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Nobody was injured when a mobile home on Race Road burned to the ground Sunday night. Chief Ed Hartin with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue said the doublewide was vacant and was undergoing renovations. The owners were in Arizona.
The owner of the Deep Sea crab boat that caught fire and sank to the bottom of Penn Cove will go to trial on a misdemeanor charge this September.
Margie Porter sees a side of the Whidbey Island community that is hidden from most residents.
Alleged theft and money laundering by a former Oak Harbor attorney resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars for Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, according to the president of the nonprofit group’s board.
Plans to install the first tidal turbines in the sea floor off Whidbey Island passed an important regulatory hurdle this week.
A 50-year-old Sedro-Woolley man is accused of stealing a large piece of machinery from a friend and selling it for scrap in 2012, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Marty J. Conard in Island County Superior Court March 7 with trafficking in stolen property in the first degree and theft in the second degree.
A Langley man accused of domestic abuse refused to speak with a deputy about the allegations because of her gender, court documents state. Prosecutors charged Franklin Smith, 46, in Island County Superior Court on March 6 with felony harassment, malicious mischief and two counts of fourth-degree assault. The assault and malicious mischief charges were filed as domestic violence-related counts.
The Island County hearing examiner will listen for two days to arguments regarding permits for a proposed tidal turbine pilot project in waters off Whidbey Island.
A 54-year-old South Whidbey man who allegedly tried to burglarize the Eagles Aerie was turned in by his own son, according to court documents.
Crowd expresses frustration, anger over ongoing crime in Island County.
A 23-year-old Langley man accused of child rape is wanted on a $300,000 arrest warrant, court documents state.
A man applying to be a reserve police officer in Langley lied on a polygraph exam, but ended up admitting to having child pornography on his home computer, according to court records.
A judge did not err in giving a South Whidbey High School graduate and convicted murderer more than double the standard-range sentence because his victim was wearing a seatbelt and had “an unsuspecting mindset” when he was shot, the Washington State Appeals Court ruled this week.
An employee with State Parks discovered a body on the beach outside of his state-owned housing near Possession Point State Park on South Whidbey Thursday afternoon.
The man accused of causing the accident that killed twin sisters from Oak Harbor last Halloween was not driving while intoxicated, according to his attorney.
Freeland woman, claiming to be ‘chancellor in Christ of Cosmic Light Creations,’ takes county to federal court
A federal lawsuit against Island County has stalled over a bounced check.
A 34-year-old Langley motorcyclist was caught by a deputy after a short chase ended in deep gravel earlier this month, court documents state.
A Clinton man who slashed his friend’s throat and stabbed him twice last year was sentenced under a plea bargain this week.
The Washington State Patrol’s policy of forgiving state lawmakers for speeding during session is simply not fair, according to Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano, said.
The future of the Coupeville Marshal’s Office will be decided in the New Year.
A perfectly reasonable couple saw a Christmastime UFO in the skies over Whidbey Island last week.
A hearing examiner with the state Public Employment Relations Commission ruled this week that Island County officials violated state law by withholding budget documents and other records sought by the deputy sheriff’s labor union.
So far, 19 applications have been made to the state for recreational marijuana licenses for proposed businesses in Island County.
A 39-year-old Clinton woman is facing charges in connection with a series of crimes she allegedly committed on South Whidbey on Nov. 9 while under the influence of drugs, court documents indicate.
The community is invited to a memorial service today, Nov. 16, at Oak Harbor High School for the Goheen twins. Janesah Danae Goheen, 17, passed away Monday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She succumbed to injuries sustained in a Oct. 31 car crash in Skagit County.
A 53-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of causing an accident that killed teenage twin sisters and injured another girl turned himself in on an arrest warrant last week, according to a detective with the Washington State Patrol.
Oak Harbor resident David McNeely passed away Aug. 10 at the age of 71. That didn’t stop him from winning a seat on the cemetery district board.
Robert “Al” Baker is in prison for brutally murdering his wife last year.
Whidbey Island Bank will no longer be headquartered in Oak Harbor following a merger with Olympia-based Heritage Financial Corporation.
Ann Rule’s book signing event in Freeland this past Sunday was cancelled after the famous true-crime author fell and broke her hip.
An Oak Harbor man was killed early Thursday morning after his motorcycle was struck by a deer near Freeland, according to the Washington State Patrol. Trooper Mark Francis said 54-year-old Mark Albright, Sr. was with a group of five motorcyclists who were riding home after working at Boeing just after midnight.
Shocking many in the courtroom, Robert “Al” Baker took the stand Thursday afternoon in his own defense and claimed his wife’s death is a mystery to him. The 62-year-old Antarctic physicist and restaurant owner is accused of brutally murdering Kathie Baker in the days before his girlfriend came to visit the couple’s Greenbank home last June.
A “secret obsession” with a female friend from Antarctica compelled Robert “Al” Baker to brutally murder his wife at their Greenbank home last summer, prosecutors claim.
The Island County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild claims that county officials don’t understand their own budget and demands that they retain an outside budget expert before any labor negotiations continue.
A Clinton man accused of driving away from the scene of a May 15 accident on South Whidbey is facing several charges in Island County Superior Court.
A 61-year-old Clinton man accused of molesting a young girl three years ago may face a lengthy prison sentence if convicted of the charge against him, court documents indicate.
Robert “Al” Baker will go on trial for murder in Island County Superior Court despite publicity surrounding a case involving a pizza parlor and an Antarctic romance gone horribly wrong.
A Coupeville man is accused of causing a collision with a motorcyclist and driving away without stopping.
A 39-year-old Freeland man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting two women and threatening to kill people outside of the Hong Kong Gardens in Clinton last month, according to court documents.
The wife of a man who died on South Whidbey two years ago wants a judge or jury to overrule the coroner’s determination that he committed suicide.
Joshua Lambert is a “walking time bomb” and a meth-abusing, anti-social narcissist who should never be free again.
One commissioner’s recognition of the county’s recuperating finances has led the board to pull the law-and-justice levy from the November ballot.
Wrangling over who gets to write statements about Island County’s law-and-justice levy for the online voters’ pamphlet has led commissioners to ask the County Auditor to make the decision. Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson was upset earlier this month when fellow Commissioner Jill Johnson declined during a work session to name the individuals who will write “pro and con” statements about the levy.
An ardent supporter of all things Navy raised a ruckus at the Island County commissioners’ meeting Monday during a discussion about the ongoing controversy over jet noise.
An Oak Harbor couple watched an object they could not identify in the night sky above Puget Sound two weeks ago.
Robert “Al” Baker’s trial will be delayed after all.
A man accused of getting drunk, stealing a John Deere tractor and a shotgun then leading police on a slow-speed chase through Coupeville appeared in court last week.
Joshua David Lambert will almost certainly spend the rest of his life behind bars as a convicted double murderer.
The pizza man and Antarctic scientist accused of killing his wife in Greenbank last year will go to trial Aug. 13.
A member of the department’s Explorer program stole a patrol car, a badge and a Taser and masqueraded as an officer on the Navy base in May, according to Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green.