Thursday, December 12 2013 11:47 PM EST2013-12-13 04:47:22 GMT
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.Sam McNair, 17, was suspended last week when a school hearing officer found he violatedMore >
A Duluth High School senior has been suspended for one year and won't graduate on time for hugging a teacher last month.More >
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the accessories. More >
Apple sold more than 5 million i-phones in its first week of release, despite glitches like its new mapping service. While you are saving up the $200 for your new phone be sure to stash away more for all the new cases, cords, and adaptors you will need.More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night. More >
"Me and my wife separated due to -- for several reasons; um, one of which being the way she treated my children. That's why we separated, and we separated back in November," Terry Steinfurth told Nancy Grace Monday night.More >
Oregon Police are investigating another home break-in - the third in two days.More >
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that in its first year, the Identity Theft Unit of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Section received more than 600 complaints and helped adjust approximately $250,000 in disputed charges for victims, according to information provided in complaints.
"We created the Identity Theft Unit to help individuals fix problems they couldn't solve on their own," DeWine said. "We know that the recovery process for identity theft victims is often long and frustrating. We want to do all we can to help."
In September 2012, DeWine announced the creation of an Identity Theft Unit within the office's Consumer Protection Section. It helps victims correct problems typically associated with identity theft by working with creditors, collectors, credit reporting agencies, law enforcement, and others on their behalf.
Commonly reported problems to the Identity Theft Unit include:
-Fraudulently opened accounts
This occurs when an imposter uses a victim's personal information to open accounts in the victim's name. Consumers can help identify potential fraudulent charges by checking their credit reports for free each year.
-Tax identity theft
Tax identity theft can occur at the state and federal level and has become more common since direct deposit began. Consumers can help protect themselves by filing their taxes early and researching a tax preparer's reputation.
-Family member identity theft
While any type of identity theft can be devastating, discovering a family member is responsible for the theft can increase the emotional toll on the victim. In these instances, the Identity Theft Unit focuses on resolving the accounts and protecting the victim's credit files.
One consumer who cleared up a fraudulently-opened loan with the assistance of the Identity Theft Unit said, "The work they've put into this has been unbelievable. I think people really take notice of the letterhead of the Attorney General's Office."
Another consumer who received help with a case of mistaken identity said of the Identity Theft Unit, "I really don't know what I would have done without it."
Individuals can choose between the Traditional Assistance Program, where an advocate works on the victim's behalf, and the Self Help Program, where victims receive a guide to correcting the problems on their own. For Traditional Assistance, victims must file a police report.
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:08 PM EST2013-12-13 01:08:26 GMT
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the KCTV5 viewing area.A narrow band of moderate to heavy snow will begin Friday afternoon and last through Friday night. The snowMore >
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of the KCTV5 viewing area.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:28 PM EST2013-12-13 02:28:13 GMT
A would be burglar may have landed himself and an innocent victim in the hospital tonight. The rather bizarre incident occurred this evening in Liberty. Liberty Police said officers were responding toMore >
A would-be burglar may have landed himself and an innocent victim in the hospital Thursday night. More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 9:00 PM EST2013-12-13 02:00:04 GMT
The Kansas City Zoo said they are saddened by the loss of Intan, a 24-year old female orangutan. She passed away Thursday morning. The zoo said Intan arrived from the Los Angeles Zoo in early NovemberMore >
The Kansas City Zoo said they are saddened by the loss of Intan, a 24-year old female orangutan.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 8:59 PM EST2013-12-13 01:59:06 GMT
Police are asking for help finding gunmen who robbed two area thrift stores this week.City Thrift saw its store at 77th Street and Wornall Road robbed about 7 p.m. Wednesday. About two hours later, twoMore >
Police are asking for help finding gunmen who robbed two area thrift stores this week.More >
Friday, December 13 2013 5:30 AM EST2013-12-13 10:30:08 GMT
The bond between two elementary school co-workers has grown even more through a unique donation. Michelle Lewis teaches third grade at Gladden Elementary in Belton, MO. In October 2012 her husband DamonMore >
The bond between two elementary school co-workers has grown even more through a unique donation.More >
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-12 16:13:40 GMT
"I just ate cotton." Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous. There are hundreds of dietary supplementsMore >
Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous.More >
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:17 PM EST2013-12-12 00:17:24 GMT
Officials are incredibly tight lipped about a fire that claimed the lives of two children in Ray County.The fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 9600 block of Shach Creek Road, whichMore >
As state investigators probe the cause of a fire that claimed the lives of two boys, family members are trading accusations and blame.More >