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Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

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GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.

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All-new Acura TLX bows in New York

After seeing the concept version earlier this year, Acura is now showing off the production version of its all-new 2015 TLX sport sedan.

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BMW melds SUV, coupe in new X4

Whether you think it's an SUV, a hatchback or a coupe, the new BMW X4 is definitely distinctive.

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New Jeep takes small package off road

Jeep is hoping its new small SUV with global roots will be a big hit here at home.

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All-new Hyundai Sonata revealed

Hyundai revealed the all-new 2015 version of its popular mid-size Sonata sedan Wednesday at the New York Auto Show.

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Toyota's frumpy Camry gets a New York make-over

In a bid to maintain its standing as America's most popular car, Toyota unveiled a substantially redesigned -- and less conservative-looking -- Camry at the New York Auto Show Wednesday.

"Customers today love the durability, quality and value that the...

Chevy Corvette Z06

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GM reveals most powerful drop-top Corvette

General Motors officially unveiled what the automaker is calling the fastest convertible car it has ever produced at the New York Auto Show Tuesday.

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GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of lawsuits stemming from the company's botched ignition switch recall.

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Lawmakers release 250,000 GM recall documents

The House committee investigating GM's botched recall publicly released 250,000 pages of related documents Friday, including internal emails discussing investigations of the Cobalt, Ion and other recalled vehicles.

GM finds new ignition flaw

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GM finds new ignition flaw, will replace second part

General Motors has found another flaw in the ignitions of the 2.6 million vehicles it's already recalled, and will replace an additional part to remedy the problem.

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GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall

General Motors has placed two engineers on paid leave as part of the investigation into the massive recall that has been linked to at least 13 fatalities.

GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra confirmed Thursday that the engineers were placed on leave...

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Get married, save on car insurance

Did you know that taking 15 minutes to get married could save you at least 15% on your car insurance?

According to a report from insuranceQuotes.com, a 20-year old married woman pays an average of 22% less for car insurance than her single counterpar...

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Putin squares off against Europe over gas

Ukraine's unpaid gas bills are strengthening Russia's hand before talks next week…

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

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5 simple tips to save at gas pump

You don't have to be a serious gearhead to ease your pain at the gas pump. We've…

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

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Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

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Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

Local Headlines

Military Ordnance Identified and Destroyed

Military Ordnance Identified And Destroyed In Solvang

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, along with Vandenberg's Explosive…

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

Westmont College Wins Back-To-Back Polo Titles

The national champion Westmont College men's polo team is being honored Thursday for…

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Second Floor Burns Vacant Lompoc Home

Lompoc City Fire responded to a house on fire around 9 a.m. on the 600 block of…

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Water Issues Haven't Worried Some Wine Grape Growers

Some wine grape growers might be able to get through the drought better than other…

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Pismo Beach City Council Stops Prayers Before Meetings

There will no longer be prayers at Pismo Beach city council meetings, according to…

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Drought Squeezing Local Foodbanks

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County helps those who need help putting food on the…

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Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

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Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

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Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical…

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Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now…

Tipline Investigation: Foreclosure Activists Claim Billions Stolen Using Fraudulent Records

Is it possible that one of the biggest local scams of all-time is playing out right…

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…

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Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

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