Jessie Stensland

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                                A evidence photo taken by police shows a deputy’s AR-15 rifle that was involved in a police-related shooting on North Whidbey in September.

Review: Deputy justified in fatal shooting

A deputy was justified in fatally shooting Navy sailor Nicholas K. Perkins during a police standoff on North Whidbey Sept. 17, 2017, the Island County… Continue reading

 

The Admiraly Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park will have some major renovation work done, the majority of it being to its exterior. 2017 File Photo/Whidbey News-Times

Admiralty Head Lighthouse to get facelift sometime in 2019

One of the most famous buildings on Whidbey Island is going to get fixed up pretty, if everything goes as planned. Alex McMurry, historic preservation… Continue reading

 

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                                John Bagley, left, makes a preliminary appearance in Island County Superior Court Monday. He’s accused of pawning a telescope stolen from a robotics club.

Man arrested for pawning robotics club’s telescope

A man faces a felony charge after getting caught pawning a telescope that had been stolen from a children’s underwater robotics club on South Whidbey.… Continue reading

 

Dumping, trespassing suspect acts out in court

A South Whidbey man who made headlines years ago was back in court Thursday and causing trouble. Curtis Leonard made a preliminary appearance in Island… Continue reading

Lawmakers should pass Sasquatch bills

Orcas, eagles and bears. Oh my. These Western Washington animals — and many more — are recognized and protected in a plethora of ways. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Accused burglar claims ‘Hobo Law’

A South Whidbey woman who was living at a Lone Lake vacation home without permission told people she was allowed to stay there under “Hobo… Continue reading

Langley icon, Richard Clyde, dies at 92

Richard Clyde was an honest man, well known in Langley for running a garage and being a pillar of the community. He was also an… Continue reading

Data shows Island County’s economy is strong

A consistent decrease in the unemployment rate suggests that Island County has emerged from the Great Recession with a steadily growing economy, according to an… Continue reading

Human remains, strangers in a vacation home and mail in a tree | SHERIFF’S REPORT

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Wednesday, Dec. 27 At 1:18 p.m., a break-in was reported at… Continue reading

Report casts doubts on Whidbey arsonist’s sanity, mental capacity

A forensic mental health examination of a man accused of burning down two houses on South Whidbey in July casts doubt on his sanity and… Continue reading

Nurses needed for WhidbeyHealth’s SANE program

WhidbeyHealth Medical Center is looking for candidates willing to be trained to provide sexual assault nurse exams. The SANE program involves highly trained nurse practitioners… Continue reading

Lambert returns to Island County Superior Court, pleads not guilty

Friday, Joshua Lambert appeared in Island County Superior Court for the first time since he was sentenced to 100 years in prison four years ago… Continue reading

Man accused of putting gun to woman’s head in Clinton

A 33-year-old man is accused of putting a gun to a Clinton woman’s head and pulling the trigger, according to court documents. The gun did… Continue reading

Burglars steal from robotics club in Clinton

Burglars stole about $3,000 worth of equipment from South Whidbey children who build underwater robots. Ashley McConnaughey, a mentor for the South Whidbey underwater robotics… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville commissioners not liable in lawsuit

Two Port of Coupeville commissioners won’t be individually liable in a lawsuit that was brought against both them and the port. Friday, Island County Superior… Continue reading

Machete-wielding Oak Harbor man accused of rape

A man is accused of chasing a woman with a machete and then raping her in Oak Harbor, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Johnson… Continue reading

Island County Court District Judge looking for court commissioner

A long time court commissioner in Island County District Court resigned last week, leaving an opening for any lawyer who wants to wear a robe.… Continue reading

It’s time to abolish the death penalty

It’s been 15 years since Robert Yates, a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, was sent to death row. The serial killer confessed to… Continue reading

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                                Louis Scarpino of Oak Harbor appears in Island County Superior Court in a restraint chair Wednesday because he was accused of being disorderly and intimidating a judge the day before.

Suspected car thief accused of intimidating judge

A suspected car thief was wheeled into court in a restraint chair Wednesday because he bit a microphone, turned over a table and threatened a… Continue reading

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                                Louis Scarpino of Oak Harbor appears in Island County Superior Court in a restraint chair Wednesday because he was accused of being disorderly and intimidating a judge the day before.

Police: Suspect, 28, taped himself beating a homeless man

A 28-year-old Oak Harbor resident is facing a felony assault charge after he videotaped himself beating up a homeless man, court documents state. Jon M.… Continue reading