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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

‘Bipartisan’ lawmaker faces challenger

When it comes to campaigning, state Rep. Norma Smith and her challenger have very different styles. Smith, a Republican who lives in Clinton, speaks at… Continue reading

Burglar burned hole in door

A 17-year-old Mukilteo boy is accused of staying at a rental house in Clinton without permission and burning a hole in the door, according to… Continue reading

Fingerprints lead to suspect

Fingerprints led police to a suspect in the burglary of a South Whidbey home, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Dillon J. Tresslar, 29, in… Continue reading

DNA leads to burglary suspect

DNA evidence led to charges being filed against a man who allegedly stole Depression-era glassware and other items from a Central Whidbey property two years… Continue reading

Congressman says he’s passing on Growler concerns to Pentagon

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is paying attention to concerns Central Whidbey residents have about a proposed increase in Navy EA-18G Growler aircraft practice at a… Continue reading

Screaming monkey | Island Scanner

The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office: Monday, Oct. 1 At 8:08 p.m., a caller reported that a… Continue reading

Police ‘expert’ accused of assault

A Pierce County Sheriff’s sergeant who was hired by the City of Langley in a police use-of-force investigation was arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault,… Continue reading

Man arrested after collision

An Oak Harbor man was arrested after causing an accident on Highway 20 near Coupeville on Oct. 7, the Washington State Patrol reported. Christopher B.… Continue reading

Video of deer at football game goes nationwide

A football game in Coupeville earlier this month made national news and spawned a viral video. A blacktail deer ran down the middle of the… Continue reading