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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?

Tipline Investigation: Cabana Controversy

A 6 year fight over a local historic landmark could spell trouble for other treasured landmarks.

Tipline Investigation: PedEcab Inc. Nightmare

Stan Haley was hoping a motorized three-wheeler from a company called Ped-E-Cab Inc. would give him independence. In our investigation, we found major problems with the one he bought and a lack of oversight on safety for these types of rigs on our roadways.

Tipline Follow Up: Brush With Homelessness

Mickey Kmieciak is smiling again. We first told you about her struggle to stay off the streets about a month ago.

Local Headlines

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Santa Maria Adopts Bike Park Safety Ordinance

Wear your helmet or go home. That's the message Santa Maria City Council wants to…

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Rip Tayor Kicks Off LOL Comedy Festival At The Arlington

Rip Taylor had kind words to say about Joan Rivers before taking the stage at the…

SB County Supervisors Pursue Laura's Law

Laura's Law is a 2002 state law intended to prevent people considered to be…

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Customers Concerned About Home Depot Hacking Investigation

Customers said they were concerned about their credit card use at Home Depot…

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Construction Site Fall Injures Two Workers on Santa Barbara Mesa

Two construction workers came crashing down when a scaffolding fell apart while they…

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Showers Turned Off at Some Santa Barbara County Beaches

Santa Barbara County is turning off outside showers at several beaches to save water…

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Father Daughter Team Raising Money Leukemia Awareness

Fundraising Goal Met for Blood Cancer Research

A father/daughter team from Goleta met their fundraising goal raising awareness for…

Paralyzed Extreme Water Sports Enthusiasts Selling Calendars to Raise Money for Rehabilitation

A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now…

Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

Scholarships Help Kids Go To Summer Camp

A local outdoor ranch camp invites hundreds of kids to their site every year and…

Latest Recalls

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Kraft recalls more than 7,500 cases of cheese

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of more than 7,500 cases of its popular…

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GM's compensation fund gets 100th death claim

General Motors executives have said the company would "do the right thing" for…

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China seizes tons of tainted chicken feet

In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized…

Personal Finance

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Income is on the rise ... finally!

The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck.

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Workers spend more time planning vacation than retirement

Without a doubt, figuring out how to invest the money in your nest egg can be…

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Would you trade pay for a higher 401(k) match?

As millions of Americans struggle to save enough for retirement, many workers say…

Real Estate Headlines

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

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Home prices rising, but slowly

Home prices are still rising, but the pace of increases is definitely slowing.

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

Irresistible Headlines

Father Daughter Team Raising Money Leukemia Awareness

Fundraising Goal Met for Blood Cancer Research

A father/daughter team from Goleta met their fundraising goal raising awareness for…

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Pizza Hut unveils bacon-and-cheese stuffed crust

Everyone loves bacon. And cheese. But stuffed into a pizza crust?

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Cops: Woman swallows stolen ring to 'hide it'

A Utah woman is accused of hiding a stolen ring worth thousands of dollars -- by…

 
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