320-Acre Brush Fire Erupts in Mission Hills Near Lompoc

Santa Barbara County Fire says fire has burned 320 acres and is at 75% containment.


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Man jailed after not paying for $749 cab fare

Authorities said a man was jailed after he couldn't afford to pay $749 for his 300-mile cab ride.


Young child starts helicopter at air show; 2 injured

Two people suffered minor injuries after a young child managed to power up a helicopter at a Minnesota air show last weekend, according to media reports.

Celebrate Our Nation's Holiday On The Central Coast

Follow @SBFourth on Twitter for the latest updates on holiday events in the Santa Barbara area. John Palminteri will host this years’ celebrations live. The events will be livestreamed beginning at 8:30 p.m. on keyt.com.

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Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard family’s home early Sunday morning.

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A surprisingly hunky male gorilla, Shabani, has female humans going ape after mugshots of the 18-year-old animal began going viral on Twitter.

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Driver Crashes Into Fire Engine During Medical Emergency

A man who suffered an apparent heart attack crashed his car into a Santa Barbara County fire engine Saturday.

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320-Acre Brush Fire Erupts in Mission Hills Near Lompoc

Santa Barbara County Fire says fire has burned 320 acres and is at 75% containment.

Homes, Animals Spared in Lompoc Valley Wildfire

Mesa Fire burns more than 300 acres of dry brush.

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Santa Barbara's Quake Of 1925 Focus Of Museum Exhibit

Monday marked the 90-year anniversary of the devastating quake that rocked Santa…

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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…

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50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before…

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Blood Drive Taking Place in Santa Barbara Today

Did you know that by giving up just minutes of your time you can give someone the…

Kids Get Free Lunch Through 'Picnic In The Park'

The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County is stepping in to bridge the hunger gap through…

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Big Al to Play with Charlotte in Summer

Big Al Finds NBA Home for Summer

Former UCSB star Alan Williams signs a free agent contract to play on the Charlotte…

Nwaba Wins USA Track Field National Title in Heptathlon

Not a Bridesmaid Anymore as Nwaba Wins USA National Title in Heptathlon

Barbara Nwaba scored 6500 points as she dethroned three-time champion Sharon Day…

Great Performances by SB Track Club at USA Championships

SB Track Club Has Incredible Showing at USA Track & Field Championships

Barbara Nwaba won her first USA Track & Field title in the heptathlon.

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