Jessie Stensland

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

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                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

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times
                                Island County Coroner Robert Bishop prepares for an autopsy.

Tourism funding committee forms

A new Langley committee will help with doling out tourism funds. The Langley City Council decided to form an ad hoc committee to help council… Continue reading

Photo by Drew Kampion
                                Buell Neidlinger played the cello on Whidbey Island in recent years, but he was famous for his bass playing. He passed away March 16.

Neidlinger remembered as world-class musician

With a long beard and strong opinions, Buell Neidlinger was a well-known and colorful local character on Whidbey Island. Many residents may not have been… Continue reading

Photo by Drew Kampion
                                Buell Neidlinger played the cello on Whidbey Island in recent years, but he was famous for his bass playing. He passed away March 16.

Teenager sentenced for house fire

A teenager who accidentally started a fire that destroyed a Honeymoon Bay house was sentenced to juvenile detention Thursday. The boy pleaded guilty in Island… Continue reading

Ignacio Rivera appears in Island County Superior Court.

Man accused of biting off part of victim’s ear

A South Whidbey love triangle led to “a brutal beating” in which part of a man’s ear was bitten off, Island County Chief Criminal Prosecutor… Continue reading

Ignacio Rivera appears in Island County Superior Court.

Navy extends comment period on special ops training

The area where the Navy conducts special operations training may be expanded to include Whidbey Island. In addition, the number of training operations conducted each… Continue reading

Poll

What do you think of students walking out of school to protest gun violence?… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Port gets $500k for parking lot in Mukilteo

Curt Gordon’s decade-long mission to build a parking lot is finally getting somewhere. State lawmakers included a $500,000 appropriation in the capital budget for the… Continue reading

Many incumbents seeking re-election

It’s a big election year for Island County with many county positions on the November ballot. In addition, state representatives will also be asking for… Continue reading

OH man accused of exposing himself, biting police officer

A man is accused of exposing himself, biting a police officer and using a racial slur in downtown Oak Harbor early in the morning of… Continue reading

Teleconferencing will speed up jail evaluations

Mental health professionals will soon be evaluating inmates at Island County Jail via videoconferencing. The jail is one of four in the state that were… Continue reading

Jacob Gonzales is a person of interest in the murder of a woman found on Camano Island.

‘Person of interest’ ID’ed in Camano decapitation murder

Investigators identified a “person of interest” in a murder in which the victim’s body was found near a hillside bunker on Camano Island Saturday. The… Continue reading

Jacob Gonzales is a person of interest in the murder of a woman found on Camano Island.

Student arrested after bomb threat

A South Whidbey middle school student was arrested last week for allegedly making a bomb threat, according to police. Every indication is that the student… Continue reading