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Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a double take.

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events.  They're sold as the world's most colorful 5K runs because the runners are showered with dye in various colors during the run.

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning Information Reports or ZIRs.

Tipline Investigation: Unraveling Santa Barbara's ZIR Mess

We have an update on a Tipline investigation that exposed serious flaws within the Santa Barbara planning department.

WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love to suck their victims in with a good tear-jerker, a story that pulls at the heart strings.

Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

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

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

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.

Local Headlines

U.S. Navy to Restore Limited Public Access to San Miguel Island

The U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday that its initial risk assessment of San Miguel…

David Crosby 911 Tape After Hitting Jogger

Singer David Crosby's 911 Call After Hitting Jogger

NewsChannel 3 has obtained audio of singer David Crosby's call to 911 moments after…

Dangerous Drug Spice Gaining Popularity in High Schools

Dangerous Drug 'Spice' Gaining Popularity at Ventura County High Schools

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is warning teens and parents about a…

Badly Burned Teen Suffers Setback

Badly Burned Santa Barbara Teen Suffers Setback

14-year-old Jacob Keefer is back in intensive care.

Water Pipeline to Nipomo Nears Completion

First shipment of water in the $14 million dollar pipeline from Santa Maria will…

UPDATE: 7-year-old Oxnard Child Abducted Reunited With Father

A father has been reunited with his 7-year-old son, Tyler, after the mother fled to…

What's Right

RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR JACOB

Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

Pascucci s Restaurant Helps Teen

Pascucci's Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Burned Santa Barbara Teen

Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive…

Fishing For Food Event Collects 1,400 Pounds Of Fish

Tuesday morning, 250 men and women took to the open water to catch fish for FOOD…

Another Wish Granted By Make-A-Wish

5-Year-Old's Wish to Visit Disney To Be Granted

A local five-year-old living with lymphoid leukemia found out his wish will come…

Latest Recalls

Amys recalled foods

Amy's Kitchen recalls products with possible listeria

Amy's Kitchen Inc. says it's recalling nearly 74,000 cases of its products that…

Kraft macaroni and cheese

Kraft recalls 242,000 cases of mac and cheese for metal pieces

Kraft is recalling 240,000 cases of macaroni and cheese because some boxes may…

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3 deaths in Kansas linked to ice cream

Three people died in the past year from a listeria outbreak that has been…

Personal Finance

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Free ways to file your taxes

Filing your tax return is not only time consuming, it can be expensive.

Couple pays off $100,000 in debt

Extreme savers pay off $100K in debt in 4 years

A Tennessee couple pays off $100,000 in debt in just four years.

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What does estate planning cost?

If you haven't started estate planning yet, it's not too late, and it doesn't have…

Real Estate Headlines

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4 reasons to sell your home now

Attention potential sellers sitting on the fence: It could be time to make a move. Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15 percent faster and for 2% more than the average sale, according to Zillow.

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It's getting harder to afford a home

A rebound in home prices is good news in the wake of the housing crash -- but there can be too much of a good thing. Home prices are rising 13 times faster than wage growth nationwide, according to a report from RealtyTrac.

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$300 trailer in Hamptons listed at $1.1 million

A 79-year-old man who owns a trailer in Long Island's ritzy Hamptons is about to cash in on the ultimate house flip.

Irresistible Headlines

King Richard III of England

The King found in a parking lot has been reburied

Richard III, the King found beneath a car parking lot, has been reburied in a solemn…

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Cops: Suspect left behind credit card used to jimmy open doors

He might have wanted to steal some gas, according to police, but at least he wasn't…

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Owner uses video to discredit negative Yelp review

The owner of a Chinese restaurant in California uses surveillance video to question…

 
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