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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.

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Fraud Investiation Plays Role in Police Officer's Termination

It's difficult to describe this TipLine Investigation. Is it about alleged corruption, cover up or favoritism? You decide.

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Old Spanish Days Begin With Rehearsals

Some people were treated to a sneak peak of what's to come at the Sunken Gardens in…

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NBA Superstar Cajoles Santa Barbara Women Into Running

A six foot, eleven inch NBA player proved that if he measured out his patience and…

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Fired SMPD Officer Hearing Restarts After a Break

Early in June, an arbitration hearing  at the Santa Maria Public library  began for…

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Lightning Strike Victim Was Former SBCC Student

The man was was killed during a lightning strike at Venice Beach was identified as…

SB County Supervisors to Clarify Measure P Intent

Santa Barbara County Fifth District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, using his power as…

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years of Old Spanish Days History

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is documenting the 90-year history…

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Lompoc Girl Surprised With Make-A-Wish Trip

Eight year old Carina Castaneda of Lompoc, who lives with leukemia, was surprised by…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

Latest Recalls

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GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

For owners of GM's most popular pickups, recalls have been almost a monthly…

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Big Mac shortage in China as scandal-ridden supplier issues recall

There are no Big Macs. There are no Chicken McNuggets. The menu at McDonald's…

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GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three…

Personal Finance

Broken piggy bank, bills, money, debt

1 in 3 U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'

Americans have a debt problem.

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Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending,…

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Millennials love cash

Forget stocks. Millennials want their money in cold, hard cash.

Real Estate Headlines

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Zillow buys Trulia for $3.5 billion

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia - are joining forces in a stock deal valued at $3.5 billion.

Trulia shares jumped 12% on the news that it's selling to Zillow.

Zillow will continue to operate two separate websites, whe...

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Would-be online house-hunting giant has brokers scared

The two biggest names in online house hunting -- Zillow and Trulia -- may be teaming up, a pairing that is making some real estate brokers nervous.

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For sale: Town of Aladdin, Wyo., for $1.5 million

If you're looking for your next real estate investment, look no further than the tiny town of Aladdin, Wyo.

Irresistible Headlines

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NBA Superstar Cajoles Santa Barbara Women Into Running

A six foot, eleven inch NBA player proved that if he measured out his patience and…

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years Of Old Spanish Days History

Special Exhibit Shows 90 Years of Old Spanish Days History

An exhibit at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is documenting the 90-year history…

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Driver falls asleep, sparks fire in Oregon

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel slammed into a utility pole and sparked a fire…

 
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