Jessie Stensland

Linda Thomas

Elderly Clinton woman guilty of killing sister

Two years ago, an elderly Clinton woman shot her sister in the head with a .38 Special Ladysmith revolver and then fought ferociously with her… Continue reading

 

Langley Police Chief David Marks

Prosecutor declines to charge chief

The Island County prosecutor declined to charge Langley Police Chief David Marks with a crime in connection with a use-of-force incident that occurred last November.… Continue reading

 

Loose goats found, owner wanted

A South Whidbey woman is trying to find the owner of a couple of wayward goats she came across in her neighborhood. Eric Kelly said… Continue reading

 

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                                South Whidbey resident Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Island County Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Gas station robber pleads guilty, sentenced to prison

A woman who committed two armed robberies of a gas station in Clinton last year was sent to prison Monday. Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan, 24, pleaded… Continue reading

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                                South Whidbey resident Jonathan “Lexzi” Zupan appears in Island County Superior Court with attorney Margot Carter Monday for a sentencing hearing.

Mysterious grave | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, April 26 At 11:11 a.m., a clerk at a convenience… Continue reading

State, federal lawsuits filed against hospital

WhidbeyHealth is being sued in state and federal court for allegedly violating the state Open Public Records Act and for alleged age discrimination. Dr. James… Continue reading

Cows stuck in mud | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Tuesday, April 10 At 3:50 p.m., a truck was reportedly stolen… Continue reading

Suspicious box spotted | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Saturday, April 7 At 8:22 a.m., a caller reported that 12… Continue reading

County guilty of unfair labor practices

An unfair labor practices complaint against the county has been won by the Island County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild. An examiner with the Public Employment Relations… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man charged with possessing child porn

Special agents with Homeland Security investigated a child pornography case in Oak Harbor earlier this year. Prosecutors charged the suspect, Lewis C. Cox, 49, in… Continue reading

Filing week ends May 18

Not too late to be a candidate

Results of library levy election too close to call

Results are too close to call in Tuesday’s special election for a proposed property-tax levy for Sno-Isle Libraries. The “yes” votes on the measure, which… Continue reading

Library levy is passing

The results are tight, but it looks like a proposed property-tax levy for Sno-Isle Libraries passed in Tuesday’s special election. The measure was on the… Continue reading

Clinton woman goes on trial for murder Tuesday

Clinton resident Linda Thomas paid for her own obituary, packed a gun and zip ties, traveled to California and allegedly shot her sister to death… Continue reading

Man tracks down stolen bicycles

A little detective work by a Clinton resident led to the return of custom-make bicycles that were stolen earlier this month. A couple reported to… Continue reading

Car fire delays newspaper delivery

A car fire delayed the delivery of hundreds of copies of the South Whidbey Record Saturday. Diane Smothers, circulation manager for Whidbey News Group, said… Continue reading

Second deputy announces bid for Island County sheriff

Lane Campbell wants to be the kind of sheriff who knows his community because he spends time in his community. Campbell, a deputy with the… Continue reading

Deputies serve warrant in Clinton

A large number of police officers descended on a home in Clinton Saturday. At about 5 p.m., deputies, detectives and emergency response team members from… Continue reading

Appeals Court denies child rapist’s motion

The state Court of Appeals won’t be second-guessing its decision regarding a South Whidbey child rapist’s conviction. Last week the court released an order denying… Continue reading

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                                Island County Coroner Robert Bishop prepares for an autopsy.

Coroner finds answers after tragedy strikes

Robert Bishop spent long hours earlier this month in a remote stretch of woods on Camano Island where a young woman’s body was dumped. Bishop… Continue reading

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                                Island County Coroner Robert Bishop prepares for an autopsy.