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Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

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Army picks new vehicle to replace Humvee

The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to replace the Humvee -- a multibillion dollar contract.

Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, won the $6.7 billion contract to produce the Joint Light Ta...

2017 Ford GT

Ford Motor Company

$400k 2017 Ford GT purchase requires applications

Consumers who would like to buy a $400k 2017 Ford GT must fill out an application first.

Tesla Model S P85D

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New Tesla breaks Consumer Reports scoring system

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring system.

Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla's high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103.

"Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring me...

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Pope Francis' American ride: A Jeep Wrangler

When crowds throng to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States next month, he'll be riding high in an American-made Jeep.

The Vatican confirmed to CNNMoney that the pope would be riding in a modified Jeep Wrangler.

Wranglers, built in a ...

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Regulators won't investigate unintended acceleration in Toyota, Lexus cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rejected a request to look into unintended acceleration in certain models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

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Report: Audi to unveil electric SUV

Audi says it will unveil an electric-powered SUV with a range of more than 300 miles, which tops rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and upcoming Model X.

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Over 26,000 Ford trucks recalled for seat belt issue

Some 26,400 Ford heavy duty trucks are being recalled because their seat belts may not be anchored in the correct position, reports The Detroit News.

Morgan Stanley really, really loves Tesla

Morgan Stanley really, really loves Tesla.

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Traffic deaths jump 14% in 2015

Traffic fatalities are up 14% so far in 2015, according to new data from the nonprofit National Safety Council.

That puts the year on pace to be the deadliest for drivers since 2007.

There were more than 18,600 motor-vehicle deaths from January through...

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Volkswagen hid a car hacking flaw for two years

Researchers just revealed that technology used in 126 types of cars makes them easier to steal, and that Volkswagen went to court two years ago to keep their discovery a secret.

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Ford shifts truck production from Mexico to Ohio

Ford's heavy duty pickup trucks which used to be built in Mexico started rolling off an assembly line in Ohio this week.

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Volkswagen recalling 461,300 cars over potential air bag glitch

World's largest carmaker Volkswagen has announced the recall of 461,300 cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a fault that could prevent air bags from deploying, according to a Reuters news post.

Gas Prices

Falling oil prices

Oil sinks below $40 for 1st time since 2009

Welcome back to a world of sub-$40 oil.

Crude crumbled below $40 a barrel on Friday…

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Why oil prices could sink to $15 a barrel

American drivers could soon be partying like it's 1999.

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Gas prices poised for a steep drop

Gas prices are down, and they are about to fall even further -- perhaps to less than…

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U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

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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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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

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

Local Headlines

Stabbing Reported at Taco Bell in Camarillo

A man is undergoing surgery at a local hospital after a stabbing Monday afternoon in…

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Members Help Missing Hiker in The Sierra

Two members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR)…

16-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in Connection with Saticoy Shooting

Ventura County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 16-year-old teen Sunday morning in…

Vehicle Hits Oxnard Teen, Flees From Scene

A 17-year-old Oxnard teen is fighting for his life after a vehicle hit him and then…

Driver Recovering After Vehicle Rollover in Ventura

A man is recovering after the vehicle he was driving rolled over in the area of…

25 Residents Graduate From Sheriff Department's Citizen Academy

The free program took them behind the scenes of a day in the life of a deputy.

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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…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord w

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

Tipline Run or Dye

Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

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Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

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