Publication: Whidbey News-Times

First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Man killed in Oak Harbor shooting

A 21-year-old man was shot and killed in Oak Harbor early this morning.Police responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the southwest area of the city at about 3:15 a.m., according to a statement from Chief Ed Green.Officers found the man, who was unresponsive. ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Entities: Shooting, Officer, Police
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Professor gives haunting lesson at Oak Harbor Skagit Valley College campus

F ew have seen the purported ghost of a little boy riding his tricycle up and down the long basement hallways of the Old Main building on the Skagit Valley College campus in Oak Harbor.But there are some who are convinced he’s there.On Thursday night, ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

NAS Whidbey man accused of seeking sex with child

A sailor at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is among six men arrested during an online child exploitation sting carried out by Skagit County law enforcement.Matthew Beltran, 37, of Stanwood, allegedly offered a 14-year-old girl he met on Craigslist a ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Island County commissioners fall shy of spending cuts goal

Island County commissioners aimed to cut about $100,000 in new staff positions from next year’s budget but fell short of their goal to reduce projected spending by approximately $300,000.A second budget hearing is set for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Oak Harbor man discovered dead on south end

Island police are looking into the death of an Oak Harbor man on South Whidbey last week.Anthony J Speed, 51, was found dead at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in a ravine near Dalton Realty on State Highway 525 in Clinton, according to the Island ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Candidates spar in final Oak Harbor forum before election

At right, state Rep. Norma Smith, District 10 Position 1, fields questions alongside Position 2 candidates Nick Petrish, center, and Dave Hayes.— image credit: Janis Reid/Whidbey News-TimesCandidates took on each other one last time at Thursday’s final ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Navy acknowledges climate change threat | Letter

Editor,In Whidbey News-Times ’ Oct. 11 coverage of candidate debates, commissioner candidate Rick Hannold was described as doubtful that we should fight climate change.“I feel it’s just part of the natural course of things,” said Hannold, according to ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Jacks is a voice for all island communities | Letter

Editor,The November ballots are mailed and I want to remind Island County residents that Karla Jacks is running for Island County Commissioner District No. 3.While her opponent says he is “local” and knows the “islands,” I do not believe he has acquired ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Family dog attacked by pit bulls on North Whidbey

Jennifer Olson puts her arms around Emma, her mastiff attacked by pit bills.— image credit: Janis Reid/Whidbey News-TimesIsland County Animal Control officer is asking for the public’s help in locating two pit bull mixes that seriously injured another ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Trout limit bumps up to 10 at Cranberry Lake

Just one tiny detail was left out when hatchery workers with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived at Deception Pass State Park to stock Cranberry Lake with an abundance of rainbow trout earlier this week.They forgot to tell Jack Hartt.A bonus ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Vaughan backs off plan to seek Island Transit director job

Island County Commissioner Aubrey Vaughan won’t be seeking the top job at Island Transit after all.Vaughan, a member of the Island Transit board, announced during the regular transit meeting Friday that he plans to apply for the agency’s top job. He resigned ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

'Gas round' compels to carjacking suspect to surrender

Whidbey Island's version of a SWAT team arrested a carjacking suspect at an apartment building outside Oak Harbor today, according to the Island County Sheriff's Office.Detective Ed Wallace said the suspect, Irvin Torian, is wanted on a no-bail arrest ... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 16 2014]

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"I feel a little left out, but that happened in grade school and I got over it" Hartt joked Friday when he was informed of the trout planting

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Man killed in Oak Harbor shooting [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Professor gives haunting lesson at Oak Harbor S... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
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Candidates spar in final Oak Harbor forum befor... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Island County commissioners fall shy of spendin... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Oak Harbor man discovered dead on south end [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Navy acknowledges climate change threat | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Jacks is a voice for all island communities | L... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Family dog attacked by pit bulls on North Whidbey [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 18 2014]
Trout limit bumps up to 10 at Cranberry Lake [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 17 2014]
Vaughan backs off plan to seek Island Transit d... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 16 2014]
'Gas round' compels to carjacking suspect to su... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 16 2014]
Fire crews respond to car fire Wednesday morning [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Oak Harbor teacher juggles motherhood, cancer b... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Remodel brewing for Whidbey Coffee store [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
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Last three letters spell out ‘R-A-T’ | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Two initiatives on ballot are opposites | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Don’t let vote be swayed by tactics | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Affiliation with MoveOn suspicious | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
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Beware of requests to send gift cards | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Think pink, think mammogram during October | In... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Whidbey turbine project is dead in the water [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Response time is not reassuring | Letter [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Commissioner, Oak Harbor mayor team up for heal... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
ShakeOut rolls Oak Harbor schools Thursday [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
Rural event center approved by Island County co... [Published Whidbey News-Times - Oct 15 2014]
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