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Volkswagen to compensate US dealers over emissions scandal

The cost of Volkswagen's emissions scandal keeps climbing. The company has now agreed on compensation for the dealerships that had diesel VW cars on their lots that turned out to be rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

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Three Sacramento Men Arrested For Armed Robbery in SLO

Three men in their early 20's from Sacramento are behind bars accused of committing an armed robbery in the 300 block of Madonna Road in the city of SLO late Wednesday night.

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Coffee Cat Closing in Downtown Santa Barbara After More Than 20 Years

A Santa Barbara Coffee Shop on a busy corner for more than 20 years is no longer going to be the daily perk for many customers.
The Coffee Cat on Anacapa and Anapamu Streets is going to close at the end of this month.

Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

Bar Fire Burning Caused by Bird Coming in Contact With Power Lines

A 20-acre brush fire has been reported near Refugio Canyon and U.S. Highway 101 Wednesday afternoon.

Pregnant Woman Tests Positive for Zika Virus in Santa Barbara County

Public health officials confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika Virus in Santa Barbara County on Thursday.

KCOY Temporarily Off Air While Crews Do Maintenance Work to Broadcast Tower

KCOY 12 is temporarily off the air to allow maintenance crews to make needed improvements to its broadcast tower on Tepusquet Peak, in Santa Barbara County.

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Cachuma Lake Water Release Ending Early

The water release for downstream users from Cachuma Lake to the lower Santa Ynez River is ending early.   Water officials say the annual pre set  allocation was released quicker than past years and the allotment is moving all the way to Lompoc as…

Fire updates on special boards around the area

Fire Information Boards Going Up for Public Information

Special public information boards have gone up at coffee shops and shopping centers on the front country of Santa Barbara County to get updated facts and maps out about the Rey fire .

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Coffee Cat Closing in Downtown Santa Barbara After More Than 20 Years

A Santa Barbara Coffee Shop on a busy corner for more than 20 years is no longer…

Bar Fire Burning Caused by Bird Coming in Contact With Power Lines

A 20-acre brush fire has been reported near Refugio Canyon and U.S. Highway 101…

Pregnant Woman Tests Positive for Zika Virus in Santa Barbara County

Public health officials confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika Virus in…

KCOY Temporarily Off Air While Crews Do Maintenance Work to Broadcast Tower

KCOY 12 is temporarily off the air to allow maintenance crews to make needed…

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Cachuma Lake Water Release Ending Early

The water release for downstream users from Cachuma Lake to the lower Santa Ynez…

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San Luis Obispo County

Three Sacramento Men Arrested For Armed Robbery in SLO

Three men in their early 20's from Sacramento are behind bars accused of committing…

Chimney Fire Firefighters Get Boost From Caring Canines

SLODOG licensed therapy dogs providing welcome comfort, distraction.

Chimney Fire Evacuation Orders South of Lake Nacimiento Lifted at Noon

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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Arroyo Grande Underway

A reported armed carjacking suspect was shot by a police officer Thursday morning…

More Homes Lost to Chimney Fire in SLO County

48 homes, 20 buildings destroyed, hundreds more threatened.

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Jane Laut sentenced to 50 plus years for Olymians death

Jane Laut Gets 50 Years To Life For Murder Of Olympic Medalist Husband

Saturday will mark the 7th anniversary of the shooting death of Dave Laut.

805 Getting An Additional Area Code

805 Getting An Additional Area Code

In an estimated two years the area from Ventura County to San Luis Obispo County…

Brooks Institute Has Final Class School Permanently Closed

Ventura Says Brooks Institute Owes It $60,000

Brooks Institute was in the process of moving its campus to Ventura’s downtown area…

Jane Laut

Oxnard Resident Jane Laut Sentenced to 50-Years-to-Life in Prison For Murdering Husband

Jane Laut, the 59-year-old Oxnard resident convicted of murdering her husband in…

Tips for Back-to-School Safety From Ventura County Sheriff's Office

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has some helpful tips for motorists, students,…

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Local Sports News

Dons Senior Receiver Jellison Hurt Again

Dons Standout Receiver Tic Jellison Needs Surgery, Season in Jeopardy

Just days before the start of the high school football season, Santa Barbara…

Experienced Chargers Ready to Win

Experienced Chargers Ready to Put Injury-Plagued Seasons Behind Them

Key injuries derailed the past two seasons for Dos Pueblos High School football but…

Jane Laut sentenced to 50 plus years for Olymians death

Jane Laut Gets 50 Years To Life For Murder Of Olympic Medalist Husband

Saturday will mark the 7th anniversary of the shooting death of Dave Laut.

Dons Football Looking to Continue Upward Trend

Dons Football Looking to Take Next Step Under JT Stone

For several games last year, the Santa Barbara Dons had the look of a playoff team.…

Olympian Karlos Balderas Returns Home to Santa Maria

Olympic boxer Karlos Balderas is given a hero's welcome at the airport by a huge…

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Crime Headlines

Three Sacramento Men Arrested For Armed Robbery in SLO

Three men in their early 20's from Sacramento are behind bars accused of committing…

Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Arroyo Grande Underway

A reported armed carjacking suspect was shot by a police officer Thursday morning…

Santa Barbara City College police enforcement

Police Enforcement Increases by Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara Police have visible patrols around Santa Barbara City College with the…

Jane Laut sentenced to 50 plus years for Olymians death

Jane Laut Gets 50 Years To Life For Murder Of Olympic Medalist Husband

Saturday will mark the 7th anniversary of the shooting death of Dave Laut.

Robbery suspects caught at gunpoint on San Marcos Pass

At Gunpoint Three Robbery Suspects are Arrested on San Marcos Pass

Three suspects have been arrested at gunpoint on State Highway 154 after allegedly…

Morro Bay Police Identify Couple in Murder-Suicide Investigation

UPDATE: The Morro Bay Police Department has identified the victim and suspect in a…

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Safety Headlines

Crews Working to Repair Broken Gas Pipe in Santa Barbara's Eastside

SoCal Gas crews are working to fix a broken gas pipe in Santa Barbara's Eastside…

Mesa Fest 2016

Mesa Festival 2016 Brings Community Businesses, Residents, and Leaders Together.

The Santa Barbara Mesa Neighborhood paused for a celebration Sunday.  Residents in…

Tips for Back-to-School Safety From Ventura County Sheriff's Office

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has some helpful tips for motorists, students,…

Air Quality Around Chimney and Rey Fire A Concern

The Chimney Fire continues to burn and as it does thick black smoke continues to…

Red Cross Opens Evacuation Shelters for Those Affected by Rey Fire

The American Red Cross has opened two evacuation shelters for everyone affected by…

Lompoc Suspicious Device Deemed Safe, Determined to be Softball Pitching Training Device

Lompoc city streets were reopened and residents were allowed to return to their…

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Health Headlines

Heroin drug

Heroin seizure a 'substantial' dent in epidemic

Ensconced in the axle of a painted-over tractor trailer, the more than 65 pounds of…

Pregnant Woman Tests Positive for Zika Virus in Santa Barbara County

Public health officials confirmed the first case of travel-associated Zika Virus in…

Baltimore, Maryland

Your drain on drugs: Meth in Baltimore's streams

You shouldn't put illegal drugs in your body, and you shouldn't let neighborhood…

Fentanyl pills

Surge in fentanyl cases fuels opioid epidemic

As the nation struggles with an epidemic that includes both prescription opioids and…

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Environment Headlines

Mutual Aid Brings Relief to Rey Fire Crews

National Incident Management Team One will take command of Rey Fire operations.

Direct Relief send medical supplies requested in Louisiana

Direct Relief Sending Supplies To Louisiana

Direct Relief has offered assistance to about 40 Louisiana health centers and…

Ocean Futures Society's Odyssea 3D Documentary In The Work

Ocean Futures Society's "Odyssea 3D" Documentary In The Works

In a sea of commercial film releases these days, "Odyssea 3D" stands out for its…

Carpinteria Bridge Replacements Could Put Freeway Widening in the Fast Lane

Plans to widen Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Montecito are on the drawing board…

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