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California Bill Legalizes Window Smashing to Save Overheated Pets

California lawmakers are set to propose AB 797, a new law that would allow people who see a pet in a hot car to legally break the window to rescue it.

Dog illness identified by intern


Dog's mystery illness solved by intern

Man's best friend gets a second chance at life; thanks to an intern.

Dog high on meth


Dog tests positive for meth, heroin

A dog picked up during an arrest in California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said.

Kid Bitten By Rattlesnake

Boy Bitten By Rattlesnake Receives Medal Of Bravery For Saving His Dog

Cottage Hospital presented 5-year-old Lennon Knox a medal of bravery for saving his dog from a rattlesnake last week.

Georgia Tech helping dogs to talk


If dogs could talk, here's what they'd say

If dogs could talk, Melody Jackson knows what they would say. Or at least, what she'd like them to say.

Psycho shower scene

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Cat terrified while watching ‘Psycho’

A scaredy cat was caught on video watching "Psycho" wide-eyed and terrified.


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Housebroken bison sold on Craigslist, finds new home

"TAME/HOUSEBROKEN BUFFALO COW," the Craigslist ad read.

whale shark

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Outrage over whale shark's death in China

Police in southwest China have arrested two men after the killing of a whale shark unleashed widespread outrage online.

The pair, surnamed Liao and Huang, will be charged with hunting an endangered animal after they allegedly killed the whale shark a...


Guinness World Records via CNN

World's Oldest Cat usurped by even older cat

Gaze into the eyes of Scooter, the new World's Oldest Living Cat.


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Julian Assange gets a kitten for company

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has a new furry companion to help him pass the time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he's been holed up for nearly four years.

Service dog yearbook photo

Good Hope Middle School

A boy and his service dog: yearbook besties

Presley the service dog is always at her owner's side, which is why she earned a spot alongside him in his middle-school yearbook.

What's Right

Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics

The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

Brianna Hammond Runs with a Purpose

Westmont College Alum Running Ultramarathon to Benefit Kids in DR Congo

Brianna Hammond is getting kids sponsored as she trains for 56 mile run

Happy Body Shop invites apprentices to work this summer

Auto Shop Partners With Santa Barbara High School

A local body shop is taking on high school apprentices.

(img1)VIDEO: CanoeMobile Makes a Splash in Local Waters

CanoeMobile Makes a Splash in Local Waters

The CanoeMobile has made a splash in local waters where it was used in four outings…

Wacky Solstice Servers

Dine Out for Solstice at Pascucci Raises Money for Upcoming Celebration

Wacky servers were at every turn Thursday night for the annual Dine Out for Solstice…

Cinco de Mayo Continues at Harding School

Continue Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Friday Evening

You can continue Cinco de Mayo celebrations tonight and help raise money to benefit…

House and Home

For Sale sign

The housing market is suddenly hot again

Let's get the bad news out of the way first. It doesn't feel like the U.S. economy…

This home right in the middle of New York City was built over 72 hours by 10 'Taskers,' the contractors that work with on-demand startup TaskRabbit, which lets people outsource tasks and small jobs

Tiny home in NYC was built in 3 days

Tiny homes are popping up around the country, and now there's one right in the…

Home Depot

Home Depot shines as more Americans nest

Finally some good news from the land of retail!

Americans may not be spending as…

Crossing the Mexico border to build a home in one day

Crossing the Mexico border to build a home in one day

Twenty-five years ago, Paula Claussen's friend invited her to make the short trip…

welcome doormat at front door of house

Mass. town evicts tiny house owner

A tiny house owner in Massachusetts is asked to leave her home after the town of…

Hand holding key

How to get a mortgage at age 80

You're never too old for a mortgage. At least in Britain, that is.

Local Headlines

Santa Barbara County Economic Boost from North County Jail Project

Massive public works project to employ thousands in construction and building trades.

Bernie Sanders Coming to Santa Maria High School This Saturday

Presidential Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders will be stepping foot in Santa…

Nearly $9 Million in Scholarships to be Awarded to Santa Barbara County Students

A record $8.7 million dollars in scholarship money will be awarded to Santa Barbara…

Adopted Dog Killed, Owner Under Investigation in Goleta

A dog adopted from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter last month has died and…

Santa Maria Moving Fireworks Show Near High School Causing Resident Concerns

The City of Santa Maria is moving there fireworks show this year.  In previous…

Firefighters Contain Goleta Brush Fire to Approximately One Acre

Santa Barbara County firefighters are being dispatched to the hillside near the Glen…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

Tipline SLO Porsche

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

911 Fatal Flaw

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It…

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in…

Tipline Felon Seeks U S Senate Seat

Tipline Investigation: Felon Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Our Tipline investigation puts the spotlight on a felon who wants to represent you…

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