Judge in civil case rejects claims of patrol conspiracy

A judge has rejected conspiracy allegations against Missouri State Highway Patrol commanders named in a lawsuit over the drowning of a 20-ye…

Shannon Meyer

New warden for Topeka women’s prison

The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a release Thursday that Shannon Meyer has been named warden of the Topeka women’s prison.

Odalis Sharp's booking photo. Deputies arrested Sharp at her home Friday in connection with battery of a law enforcement officer and interference with law enforcement. Sharp was released on $3,000 bond, and no charges have been filed. (Courtesy: Shawnee County Jail)

Woman who went with kids to Oregon standoff loses custody

Children who fled from their mother several months after they were taken to sing for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildli…