Jessie Stensland

Project aims to ID source of algae bloom catalyst in lake

Broken down septic tanks, non-constipated geese or farming activities, or possibly a combination of factors, have amassed nutrients in Lone Lake on South Whidbey for… Continue reading

Giant garage sale going online

The Coupeville Lions Club is adapting to a COVID-19 world by running the “biggest and best” garage sale in cyberspace. The members of the club… Continue reading

Whidbey law enforcers differ on use of carotid hold

Law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island have a range of policies when it comes to the carotid control hold, also known as the sleeper hold… Continue reading

Many police reforms being called for are nothing new, sheriff says

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office spent last Tuesday afternoon learning how to use different tools of force, from pepper spray to projectiles with… Continue reading

Superintendent: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to expect kids to wear masks

For students who dread smelling their own breath all day long underneath increasingly damp and dirty face masks, the superintendent of Oak Harbor public schools… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man killed in crash at Deception Pass Bridge

An Oak Harbor man was killed in a head-on collision near Deception Pass Bridge Saturday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. The reports states that… Continue reading

Man with shaved head and red poppy in mouth staring at cars | Island Scanner

Sunday, June 7 At 1:56 p.m., a caller reported that an off-leash dog went into a neighbor’s house and attacked the neighbor. The caller said… Continue reading

”Old bones” reported on beach | Island Scanner

Thursday, June 4 At 6:19 p.m., a resident reported that a person was walking down the middle of Cultus Bay Road and then passed out.… Continue reading

Suspect accused of vandalizing yacht club

A judge ruled that a man accused of vandalizing property and boats at the Sandy Hook Yacht Club June 13 has to be evaluated by… Continue reading

Island County enters Phase 3

On Friday, Island County moved into Phase 3 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start plan for gradually reopening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Continue reading

Man charged with theft, burglary, reckless burning

A Coupeville man accused of accidentally starting a house fire after previously breaking into a historic home is scheduled for a competency hearing next month,… Continue reading

School district investigating Facebook interaction between teacher, recent grad

The Oak Harbor school district is investigating an allegation of an inappropriate social media interaction between a paraeducator at Oak Harbor High School and a… Continue reading

Woman sentenced for stealing from soccer club, ordered to repay $17,000

An Oak Harbor woman who stole from a soccer club was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay more than $17,000 in restitution, according to… Continue reading

Oak Harbor woman dies while in police custody in Yakima

A special investigations unit is looking into an Oak Harbor woman who died after being taken to the hospital in a patrol car in Yakima… Continue reading

Cost of septic pumping to increase in Island County

People who live in unincorporated areas of the county and have indoor plumbing may want to consider getting their septic tanks pumped sooner than later.… Continue reading

County may ask to move to Phase 3 next week

Island County officials hope to ask the state Secretary of Health for permission to move into Level 3 of the Gov. Jay Inslee’s Safe Start… Continue reading

Commissioner says governor’s new mask rule defies basic science, logic

An Island County commissioner said she will refuse to follow Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest rule related to COVID-19 because she believes it does not follow… Continue reading

Veterinarian accused of misconduct

An Oak Harbor veterinarian is accused of failing to use analgesics before and after painful surgeries and procedures on dogs, failing to intubate and monitor… Continue reading

Ex-sheriff is cruising into retirement after 32 years

He was a school teacher who didn’t want to be a cop. He was a cop who never wanted to be sheriff. But Mike Hawley… Continue reading

Oak Harbor man who resisted police arrested

A confrontation between Oak Harbor police and a man who was acting erratically turned violent when officers tried to restrain him in a parking lot… Continue reading