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Dramatic horse rescue documented on Twitter sparks big reaction

The Technical Rescue Team with Colorado South Metro Fire Rescue is all too familiar with saving people in unusual situations.

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Girl swims with large python

A 8-year-old girl is seen swimming with a large Burmese python owned as a family pet in a YouTube video that has gone viral.

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50 cats seized from feces-filled home

Authorities seized 50 cats from a Florida home filled with feces and garbage Sunday.

New Service Provides Pet Dogs With Companionship While Bringing Communities Together

Dog Buddy Match was created in 2015 with one simple goal in mind...pairing your dog with another dog that it could socialize and play with when you're not home.



Florida man fighting to keep pizza-loving alligator

A Florida man is fighting to keep his pet alligator, Gwendolyn, whom he has owned for 47 years.

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New Program Helps People Keep Their Pets

A $150,000 grant is helping people keep their pets. The Petco Foundation awarded Ventura County Animal Service with the grant to help boost its new pet retention program.

B.A.R.K 4 Life Reading Program Helping Dogs Ands Kids

A new program known as B.A.R.K 4 Life is credited with helping local children boost their reading skills as well as providing companionship to shelter dogs.

Chicago cats fight rats


Cats, the ultimate weapon in public health

Nevin McCown knows he works a job most guys would envy, so as head brewer at Empirical Brewing, he never minded staying late to close up shop -- with one exception.

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

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Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to return two rehabilitated elephant seal pups back to the wild on Tuesday.

Man takes dog on road trip

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Man gives his dying dog a trip of a lifetime

It was the worst possible news you could get about your best buddy.

Bone cancer, so a leg is amputated. But it gets worse. The cancer's spread to the lungs. Now it's a terminal condition.

So what do you do?

Robert Kugler decide to take his best friend -...


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David Cameron: Farewell my feline friend

As David Cameron's last day as British Prime Minister rolls to an end, it's understandable that things got a little bit sentimental.

Young German shepherd


Officer rappels 100 foot down ravine to rescue puppy

Take one scared, whimpering puppy and one heroic animal control officer; add in a daring rescue with a happy ending -- and you have all the elements for an aww-inducing story.

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Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Rehabilitated Elephant Seal Pups Return to the Ocean

Channel Island Coast Guard and California Wildlife Commission team members worked to…

Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

House and Home

London Thames

Is London's houseboat dream dying?

When it comes to the unwanted title of world's most expensive city for housing,…

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Renters: You're paying more for less space

If you feel like the walls are closing in on you, you might be right.

Anthony Perkins in 'Psycho'

Building featured in 'Psycho' sold to developers

A historic building known for appearing in the movie "Psycho" has been sold to…

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…

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Study: More Americans renovating their homes

Projections indicate that an increasing number of Americans are renovating or will…

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Serial killer's home open to rent during RNC

An Ohio home available for rent during the Republican National Convention touts an…

Local Headlines

Highway 154 Crash Slows Down Traffic After Brief Closure

Emergency personnel and the California Highway Patrol are on scene of a crash on…

Former Lompoc Unified School District Employee Faces New Local Child Sexual Abuse Charges

A Santa Barbara County Jail inmate awaiting extradition to North Dakota to face…

Santa Maria Police Investigating Stabbing After 3 People Land in ER

The Santa Maria Police Department is investigating an early morning stabbing that…

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Weekend Picks 7-29-16

Here's what is happening this weekend up and down the coast.

Reagan Shooter's Release Garners Strong Opinions with Locals

The man who tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan will be released after 35 years.


Will Smith Candidate For Santa Maria Mayor

Former School Board member, teacher to challenge incumbent Alice Patino.

Newsroom Tipline


Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

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

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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…

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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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