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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.

Tipline: Local Woman Loses Court Eviction Fight

Santa Barbara resident Mickey Kmieciak failed in court Friday to avoid eviction from her apartment, which could leave her homeless.  NewsChannel 3 Tipline Investigator CJ Ward profiles her plight...

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Tipline Investigation: The Secret Rx War

When most people think about the war on drugs they think about empty smuggling boats on the beach and massive pot fields tucked away our back country. But KEYT NewsChannel 3 discovered there's another battle being waged right down the street at your neighborhood pharmacy.

Local Headlines

Parents of Mallory Dies Sue Congresswoman, Her Former Aide, and U.S. Government

The parents of a young Santa Barbara woman killed in a high profile, DUI case are…

71st Annual Elks Rodeo Queen Kicks Off

A longtime Central Coast Tradition returned to Santa Maria on Saturday.  The Elks…

Horseback Riding for Therapy

Horseback Riding for Therapy

Jack’s Helping Hand, a San Luis Obispo non-profit group, known for helping children…

Maximum Protection from a Pest at Cachuma Lake

The County of Santa Barbara Community Services Department Parks Division has…

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Shooting Suspects Arrested

Two men are behind bars Friday in connection with a shooting on March 11 that…

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SBFD Shave Heads To Support Firefighter With Cancer

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department came together Friday to support one of their…

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TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…

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Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Latest Recalls

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GM will ask court to halt recall lawsuits

General Motors wants a bankruptcy court to protect it from the growing number of…

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Toyota recalls 6.4 million cars worldwide

Toyota announced five recalls on Wednesday, affecting a total of 6.39 million…

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Ford recalls 435,000 vehicles

Ford Motor Co. has announced two recalls, affecting about 435,000 vehicles.

Personal Finance

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'My girlfriend is a tax break'

If you're in a relationship with someone who is dependent on you financially, you…

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Get married, save on car insurance

Did you know that taking 15 minutes to get married could save you at least 15% on…

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4 ways scammers can steal your tax refund

Identity thieves love tax season.

"A thief who has your personal information can…

Real Estate Headlines

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Nearly 2M homeowners no longer 'seriously' underwater

Surging home prices have helped nearly two million homeowners get back above water on their mortgages over the past year.

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Want to make money as a landlord? Try Detroit

Want to make money as a landlord? Consider Detroit ... seriously.

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Detroit to auction vacant homes. Starting bid: $1,000

In its ongoing battle to fight blight and boost home values, Detroit is launching a website where it will auction off vacant homes that were seized in tax foreclosures.

BuildingDetroit.org launched Monday with 15 home listings that will start getting ...

Irresistible Headlines

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Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than…

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SBFD Shave Heads To Support Firefighter With Cancer

The Santa Barbara City Fire Department came together Friday to support one of their…

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Edward Cocaine arrested for Xanax possession

A man named Edward Cocaine is arrested on suspicion of Xanax possession in Florida.

 
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