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Oak Harbor mourns three killed in Navy EA-6B crash

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 2:55PM

The Oak Harbor community is mourning the loss of three crew members aboard an EA-6B Prowler that crashed during routine training exercises in Eastern Washington Monday morning. The names of the Navy personnel killed will not be released until 24 hours after family members are informed and after press deadline for the Whidbey News-Times. The Prowler, from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, crashed just before 9 a.m. Monday into a farm field 50 miles west of Spokane.

Navy identifies three killed in Prowler crash | Update

  • Mar 12, 2013 at 9:50PM

Navy officials released the names of three crew members killed Monday aboard a EA-6B Prowler that crashed west of Spokane. Department of Defense withheld the names until 24 hours after the victims' families were notified. The three Navy personnel, who were stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, are identified this evening as Lt. Valerie Delaney, 26, of Ellicott City, Md., Lt. William McIlvaine III, 24, of El Paso, Texas and Lt. Cmdr. Alan Patterson, 34, of Tullahoma, Tenn.

Spring flurry closes Coupeville Elementary, South Whidbey Schools

  • Mar 22, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:24AM

A spring flurry this morning prompted school officials to close Coupeville Elementary School and preschool. Officials had originally delayed buses by 30 minutes and put routes in the southern part of the district on snow routes.

Marysville woman confirms South Whidbey UFO sighting

  • Mar 22, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Mar 25, 2013 at 9:16AM

A Marysville woman has stepped forward, claiming that she too witnessed strange lights in the sky last weekend. Katie Kinman, 59, contacted the Whidbey News-Times after reading a story published Wednesday about Dick and Carol Johnson's account of unexplainable lights over their Bush Point home this past Saturday.

Hillside collapsing in Central Whidbey Island neighborhood | Update

  • Mar 27, 2013 at 5:00AM updated at 8:51AM

A massive landlside occurred this morning in the Ledgewood neighborhood south of Coupeville. Neighbors on Fircrest Avenue reported hearing a sound similar to a sonic boom and loud thunder about 4:15 a.m. The same resident reported large trees that were once seen along the bluff are now gone. Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue is reporting this morning that 17 homes on Driftwood Way are inaccessible and seven homes on Fircrest Avenue were evacuated.

Alarm knocks Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry out of service

  • Apr 5, 2013 at 9:01AM

The Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry is currently out of service while repairs are being made to the Kennewick. A steering alarm has been sounding on the Kwa-di Tabil class ferry for some time, said Marta Coursey, spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Ferries Division, in an email. She said electricians and engine room staff continue to work on the problem while the ferry is tied up in Port Townsend; However, workers haven’t identified a root cause or implemented a repair plan, Coursey said adding that the manufacturer has also been notified.

Dog euthanized after mauling Clinton young woman

  • Apr 11, 2013 at 6:00AM updated Apr 18, 2013 at 9:28AM

The owner of the dog that chewed up a young Clinton woman had him euthanized by a veterinarian Thursday.

Holmes Harbor golf course sale takes a mulligan

  • Apr 14, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Apr 18, 2013 at 9:29AM

Opening the Holmes Harbor Golf Course will wait a while longer.

Clinton man stabbed multiple times, suspect sought by police

  • Apr 15, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 5:41PM

A suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in Clinton early Sunday morning is being sought by the Island County Sheriff's Office.

Small Freeland shop wins $500K fire boat bid

  • Apr 17, 2013 at 7:00AM updated Apr 19, 2013 at 9:05AM

A new South Whidbey company with ties to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders landed its first contract Monday: the job of building a fire boat for South Whidbey Fire/EMS.

Help postal carriers “Stamp Out Hunger

  • May 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 10:38PM

Whidbey Island Post Offices will be sponsoring its “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive Saturday, May 11. Residents are encouraged to leave donations of non-perishable food in their mailboxes by 8 a.m. Saturday. Mail carriers will pick up the donation and return it to your local food bank. P.O. box customers can drop their donations in collection bins placed at their local post office.

Early morning fire destroys North Whidbey mobile home

  • May 16, 2013 at 11:00AM updated May 17, 2013 at 8:09AM

A fire of unknown origin claimed a mobile home on North Whidbey this morning. The blaze is believed to have started sometime after midnight in a single-wide trailer at the back of an undeveloped lot on Van Dam Road. Firefighters worked to extinguish the flames for at least an hour, but the building was completely destroyed.

Skagit River bridge collapses

  • May 23, 2013 at 9:09PM

The four-lane Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m. Thursday, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.

Bridge collapse adds to Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry traffic, delays mounting

  • May 24, 2013 at 3:46PM

Travelers trying to get onto Whidbey Island using the Mukilteo/Clinton Ferry can expect 3-hour delays into Friday evening.

Fishing boat runs aground at Lagoon Point

  • Jun 4, 2013 at 10:38AM

A large fishing boat went aground at Lagoon Point on Tuesday morning at 4:30 a.m., less than an hour before the sun rose to create a glorious day on Whidbey Island.

Expect night flying throughout the summer

  • Jun 6, 2013 at 10:44AM

As summer approaches, residents living in and around Whidbey Island Naval Air Station should anticipate an increase in late night jet noise due to pilots conducting nighttime operations training in preparation for combat deployments around the world.

Freeland man drifts off highway near Coupeville, ends up in hospital

  • Jun 19, 2013 at 3:19PM

A Freeland man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and Hospital in Seattle after crashing his car Wednesday morning on Highway 20 on Central Whidbey Island. At approximately 11:20 a.m., Freeland resident Edward Sawyers, 74, was driving a Mercury Villager north on Highway 20 when he veered off the road just south of the intersection near Libbey Road, went partway down an embankment and crashed into some trees. “He just drifted off the road. I’m not sure why,” said Howard Bledsoe, who lives near Libbey Road and witnessed the accident.

OLF flight operations temporarily suspended through 2013

  • Jan 7, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Aug 1, 2013 at 3:30PM

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station have been temporarily suspended at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. This suspension is slated to last for the remainder of 2013.

Meeting attendance could cost Emerson board chair

  • Jul 10, 2013 at 2:59PM

Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson's status as chairwoman of the board could be in jeopardy following her approval of what appears to be a second non-board-sanctioned special session notice.

Heavy traffic anticipated on Port Townsend/Coupeville Ferry this weekend

  • Jul 16, 2013 at 11:54AM

Officials from Washington State Ferries said to expect heavy traffic on the Port Townsend/Coupeville Ferry route this weekend due to the Sequim Lavender Festival.

Burnett named Record editor

  • Jul 22, 2013 at 1:25PM

Whidbey News Group Publisher and Executive Editor Keven Graves and South Whidbey Record Associate Publisher Kim Winjum announced Friday that Whidbey News-Times reporter Justin Burnett will be the new editor for The South Whidbey Record, a twice-weekly community newspaper located in Langley.

Burn ban relaxed to allow recreational fires

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 2:51PM

As of today, Aug. 17, Island County's burn ban in place will be relaxed from the total burn ban put in place July 31.

Radio controlled airplanes to fly at OLF

  • Aug 22, 2013 at 1:18PM

The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society will use the Navy’s Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville, Aug. 23, 24 and 25 for their annual Jets over Whidbey event featuring jet powered remote control model aircraft. The public may attend this event as guests of The Whidbey Island Radio Control Society. Potential guests should check in at the booth set up and run by Whidbey Island Radio Control Society at the OLF entrance. The event is not sponsored, endorsed, or organized by the Department of the Navy or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

Whidbey Island Bank announces merger

  • Oct 23, 2013 at 2:49PM

Whidbey Island Bank will no longer be headquartered in Oak Harbor after a merger with Olympia-based Heritage Financial Corporation. Washington Banking Company, the holding company for Whidbey Island Bank, and Heritage Financial jointly announced today the signing of an agreement for the "strategic merger."

Armed robber hits Bayview gas station

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 12:06PM

The Valero gas station in Bayview was robbed by a masked gunman Wednesday night. According to the Island County Sheriff's Office, a white suspect wearing a black ski mask, a woodland camouflage jacket and pants robbed the Highway 525 station with a shotgun at about 8:40 p.m., Dec. 4.

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