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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.
A 28-year-old man suspected in a series of arsons in a neighborhood near Langley was allegedly caught in the act by a deputy on a late-night stakeout, according to court records.
The tension between the two candidates vying to represent Oak Harbor-area residents on the Board of Island County Commissioners started before either of them ran for public office.
Law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island are again teaming up to collect drugs. The Island County Sheriff’s Office, the Oak Harbor Police Department and the Coupeville Marshal’s Office are holding the regular Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29.
The remains believed to be those of a 27-year-old woman last seen a year ago in Freeland were discovered in a wilderness area near Winthrop Sept. 18.
Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office received two reports in three days of people passing phony $100 bills on South Whidbey, but the cases don’t appear to be related.
Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the harassment of an elderly Coupeville woman who wrote a letter to the editor that spawned a controversy.
A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday.
Washington’s wackiest gardener recently visited Freeland Ace. Ciscoe Morris was in town for a couple of hours for a book signing and gardening tips. Freeland Ace won the visit through a KIRO radio raffle drawing.
Accused murderer Robert “Al” Baker pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering his wife.
The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Tuesday morning.
The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp is having trouble retaining an attorney.
A state senator and her opponent in this year’s campaign are both upset about a series of mailers that criticize the incumbent and distort some of the facts.
With the earliest primary in state history, some people involved in political campaigns in Island County are concerned about voter participation for the Aug. 7 primary election.
A Freeland man who stabbed both of his parents at their Bush Point Terrace home last October has entered guilty pleas in connection with a plea bargain.
Two 27-year-old men are facing child rape charges for having sex with the same underage South Whidbey girl, court documents indicate.
The strained relationship between key law-and-justice figures and the Island County commissioners was evident at a charged meeting this past Wednesday that culminated when an administrative assistant was cut off while reading Commissioner Angie Homola’s letter to the board.
A Greenbank attorney is waging a one-man battle against a renewal of a popular levy that funds ambulances and other emergency medical services on Whidbey Island.
Deputies arrested a 48-year-old Langley woman Monday who was chasing a hallucination around her neighbor’s yard while high on various drugs and armed with a handgun, court documents indicate.
One of two people charged in a South Whidbey murder case that’s received national attention will go on trial next week. James Huden, 55, is accused of first-degree murder in the 2003 Christmastime shooting death of Russel Douglas, a 31-year-old father of two. The trial is set to start with jury selection on Tuesday, July 10.
The Island County Prosecutor’s Office charged 61-year-old Greenbank resident Robert “Al” Baker Wednesday with first-degree murder, a domestic-violence crime with a deadly weapon enhancement and an aggravating factor.
Greenbank resident Kathie Baker was hit in the head, possibly with a ball-peen hammer, and strangled with a ligature before her body was wrapped in a tarp and dumped in a ravine, according to court records.
A group of citizens, government officials and cops is recommending that Island County commissioners ask voters to increase the sales tax to fund extra deputies, extra police cars and other needs within the law and justice community.
A gaggle of geese marked for death was goose-napped in a clandestine operation on Honeymoon Lake on Wednesday night.
A 27-year-old Freeland man will go to prison after his seventh conviction for violating a court order that bars him from contacting a teenage girl. Joshua Kolbet pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court May 21 to a felony violation of a no-contact order, a domestic violence crime.
The proximity of rare plants and an international communications cable may present obstacles for a plan to locate tidal turbines in Admiralty Inlet. The Snohomish County Public Utility District submitted a final license application in March to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a permit to install two energy-producing turbines in Admiralty Inlet. The proposed location is one kilometer west of Central Whidbey’s Keystone Harbor.
Plans to kill a few geese and goslings that annoy some residents of a Greenbank lake community have upset fans of the waterfowl and spawned an online petition drive to save them. Board members of the Honeymoon Lake Community recently signed a contract with a federal agency to euthanize the four adult geese and three goslings that took up residence on the lake this spring. The board caused a stir last summer by bringing in federal agents to kill 19 honkers that lived there at that time and upset some residents by pooping on lawns.
A 41-year-old Clinton woman accused of being an accomplice in the shotgun murder of her boyfriend's wife pleaded guilty to a lesser charge today in Whatcom County Superior Court. Kara Jo Buchanan confessed in a phone message to shooting the Bellingham resident last July. She attempted to kill herself by slitting her wrists, but deputies found her wandering the beach at Double Bluff on Whidbey. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.
Documents from a protection order hearing allege that 22-year-old Greenbank resident George Downey perpetrated a pattern of domestic and sexual violence long before he kidnapped and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son on March 16.
Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson nearly forfeited her office by accident last week, but was saved by the county’s auditor.
Law enforcement officials on Whidbey Island are once again working together to take drugs.
In one week in March, deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office responded to 411 calls for service. Among the long list of incidents they had to deal with were 19 car accidents, 12 burglaries, 11 thefts, nine assaults and three sex offenses.
A well-known member of the South Whidbey performing arts community was sentenced to 15 months in prison this week for repeatedly violating a court order.
They call him Rat. He chases balls like a dog and uses a litter box like a cat. He demands attention like a toddler and sometimes seems to think he’s a person.
A 22-year-old Greenbank man accused of kidnapping and rape likely won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon.
A deep sense of sorrow permeated a crowded courtroom in Coupeville Friday afternoon as a young woman who killed three of her best friends in a drinking-and-driving accident learned her fate.
Two men accused of murder have swapped trial dates in Island County Superior Court.
The sister of one of the three young men killed in a drinking-and-driving crash on South Whidbey last year wants the 18-year-old driver to give impact presentations aimed at preventing more victims in the future.
A former Freeland attorney pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to embezzling more than $1 million from his clients through a mail fraud scheme.
A 22-year-old man accused of abducting a South Whidbey woman and her child from their home last week has been charged with a long list of crimes, including kidnapping and rape.
Two buddies who served in the Army together in Iraq moved to South Whidbey intending to help the grandmother of one of the men save her farm.
COUPEVILLE — The teenaged girl who was behind the wheel in a car accident that killed three young men on South Whidbey last November is pleading guilty to the charges against her, according to the Island County Prosecutor’s Office.