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Man accused of making threat at ‘drug house’

An assault was reported at a Clinton house that was the site of multiple police investigations, according to court documents. On Nov. 1, Brandon S.… Continue reading

 

Transit director pick named

Island Transit’s board of directors picked its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity. The… Continue reading

 

Gambling leads to ice cream store theft

A 27-year-old man admitted to stealing from a Langley ice cream shop in April, but later paid it back, court documents say. Prosecutors charged Storm… Continue reading

 

Island Transit board names choice for executive director

Island Transit’s board of directors picked for its new executive director an Everett native who dedicated much of his life to transit management and charity.… Continue reading

Aggressive rooster | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 29 At 7:06 p.m., an assault was reported at… Continue reading

State House race still close

The race between an incumbent and an educator for a District 10 state representative seat remains very close as of Thursday night’s ballot count. But… Continue reading

Bail set at $250,000 in attempted rape case

A 24-year-old man is accused of choking and trying to rape a woman at a Clinton home Wednesday, Nov. 7, according to court documents. Dederick… Continue reading

Ram owner sought

Authorities are looking for the owner of a wayward ram. Island County Animal Control Carol Barnes said the horned creature was found in the area… Continue reading

Lawsuits against agency claim driver negligence

Two people have filed lawsuits against Island Transit over an incident that occurred three years ago. Oak Harbor attorney Kenneth Manni filed two separate complaints… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times. Lynn Hyde stands inside the Haller House, a historic home that her nonprofit group recently purchased in order to preserve it.

Nonprofit buys historic Whidbey house

It doesn’t have central heating, barely has any plumbing and raccoons live upstairs, but the historic value of the 150-year-old Granville and Henrietta Haller House… Continue reading

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times. Lynn Hyde stands inside the Haller House, a historic home that her nonprofit group recently purchased in order to preserve it.

Election results are mixed in local races

There was no clear trend in local elections for the first count of ballots Tuesday. In Island County races, Democratic candidate Janet St. Clair, a… Continue reading

Tips lead to arrest of wanted man

Tips on a Facebook page led to the arrest of a man whom law enforcement described as a violent offender and dangerous. Deputies with the… Continue reading

Teen dances on roof, wields machete | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Oct. 25 At 7:17 a.m., a driver reported that a… Continue reading

Tree crushes windmill | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 8 At 6:50 p.m., a Saratoga Road resident reported… Continue reading

Transit director finalists named

Island Transit board members have chosen four finalists to be the next executive director for the agency. The public is invited to meet them during… Continue reading

Larsen asks Navy to reduce planned OLF flights

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen wants the Navy to rethink a proposed fourfold increase in the number of EA-18G Growler aircraft practices at a small Central… Continue reading

Client allegedly stalked attorney

A defense attorney withdrew this week from representing a defendant in Island County Superior Court after obtaining a no-contact order against the man. In court… Continue reading

Sheriff candidates offer different philosophies

Both of the men who want to be Island County sheriff come from within the department, but they are very different candidates with very different… Continue reading

Navy wants comments on Growler impact to reserve

The Navy is asking for public comment on a draft “memorandum of agreement” regarding EA-18G Growler aircraft and historic properties on Whidbey Island even though… Continue reading

Man gets maximum sentence for sex crime

A Freeland man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman at a South Whidbey cabin four years ago was sent to prison Monday. Island County Superior… Continue reading