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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

Governor Signs Groundwater Management Laws

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a package of bills to regulate California's stressed…

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Fire Preps Include Helicopter Placement

A Huey Helicopter that was once hit by bullets in Vietnam is among the sheriff's…

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Los Padres National Forest Increases Fire Staffing During Red Flag Warning

Los Padres National Forest is ramping up its fire safety efforts in the midst of red…

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Man Walking on Tracks Killed by Freight Train

A man was killed by a freight train as he walked along the tracks near the Santa…

Quadruple Murder Defendant Nicolas Holzer Appears in Court

High-profile quadruple murder defendant Nicolas Holzer appeared before Superior…

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Westmont College is Fire Ready and Everyone on Campus is Informed

Westmont College students, staff and even parents are well aware of the campus…

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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…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

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…

War Veterans Horse Therapy

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

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Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

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

Occupy Wall Street protests enter 24th day

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

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

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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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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.

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Home prices rising, but slowly

Home prices are still rising, but the pace of increases is definitely slowing.

Irresistible Headlines

Elephants Use Mud To Keep Cool At The Zoo

Elephants Use Mud to Keep Cool at the Zoo

Here is one way to keep cool...how about a mud bath! Little Mac and Sujatha both…

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Severed head falls out of neighbor's trash bag

A Tennessee man cannot believe his eyes when a severed head falls out of his…

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Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

A funeral home in Michigan is letting mourners pay their final respects from the…

 
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