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WHEELCHAIR SCAM

Tipline Investigation: Don't Fall For the Wheelchair Scam

Our Tipline investigation begins with a sob story. Every scammer has one. They love to suck their victims in with a good tear-jerker, a story that pulls at the heart strings.

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.

Secret Rx War

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.

Covered California s Anthem Blues

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.

Local Headlines

Now En Espanol filmmakers share their film at festival

Women Filmmakers Show 'Now En Espanol'

Andre Meller directed the documentary film "Now En Espanol."  It is about the…

Car Collision into Light Pole

Car Hits Light Pole, Kills Teen Driver. Two Others Hurt.

One dead, two hurt in terrible Santa Maria car crash on East Donovan Road.

"Uncanny" Filmmakers Share Their Film

The Director of the film 'Uncanny' talked about his film on the red carpet at the…

Fanistons Welcome Jennifer Aniston

"Fanistons" Welcome Jennifer Aniston to SBIFF

Self-titled "Fanistons" of Jennifer Aniston lined up to see her arrive at the…

(img1)DNA Testimony in Santa Maria U-Haul Murder Trial

Defense on Offense in U-Haul Murder Trial

Defense attorneys went on the offense against a gang member on the witness stand in…

Santa Barbara Police Investigating Violent Jewelry Store Robbery

Santa Barbara police are out in force in the downtown area investigating a possible…

What's Right

The Rhythmic Arts Projects helps local international kids

Program Teaches Children With Disabilities Through Rhythm

For the past 18 years, a local non-profit has been changing the lives of children…

St. Joseph Knights Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On Wednesday, St. Joseph High School in Orcutt celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Duffy Holds Fundraiser For Lompoc Valley Programs

Danny Duffy Helps Youth Baseball, AYSO & Homeless Shelters in Lompoc Valley

Cabrillo High School alum Danny Duffy signed autographs at Pizza Garden to raise…

Choir Concert Delights Onlookers

Choir Concert Delights Onlookers

Students from the Santa Barbara Unified School District participated in the 2nd…

Santa Barbara High students built homes for people in need

Santa Barbara Students Return From Mexico Home-Building Trip

Students from Santa Barbara High returned home from Mexico after a trip to help…

MAC S FOOD BANK DONATION

Mac's Holiday Pies Help Food Bank with Big Donation

The holiday pie sales at Mac's Fish and Chips Shop in Santa Barbara also put food on…

Latest Recalls

Petco store

Petco pulls pet treats made in China

Petco says it has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats from store shelves because…

Frozen chicken

Chicken products recalled over allergy concerns

Campos Foods of Caryville, Tennessee, is recalling approximately 5,300 pounds of…

Keurig coffeemaker recall

Keurig recalls nearly 7 million coffee makers

Keurig Green Mountain is recalling nearly 7 million coffee makers that could…

Personal Finance

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Many spouses are cheating - financially

If you're keeping financial secrets from your spouse, you're not alone.

One in five…

FAFSA

Obama wants to cut questions from FAFSA

President Obama wants to make the FAFSA easier.

Students are required to complete a…

Gates Buffet

Richest 1% will soon own more than rest of us

Turns out, the rich really are getting richer. And they'll soon own more than the…

Real Estate Headlines

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Boomerang home buyers are coming back

Millions of Americans who lost their homes during the foreclosure crisis are now poised to become homeowners again.

That's according to a new report from RealtyTrac, which estimates that 7.3 million so-called "boomerang buyers" will return to the U.S...

Manhattan, New York City

NYC condo sells for record $100.5M

It just got a lot harder to keep up with the Joneses in Manhattan's "Billionaire's Row."

Mortgage

Mortgages remain cheap, it's still time to refinance

American homeowners are quickly fulfilling their New Year's Resolution to refinance their mortgages.

Irresistible Headlines

Dog has a pit bull's head and dachshund's short legs

Meet Rami: Part dachshund ... part pit bull?

What if a dachshund and a pit bull got together and had puppies? A Georgia man…

White Castle blurb

First Las Vegas White Castle opens to feeding frenzy

The opening of Las Vegas' first White Castle was greeted by long lines and even a…

Super Bowl comercials

Orcutt Dog Appears in Commercial

Sprite a Hungarian Puli has won honors at American Kennel Club dog shows, a cute,…

 
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