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Power Wagon returns in new truck

The latest Ram is resurrecting the iconic Power Wagon name for a capable new four-wheel-drive truck.

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Kia introduces hybrid-only model

Kia introduced a new hybrid model in Chicago that doesn’t share a platform with any other Kia.

Tesla Model 3 Mystery

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What we know about Tesla's Model 3

The long wait for the Tesla Model 3 is almost over.

You can reserve Tesla's low-cost Model 3 starting March 31

Elon Musk has announced that customers will be able to reserve Tesla's highly anticipated Model 3 starting March 31.

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Here's how much you'll save on gas this year

The average U.S. household is expected to pocket $320 in savings this year thanks to plunging gas prices.

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Tesla stock jumps after 2016 plans unveiled

Tesla still isn't turning a profit. But the carmaker boosted its delivery guidance when it posted earnings, sending its shares up 13% in after hours trading.

In his letter to shareholders, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to deliver at least ...

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Tesla fixes auto-park after Consumer Reports raises safety concern

Tesla has fixed its new automatic parking feature that Consumer Reports says posed a safety concern.

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Daimler recalls 840,000 cars with Takata airbags

Daimler is recalling 840,000 cars and vans to replace Takata airbags that may be defective.

The recall affects about 705,000 Mercedes-Benz cars and around 136,000 Daimler vans in the United States, the German automaker said Wednesday.

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Continental AG to build $1.3 B plant in Miss.

Continental AG announced plans to build a $1.4 billion manufacturing plant in Mississippi.

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Ford to double production in Mexico

Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Electric car is project of Venturi Automobiles and Ohio State University students

Venturi Automobiles via Ohio State University

370 mph 'bullet' car fueled by batteries

Speed freaks have been flocking to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats for more than a century. The latest arrival on the salt flats is an electric car -- the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3.

VW delays earnings report, can't put a cost on emissions scandal

Volkswagen is still trying to figure out how damaging its diesel emissions scandal will be for investors.

Gas Prices

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Here's how much you'll save on gas this year

The average U.S. household is expected to pocket $320 in savings this year thanks…

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Stocks stay turbulent as oil dives below $28

Volatility rocked U.S. stocks on Tuesday -- yet they finished almost exactly where…

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Why gas prices in California are so high

In some parts of the U.S., gas is down to nearly $1 a gallon. But not in California.

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Gas is near $1 a gallon in some places

Forget $2 gas. Gas is getting close to the $1 mark in some parts of the country.

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Exxon Mobil earnings plunge

Exxon Mobil's bottom line is the latest victim of plunging oil prices.

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BP to cut 7,000 jobs after posting huge loss

More bad news for oil investors and workers: BP is cutting thousands more jobs…

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El Nino Special Communicating During The Storm

El Nino: Communicating During a Storm

El Nino is here even if it doesn't look like it right now, and here's some ways you…

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Southern California Edison Discusses El Nino at Goleta Community Meeting

Southern California Edison and the City of Goleta will hold a community meeting on…

Arrest Made in 2014 UCSB Rape Case

An arrest has been made in a 2014 rape case out of UC Santa Barbara.

The suspect, 21-…

FEDERAL FREEWAY FUNDING

Finding Funds to Widen the Freeway from Carpinteria to Montecito

Years of work to widen Highway 101 have a new chapter taking place with several…

Orcutt Teachers Rally For New Contract

State mediator will try and end impasse in negotiations.

Los Osos Fire Injures at Least One Person

One person suffered injuries from a house fire in the 600 block of Woodland Drive in…

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Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started…

Tipline Investigation Bogus Car Deal Shatters Friendship

Tipline Investigation: A Bad Car Deal Shatters a Friendship

It all started with two best friends and a used car. Let's just say the friendship…

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get The

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get Their Home Back

Two years of court ordered frustration forced a Santa Maria couple to call our…

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Go Red For Women Day

Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

Local Girl Scouts Kick Off Blanket Drive on the Central Coast

As central coast homeless shelters brace for a large turnout due to recent storms,…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…

Animal Shelter Flood

Santa Paula Pet Care Center In Need Of Post-El Nino Help

The powerful El Nino storms forced evacuations and damaged a Santa Paula animal…

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