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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.

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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.

Local Headlines

Whooping Cough Spreads At Local Private School

Whooping Cough Spreads At Local Private School

Five students at the Waldorf School have pertussis

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Cuesta College’s Bond Measure L

On Nov. 4 San Luis Obispo County and parts of Monterey county voters are expected…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

Phone Scam Targets Small Businesses

Phone Scam Targets Local Businesses

Callers claim to be from Southern California Edison and demand payment or service…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week Eight

Did you miss the clip of your favorite player or just want to watch the highlights…

Covered California Cancelling Undocumented Residents

State officials say more than 10,000 Covered California enrollees still have not…

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Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea

Direct Relief, a Goleta-based humanitarian nonprofit organization, sent out its 19th…

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Hearts Therapeutic Needs New Donations for Horse Riding Program to Help Children and Adults

The Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center is expanding its facility and services…

Another Child s Wish Granted Through Make-A-Wish

Preteen Gets "Wish" Granted to Go to Big Apple

There are many things in life we take for granted but for some children, it's their…

Jack Johnson Surprises UC Santa Barbara Community

Students Come Together to Remember Isla Vista Tragedy

Thousands of U.C. Santa Barbara students gathered at Storke Plaza in Isla Vista for…

Local Priest Blesses Santa Barbara Zoo Animals

Local Priest Blesses Santa Barbara Zoo Animals

The annual Blessing of the Animals celebrates the life of patron Saint Francis of…

Latest Recalls

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One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this…

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Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the…

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Chrysler recalls 184,000 SUVs with airbag problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for a problem that could prevent the airbags…

Personal Finance

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Baby Boomers are overexposed to stocks in this rocky market

Even though they've seen their fair share of stock market crashes, many Baby…

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Seniors lose average of $30K to financial scammers

Senior victims of financial abuse report losing big money to scammers, caregivers…

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Why women are losing the retirement savings game

When it comes to putting money away for retirement, women outmatch men: They are…

Real Estate Headlines

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Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are hoping that family, friends and maybe even complete strangers can help fund the $500 renovation.

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Bernanke can't refinance: Tough lending standards

You want proof that it's tough to get a mortgage? Ben Bernanke, the nation's top central banker until the start of this year, is having trouble refinancing his home.

Bernanke spoke of his problems during an appearance Thursday at a conference in Chica...

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Home prices rise 5.6%

Home prices rose in July but at a slower rate, as the real estate market's rebound continues to cool off.

National home prices were up 5.6% annually, down from a 6.3% gain in June according to the S&P/Case-Shiller index. The pace of price gains has sl...

Irresistible Headlines

Mom gives baby to heroin user

Mom accused of giving baby to heroin user

A Missouri teenager is accused of giving away her toddler to a heroin user and then…

Margaritaville Visits Santa Barbara

Margaritaville Visits Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Bowl became a tropical wonderland Tuesday night as Jimmy Buffett…

Man brings hatchet to school

Man brings hatchet to school; 'seemed like a good idea'

A Virginia man is accused of bringing a hatchet into a high school, telling a TV…

 
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