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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

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Grant Park Fire Under Investigation

Ventura firefighters said a fire threatened communication towers on a ridge in Grant…

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Direct Relief Raises Airlift Funds

Direct Relief will be trucking pallets full of medical supplies to a chartered cargo…

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Ferguson Fallout Leads To Peaceful Local Protest

About 75 people of all ages and backgrounds turned out for a vigil and march along…

5-year-old Boy Killed By Driverless SUV

A 5-year-old boy was killed Wednesday after being struck by an SUV in Guadalupe.

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Ants Marching Relentlessly in Search of Water During Drought

The ants are marching this summer, in search of water with the drought parched dirt…

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Cal Poly Cracking Down On Drugs and Crime

The Fall semester at Cal Poly won't start for another month, but already the…

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Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

Scholarships Help Kids Go To Summer Camp

A local outdoor ranch camp invites hundreds of kids to their site every year and…

Zodos Bowling nominates school for $1000 grant

Isla Vista Elementary Recieves Grant For New School Year

A Santa Barbara County elementary school is getting a little extra financial help…

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Horse Sense and Healing Weekend

A group of veterans from across the country is coming together in Solvang to heal…

Latest Recalls

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Peanut, almond and nut butters recalled

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc.…

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Heinz recalls lead-laced baby food in China

H.J. Heinz is recalling a batch of lead-laced baby food in China.

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Slaughterhouse staff charged over bad meat

Former workers at a California slaughterhouse involved in one of the largest meat…

Personal Finance

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Income is on the rise ... finally!

The typical American is finally bringing home a bigger paycheck.

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Workers spend more time planning vacation than retirement

Without a doubt, figuring out how to invest the money in your nest egg can be…

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Would you trade pay for a higher 401(k) match?

As millions of Americans struggle to save enough for retirement, many workers say…

Real Estate Headlines

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Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

Bank of America's tab for the financial crisis is now nearly $74 billion.

On Thursday, the bank reached a $16.65 billion agreement to pay the biggest settlement in history, adding to what was already a hefty bill for the bank.

The latest agreement sett...

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Mortgage rates hit 2014 low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year.

The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac. That matched its lowest level since June 2013, when it stood at 3.93%. The average 15-year fixed was 3....

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In some housing markets, all-cash deals still rule

Buying a home? You still have to compete against the big money bringing all-cash. But it's getting a little easier.

Irresistible Headlines

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Police: Hipster-hater made over 400 false 911 calls

A resident of the hipster-centric Brooklyn neighborhood was convicted of making…

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400 chinchillas rescued in California

It's the largest rescue operation ever for the San Diego Humane Society.

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Man named Stoner arrested for drug possession

A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a…

 
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