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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.

Local Headlines

Chumash Hosts Public Hearing on Casino-Hotel Expansion

The Chumash Casino and Hotel expansion project includes more casino floor space for…

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Surviving Heat at Festivals and Fiesta Takes Planning

Hot temperatures no matter where you live, can make life miserable, and for those…

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Miramar Hotel Project on the Comeback with Proposed Opening in 2017

 Caruso Affiliated is planning a new concept for The Miramar Beach Resort &…

La Fiesta de Santa Barbara Film

Fiesta Movie Featured Judy Garland in the 1930's

A click on YouTube and you can go back in time with Old Spanish Days, to scene…

Body Found In Aftermath of Lompoc Mobile Home Fire

A body has been found in a mobile home in Lompoc following an early-morning fire…

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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days…

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Old Spanish Days Style Mass Celebrated at Santa Barbara Mission

Hundreds of people enjoyed one of the more formal traditions during Old Spanish Days…

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…

Latest Recalls

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Another food scandal? KFC just cannot win

KFC is scrambling to limit the fallout of a second food scandal to hit its business…

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Hyundai recalls 883,000 Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans, one of its most popular models, for a…

Chevy Silverado

GM's most popular pickups recalled 6 times this year

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

Personal Finance

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Students, parents borrowing less to pay for college

While college costs and student loan bills have soared over the past decade, some…

1 in 3 Americans have 'debt in collections'

1 in 3 US 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,…

Real Estate Headlines

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Enter through 'Poor Door': Income 'segregation' in NY

It's a tale of two cities in Manhattan, as the city OK'd plans for a luxury condominium with a separate door for low-income residents.

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Home price increases continue at slower pace

Home prices continued to rise this spring, but the pace of increase has slowed since late last year.

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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...

Irresistible Headlines

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New ice cream changes color as you lick it

A Spanish physicist has invented a new flavor of ice cream that changes color as it…

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Father-to-be takes hilarious 'maternity pictures'

Having a sense of humor about pending fatherhood is generally a good thing. But in…

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Cronut creator unveils ice cream sundae in a can

Cronut imitators, take note! The chef behind the infamous Cronut, Dominique Ansel,…

 
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