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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland to close.

Pit bull saves boy from bees

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Pit bull saves Ore. boy from bees

An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero for saving their son from a swarm of bees.

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Police recover stolen dog in drug, weapons bust

It wasn't a typical stolen goods recovery for police.

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Pit bull recovering after being shot by arrow

A pit bull in Utah is recovering after being shot in the abdomen by an arrow and is lucky to be alive.

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San Luis Obispo Woman Gets Kicked In Face After Entering Giraffe Enclosure

A San Luis Obispo woman got too close for comfort at a Wisconsin zoo over the weekend.

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Cat survives 9-story fall from apartment building

If it's true that cats have nine lives, this cat just used all nine -- one for every story he fell after slipping of an apartment building's terrace.

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Big dogs suffer as Hong Kong status symbols

Forget jewels, watches and fast cars. In Hong Kong, giant dogs are must-have status symbols.

Dogs, Cats, and More Ready to be Adopted This Weekend!

Adopt-A-Thon and Festival Kicks Off Sunday in Goleta

If you're an animal lover or thinking about adding a new furry friend to your home, there's a fun event for you this weekend in Goleta.

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Doggie dates have come to Tinder!

And they called it puppy love. A new initiative to help rescue dogs find loving homes has come to the popular hookup app, Tinder.

Shelter Volunteer Mourns Dog Killed By Other Dogs

Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter is reviewing its procedures after an employee accidentally left a shelter gate open. On Thursday dogs slipped out of the gate and killed a dog in quarantine pending an appeal in a dangerous dog hearing.

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Dog passes out with joy when owner returns

A dog is so happy when its owner returns from two years in Europe that it passes out in joy.

Dog guards dying friend

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Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

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Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

Scholarships Help Kids Go To Summer Camp

A local outdoor ranch camp invites hundreds of kids to their site every year and…

Zodos Bowling nominates school for $1000 grant

Isla Vista Elementary Recieves Grant For New School Year

A Santa Barbara County elementary school is getting a little extra financial help…

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Horse Sense and Healing Weekend

A group of veterans from across the country is coming together in Solvang to heal…

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Sensors let seniors stay at home, safely

Mary Lou doesn't know that she's being tracked. The 77-year-old is in the middle…

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The spectacular houses built from scrap

For the aspirational, willing to bend their backs and broaden their minds, the…

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Swimming accident law: The basics

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

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

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

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the…

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

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Bill to Ban Plastic Bags Heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

Lawmakers narrowly approved a plastic bag ban on Friday.  The Senate approved the…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week One

Did you miss the clip of your favorite player or just want to watch the highlights…

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Memorial For Brothers Held At Junior High School

Classmates took part in a memorial at La Colina Junior High after school Friday.

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Customers Spared in Lazy Acres Market Car Crash

A small Mercedes Benz sedan ended up at the front doors of the Lazy Acres Market in…

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Workers and Job Seekers Give a Labor Day Reality Check

Heading into Labor Day weekend, Martin Irabien remembers being at the Broadway…

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Funding for Pismo Preserve is Complete

Hikers and cyclists in the area have something special to look forward to next year…

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Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

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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