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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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Explosion at Goleta Apartment Complex Leaves One Man Hospitalized

Santa Barbara County Fire crews responded to an explosion and fire at an apartment…

Body of Isaiah Sanchez Recovered at Cachuma Lake

Santa Barbara County sheriff rescue crews have found a body near the place where…

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Old Spanish Days Celebrated at Historical Museum

People dined and danced under the moonlight at this year's La Fiesta del Museo…

Roundbout Giving Drivers in the Santa Ynez Valley a New Way Around

An intersection that's become very busy because of its location near wine country…

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Santa Maria Teens Play Urban Style Drums

Over the next 2 weeks, Santa Maria teenagers will have the opportunity to discover…

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Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

Mechanics Blew Up Motors To Raise Scholarship Funds

The 9th Annual Blow The Motor Night blew up four donated car motors.

Oxnard Teen Gets Skype Surprise of a Lifetime

It was a birthday wish come true for an Oxnard teenager Monday meeting her favorite…

Independence Day Pancake Breakfast in Montecito

Hundreds Enjoy Independence Day Pancake Breakfast

Hundreds of people attended this year's annual pancake breakfast put on by the…

Rods and Roses in Carpinteria

Rods and Roses Revs Up Funds for Carpinteria Youth

The 17th annual Rods and Roses show in Carpinteria this weekend has had every slot…

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Dining Out Fundraiser Helps in the Battle Against Drugs and Alcohol

Dining out today in Santa Barbara could help raise thousands of dollars for programs…

Latest Recalls

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BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW Group is recalling 1.6 million of its popular 3 Series vehicles, making it the…

Chrysler recall

Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs for fire risk

Chrysler is recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire risk. The problem: the lights in the…

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Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles

Ford Motor recalled about 100,000 cars and trucks Tuesday.

Personal Finance

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Millennials love cash

Forget stocks. Millennials want their money in cold, hard cash.

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Is this retirement move right for you?

Retirement savers transfer billions of dollars each year into Individual Retirement…

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Feds may press automakers further on mileage claims

The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the…

Real Estate Headlines

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Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

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Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages during the run-up to the financial crisis.

It includes $4 billion in penalties, $2.5 billion in mortgage modifications and other relief to homeowners, and $500 million...

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Rich Chinese are snapping up America's real estate

The U.S. housing recovery is still going and international buyers are giving a huge boost, with the Chinese leading the charge.

Irresistible Headlines

Local family raises money and awareness for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Father/Daughter Team Raising Money and Awareness for Leukemia Research

One year ago, a Goleta woman was faced with any mother's worst nightmare: having a…

Old Spanish Days Celebrated at Historical Museum

People dined and danced under the moonlight at this year's La Fiesta del Museo…

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Oops: Fake bus bomb mistaken for real one

A suspicious bag that sparked the evacuation of a city bus and several roads in…

 
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