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Dog summoned for jury duty


Family dog called to jury duty in New Jersey

Man's best friend is called upon to perform his civic duty in New Jersey -- as a juror.

Smelly cat

'Smelly cat' returned to shelter

A cat was returned to a shelter after it's owners claimed he was too flatulent.

Jen Leary firefighter rescues pets


Former firefighter rescues pets in disasters

Hazel Donnelly was taking her husband to the doctor when they got a call that their apartment building was on fire.

Black lab Labrador retriever dog

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Dog missing since 2007 wildfires reunited with family

A dog who disappeared more than six years ago during 2007 firestorm that devastated San Diego has finally been reunited with his family.

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Firefighter saves 7-foot snake from fire

A 7-foot-long boa constrictor named Chocolate Chip is safe after being rescued from a house fire.

Roxy dog pulled by car

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Man accused of driving with dog tied to car

A New Jersey man was charged with animal cruelty after police said he drove down a street with his dog tied to his car.

Sochi stray arrives in DC


Rescue dogs from Sochi streets arrive in D.C.

Ten loveable mutts rescued from the streets of Sochi, Russia, arrived in the United States for adoption Thursday, the result of an international outcry over the plight of stray dogs in the 2014 Winter Olympics host city, organizers said.

Town helps boy get service dog


Town helps boy get new service dog

It's been one year since 11-year-old Alex White's service dog, Hope, was hit by a car and killed. One of his classmates started a fundraising effort so he could get a new dog.

Giraffe bids goodbye to caretaker

From Ambulance Wish Foundation

Giraffe bids goodbye to its dying caretaker

Just a forewarning: You're about to cry all over your keyboard. We did when we saw this photo, which shows a giraffe nuzzling a man through an enclosure window.

Wrigley dog bucket list


Terminally ill dog chips away at bucket list

A woman has set up a "bucket list" for her dog in an effort to make the most of her family's remaining time with the five-and-a-half-year-old pit bull mix.

Horse, saddle, horseback riding


Horse helps disabled 4-year-old walk

Portland, OR (KPTV) -- Four-year-old Abigail Fantz giggles and her curls bounce as she stands straight up on a moving horse. She's held in place by a team of adults, but she's not practicing a circus trick - she is in a unique therapy called hippotherapy (hippo is Greek for horse.)

Cat traps family in bedroom


22-pound cat traps family in bedroom

An Oregon family has to call 911 to save them from their 22-pound cat.

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…


Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

House and Home

Living room with orange accents

Design fever: Sofas, tables and chairs oh my!

This year around 300,000 visitors are expected to attend the Milan's Salone del…


Housing, food costs on the rise

If you feel like things are starting to cost a bit more, you're right.

A decorator finds her style

Do you really know your decorating style?

You have a new home or your first apartment and dozens of crazy ideas to make it…

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…


Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

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

Local Headlines

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Pismo Beach Stops Prayer at Council Meetings

City ends prayer and resolves lawsuit, paying plaintiffs $1 each and $47,500 to the…

Morua Pleads Guilty to Fatal Hit and Run

A former congressional aide accused of killing a woman while driving drunk reached a…

South Korea Ferry Disaster

Survivors Describe Escape From Sinking Ferry

Survivors of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea are describing how they…

Local Runner Heads to Boston Marathon

Local Runners Head to Boston Marathon

It's been one year since the Boston Marathon bombings but that's not holding back…

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Last Minutes Tax Payers Rush to Make Deadline

Last-Minute Taxpayers Rush to Make Deadline

Hundreds of people scrambled to the post office on tax day to file their taxes.


Newsroom Tipline

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…


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…

Secret Rx War

Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical…

Covered California s Anthem Blues

Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now…

Tipline Investigation: Foreclosure Activists Claim Billions Stolen Using Fraudulent Records

Is it possible that one of the biggest local scams of all-time is playing out right…

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