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Two tie as winners of National Spelling Bee

He was the the cool one, sporting a LeBron jersey under his shirt, never cracking under pressure.

She was the adorable one, winner of Lifetime's "Child Genius" quiz show, all smiles and confidence.

After three grueling days that dispatched 283 spelle...

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College-educated workers took biggest pay cut last year

Here's a twist ... workers with college or advanced degrees saw their wages slip last year, while those with less education fared better.

8 test scandal educators maintain innocence


15 indicted in test-taking scheme

Fifteen Chinese nationals have been accused of participating in a cheating scheme that helped foreign students fraudulently gain admission to American colleges and universities and obtain student visas.


Students Host Second Annual Memorial Paddle Out

U.C.S.B. students, faculty and the community have been remembering the victims of the Isla Vista tragedy with a series of events over the last week.


San Marcos High School Students Honor Vietnam Veterans

A tribute to local veterans from the Santa Barbara and Goleta areas was held Tuesday at the Warkentin Stadium Vietnam Memorial Plaza at San Marcos High School.

Art Professor Lights Up Isla Vista

Art Professor Instrumental In Lighting Up Isla Vista

NewsChannel 3's Victoria Sanchez sits down with Art Professor Kim Yasuda.

Pardall Tunnel UCSB

Pardall Tunnel Shining Light On The Year Anniversary Of Isla Vista Tragedy

May 23 marks the one year anniversary of the Isla Vista tragedy. As a tribute to the lives that were lost on that night, Pardall Tunnel is uniquely lit up.

Jon Bon Jovi singing

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Bon Jovi writes song for Rutgers grads

New Jersey-born rocker Jon Bon Jovi used his commencement speech at Rutgers University to unveil a new song.

Oil Spill Couldn't Have Come at A Worse Time For Gray Whale Population

This oil spill could not have come at a worse time for whales.  This is the time of year mother and calf gray whale pairs move along Santa Barbara’s coastline.

Tablets Handed Out By Santa Maria Area High Schools

In an effort to promote access to technology, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District distributes more than 5600 Dell tablets to students for personal and educational use.

Scientist Start Evaluating Environmental Impact of Oil Spill

Scientist Start Evaluating Environmental Impact of Oil Spill

Scientist are already starting to evaluate how much damage the oil spill near Refugio state beach will have on our environment.

rape protest

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Study: 1 in 5 college women raped, assaulted

A new study about the incidence of rape involving college freshmen women will likely add to the ongoing debate about whether enough is being done on campuses to keep students safe.

The study, conducted at a large unnamed private university in upstate ...

What's Right

Dancing With Our Community Stars Kicks Off

Contestants Revealed to Dance at Oxnard Salsa Festival

It's official:  the 2015 Dancing With Our Community Stars has kicked off for the…


Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

Red Cross Hereos Breakfast Preview

Red Cross to Celebrate Community Heroes Thursday

This week you can help celebrate our local, every day heroes at a special event in…

Isla Vista Tribute Garden To Fallen Shooting Victims

Isla Vista Garden Remembers Massacre Victims

The Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden at People's Park needs your help to bloom.

Local Sports

Gauchos Have 3rd Best ERA in Nation

Armed & Dangerous! Gauchos Pitching ERA is 3rd Best in Nation

UCSB has an earned run average of 2.39 as they head into Friday's NCAA Regional…

Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers Celebrated In Santa Barbara

Thursday afternoon, Special Olympics Santa Barbara hosted the 7th Annual Inspire…

DP Softball Headed to CIF Semifinals

Back Again! DP Softball Advances to 3rd Straight CIF Semifinals

Dos Pueblos won on the road 2-1 at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino in a CIF…

Gauchos Offense is a Question Mark Heading into Regional

In Order for UCSB Baseball to Advance, Gauchos Offense Needs to Execute at High Level

UCSB may look to hit and run and steal more during this weekend's NCAA Regional…

Cori Close to Enter SB Court of Champions

Cori Close to be Honored Sunday at SB Court of Champions Banquet

The current UCLA head women's basketball coach credits her Santa Barbara days for…

Dos Pueblos Can t Keep up with San Clemente

Chargers Season Ends as Top Seed San Clemente Dominates Playoff Game

Dos Pueblos lost in the second round of the CIF Division 2 playoffs 10-1 to top-seed…

Local News Headlines

Lottery Tickets Stolen From Oxnard Business

Oxnard Police need the public's help in identifying the suspect pictured here.…

Rincon, Miramar and Other Beaches checked for Refugio Oil Signs

Surfers say something unusual is on their beaches 30 miles from the Refugio State…

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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…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord w

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

Technology Headlines

SensorWake press photo

This alarm clock wakes you up with the smell of cash

The best part of waking your olfactory alarm clock.

Ross Ulbricht

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life

Ross Ulbricht, creator of the underground website Silk Road, which let users…

Phone on plane

The next political battleground: your phone

There's a new political battleground in 2016: your phone.

Health Headlines

Anthrax microscope

Army may have shipped live anthrax to Australia

In what is emerging as a widening military investigation into the accidental…

Richard Norris, face transplant patient

Woman meets man with her brother's face

When Richard Norris from Virginia received a face transplant three years ago, it…

Fast food french fries

Fast-food chains taking healthy turns

A number of major fast-food chains and companies have recently announced healthier…

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