Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:37 AM EST2013-12-04 16:37:31 GMT
During a season in which the phrase "hustle and bustle" is perfectly descriptive and people are battling over the last game system/device/toy in the store, it is nice to stop the busy-ness for a few minutesMore >
During a season in which the phrase "hustle and bustle" is perfectly descriptive and people are battling over the last game system/device/toy in the store, it is nice to stop the busy-ness for a few minutes and reflect on the true beauty of the Christmas season.More >
They may just be teenagers, but some Rossford students say they're ready to fight fires. Now they're asking for the community's help to make it happen.More >
BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A North Baltimore woman who admitted to lying about having cancer, in order to receive donations for medical bills, was sentenced Friday in Wood County Common Pleas Court.
In May, Kimberlie Gustwiller pleaded guilty to lying about having cancer and receiving thousands of dollars in donations from her community. She claimed she had cancer for the second time. She died her hair pink and shaved her head, leaving just a mohawk and fooling an entire community. Police say she stole nearly $9,000 total.
Now, people who raised the money on her behalf say the joke is on her.
"North Baltimore is not a wealthy community, but it is rich in generous and giving people. And these people opened up their hearts, minds, and wallets to someone who was in need," said North Baltimore Police Chief Allen Baer.
Gustwiller said she was lost, battling addiction when she told a lie that she says got out of control.
"I made the mistake of lying to hide what I was truly battling: a life of addiction. I knew I needed help, but my fear of losing my children stopped me from seeking the help that I needed," said Gustwiller.
The judge told her what she did was a slap in the face to anyone who had cancer. He also said he could not tell if she was sincerely sorry about what she did. He held up fliers reminding her how family and friends rallied behind her when they thought she needed it most.
"How cruel could you possibly be to tell that to your kids?" said Judge Alan Mayberry.
Gustwiller was sentenced to nine months behind bars. She also has to pay back more than $4,600 to organizations and people who donated. Mayberry said he wishes he could have given a harsher sentence.
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:43 AM EST2013-12-05 13:43:23 GMT
SACRAMENTO, CA (CNN) - Hannah and Tom Hepner are the proud parents of triplets. But these aren't just any triplets, they're extremely rare babies. They were conceived naturally without the help of fertilityMore >
Hannah and Tom Hepner are the proud parents of triplets.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:55 AM EST2013-12-05 14:55:20 GMT
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office considers the death of a man after a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot a homicide.The Kansas City Police Department said the medical examiner hasMore >
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office considers the death of a man after a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot a homicide. Court documents released late Wednesday afternoon say that the victim was repeatedly punched in the face after he was found in the wrong vehicle.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:57 AM EST2013-12-05 15:57:20 GMT
Much of the metro is covered in white Thursday morning, and while it may not be much snow, it is making travel a mess. The Missouri Department of roads says even the lightest dusting of snow can causeMore >
What a difference a day makes: A day after much of Missouri basked in spring-like weather, the reality of the pending winter set in on Thursday with the arrival of bitter cold and a concerning mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-12-05 22:51:18 GMT
Fast-food workers in 100 cities will walk off the job Thursday and Kansas City is one of them. Organizers say the strike is the largest effort yet to push for higher pay. The workers are expected to gatherMore >
Thousands across the nation took to the streets once again to call for higher wages for fast food workers. That included protests in the Kansas City metro.More >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 12:12 PM EST2013-12-03 17:12:24 GMT
BRYAN, TX (KBTX/CBS) - Traditions Club, the home of Texas A&M University golf teams, partnered with the St. Joseph Health System to break the Guinness record for the world's largest gingerbread house. ConstructionMore >
The house Texas A&M University built for charity is large enough for a family to live in and good enough to eat.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:54 AM EST2013-12-05 15:54:50 GMT
Multiple police cruisers are chasing a stolen FedEx truck on highways through east Kansas City.The vehicle was reported stolen about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of E. 89th St. The chase has beenMore >
A man who stole a FedEx truck is on custody after a police chase that went from east Kansas City across the state line into a Kansas suburb.More >