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Texas flood damage brings federal disaster declaration

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Flood-ravaged Texas receives federal disaster designation

Every drop of rain is a drop too many in much of Texas where 22 people have died and President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster. Showers are in the forecast for Saturday.

Oil tar ball cleanup moves to beaches in Ventura County

Oil Company Sends Cleanup Crews To Ventura

About 30 oil spill clean up crew members picked up tar balls in the Pierpont area of Ventura on Friday.

The 51 11 Check Is In The Mail

The $51.11 Check Is In The Mail

More than 50,000 settlement class members will receive a portion of a $4.125 million fund linked to a 2013 breach of patient computer files at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Ynez Valley Hospital.

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Rincon, Miramar and Other Beaches checked for Refugio Oil Signs

Surfers say something unusual is on their beaches 30 miles from the Refugio State Beach oil spill, and they are hoping to see clean up crews coming their way.  Reports have come in from Northern Ventura County and along the famous Rincon Beach…

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Oil Spill Starting To Affect Local Company

The Refugio oil spill has not only caused tremendous amount of damage to the ocean, but now it's starting to affect some local businesses.
One company says folks are canceling their fishing trips.

Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Dept.

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Helps Injured Hiker

A local hiker is recovering from injuries sustained during a hike in the Hot Springs Canyon area in Montecito Thursday afternoon.

Source: Oxnard Police Dept.

Lottery Tickets Stolen From Oxnard Business

Oxnard Police need the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured here. Police say the man broke into a business and stole money and California lottery tickets, which were valued at $2,630.

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Clean-up Crews Check Oil On Ventura County Beaches

Clean-up crews were dispatched to Ventura County beaches in response to tar balls seen washing ashore along the coastline.

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Santa Barbara County

Oil tar ball cleanup moves to beaches in Ventura County

Oil Company Sends Cleanup Crews To Ventura

About 30 oil spill clean up crew members picked up tar balls in the Pierpont area of…

The 51 11 Check Is In The Mail

The $51.11 Check Is In The Mail

More than 50,000 settlement class members will receive a portion of a $4.125 million…

Rincon, Miramar and Other Beaches checked for Refugio Oil Signs

Surfers say something unusual is on their beaches 30 miles from the Refugio State…

Stardust Fishing Co

Oil Spill Starting To Affect Local Company

The Refugio oil spill has not only caused tremendous amount of damage to the ocean,…

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Helps Injured Hiker

A local hiker is recovering from injuries sustained during a hike in the Hot Springs…

Former Santa Maria Motel Now a Semi-Permanent Home For Farm Workers

The old Budget Inn in Santa Maria is almost done with renovation and some people in…

Santa Barbara Driver Trapped In Half Submerged Car

Santa Barbara County fire crews rescued a man Friday morning, whose car was half…

Mini Rodeo Kicks Off Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Event

Kids came by the thousands on Thursday morning to the Santa Maria Elks Unocal Event…

Dancing With Our Community Stars Kicks Off

Contestants Revealed to Dance at Oxnard Salsa Festival

It's official:  the 2015 Dancing With Our Community Stars has kicked off for the…

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San Luis Obispo County

Armed Suspect Arrested After Robbing an Atascadero 99 Cent Store

Atascadero police have arrested an armed suspect who they say robbed a 99 Cent Store…

Atascadero Biker Rescues Man from Rip Current

Boyd Tarwater says he was in the right place at the right time.

Burglary Suspects Break Into SLO Bank Storage Room

San Luis Obispo police are looking for two suspects who they say broke into a…

Armed Robbery Rattles Clerk at Paso Robles Business

A clerk's nerves were rattled after a man with a gun entered Chico's Cafe at 834…

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Weekend Picks 5-23-15

Here's some of events happening up and down the coast in your neighborhoods.

SLO City Parts Ways with Police Chief

An agreement has been reached with San Luis Obispo Police Chief Steve Gesell on his…

Atascadero Schools Placed On Lockdown After Possible Gunshot Heard

Two Atascadero schools were placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of…

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Poly House 2015 to Benefit an Atascadero Family

An annual spring project for Cal Poly graduate students brings hope and comfort for…

Diablo Canyon Desal Water Now Available to Cal Fire

An agreement approved today by San Luis Obispo County Supervisors gives Cal Fire…

New Grover Beach Police Chief Hired From Within

The Grover Beach City Council was told Monday night Police Commander John Peters…

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Ventura County

Oil tar ball cleanup moves to beaches in Ventura County

Oil Company Sends Cleanup Crews To Ventura

About 30 oil spill clean up crew members picked up tar balls in the Pierpont area of…

Rincon, Miramar and Other Beaches checked for Refugio Oil Signs

Surfers say something unusual is on their beaches 30 miles from the Refugio State…

Lottery Tickets Stolen From Oxnard Business

Oxnard Police need the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured here.…

Clean-up Crews Check Oil On Ventura County Beaches

Clean-up crews were dispatched to Ventura County beaches in response to tar balls…

Rescuers Safely Capture Sea Lion Stabbed in Oxnard

Rescuers Safely Capture Sea Lion Stabbed in Oxnard

After hours of searching a sea lion attacked with knife in Oxnard has been rescued…

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Local Sports News

Gauchos Lose NCAA Regional Opener

Gauchos Facing Elimination After Aztecs Steal Opener

UCSB lost 4-3 as Steven Pallares stole home in the eighth inning to win it.

Gauchos Have 3rd Best ERA in Nation

Armed & Dangerous! Gauchos Pitching ERA is 3rd Best in Nation

UCSB has an earned run average of 2.39 as they head into Friday's NCAA Regional…

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

DP Softball Headed to CIF Semifinals

Back Again! DP Softball Advances to 3rd Straight CIF Semifinals

Dos Pueblos won on the road 2-1 at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino in a CIF…

Gauchos Offense is a Question Mark Heading into Regional

In Order for UCSB Baseball to Advance, Gauchos Offense Needs to Execute at High Level

UCSB may look to hit and run and steal more during this weekend's NCAA Regional…

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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…

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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 Kicks Off

Contestants Revealed to Dance at Oxnard Salsa Festival

It's official:  the 2015 Dancing With Our Community Stars has kicked off for the…

FLOWER EMPOWER LUNCHEON

Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

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Health Headlines

Oil tar ball cleanup moves to beaches in Ventura County

Oil Company Sends Cleanup Crews To Ventura

About 30 oil spill clean up crew members picked up tar balls in the Pierpont area of…

Some want cutting of cord delayed to help baby

The great umbilical cord-cutting debate

For the layperson, a few minutes might tick by without a second thought, but those…

The 51 11 Check Is In The Mail

The $51.11 Check Is In The Mail

More than 50,000 settlement class members will receive a portion of a $4.125 million…

Anthrax microscope

Army may have shipped live anthrax to Australia

In what is emerging as a widening military investigation into the accidental…

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Environment Headlines

Oil tar ball cleanup moves to beaches in Ventura County

Oil Company Sends Cleanup Crews To Ventura

About 30 oil spill clean up crew members picked up tar balls in the Pierpont area of…

Rincon, Miramar and Other Beaches checked for Refugio Oil Signs

Surfers say something unusual is on their beaches 30 miles from the Refugio State…

Clean-up Crews Check Oil On Ventura County Beaches

Clean-up crews were dispatched to Ventura County beaches in response to tar balls…

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