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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

California Three Feet for Safety Act Enforced

Cyclists are on the front lines when it comes to sharing the road.

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Fire Danger High In Parts Of Santa Barbara County

Wooden fire signs in Montecito have arrows pointing to the word high.

Risky Intersection

Near Collisions as Drivers Make Risky 'Nightclub Zone' Intersection Worse

A power outage knocked signal lights out at a busy Santa Barbara intersection on…

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Cal Poly Football Players Charged in Fraternity Robbery Enter a Plea

All  five  Cal Poly football players who are suspects in a fraternity robbery  were…

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Second Nail Salon Hit In Distraction-Style Burglary

Two nails salons were burglarized Friday afternoon and the store owners believe they…

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Greenhouse Catches Fire in Nipomo

Cal Fire San Luis Obispo is working to put out a fire at a greenhouse in Nipomo.…

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'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

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Veterans Start To Heal With 'Horse Whisperer's' Help

A group of veterans from different generations are starting to heal from emotional…

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…

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

Credit Cards, Money, Finance

Millennials are saying no to credit cards

Debt-fearing Millennials are saying no to credit cards.

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Super rich are getting super richer

The super rich got super richer as the gap between them and the rest of Americans…

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Income is on the rise ... finally!

The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck.

Real Estate Headlines

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First rise in foreclosure auctions in nearly 4 years

Foreclosures are up for the first time in nearly four years. But housing experts aren't worried.

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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.

Irresistible Headlines

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Coyote found napping in Ariz. fireplace

An Arizona man gets the surprise of his life when he finds a coyote taking a nap in…

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Pizza Hut outlet drops 'free small animal' deal

A Pizza Hut restaurant in Australia apologizes for offering a "free small animal"…

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Pomeranian disappears: Did he become dinner?

Police call the relationship "toxic." If the details of the police report are…

 
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