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Judge Donald Eaton has granted former Orcas High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner a new trial after a lead investigator on the case was accused of misconduct. A new trial is scheduled for Dec. 5. The defendant was released from custody on Sept. 20 after Judge Eaton announced his ruling.
Motion filed to dismiss Grellet-Tinner conviction after lead detective accused of sexual relationship with victim | Judge to announce decision on Sept. 20
A motion to dismiss the conviction of former Orcas High School teacher Gerald Grellet-Tinner has been filed after allegations of misconduct from a lead investigator on the case. Judge Donald Eaton will announce his decision on the motion on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m.
[WARNING: The following story may contain details too graphic for some of our readers.]
A San Juan Island woman was murdered in her home in the early morning hours of Sept. 3. Her husband is in custody and is expected to be charged with her homicide in San Juan County Superior Court next week.
Whether injected, snorted or smoked, heroin is rapidly delivered to the brain. The euphoria is immediate, and after just a few times of using, people can become addicted. Washington state is experiencing an opioid abuse and overdose crisis, and the San Juan Islands are not immune.
American Pickers' quest for hidden treasure is taking them all the way to the San Juan Islands.
by Colleen Smith Armstrong
Orcas resident Patricia J. Tullock, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of theft in the first degree, three counts of forgery and two counts of trafficking in stolen property.
They are charming and carnivorous, and can let humans know about environmental decline.
UPDATE: Gerald Grillet-Tinner has been found guilty for both counts.
Three Orcas Island residents have been charged with felony counts of theft and forgery stemming from a series of incidents in 2015.
When a mistake is made, the best thing to do is take full responsibility, look at why it happened and implement changes to prevent it from occurring again.
I've seen what Alzheimer’s can do to a family. The constant monitoring, the sadness and frustration over forgotten memories, the danger of self-harm – it weighs on caregivers in a way that is sometimes hard to express.
An away game on Tuesday, Jan. 26 on Orcas Island saw the Wolverines as the winners.
As island communities, preserving our 400 miles of coastline is critical for our way of life today, and more importantly, future generations.
The trial of Gerald Grellet-Tinner, 59, an Orcas High School teacher who pled not guilty to having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student of his, has been moved to March 7.
By Cali Bagby
Women have been integral to the development of printing and journalism in North America since the earliest settlers landed in the New World.
I take it for granted that I can vote, achieve my goals, survive on my own income, choose whether or not to start a family. I can dress how I please, I can voice my opinion, I can file for divorce.
In honor of domestic violence awareness month this October, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands is presenting events and raising awareness through outreach.
It is difficult for many of us to accept that domestic violence and sexual assault occur in our special, safe island communities.
Driving on our rural roads has unique dangers – like deer waiting to leap in front of you and bicycle riders weaving into traffic.
Laslo is an award-winning magician and illusionist who fell in love with the art of magic at seven years old when his grandfather gave him a magic kit for Christmas.
Getting men involved in the violence against women discussion has become a national trend. Groups like A Call to Men, Coaching Boys Into Men, Men Can Stop Rape and MenEngage promote building relationships based on respect and equality.
"OPALCO bought a market competitor and is subsidizing it with the co-op," Orcas Island's Dennis King said. "You say it's a community co-op but you are driving other local internet service providers out of business."
Here at the Journal, we are disappointed with the direction that San Juan County is taking in regards to cannabis farming.
Officials warn about danger of drugs, date rape. While the cases are currently at a stand still because of victims’ reluctance to testify, the need to educate the public has become apparent.
“I felt a little naked because I didn’t have any gear, but it was a small space with easy access – if things went sideways I could have gotten out,” deputy Doug Maya recalls of the rescue of two people from a mobile home filling up fast with toxic smoke.
We applaud the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for recommending CenturyLink be fined more than $170,000 for the 10-day communications outage last November that created an upheaval in the San Juans
Mouse-eared bats look similar from a distance and use the same frequencies to navigate and target their prey, but they vary somewhat in body proportions and behavior. Two of our mouse-eared species are actually quite rare.
Shelters can be high stress environments for animals – strangers coming to visit and being in a kennel can cause anxiety. One solution is placing the cat or dog in a temporary home until a permanent adopter comes forward.
Crime Victims Center offers support, expertise when it matters most
As undersheriff, Bruce Distler is considered second in command of the Sheriff’s Office. He will supervise sergeants, detectives, corrections officers and the traffic officer. The position of sergeant on Orcas and Lopez will be announced in mid-January.
Last year’s median price for sales of single family homes and condos was $235,000. In 2010 it was $262,000. For the 21 counties included in the MLS report, the median price ranged from $120,000 in Grays Harbor County, to $387,500 in San Juan County.
The average American weighs more and passenger vessels are feeling the impact. The Coast Guard’s new boat stability rules, which took effect nationwide on Dec. 1., raise the estimated weight of a typical adult passenger to 185 pounds from the previous 160 pounds. As a result, a handful of vessels in the Washington State Ferries fleet have had weight capacities reduced.
Washington State Ferries have been experiencing broken boats, replacement vessels, missed runs and overloads. For ferry riders, especially inter-island commuters, the last three weeks have been a little strange.
Illegal burning gets out of hand on the island
The San Juans won't be left behind in the wake of ferry…