Gas prices have climbed to 15-month highs in 14 states, according to Gasbuddy.com, and are on the rise in many others largely due to instability in Iraq. Take a look at which states have been hit hardest so far:
Arizona -- This month: $3.53 a gallon
Last month: $3.48 a gallon
Wisconsin -- This month: $3.73 a gallon
Last month: $3.59 a gallon
Nevada -- This month: $3.84 a gallon
Last month: $3.77 a gallon
Oklahoma -- This month: $3.45 a gallon
Last month: $3.37 a gallon
New Mexico -- This month: $3.46 a gallon
Last month: $3.39 a gallon
Missouri -- This month: $3.50 a gallon
Last month: $3.41 a gallon
Michigan -- This month: $3.93 a gallon
Last month: $3.73 a gallon
Illinois -- This month: $3.97 a gallon
Last month: $3.79 a gallon
Washington -- This month: $3.92 a gallon
Last month: $3.87 a gallon
North Dakota -- This month: $3.60 a gallon
Last month: $3.51 a gallon
Minnesota -- This month: $3.60 a gallon
Last month: $3.49 a gallon
Wyoming -- This month: $3.50 a gallon
Oregon -- This month: $3.91 a gallon
Last month: $3.85 a gallon
Alaska -- This month: $4.05 a gallon
Last month: $3.94 a gallon
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A brownish creature, with sharp teeth and claws, is deceased on the beach in Santa Barbara after the latest storm, and many people are wondering what it is.
A funnel cloud appeared over the Lompoc Valley on Tuesday.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says 60 year old Dale Karr is the host at Nojoqui Falls County Park and lived in a mobile home on the park property.
Three wrecked boats have been crushed and removed from Santa Barbara beaches, before they become hazards to the near shore environment.
Billionaire developer Rick Caruso has issued a statement regarding the Miramar Hotel project in Montecito, after a heated debate Monday afternoon.
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If you want to relive the fun of making popcorn the old fashioned way, there's a special machine to help you at the Saturday Farmers Market in Santa Barbara.
Dozens of chronically homeless people in Isla Vista have moved into new permanent housing.
An unusual creatures, three broken boats, and piles of debris are among the leftovers from the latest storm to come through Santa Barbara.
French fries are in short supply at McDonald's restaurants in Japan. Take a look at interesting McDonald's dishes around the world.
Port St. Lucie Police Department
Here's a look back at some of the strange events that made national and world headlines in 2014.
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