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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

Forever Neverland Organizer Speaks Out

For the first time, the organizer in the middle of a firestorm of controversy went…

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Birkholm's Bakery In Solvang Continues With Third Generation Ownership

 One Solvang bakery has been serving up tasty treats in the small Danish town from…

SB County Veteran Stand Down One Month Away

U.S. Navy veteran Sarah Ringler tallies her daily collection of plastic bottles for…

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Dog Leash Laws Unclear When It Comes to HOA's

A neighborhood in Buellton is making its own rules to allow dogs to roam free at the…

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Fracking Forum Put Focus On Ballot Measure 'P'

Measure 'P' is titled The Healthy Air and Water Initiative to Ban Fracking.

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Ventura Friends Stranded By Hurricane

Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally…

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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…

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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

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people's student loan debt

After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling…

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Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

The world has 155 new billionaires, pushing the worldwide total to 2,325.

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U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006

There's not much good news for working Americans struggling to rebound from the…

Real Estate Headlines

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Millennials are staying put at mom and dad's place

Remember all of those Millennials living in their parent's basements because they couldn't find a job or afford a place of their own? Well, they haven't moved out yet.

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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.

Irresistible Headlines

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Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued near frat house

A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house.

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Burned armpit hair causes Idaho car crash

An SUV full of teens crashes in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's…

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Caught on tape: Man uses banana to rob store

Police in Philadelphia are searching for a man accused of robbing a convenience…

 
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