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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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Surfers Warn Novices About High Surf

A former Rincon Classic surf champion expects the biggest waves of the year this…

Investigation Leads to High-Level Gang Arrests

Ventura County prosecutors announced the arrest and indictments of suspected members…

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Parents of Isla Vista Murder Victims Speak Out in Sacramento on Gun Violence Bill

Parents of the Isla Vista mass murder victims are speaking out in Sacramento as a…

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Orcutt Oil Company Wants Hikers To Stop Trespassing On Its Property

An Orcutt oil company says some hikers and bikers are ignoring its company's no…

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Students Return to School, Remember Fallen Classmate

The Foothill Elementary School family lost one of its own this summer: 10-year-old…

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Hurricane Marie Brings Big Waves to Ventura County

A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf…

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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…

Zodos Bowling nominates school for $1000 grant

Isla Vista Elementary Recieves Grant For New School Year

A Santa Barbara County elementary school is getting a little extra financial help…

War Veterans Horse Therapy

Horse Sense and Healing Weekend

A group of veterans from across the country is coming together in Solvang to heal…

Latest Recalls

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China seizes tons of tainted chicken feet

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

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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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Apple recalls some iPhone 5 devices for battery woes

Having trouble with your iPhone 5 battery? You might be eligible for a free…

Personal Finance

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Income is on the rise ... finally!

The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck.

Retirement planning

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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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...

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Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year.

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac. That matched its lowest level since June 2013, when it stood at 3.93%. The average 15-year fixed was 3....

Irresistible Headlines

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Thousands of wasps found nesting on bed

A pest control officer says he responded to a call of a wasp infestation in a home…

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Brazilian man declared dead wakes up in body bag

The family of a Brazilian man who was pronounced dead by doctors was shocked to…

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Family angry after airline 'loses' elderly mother

A woman is upset after she says that Southwest Airlines failed to keep track of her…

 
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