test results show that three of 27 groundwater monitoring wells at the Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville have levels of two perfluorinated chemicals above the Environmental… Continue reading

Reward in North Whidbey animal cruelty case increased to $15,000

The reward in a case of animal cruelty on North Whidbey was recently increased to $15,000. Pasado’s Safe Haven and Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation are… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man dies in one-car accident Thursday morning

A 74-year-old Oak Harbor man died in a car accident on Highway 20 near Coupeville Thursday morning. The Washington State Patrol reported that Ralph D.… Continue reading

Coupeville Middle School student accused of writing ‘hit list’

A 13-year-old student at the Coupeville Middle School was arrested Wednesday for allegedly writing a “hit list” that included other students. The school contacted the… Continue reading

Ex-Oak Harbor police officer pleads to federal child porn charge

A former Oak Harbor school resource officer who exchanged sexually explicit images with five minors — and possessed dozens of child-porn videos on his smartphone… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man arrested after accidentally shooting self near school

A 70-year-old man was arrested in Oak Harbor today for accidentally shooting himself in the leg while on the premises of Broad View Elementary School,… Continue reading

Island County health officials exonerated by state board

The state Board of Health exonerated two Island County public health officials of charges that they were shirking their duties in not addressing military jet… Continue reading

Dog suffers ‘massive trauma’ after being thrown from car

The Island County animal control officer is asking the public for help solving an animal-cruelty case. A pitbull suffered “massive trauma” and had to be… Continue reading

OHHS scare Thursday may be linked to other bomb threats

Oak Harbor High School was one of a number of schools across the nation hit with hoax bomb threats Thursday, according to the Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man gets 18 years for child rape

An Oak Harbor man pleaded guilty to raping three young girls but continues to deny that he’s responsible, according to court documents. As part of… Continue reading

Appeals court reverses dismissal of noise-disclosure lawsuit

A lawsuit over the alleged inadequacy of jet-noise disclosures from Whidbey real estate companies is back. A state court of appeals this week reversed a… Continue reading

Animal mutilations terrifying Whidbey Island family

A North Whidbey family is feeling terrorized by a prowler they believe injured livestock on their small farm over the last month. John Wallace, who… Continue reading

State report finds link between Growlers, health problems

A Washington State Department of Health report that analyzes existing studies contradicts the Navy’s claim that there is no link between military jet noise and… Continue reading

Claim against Island County Sheriff’s Office settled for $1.5 million

The risk pool representing Island County recently settled a claim against the sheriff’s office over events that occurred in the 1990s. The case was settled… Continue reading

Detectives await DNA results in possible Oak Harbor vehicular homicide

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate an unusual North Whidbey death as a possible case of vehicular homicide. DNA tests, which may… Continue reading

Clinton man sentenced in federal court for child porn

A former Clinton resident was sentenced in federal court this week for possession of a large amount of child pornography, including images he made with… Continue reading

Freeland father, daughter plead ‘guilty’ in escrow case

A Freeland woman who ran an escrow company with her father is facing a year of jail time for bilking investors out of tens of… Continue reading

Supreme Court denies commissioners’ request to reconsider

The state Supreme Court last week denied the Island County commissioners’ request to reconsider an opinion about the legality and constitutionality of the commissioners’ hiring… Continue reading

I-COM receives finding in audit

The state Auditor’s Office found that I-COM dispatch center had inadequate controls over financial statements. The financial statement audit released this month identified one finding… Continue reading