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20-pound pup ferociously chases off bears

Jules may weigh only 20 pounds, but that didn’t stop her from defending her family and home against three bears weighing at least 100 pounds each.

On Friday afternoon, two one-year-old bears and their mother wandered into David Hernandez’s  Monrovia, California yard.

Good N Stuff Beefhide Chicken Strips


Dog treats recalled over salmonella concern

Salix Animal Health has voluntarily recalled “Good ‘N’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because of the possibility of salmonella contamination

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FroliCat via CNN

Why your cat needs an iPad

The old ball of yarn isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to cat toys.

Maine truck into lake

Ellsworth, Maine Police Department

Dog hits gear shift, drives truck into lake

Police: dog caused its owner’s truck to roll into a lake

Bear Gryllis, the world's luckiest Koala bear

Michael Hughes via CNN

Is this the world's luckiest koala?

A koala dubbed "Bear Grylls" is due to be released back into the wild in South Australia after it miraculously survived being hit by a car traveling along a highway.

Named after British adventurer and TV personality, Michael "Bear" Grylls, the koala ...

Selfie monkey

David J Slater

PETA: Monkey has copyright to famous selfie

One is an endangered monkey with a cheesy grin. The other is a wildlife photographer who had just stepped away from his camera.

The two are at the center of a federal lawsuit filed by PETA, which wants the crested black macaque to win the copyright o...

Chihuahua in car

Matthias Rietschel Getty Images

Study: More than 70% of drivers ride with their pets

According to a new study, more than 70% of drivers ride with their pets


SeaWorld Returns Last Sea Lions Affected By Refugio

Rehabilitation teams at SeaWorld released the last three sea lions affected by the Refugio Beach oil spill into the ocean at Border Field State Park, Friday.  

Dog watching over trapped dog

Dog saves little doggie friend from pit

There's a sweet story out of Washington state.

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Police: Intoxicated man left daiquiri bar on horse

A Louisiana man is accused of riding his horse drunk down a stretch of highway and told he believes his choices were safe because "the horse knows the way home."

Air Canada

Air Canada

Pilot diverts airplane to save dog

Simba the French bulldog is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot.

Gracie the tortoise


Missing 100-pound pet tortoise found safe

A 100-pound tortoise made it a mile from home before being found and returned unharmed to its owner.

What's Right


Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their…


Those In Need, The Boy Scouts Will Feed

Hunger is a daily reality for many in our community.


Carpinteria Instrument Drive Hits the Right Note

A drive that began in early summer shows Carpinteria is in turn with its community…

Glow In The Park Event Helps Santa Barbara Medical Program

All you need is love! That was the theme for the second annual Glow in the Park…

Thousands Of Women And Girls Run For A Beautiful Cause

Runners hit the pavement hard this weekend running for a "beautiful cause". The "She…

Adams Elementary School Celebrates Opening Of New Library

Adams Elementary School Celebrates Opening Of New Library

Adams Elementary School in Santa Barbara has a new library just in time for the…

House and Home

IKEA sign

IKEA stops selling window blinds with cords

IKEA said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords because of the risk of…

House for sale

Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

For sale sign

US home sales fall in August

U.S. home sales dropped in August because of smaller supplies and increasing prices,…

Home builders

Home construction slowing in ND since post-flood peak

Residential construction has slowed from its post-flood peak of a few years ago in a…

ladder into swimming pool

Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most…


Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save…

Local Headlines

Right-To-Die Law Comes With Hurdles

Right-To-Die Reaction Mixed

Reaction is mixed when it comes to the signing of landmark right-to-die legislation.

Chief Says Lompoc Needs New Fire Station 2

Chief Latipow deflects concerns over increased response times.

Palmer Observatory Telescope

Telescope Dedicated at Santa Barbara Observatory

A new telescope was dedicated Monday at the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum,…

Hope Ranch Bike Accident

Hurt Cyclist is 2-Time Gold Winning Olympic Athlete

Investigators determined a 57-year of bicyclist badly hurt in a Monday afternoon…


Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their…

Weather Led to Fatal Crash Killing Santa Maria Woman

Wet roads Sunday morning are believed to be the factor leading to a head on…

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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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