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Baby Knut, March 2007

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Mystery of Knut the polar bear's death solved

More than four years ago, Knut the polar bear suffered a seizure and drowned in his enclosure in Germany as horrified zoo visitors watched.

Lots of questions and theories followed on what killed the beloved polar bear-- only to be discounted later.

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Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

Courtesy Ryobi Group via CNN

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped hole in the country's heart and its 27,000 kilometer-long railway...

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Obscenity-uttering parrot detained by police

A parrot in the Indian city of Rajura has been taken from its owner after police determined it was harassing an 85-year-old woman.

Mei Xiang Panda

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National Zoo panda gives birth

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth Saturday, the Smithsonian's National Zoo announced. It was relatively quick: About an hour after her water broke.

"Mei Xiang reacted to the cub by picking it up. The panda team began preparing for a birth when they saw...

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Gabbie Hendel

'Klepto Kitty' rockets to Internet fame

An orange tabby cat named Snorri is rocketing to Internet fame thanks to an adorable (exasperating?) habit of stealing the shoes of neighbors.

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40 Chihuahuas headed to new homes

Forty Chihuahuas are taking the flight of their lives to potential new homes in Idaho.

Good Samaritan rescues injured puppy from side of road

A puppy is getting a chance at a full life following one family’s decision to pull over on the side of the road Sunday.

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Doug Harder

Bear cub tries to sneak into home via cat door

It could have been much worse, Douglas Harder says.

A bear broke into his Sandpoint, Idaho, home on Wednesday while Harder was out. The bear entered through the sliding door on Harder's second-floor deck and ransacked his condo.

It took two hours to c...

NAT L CLEAR THE SHELTER DAY

Santa Barbara County Free Cat Weekend

"National clear the shelter day" will take place on Saturday, and this weekend Santa Barbara County shelters are offering free cats to the public.

Corduroy, the world's oldest cat

From Guinness Book of Records via CNN

Corduroy, 26, named oldest living cat

Move over, Grumpy Cat. Step aside, Hello Kitty. Never mind Garfield.

Guinness World Records named Corduroy as the world's new oldest living cat on Thursday.

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Cat video watchers swarm baseball stadium

Independent league pro baseball team the St. Paul Saints haven't had much trouble attracting fans to its brand-new stadium this season, and neither did the Twin Cities annual Internet Cat Video Festival.

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Priest's puppy rescued from drain pipe

Law enforcement and animal control officers reunited a Butte, Montana priest with his puppy after the animal was found inside a 30-foot drain pipe, according to an Associated Press report.

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Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

House and Home

Home sales, housing

The median home price here is $980,000

Home prices are soaring across the country, increasing in 93% of markets in the U.S.…

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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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Laundry tips to defeat 5 impossible stains

We've got the answers that will help you stop the guesswork on laundry and make it…

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Friday Classes Canceled at Santa Ynez High School

Santa Ynez Valley Union High School has canceled classes due to a power outage.

Eye See Santa Barbara

Get to See Santa Barbara From a Different View

Have you ever wanted to "see" Santa Barbara in a whole new light?

Hwy 101 LOVR Interchange Reaches End Stages

New, widened LOVR bridge partially re-opens to traffic.

Power plant debate heats up in Oxnard

Oxnard Power Plant Hearing Heats Up

Protesters rallied outside a proposed power plant hearing at the Oxnard Performing…

Unions consultant puts Oxnard s finances in spotlight at pu

Consultant claims Oxnard should not be financial stable

While the city of Oxnard maintains it's running out of money, an outside consultant…

UPDATE: Reckless Driver Survives Shots Fired at Ventura County Fair

The driver of a red truck that went on a driving rampage at the Ventura County Fair…

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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…

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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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