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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not happen.

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff Edwards as he reflects on the life and sudden death of his 27-year-old daughter Margay Edwards whose body was found decomposing in the Nevada desert near the town of Pahrump, just outside Las Vegas, last week, "disbelief is the first thing that crosses your mind, surrealism, you want to wake up from a bad dream but it doesn't happen."

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier Sr., other grieving Limon family members are asking for help from the community in solving his murder mystery.

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events left him alone, in constant pain and no money to pay a doctor.

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara and its code inspectors during the sale of her home.

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances Rich Cabana has been saved.

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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, they may not owe.

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's supposed to protect people. Instead, it might be doing just the opposite.

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Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical companies cut-off, without warning,  the supply of pain medications to sick people all across the country.

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Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now he's hoping for the same success with his insurance company.

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 now, under our noses?

Local Headlines

Lakey Peterson Leadbetter Classic Surf Competition

Local Professional Surfer Hosts Inaugural Surf Competition at Leadbetter Beach

Young surfers swarm the beach to compete in Lakey Peterson Leadbetter Classic surf…

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Two Local Police Organizations Get Financial Boost During Holidays

Montecito Motor Classic Committee presents $100,000 check to SB Police Foundation…

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

Lompoc Appoints 5th City Council Member

James Mosby has been sworn in as the newest member of the Lompoc City Council at a…

Man Steals ATM in Paso Robles Burglary

Paso Robles Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning…

Interns Ringing Bells For Salvation Army

Santa Barbara Salvation Army Launches Internship Program For Kettle Ringers

Four interns are manning the kettles in the hopes of getting a letter of…

Sobriety Checkpoints Roll Out Across Central Coast

Sobriety checkpoints are planned in cities across the Central Coast all the way…

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CHiPS FOR KIDS TOY DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS

CHP Officers Deliver Toys To Unity Shoppe

California Highway Patrol officers dropped off donated toys to the Unity Shoppe in…

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High Celebrates Newly Renovated Auditorium

La Cumbre Junior High School celebrated the completion of their newly remodeled…

Preparations Underway For Unity Telethon

Barbara Tellefson gave last minute tips to her Unity Shoppe crew on Friday night.

Santa Claus Visits 7-Eleven in Goleta

The 7-Eleven store at 7390 Calle Real in Goleta, got a surprise visit from none…

Casa Pacifica Fundraiser Celebrates The Holidays

Casa Pacifica Fundraiser Celebrates The Holidays

Generosity made the 2-14 Pierpont Raquet Club's Annual Ladies Holiday Luncheon,…

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Bike For Tykes Surprises First-Graders

Boys and girls thought they were at an early holiday party when they were given  new…

Latest Recalls

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Chrysler expands recall to 3.3 million vehicles

Under pressure from federal regulators, Chrysler will expand a recall of cars and…

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Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards

After a two-month wait, Staples on Friday evening announced hackers broke into its…

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Chrysler will replace airbags in 149,000 trucks

Chrysler will replace the airbags in 149,150 older trucks amid growing concerns…

Personal Finance

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How to get your portfolio ready for '15 and beyond

With the market soaring one day, then diving the next and plunging oil prices…

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Congress considers plan to allow pension cuts

More than a million retired and current truck drivers, construction workers and…

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The $3,500 Butterball turkey stock

There's a good chance you'll be chowing down on a Butterball turkey on Thanksgiving…

Real Estate Headlines

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Mortgage rates hit new low for the year

Not only has gas gotten cheaper, so have mortgages.

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$57.6 million for Countrywide whistleblower

It pays to be a whistleblower in the biggest financial settlement in history.

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Getting a mortgage is about to get easier

For years now, if you didn't have near perfect credit and a hefty 20% down payment, chances were slim that lenders would give you a mortgage.

Irresistible Headlines

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Authorities: Misused funds go to freeze wife

Federal authorities have accused a New York man of defrauding investors out of…

Carpinteria School Kids Make 'Happy' Video

The Howard School in Carpinteria created a parody music video of Pharrel Williams "…

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Police: Pot-smoking perp plasters poop on cell walls

A Pennsylvania man is in deep doo-doo after police said he smeared his feces on the…

 
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