Kansas Highway Patrol’s ‘two-step’ traffic stop tactic tramples rights, federal judge rules in case filed by motorists coming from Colorado

FILE – In this April 5, 2012 photo, A Kansas Highway Patrol retro patrol car is parked outside their headquarters in Wichita, Kan. A federal judge has found that a Kansas Highway Patrol practice known as the “Kansas Two-Step” violates motorists’ constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and targets motorists traveling from states where marijuana is … Read more

Kansas Highway Patrol’s “two-step” traffic stop tactic tramples rights, federal judge rules in case filed by motorists coming from Colorado

By Joe Hanna, The Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. — A tactic known as the “Kansas Two-Step” that’s been used by the state Highway Patrol for years to detain out-of-state motorists long enough to find a reason to search their vehicles for illegal drugs violates motorists’ constitutional right against unreasonable searches, a federal judge declared Friday. … Read more

Police find drugs after man flees New Kensington traffic stop; felony charges filed

A Penn Hills man was accused of being a drug dealer after heroin, cocaine and marijuana were found in his backpack after he fled from a traffic stop, according to New Kensington police. Tristen Kelly Pierre, 26, of the 100 block of Deerfield Drive was charged with three counts of possession of drugs with the … Read more

Brad Pitt has filed a lawsuit against Angelina Jolie for selling her share of the Château Miraval estate in France. – Metro Biography

Brad Pitt is suing his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, alleging that she sold their French chateau, Château Miraval, unlawfully. Pitt claims they promised that neither would sell their half of the Château — where they married in 2014 — or its lucrative vineyard without the other’s permission. However, while the vineyard became “Pitt’s passion,” Jolie shamelessly … Read more