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Thousands of thumbtacks found in Calif. dog park

Someone must be getting an extra share of dog poop in his or her yard.

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Wolf kills pet dog along Minnesota’s North Shore

Brighton Beach is a strip along the shore of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota, that merges wildlife with city. On Tuesday, the normally peaceful park turned deadly for local dog owner Terry Irvin.

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Study: Horses recognize human emotions

A smile can get you a long way with people -- and animals, it turns out.

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Valentines for pets will cost owners $681 million

Americans will shell out big bucks for Valentine’s Day to treat all their loved ones, even their pets.

Puppy Bowl 2016

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Puppy Bowl tackles pet adoption

While millions tuned into Super Bowl 50 Sunday, a cuter, furrier bowl was underway on a different channel.

Border Collie mix dog

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Scientists create IQ test for dogs

If you've ever asked your dog "who's a clever boy?" there may now be a definitive way of getting the answer.

Maverick was trapped for 72 hours

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Missouri dog rescued after 72 hours in sinkhole

He might be an old dog, but he's a fighter. A 12-year-old German shepherd in Missouri barely survived after being buried in a sinkhole for 72 hours.

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Missing cat found in pet food factory

A cat missing for 14 months was found living in a nearby pet food factory in the United Kingdom.

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Retired Ohio cop takes home K-9 partner

In Marietta, Ohio, last night, retired police officer Matthew Hickey paid $1 and took his beloved K-9 partner home for the last time.

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Dog slips out of kennel to comfort foster puppies

A dog slipped out of her kennel at a pet motel in Canada to comfort foster puppies who needed a little love overnight.

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Officer responds to call at animal shelter, adopts puppy

A police officer in Florida responded to a call at an animal shelter and left with a new little buddy, and a photo of their first meeting has gone viral.

Dog Rescued From Cliff By Santa Barbara City Fire Fighters

A dog rescue below Santa Barbara’s Douglas Preserve happened Wednesday afternoon between the beach and the cliffs involving what appears to be a black lab.

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Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

Local Girl Scouts Kick Off Blanket Drive on the Central Coast

As central coast homeless shelters brace for a large turnout due to recent storms,…

Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

Several Santa Barbara County warming centers have opened their doors due to the…

Animal Shelter Flood

Santa Paula Pet Care Center In Need Of Post-El Nino Help

The powerful El Nino storms forced evacuations and damaged a Santa Paula animal…

House and Home

Quicken Rocket Mortgage ad

Quicken's 'Rocket Mortgage' Super Bowl ad sparks backlash

Push button get mortgage. That was the message Quicken Loans left viewers with at…

Mortgage

Mortgages are still getting cheaper

Mortgage rates are dropping.

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Hong Kong has least affordable housing in the world

Hong Kong's stratospherically expensive housing market is so unaffordable it's set a…

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Single-family homes highest level since 2007

Single-family home construction reached its highest level since 2007.

House for sale

Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

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US home sales fall in August

U.S. home sales dropped in August because of smaller supplies and increasing prices,…

Local Headlines

SMPD Meets With Listos Volunteers

Discussion continues community outreach to help end violence.

El Niño...Its Origins and Its Effects

Living in California, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of El…

Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire Near Goleta Neighborhood

Santa Barbara County firefighters are on scene of a reported brush fire in the creek…

Valentines Day Gifts

Santa Barbara Valentine's Day Ideas

Planning the perfect day or gift for Valentine's Day can be intimidating and…

Burbank Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 33

A motorcycle rider out of Burbank was killed Friday morning on state Route 33,…

CVS Armed Robbery in Ventura Leaves Two Employees Injured

Police in Ventura are looking for two suspects for the armed robbery of a CVS store…

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Tipline Investigation Takata Recall

Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started…

Tipline Investigation Bogus Car Deal Shatters Friendship

Tipline Investigation: A Bad Car Deal Shatters a Friendship

It all started with two best friends and a used car. Let's just say the friendship…

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get The

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get Their Home Back

Two years of court ordered frustration forced a Santa Maria couple to call our…

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