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Death penalty remains option in Holmes case

James Holmes could still face the death penalty after a jury unanimously agreed on Monday that aggravating factors outweigh the mitigating factors for all of the murder charges for which he was convicted.

That means that a third and final phase of…

Motorcycle Pursuit in Goleta

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies gave chase to a motorcycle reportedly driving with speeds of up to 100 mph through traffic in the Goleta area Monday morning.

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UPDATE: Santa Maria Tow Truck Driver Dies in Freak Accident

Smitty's Towing confirmed in a statement, that one of its tow truck drivers, Sergio Orozco, died from injuries sustained in a freak accident last Friday.

Sex Trafficking Case Sheds Light On Problem

Prosecutors say a sex trafficking case in San Luis Obispo is putting a spotlight on crimes happening along the 101 corridor.

Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Determined to be Natural Seepage

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in the  area. Click above for the latest updates on this story.

Oil Slick May Impact Birds

Slideshow: Goleta Oil Sheen

Firefighters Battle A Brush Fire In Ventura County.

The Chorro fire broke out Sunday afternoon along the 22000 block of Maricopa Highway, above Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest.

64 Year-Old Santa Maria Woman Dies 8 Days After Sexually Assaulted

Family members confirm 64 year-old Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria passed away on Saturday afternoon.

Sinkhole Shuts Down Several Streets in Santa Barbara

A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa Barbara Police shut down streets one block in each direction.

Fiesta Flower Girls Annual Garden Party

Fiesta Flower Girls Brighten Up Sunken Gardens For Annual Garden Party

This year's fiesta flower girls were honored at their annual garden party Saturday at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens.

Rocky Wildfire, California

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California firefighters battle Rocky Fire

California firefighters are busy battling the Rocky Fire, a wildfire northwest of Sacramento that had already incinerated 54,000 acres as of Sunday night.

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Santa Barbara County

Motorcycle Pursuit in Goleta

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies gave chase to a motorcycle reportedly…

UPDATE: Santa Maria Tow Truck Driver Dies in Freak Accident

Smitty's Towing confirmed in a statement, that one of its tow truck drivers, Sergio…

Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Determined to be Natural Seepage

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in…

64 Year-Old Santa Maria Woman Dies 8 Days After Sexually Assaulted

Family members confirm 64 year-old Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria passed away on…

Sinkhole Shuts Down Several Streets in Santa Barbara

A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa…

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San Luis Obispo County

Sex Trafficking Case Sheds Light On Problem

Prosecutors say a sex trafficking case in San Luis Obispo is putting a spotlight on…

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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident in Morro Bay

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in…

UPDATE: SLO Police Arrest Fourth Suspect in Human Trafficking Case

San Luis Obispo police arrested three individuals after receiving a call from the…

2-Year-Old Treated For Serious Injuries, Paso Robles Man Arrested

A Paso Robles man is facing felony child abuse charges after detectives were called…

Police Arrest Stolen Car Suspect After Foot Pursuit in Paso Robles

A suspect believed to have stolen a vehicle was arrested in Paso Robles Thursday…

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Ventura County

Oxnard Man Recovering From Multiple Gunshot Wounds

An 18-year-old Oxnard resident is recovering at the hospital from several gunshot…

One Person Killed in Reported Plane Crash Near Santa Paula

One person has been killed in a reported plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon…

Boat Damages Ventura Harbor Pier

On Wednesday July 29, 2015 Ventura Harbor Boatyard's 35 Ton Travelift pier
and docks…

Dangerous Rip Currents During Summer Storm

Dangerous Rip Currents During Summer Storm

Dangerous rip currents are putting lifeguards and rescue swimmers on high alert. …

Ventura Alley Fire Believed to Have Been Set Deliberately

Ventura City Fire investigators believe a fire in a Ventura alley was set…

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Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away After Courageous Battle

Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away After Inspiring Thousands of People

7-Year old Gwendolyn Strong died on July 25 after a lengthy and courageous battle…

Foresters Visit Kids at Cottage Hospital

SB Foresters Make Hospital Stop to Cheer Up Kids Battling Illnesses

As part of the Hugs for Cubs program, the Santa Barbara Foresters stopped by…

Manchester United Tops FC Barcelona in Bay Area

Popular Soccer Clubs Man U and FC Barcelona Battle in Bay Area

Manchester United defeated FC Barcelona 3-1 in Santa Clara on Saturday

Errol Flynn's Old Boat Competes in McNish Classic Yacht Race

Errol Flynn's boat Cheerio II placed 2nd in its class at the 38th Annual McNish…

Special Olympics at Westmont

Special Olympics Arrive To Their Host Town Of Santa Barbara

Opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics will be held Saturday at the Coliseum in…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord w

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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What's Right

Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

Bacara Fundraiser Tonight

Fundraiser at the Bacara Resort Tonight

As part of the Dancing With Our Community Stars competition at the Oxnard Salsa…

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

A new permanent Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic is now up and running in Goleta.

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Escalator

China sees 3 serious escalator accidents in 1 week

A Shanghai man has had his lower leg amputated after becoming trapped in a mall…

OTD January 18 - Legionnaire's Disease

4 dead in Legionnaires' outbreak in New York

The number of deaths in the New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak is up to…

Zuckerberg and wife have dealt with miscarriages

Zuckerberg 'miscarriage' story prompts outpouring of emotions

"It's a lonely experience," Mark Zuckerberg says, writing about his wife Priscilla…

More than 79 million Americans infected

Results are in: Teen vaccinations and more

The number of American teenagers getting vaccinated against HPV is increasing in…

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Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Determined to be Natural Seepage

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in…

MONTECITO FIRE STATION UPDATE

Proposed Montecito Fire Station Plan Up for a New Review

An environmental  plan for a third Montecito area fire station is now available for…

Playful Pup of Endangered Island Fox Caught on Video

The once nearly extinct Island Fox is making a comeback to become "nearly recovered.…

OIL SHEEN AT GOLETA BEACH THURSDAY

Goleta Beach Clean Again After Oil Sheen Concern

A sheen of oil, considered by local residents and fishermen as "larger than normal"…

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