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FDA reports recall of dog chew bones

Blue Buffalo Company has recalled Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews BONE.

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Thanksgiving food to keep away from pets

Pet owners should be wary of giving some Thanksgiving staples to their dogs and cats.

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San Diego Zoo's northern white rhino dies

The world's northern white rhinoceros population plunged by a quarter on Sunday with a death at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Nola, a 41-year-old northern white rhino, died after being treated for a bacterial infection and age-related health issues,...

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Meet the dogs that can sniff out cancer

A British organization, Medical Detection Dogs, has eight dogs sniff out 3,000 urine samples from National Health Service patients to see if they can correctly discern who has cancer and who doesn't.

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British pub is the cat's meow

A pub in Bristol, England, is the purr-fect place to enjoy a drink -- and meet a new furry friend. Or 15.

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Cow thinks he's a dog

An 8-week-old cow rescued from a dairy farm is being raised as part of the family.


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The cat that looks like a werewolf

Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean we're done with the spooky stuff.

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'Saddest dog in the world' gets thousands of adoption offers

One photo of a depressed-looking dog has elicited thousands of offers to adopt it.

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Ringworm Outbreak at Santa Maria Animal Center

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department says that Microsporum Canis, most commonly known as ringworm, is to blame for a disease outbreak at the Santa Maria Animal Center.

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Police: Thieves try to sell stolen dog to dog's original owners

Police in California said they arrested two suspects after they tried to sell a stolen bulldog to the dog's owners.

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Dog who protected canine pal given award

A dog that stood watch for almost a week to protect a second dog that fell into a cistern was named "Washingtonian of the Day" by Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee

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20-pound pup ferociously chases off bears

Jules may weigh only 20 pounds, but that didn’t stop her from defending her family and home against three bears weighing at least 100 pounds each.

On Friday afternoon, two one-year-old bears and their mother wandered into David Hernandez’s  Monrovia, California yard.

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Warming Shelters Open in Santa Barbara County

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


Water Saving Mobile Car Wash Helps During Drought

A mobile car wash in Santa Barbara is cleaning up during the drought.  The service…

Adopting a Senior for the Holiday Season

A Buellton man and his family found a way to make the giving of gift cards make a…

Four churches unite for Thanksgiving food drive

Big Turkey and Chicken Drive by Four Churches Gives Meals for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Four Montecito churches have united to have a large one day Thanksgiving turkey and…

Goleta Barbers Gives Free Hair Cuts To Kids

Kids Get Free Haircuts In Goleta

Kids filled the chairs at Goleta Barbers on Saturday.


SEE International Art Show Restores Sight With Locally Produced Abstract Work

The SEE International art show at the Santa Barbara Library will help to restore…

House and Home

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Britain hikes taxes on investors to cool housing market

Britain's decision to levy a higher rate of tax on investors in its red hot housing…

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How to buy a home without a 20% down payment

Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no…

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The most expensive housing market is...

A piece of the American Dream can cost anywhere from $75,000 to $2.3 million. It…

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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,…

Home builders

Home construction slowing in ND since post-flood peak

Residential construction has slowed from its post-flood peak of a few years ago in a…

Local Headlines

Fire Crews Put Out Vegetation Fire in Los Padres National Forest

The fire broke out at the Winchester Canyon Gun Club Sunday afternoon.

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Shoppers Turn Out For Small Business Saturday

It was started in 2010 to help smaller locally owned stores get more customers…


Fire Caused Late Night Freeway Closures

small fire between the 101 and 126 freeways led to closures at the interchange in…

Motorcyclist Rescued From Ravine

A motorcyclist went off the side of the road and dropped thirty feet into a ravine…

REI Closed On Black Friday

Outdoor Retailer REI Closes Stores For Black Friday

The retailer halted operations on the day after Thanksgiving, gave employees a paid…

Santa Maria Celebrates Small Business Success

Ceremony for graduates of Women's Economic Ventures SSET Course.

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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…

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,…

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