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Sweat says he masterminded prison break

David Sweat and Richard Matt didn't just pull off a brazen and elaborate prison escape -- they actually did it twice.

And through it all, Sweat was the mastermind -- or at least that's what he's telling investigators, a local district attorney said.

Safe and Sane Concern Amid High Fire Danger

Local non-profits selling legal fireworks in select locations.

Man Sentenced To A Year Behind Bars For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Barbara man will spend a year in jail for abusing his girlfriend, and her dog.

High Speed Pursuit On U.S. 101 Ends in Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies found themselves in pursuit of two suspects who led them in a high speed chase on U.S. 101, and then to Highway 154, Tuesday afternoon.

Malala Yousafzai

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater Saturday as social justice activist, Malala Yousafzai, shared her story of struggle, advocacy and triumph.

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial SB 277 vaccine bill into law Tuesday, forcing children enrolled at public and private schools to be vaccinated.

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San Diego Couple's Final Wished Fulfilled After 75 Years of Marriage

According to their children, Jeannette and Alexander Toczko had a life long love affair. 

SMPD Officer Injured in Scuffle with Burglary Suspect

Taser used to subdue 28 year old Derek Shelton.

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Santa Barbara Fourth of July All-American Fireworks Celebration

Get ready for an unforgettable event as the City of Santa Barbara and its partners celebrate the Fourth of July All-American Patriotic Celebration at West Beach this coming Saturday.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba are officially restoring diplomatic relations and opening embassies in each other's countries. Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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Santa Barbara County

Safe and Sane Concern Amid High Fire Danger

Local non-profits selling legal fireworks in select locations.

Man Sentenced To A Year Behind Bars For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Barbara man will spend a year in jail for abusing his girlfriend, and her…

High Speed Pursuit On U.S. 101 Ends in Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies found themselves in pursuit of two suspects…

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial SB 277 vaccine bill into law Tuesday,…

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San Luis Obispo County

Safe and Sane Concern Amid High Fire Danger

Local non-profits selling legal fireworks in select locations.

Celebrate Our Nation's Holiday On The Central Coast

Follow @SBFourth on Twitter for the latest updates on holiday events in the Santa…

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Fireworks Prohibited in Paso Robles

The city of Paso Robles is reminding residents that fireworks are illegal in the…

Paso Robles ATV Accident Kills 8 Year Old Girl

An 8 year old girl was killed Thursday night when an all-terrain vehicle driven by…

Capps Makes Statement On Ruling in Favor of Marriage Equality

Friday morning Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) released the following statement on the…

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Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard…

New At The Collection In Oxnard

New At The Riverpark Collection in Oxnard

The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard has a variety of new attractions just in time…

Capps Makes Statement On Ruling in Favor of Marriage Equality

Friday morning Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) released the following statement on the…

Police catch rape suspect after daring rooftop jump

Rape Suspect Leads Police On Rooftop Chase

A man jumped from one rooftop to another to get away from police.

Medical Examiner investigated in Ventura

Ventura County Medical Examiner Ousted In Probe of Unauthorized Procedures

At least two people from the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office are under…

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Big Al to Play with Charlotte in Summer

Big Al Finds NBA Home for Summer

Former UCSB star Alan Williams signs a free agent contract to play on the Charlotte…

Nwaba Wins USA Track Field National Title in Heptathlon

Not a Bridesmaid Anymore as Nwaba Wins USA National Title in Heptathlon

Barbara Nwaba scored 6500 points as she dethroned three-time champion Sharon Day…

Great Performances by SB Track Club at USA Championships

SB Track Club Has Incredible Showing at USA Track & Field Championships

Barbara Nwaba won her first USA Track & Field title in the heptathlon.

Hancock College Announces Plans For On-Campus Football Stadium

Allan Hancock College officials announce plans to create a new on-campus football…

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Bars Turns On The Big Screens For Soccer Fans

While some bars tried to please soccer and NBA fans, others turned every screen to…

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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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Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

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50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before…

Coast Guard Donates Blood

Blood Drive Taking Place in Santa Barbara Today

Did you know that by giving up just minutes of your time you can give someone the…

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Sugar

Where sugar might be hiding in your child's diet

Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as…

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial SB 277 vaccine bill into law Tuesday,…

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Mud racers sickened after ingesting feces on course

More than 1,000 participants in a mud race in France were sickened after they…

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This milkshake is made with 96 crickets

On Wednesday, the Wayback burger chain is launching a milkshake made with dried…

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Environmentalists Want Gov. Brown to Stop Offshore Fracking

Environmentalists want California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for hydraulic…

oversight heating focuses on oil spill and aftermath

Oversight Oil Spill Hearing Attracts Crowd

A joint hearing by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Select…

EL CAPITAN REOPENS

El Capitan State Beach Opening After Oil Spill Clean Up

Five weeks after a devastating oil spill nearby, El Capitan State Beach will reopen…

Lands Commission hearing debates drilling proposal

Venoco South Ellwood Field Project Hearing Held in Goleta

Venoco South Ellwood Field Project Subject of heated debate

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