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The strange trial of an accused killer took even more unusual turns Monday in Island County Superior Court.
The body of a Freeland man was recovered from the bottom of an Anacortes lake Wednesday.
A resolution recommending a ballot proposition for law-and-justice funding is finally on its way to Island County Board of Commissioners.
Meetings of the Island County commissioners will not begin with a prayer. At least not anytime soon.
A Skagit County judge will decide if Island County legally owns a disputed piece of Greenbank beach property.
Three people are suspected in an April 23 laundromat burglary and a car prowl in Langley.
Island County prevailed once again in litigation over the City of Oak Harbor’s efforts to expand its western boundaries.
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown is asking for the community’s help in locating a man suspected in a South Whidbey burglary.
A 28-year-old Bellingham man committed suicide Thursday morning by leaping from Deception Pass Bridge, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop.
Law enforcement officials on Whidbey Island are once again asking residents to turn in their unwanted medication.
A 21-year-old Clinton man who slashed his friend’s throat and stabbed him twice was released from jail after posting $50,000 bond, according to Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office.
A 55-year-old Coupeville man is accused of pointing a handgun at a fellow passenger’s chest while waiting in line at the Clinton ferry dock, according to court documents.
The Island County prosecutor said Thursday that no charges will be filed in connection with the Nov. 17, 2012 death of Christopher Cooper in downtown Oak Harbor.
A 34-year-old Federal Way woman’s blood-alcohol level was at more than three times the legal limit when she caused an accident on South Whidbey last December that seriously injured three people, court documents state.
Former Island County Superior Court Judge Richard Pitt died March 1 at his home in Langley. He was 85 years old. A celebration of life will be held today in Oak Harbor.
The former assistant director of the Island County Economic Development Council accused of embezzling is wanted on a $10,000 arrest warrant.
An Oak Harbor attorney was forced to withdraw from his law firm after he was accused of improperly depositing money from a client’s trust account into his personal banking account, according to Island County Superior Court documents.
Saving a life is all in a day’s work for Island County Assessor Mary Engle.
The niece of Greenbank murder victim Kathie Baker says her aunt had no idea that her husband is a convicted sex offender.
Detectives with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are trying to identify three suspects who stole $10,000 worth of tobacco products from a Freeland gas station last month.
Peter Strow will take off his judge’s robe at the end of March and may never put it back on again. Strow surprised many in legal circles when he announced earlier this year that he would be retiring in the middle of his four-year term. He is the elected judge for Island County District Court and also acts as the municipal judge for Oak Harbor, Coupeville and Langley. He adjudicates misdemeanor crimes and civil matters. With his gravelly voice and gruff manner, Strow has become an institution on Whidbey Island during his 16 years on the bench. As he points out, no other elected official has as much interaction with the public as he does.
An 83-year-old Clinton man is facing possible jail time for causing an accident that seriously injured another driver Dec. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Oran G. Downs in Island County Superior Court Feb. 25 with vehicle assault. He could face from one to nine months in jail if convicted.
The former assistant director of the Island County Economic Development Council is accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from the agency, court documents state.
A dramatic scene unfolded inside Island County Superior Court Monday morning at the sentencing hearing of a former beauty queen who became a celebrity after being suspected of murder.
Peggy Sue Thomas will be sentenced Friday morning for her role in a 2003 murder on South Whidbey.
It’s official. Former Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick is disqualified from ever holding public office in the state again.
A 62-year-old pizza man and Antarctic scientist accused of killing his wife and dumping her tarp-wrapped body behind their Greenbank home will remain in jail on $5 million bail after the prosecution exposed him as a sex offender.
A 68-year-old Oak Harbor man is accused of stalking a 911 dispatcher and threatening to kill a law enforcement officer and his family, court documents indicate.
The growing number of gun permits requested countywide became a topic of discussion at an Oak Harbor City Council meeting last week.
A gentle giant that goes by the name Thunder has a predilection for treats. He sniffs them out and rummages through coat pockets with his nimble equine lips until he gets what he’s after.
A former beauty queen pleaded guilty to a plea-bargained charge Thursday, less than a week before she was scheduled to go on trial for first-degree murder.
During a very unusual hearing Friday, two suspected murderers and former lovers came face to face in court for the first time since their arrests.
Island County’s animal control officer tracked down a man who abandoned two aggressive dogs that attacked hikers at Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey.
A 34-year-old Oak Harbor man suspected of burglarizing the Ebey Bowl in Coupeville with his girlfriend was recently sentenced to jail.
A 28-year-old man suspected in a series of arson fires in a neighborhood near Langley pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Monday as a part of a plea bargain.
Suspected double-murderer Joshua Lambert led detective to a hidden shotgun for $50 and offered to write a confession for another $50 and a cup of coffee.
Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick will have to spend more than two weeks in jail and will likely resign from office after pleading guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge for falsifying a city record. The Langley City Council is holding a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the situation.
A diver had to swim down about 35 to 45 feet Monday morning to get to a car that had plunged to the bottom of a Central Whidbey pond over the weekend.
The Island County Sheriff’s Office will hold a public meeting Thursday, Dec. 20, to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who’s moving back to the community.
The mayor of Langley has been charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics.
The mayor of Langley has been charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks filed one count of "false report by a public officer" against Mayor Larry Kwarsick in Island County Superior Court today.
A 29-year-old Langley man is facing a felony charge for allegedly entering a man’s home without permission to retrieve his ex-girlfriend, according to court documents.
The Island County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild has filed a second lawsuit against the county, this time over workers’ compensation and sick pay.
The Island County Sheriff’s Office released images of the masked man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton last Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank in Clinton that occurred just before closing today.
Three high-profile murder cases are scheduled to be held in Island County Superior Court during the first three months of 2013. Joshua D. Lambert, a 31-year-old homeless Oak Harbor resident, succeeded in getting his double-murder trial moved to March 13.
Outgoing state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen becomes emotional when she talks about her worries for the district she’s represented in Olympia over the last 30 years.
A 42-year-old Langley man is facing a series of criminal charges for allegedly violating a no-contact order repeatedly and then getting into a hit-and-run accident, court documents show.
The day when adults old enough to drink alcohol and smoke pot without fear of handcuffs may be close at hand, or already here.
A 30-year-old Langley man was charged this week in an assault that left a well-known Oak Harbor youth football coach with a serious brain injury.