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911 Fatal Flaw

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-1 emergency system or Domino's Pizza? If you said Domino's you're right.

Tipline Investigation: U.S. Senate Candidate Accused of Making Threats

We have a follow up to a Tipline Investigation that we broke two weeks ago. It centers on Steven Pybrum, a felon, who was released from prison last year and now is running for Congress.

Tipline Investigation Tracking Bad Bank Transfers

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Pismo Beach Man Battles Bank of America to Recover $1,900

Sometimes the smallest errors can turn into the biggest headaches. A viewer in Pismo Beach called us about several bad bank transfers that left him $1,900 in the red.

Tipline Felon Seeks U S Senate Seat

Tipline Investigation: Felon Seeks U.S. Senate Seat

Our Tipline investigation puts the spotlight on a felon who wants to represent you in Congress. It may sound crazy, but it could happen.

Tipline Investigation Takata Recall

Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula man his dream car. Even worse, those defective airbags could cost someone their life.

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is drunker than you.

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the box, open it and see that gleaming new phone for the first time.

Tipline Investigation: Nipomo Berry Farmer Battles UPS

Randy Pudwill admits he lost faith in humanity for about six months. It all started when he tried to do the right thing.

Tipline Investigation Bogus Car Deal Shatters Friendship

Tipline Investigation: A Bad Car Deal Shatters a Friendship

It all started with two best friends and a used car. Let's just say the friendship is over and the car is long gone.

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get The

NewsChannel 3 Investigation Helps Santa Maria Couple Get Their Home Back

Two years of court ordered frustration forced a Santa Maria couple to call our NewsChannel Three Tipline for help.

NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But, there is still so much confusion that leads to disputes and in some cases lawsuits.

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing serious flaws in the ZIR's. We showed how mistakes by city inspectors created nightmares for people trying to sell their home.

Local Headlines

Road Care Costs

SB County Roads Paying Price for Cheaper Gas

Loss in gas tax revenues hitting county road maintenance budgets hard.

Arrest Made in Westside Stabbing

Santa Barbara police converged in the 300 block of W. Micheltorena Street just…

Car Break in Spree has Residents Tightening Security

A string of car break-ins this week in Carpinteria, Summerland and Montecito has…

5-Month Undercover Operation Results in 20 Arrests in Santa Barbara

20 individuals have been arrested in connection with a five-month long investigation…

Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued From Ventura Beach

NewsChannel 3 cameras were rolling when a sick sea lion pup was rescued off a…

Central Coast Boxing Club Changing Lives For the Better

For little to no cost financial cost to the fighters, the Central Coast Boxing club…

What's Right

Act of Kindness by Angels Lifts Spirits of Ventura Family

Heavenly Gesture: Angels Host Ventura Family in Mourning for Batting Practice & Game

Angels fan Jason Rutkowski died from an aggressive form of MS at the age of 32.

Fork Cork Foodbank Fundraiser

Fork & Cork Classic Helps Foodbank with Funding in 2016

Using local restaurants, wineries and breweries, the 3rd annual Fork & Cork Classic…

Santa Barbara County Shelter Cats, Dogs Fly to Washington to Find Permanent Home

Several cats and dogs from Santa Barbara County Animal Services are heading to…

Cooking Up Dreams

Chefs Help Cook Up Dreams In Santa Barbara County

More than $110,000 was raised to benefit kids and families across Santa Barbara…

Vieja Valley School Principal Shaves Head After Successful Fundraiser

The principle of Vieja Valley Elementary school in Hope Ranch had his head shaved in…

Latest Recalls

Pilgrim's Pride recall

4.5 million pounds of chicken recalled

Pilgrim's Pride is recalling over 4.5 million pounds of fully cooked chicken…

Fiat Chrysler

Gear shift confusion causes Chrysler recall

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.1 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the gear…

toxic toys

'Toxic' toys containing lead for sale in New York stores

Toys containing high levels of lead have been found on store shelves in New York,…

Personal Finance

Goldman Sachs

You can now open a Goldman Sachs account with $1

One of Wall Street's biggest banks is now open to Main Street.

piggy bank, cash money dollars

Americans give the economy a "C" grade

Ask someone on Wall Street how the U.S. economy is doing and the response is likely…

Bernie Sanders, April 5, 2016

Tax returns: Bernie, Jane Sanders earned nearly $206K in 2014

Bernie and Jane Sanders earned nearly $206,000 in 2014 and paid about $28,000 in…

Real Estate Headlines

For Sale sign

China's global hotel shopping spree is back on

Chinese companies' hunger for global hotel chains isn't going away.

Sun Solar Panel

San Francisco to require new small buildings to add solar panels

San Francisco will start requiring all new buildings under 10 stories to add solar panels.

London tube sign and Big Ben

Brexit fears hitting London's real estate

London's real estate market is getting the Brexit chills.

Irresistible Headlines

Woman returns library book borrowed in 1948

A New Zealand library was stunned to receive a book that was due back in 1948 from a…

China Flag

Boy gets head stuck in car sunroof

Firefighters rushed to an emergency in eastern China -- but nothing was…

Sick Sea Lion Pup Rescued From Ventura Beach

NewsChannel 3 cameras were rolling when a sick sea lion pup was rescued off a…

 
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