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Island County

Why no arrests in death at jail?

An open letter to Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks and Sheriff Mark Brown: I have one simple question for the chief law enforcement officers of Island County: Why have there been no arrests for the murder of Keaton Farris?There is no question that Keaton...

Date: 07/26/2015 | Commentary


Voters to decide Camano, Stanwood fire district measures

STANWOOD — Two local fire departments have measures on the Aug. 4 primary ballot.One is about funding, while the other is about housekeeping.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News


Island County prosecutor reviews dehydration death at jail

COUPEVILLE — Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks is reviewing the April dehydration death of an inmate in the county jail to determine whether to file criminal charges.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Local News


Dead jail inmate’s parents: ‘No one ever alerted us’

COUPEVILLE — The parents of a man who died of dehydration in the Island County Jail are calling for changes to how people living with mental illness are treated in the criminal justice system.Farris Keaton's parents released a statement Friday, a day after Island...

Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News


Island County deputies on paid leave after inmate’s death

COUPEVILLE — Two Island County sheriff’s deputies were put on paid leave Thursday in connection with the death of an inmate at the jail.The deputies are under investigation for “alleged departmental policy violations,” Sheriff Mark Brown said Friday.

Date: 04/11/2015 | Local News


Camano Island voters will decide on EMS levy renewal

CAMANO ISLAND — The fire department here is asking voters to approve an emergency medical services levy renewal on the primary ballot in August.Camano Island Fire and Rescue’s current six-year EMS levy expires in December, Assistant Chief Levon Yengoyan said.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Local News


No cuts to Camano Island bus service, agency says

CAMANO ISLAND — Statements from the most recent Island Transit Board of Directors meeting sparked outrage here as people worried their bus service would be cut.

Date: 02/01/2015 | Local News


Man killed, 3 people injured in head-on crash on Camano Island

CAMANO ISLAND— A 71-year-old Camano Island man died Thursday night after his Saturn Vue struck a Volkswagen EuroVan about five miles west of Stanwood. Three people in the van suffered serious injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Date: 12/12/2014 | Sirens


Everett firefighter arrested in sex sting has troubled past

SEATTLE — A longtime Everett firefighter was behind bars Thursday after he allegedly showed up in Seattle for a rendezvous with a 15-year-old...

Date: 11/20/2014 | Local News


North Sound Alarm purchased by Seattle company

Washington Alarm of Seattle bought Bellingham-based North Sound Alarm.North Sound Alarm, which specializes in residential and small commercial alarm systems, serves customers in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island counties.

Date: 11/04/2014 | Business


District 10 candidates diverge on solutions

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, and challenger Nick Petrish, a Democrat from Anacortes, are looking the same direction, they just don't see eye to eye.The incumbent and newcomer have similar priorities, like funding education, improving transportation and infrastructure,...

Date: 10/06/2014 | Local News


Man held in attack on woman on Whidbey Island

OAK HARBOR — A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning after reportedly attacking a 27-year-old Oak Harbor woman.Island County sheriff’s deputies were called just before 9 a.m. after reports of screams in the 2300 block of West Beach Road.

Date: 09/22/2014 | Local News


Burglary suspect sought in Island County

Herald staff

Date: 08/26/2014 | Sirens


87-year-old nudist spices up Election Day

So, you think Tuesday's primary is one big snooze fest? Maybe that's true for the most part in Snohomish County, but not so for our neighbors to the west.

Date: 08/05/2014 | Web Monkey




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