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Man accused of killing dog with a hatchet

A judge found probable cause to believe 29-year-old Nicholas R. Anderson committed animal cruelty.


Oak Harbor child molester reoffends, but sentence less lenient second time

Gary T. Boyer, 71, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to third degree child molestation.


Deputies negotiate surrender of knife-wielding suspect

Deputies negotiated the peaceful surrender of an assault suspect who refused to leave his car.


Public-private windmill partnership proposed

Oak Harbor officials expressed interest in moving forward with rebuilding the windmill.

Hillside development agreement approved

A developer and the city of Oak Harbor finalized a unique agreement.

Infrastructure bill will help ferry system stay afloat

President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure act will help fund ferries in Washington state.

Commissioners to hire first county administrator

Island County government will soon have a county administrator for the first time in its history.

Sex offender accused of failing to register

Prosecutors charged Bryan J. Parent in Island County Superior Court Nov. 1 with failure to register.

Errant driver targets wrong man

Court documents say an Oak Harbor man is accused of trying to run over the wrong man twice.

Body found at Cornet Bay IDed

The body of a man found on North Whidbey Nov. 9 has been identified as a missing Bellingham man.

Glove DNA identifies burglary suspect

A suspect in a 2019 burglary was identified from DNA left on rubber gloves found at the scene.

Investigators seeking to identify body found at Cornet Bay

Investigators are trying to identify the body of a man discovered on a Cornet Bay beach on North Whidbey Tuesday afternoon. Island County Deputy Coroner… Continue reading

Heart left at beach | Island Scanner

Thursday, Oct. 28 At 11:51 a.m., a Tianda Lane resident reported that Publishers Clearinghouse keeps calling. At 11:54 a.m., a theft occurred at the Cornet… Continue reading

Children play at the Freeland Park in 2019. The aging playground equipment is scheduled to be replaced next year.

Freeland Park to get new playground equipment

Playground equipment at Freeland Park that’s nearly three decades old will be replaced next year.

Children play at the Freeland Park in 2019. The aging playground equipment is scheduled to be replaced next year.

Imprisoned man wanted on $100,000 warrant

An Oak Harbor man in prison on a robbery charge is wanted on $100,000 warrant in a firearms case.

Vaccine clinics set for kids 5 and up

Island County is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children ages 5 and older on Whidbey Island.

Non-union city staff gets salary bump

Non-represented Oak Harbor employees and elected officials will get a cost-of-living increase.

Alleged phone harasser wanted on warrant

A Federal Way man is wanted for allegedly threatening to kill a South Whidbey woman over the phone.

Dead horse help requested | Island Scanner

Wednesday, Oct. 20 At 1:35 a.m., a driver reported that someone was standing in the middle of Highway 20 near Frosted Road. At 2:42 a.m.,… Continue reading

Spandex man arrested for Halloween assault

A man clad in yellow Spandex was arrested for allegedly trying to huck his brother in a dumpster.