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A Clinton man is accused of purposely hitting a pedestrian with a car and then driving off, court documents state. Prosecutors charged 31-year-old Christopher L. Locken with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run.
Whidbey General Hospital is fighting a subpoena from the Island County prosecutor seeking an internal investigation report into allegations that the chief nursing officer assaulted a restrained patient.
Judge declines to step down from hospital assault case: Island County Prosecutor asked for the recusal
Island County District Court Judge Bill Hawkins refused to recuse himself from a criminal case involving his wife’s boss, even though the prosecutor asked him to voluntarily step down. Hawkins explained that the prosecutor’s motion contained many factual errors about his wife’s employment.
Oak Harbor police caught a suspected bank robber who wasn’t in a hurry to get away from the scene of the crime Friday.
Sheriff’s guild, county finally hammer out contract: Deputies to receive up to $20,000 checks by end of year for back pay
After six long years, deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are finally working under a contract. In a last-minute push, both sides in the negotiations were able to come to the table and compromise on issues of pay and benefits, according to Deputy Darren Crownover, president of the Island County Deputy Sheriff’s guild.
Island Transit’s interim director will begin his six-month stint no later than Dec. 15.
Mired in controversy, Island Transit officials are looking at a new interim director with a controversial history all his own.
The Island County commissioner race will likely require a recount. If that happens, appointed Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan will get to spend a little extra time on the board.
It appears from the first count of ballots Tuesday night that the Republican momentum nationwide was felt in Island County. Republican candidates are ahead in all but one of the contested local and legislative races affecting Island County. The bid for the Island County commissioner district 3 seat, however, is still too close to call.
The Washington State Patrol agreed to conduct a criminal investigation into “certain conduct” described in an audit report of Island Transit, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks said Monday. Banks said the investigation will look into “irregularities in compensation” described in the recently released report from the state Auditor’s Office. He said he didn’t want to be too specific because the investigation may be larger in scope.
The man accused of shooting and killing Oak Harbor resident Adam Garcia appeared in court for the second time Monday afternoon. Christopher Malaga, 23, pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
Some Island County residents are currently in West Africa and will return under scrutiny for possible Ebola exposure, according to Keith Higman, the county’s public health director.
On Feb. 28, a Freeland resident reported that he returned home from surgery and found his house had been broken into. Guns, a large amount of jewelry, silver, gold, computers and a TV were stolen.
Scott Dudley is taking his show on the road. Oak Harbor’s fired-up mayor is bringing his criticism of Island Transit’s board of directors to other elected officials across the island, though his message may not be well received. Dudley, who may be seeking re-election next year, is making Island Transit his personal crusade.
Jim Campbell resigned from the embattled Island Transit board last week and urged his colleagues to follow suit.
Reports by the Washington State Auditor’s Office lays the blame for financial problems at Island Transit squarely at the feet of the five-member board.
Chris Baker’s home in Rolling Hills was filled with both tears and laughter Monday night. Family and friends sat round the dining table and shared memories of Baker’s grandson, Adam Garcia. The 21-year-old Oak Harbor man was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning in the city.
Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan announced at the Island Transit meeting last week he would seek the organization’s top job, but he appears to have had a change of heart over the weekend.
The deputies’ guild is seeking arbitration on the Island County sheriff’s decision to fire a detective accused of sexual harassment.
The woman who was allegedly assaulted by the head nurse at Whidbey General Hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital district.
Island Transit was late with paperwork related to an audit, which is likely to have findings showing the misappropriation of federal funds, according to Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley.
The leadership of Island Transit continued down a bumpy road this week. The embattled board of directors held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss a leadership transition after Executive Director Martha Rose quit last Friday.
The embattled executive director of Island Transit quit Friday after a tense meeting with the board of directors and an hour-long executive session.
The county will fork out nearly $30,000 to repair “potentially” dangerous electrical problems at the Island County Fairgrounds. Facilities Director Larry Van Horn asked the Board of Commissioners for the emergency funding at Wednesday’s work session because “violations of this magnitude” needed to be repaired right away.
A 3-year-old Oak Harbor girl is healing after a she was bitten in the face by a pit bull last week.
Island Transit will hire an outside consultant to conduct a study on whether it makes sense to charge fares on buses.
Multiple sclerosis is a maddeningly mysterious autoimmune disease that leaves each of its victims with a unique progression of symptoms.
A former Coupeville dentist was killed in a fire at his Central Whidbey Island home early Saturday morning.
A former South Whidbey man hiding out from the long arm of the law in China was recently banned from the Island County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for his trollish activities, according to Detective Ed Wallace.
Mathew Gordon experimented on himself to perfect what he claims is a medicine that can cure everything from hepatitis C to bee stings.
A former Whidbey Island resident made a name for himself this summer. They call him the Alabama Band Bandit.
The estate of a woman who passed away in 2011 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Island Transit last week.
South End man allegedly pulled knife on Ace Hardware employees when confronted
When you watch too much Jon Stewart, you run the risk of ending up like 87-year-old Dave Olinger. At least that’s what his wife says anyway. The North Whidbey resident is running as a write-in candidate for Island County sheriff in an effort that’s both serious and symbolic, but also intentionally provocative and a bit tongue-in-cheek.
Financial experts at the Washington State Auditor’s Office will be going through books at Island Transit in the next couple of weeks to figure out what went wrong, according to the spokesman for the agency.
A 23-year-old homeless man who recently led South Whidbey cops on a foot chase through Langley may end up behind bars in a state prison for trying to sell a poodle that belonged to someone else, court documents allege.
A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.
Two candidates who have the support of their respective parties are being challenged by party outsiders in the race for state representative, position 2 in the state’s 10th Legislative District.
A 46-year-old Freeland man is accused of slicing another man on the hand with a knife during an argument about video surveillance, court documents state.
Whidbey General Hospital commissioners are putting together a list of criteria to help them find the perfect chief executive officer, according to Commissioner Ron Wallin.
Prosecutors charged the chief nursing officer at Whidbey General Hospital last week with assaulting a patient.
Three people were transported to the hospital and one man was seriously injured in two separate rollover accidents on the highway south of Coupeville Thursday evening.
The head of the Island County Democrats is denouncing a candidate for a state representative seat who put on “blackface” to impersonate President Obama in an internet video. Oak Harbor resident David Sponheim, 54, is one of three candidates running against state Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island.
There’s nothing unusual about the police using a ruse against a criminal suspect. Such trickery can be “legal and appropriate,” said Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock.
North Whidbey resident Darcy Zook got the scare of a lifetime when police caught a suspect in a brutal rape and kidnapping case hiding in an orchard just outside her doors Saturday.
Two active-duty Navy men were killed over the weekend in a kayaking accident on the west side of Whidbey Island, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
A nursing administrator at Whidbey General Hospital is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a patient in restraints last week, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
Wanda Grone wasn’t surprised when she was fired last week. Grone, a Coupeville resident, had been the chief deputy treasurer in Island County for more than three years. Last Monday, she filed to run against her boss in this fall’s election.
Kelly Emerson hasn’t left politics behind. Emerson surprised many by resigning her position as Island County commissioner earlier this month. She is a Republican and represented District 3.
The election season turned a little ugly even before filing week was over.