Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:16:17 GMT
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled. It turns out the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard. The rails are on 34 different LeaMore >>
Nearly 60-thousand "Lea" panel, loft and bunk beds in various sizes are being recalled.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:30:21 GMT
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work. The breakfast will be held in the Renewal and OutreachMore >>
You're invited to a free community breakfast tomorrow in Owensboro, where you'll have the chance to learn more about Boulware Mission and its work.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:13 GMT
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431. According to authorities, 35-year-old Mark Johnson was traveling southbound at a high rate of speed when heMore >>
The Daviess County Sheriff's Office responded to an accident Tuesday morning on Highway 431.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:29:02 GMT
Madison County deputies say four teenagers were shot at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. The shooting happened just after midnight at a home on Michael Drive. A partygoer told WAFFMore >>
Madison County deputies are looking for the person who shot four teenagers at a high school graduation party early Wednesday morning. More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
It's a situation most people hope they will never be in - wondering whether the child they loved and cared for is, in fact, really theirs.
"We had that bond through his first years and he called me 'daddy,'" said Valley resident Chris Ybarra.
Ybarra loved his son Kyler. But when Kyler turned 1 year old, Ybarra said he began to worry thatmaybeKyler wasn't his after all.
"I have dark features," Ybarra said. "He had blond hair and blue eyes and he started looking nothing like me."
Ybarra didn't tell his girlfriend about his suspicions. They had already broken up. Instead, he took his son to get a DNA test. And his suspicions were confirmed.
"It was just really hard for me to wrap my head around that the kid I had been caring for isn't even mine," Ybarra said.
So Ybarra appealed to the courts to be released from child support payments. But he was told that he was still responsible for child support.
"It's not something I can dodge, so I guess she got me," he said.
CBS 5 Investigates discovered Ybarra is not alone and that paternity is not always based on DNA - as far as the courts are concerned.
Signing a birth certificate, or acknowledging paternity, is enough to establish a person as the parent and therefore financial responsibility.
"The court has to think of the children first and foremost in those situations," said Steve Wolfson, a family law attorney.
Wolfson admits it's difficult to undo a paternal relationship, even if a person proves through DNA to not be the parent.
"If a lot of time has gone by, if bonds between that father or mother have already been established with the children, the court may be less likely to disturb that order," Wolfson said.
For Ken Smith, it's been a six-year battle to break paternity, even though the mother admits she had no idea who the father is.
"It's been a roller coaster," Smith said.
Smith has taken two DNA tests. Both prove he's not the father of 6-year-old Jayden.
"I was shocked," Smith said. "How do you have concrete evidence that says this is not my child, two DNA tests and a confession and I'm still being held to pay for a child that's not mine?"
Sen. Rick Murphy, R-Peoria, said he had never heard of this dilemma until CBS 5 Investigates told him.
"It's something I plan to look into," Murphy said.
He questions whether the women who allegedly lied to these men should be held criminally responsible.
"There should be something in the law that recognizes that they should not be locked into paying child support to a mother that has essentially defrauded them," Murphy said. "I think it's not appropriate for a court or anybody else to force that to continue."
In the meantime, Ybarra struggles to make the monthly $800 child support payments on his modest military salary.
"It's rough when I'm out there working, especially being infantry out there on the line protecting my country and putting myself out there," Ybarra said. "Meanwhile, I have this back home."
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forMore >>
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:17:49 GMT
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation. The shell of that home is still standing on TuesdayMore >>
For the first time, a Posey County woman who lost three family members in a fire earlier this year, is speaking out and making a shocking allegation.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:10 GMT
NASH COUNTY, NC (WYFF) - A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people. Tiara Drake is charged with five counts of attempted murder. Nash County deputiesMore >>
A North Carolina woman is facing charges after authorities say she tried to poison five people.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:59:42 GMT
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado. The trailer is empty Tuesday night, but starting Wednesday, volunteers will begin filling itMore >>
An Evansville man is spear heading a local campaign for donations to take to the victims of the tornado.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:51:22 GMT
Information courtesy Better Business Bureau: Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters toMore >>
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. But sadly, it has also become a key opportunity for fraudsters to target those who are serving or have served their nation, especially elderly veterans.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:51 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:51:52 GMT
DONIPHAN, AR (KAIT) – A search effort is underway in Southeast Missouri. The Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan apparently sold a $1 million Powerball ticket this past weekend, but the winner has yet to comeMore >>
A Southeast Missouri woman wrapped up a big week by taking home a piece of the record $600 million Powerball jackpot. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:14:27 GMT
Wesselman Park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, police were called to the park and shut the north end off for over 2 hours. A man at the neighboringMore >>
Wesselman park is back open after police closed the park due to a suicide.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:47:21 GMT
Indiana State Excise Police officers say they seized 1,175 bootleg DVDs at an Evansville store Tuesday afternoon. Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidenceMore >>
Officers searched Riverside One Stop in the 400 block of E. Riverside Drive, for evidence of fraud, including unauthorized copies of DVDs displayed for sale at the store.More >>
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