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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not happen.

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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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?

Local Headlines

Accidents Snarl Heavy Holiday Traffic

Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days of the year as…

Broadway and Enos Traffic Accident

Santa Maria Driver Succumbs to Injuries

A driver who suffered major head injuries in a Nov. 14th crash at a busy Santa…

Downtown Santa Barbara Protests Draws Heavy Police Presence

Downtown Santa Barbara Protest Draws Heavy Police Presence

Tense moments during a march just before 7 p.m. Tuesday forced Santa Barbara Police…

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Peaceful Protest March Held at UCSB

UCSB students planned a day full of action in support of the protests in Ferguson,…

Inside an Illegal Marijuana Grow Shows Forest Damage

NewsChannel 3 cameras went where few have gone before -- an illegal pot farm…

Holiday Tree Arrives on State Street

Holiday Tree Arrives on State St. in Santa Barbara

The downtown holiday tree has arrived in Santa Barbara, but for a time, two months…

What's Right

Turkey Cuts in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Ban

'Turkey Cuts' in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Bank

Turkey cuts at Goleta Barbers will put food on the table for the needy this holiday…

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

184 nonprofit groups have been given a generous holiday gift as the Thanksgiving…

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

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Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in…

St Vincent s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

Luncheon & Fashion Show Benefits Santa Barbara County Families

It was all about food and fashion Saturday to help raise money to support families…

Latest Recalls

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General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in…

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Ortega products pulled over nut allergy concerns

B&G Foods is voluntarily recalling certain Ortega taco products over nut allergy…

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Honda recalls 170,000 more vehicles over exploding airbags

Honda is recalling an additional 170,000 vehicles because the airbags might explode…

Personal Finance

Macy's Black Friday

Shoppers not feeling Black Friday this year

Stores may be opening early for Black Friday, but that doesn't mean shoppers will…

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Report: Ultra wealthy got $2 trillion wealthier

There are even more ultra wealthy people in the world to love.

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5 things to know about income inequality

The top 1% is still doing better than everyone else.

Real Estate Headlines

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Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles.

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Old foreclosure debt haunting former homeowners

They thought losing their home was bad enough. Now, years later, collectors are coming after them for thousands of dollars in back debt.

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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint or adding new fixtures, you're not alone.

Irresistible Headlines

Stray dog follows racers

Stray dog follows racers through Amazon

What began as a quest to win a world championship turns into an amazing bond between…

Drunk man frees horses

Drunk man frees horses from Ore. stable

An Oregon man is arrested after police say he freed five horses from a stable.…

Lost dog on Craigslist

Man finds his lost dog for sale on Craigslist

A 22-year-old Virginia Beach woman was arrested on Sunday after police say she tried…

 
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