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2009-09-19 02:27:28

America's largest and most -secluded polygamist colony will be showcased in a new four-hour tour, organizers say. The tour will offer accounts from guides who had lived in The Creek, the historic name for the community on the Utah-Arizona border that is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The tour's promotional literature promises answers to questions from the curious: Why the prairie dresses and long braids? No makeup?...

2009-08-19 03:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SEER Technology, Inc. (SEER), a world's leading provider of Chemical Recognition and Personnel Tracking Systems, announced today that it has entered into a funding partnership with Global Security Capital Group, LLC (GSCG), a homeland security consulting and financial services firm. GSCG is focused on providing financing to companies and agencies operating in the Aerospace, Defense, Homeland Security and National Security sectors. GSCG'S domestic...

2008-10-07 09:00:28

By Ben Winslow Deseret News The Fundamentalist LDS Church has filed a federal lawsuit challenging court-ordered reform efforts to its real-estate arm. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, accuses the attorneys general of Utah and Arizona, the court- appointed special fiduciary of the United Effort Plan Trust, and the judge who reformed that trust of violating the FLDS Church's First Amendment rights. "The UEP Trust was formed so FLDS Church members could...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

By Ben Winslow Deseret News Recent bigamy indictments handed down by a Texas grand jury could be the seeds for a case that could eventually find itself before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the ban on polygamy, a lawyer for the Fundamentalist LDS Church said. "I think the beginnings of that case are being filed in Texas right now," Rod Parker said during a panel discussion last week at the annual Utah State History Conference. Parker appeared alongside Utah Attorney General Mark...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By Ben Winslow Deseret News SAN ANGELO, Texas -- It got ugly. The hearing over who should represent a 17-year-old member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church took some strange twists on Thursday, with attorneys outed as working for the polygamous sect, allegations of interference and lawyers putting each other on the witness stand. Ultimately, a judge here refused to remove Natalie Malonis as the court-appointed attorney for Teresa Jeffs. "I don't see any authority for a parallel...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By Ben Winslow Deseret News SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Child Protective Services wants a do-over. After months of not providing required evidence of abuse and neglect to lawyers representing parents of the hundreds of children taken in the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch, CPS acknowledged the case is so overwhelmingly big that full evidence discovery is nearly impossible. "The biggest thing the department is asking for is, basically, a mulligan," CPS attorney Charles...

2008-08-21 00:00:46

By The Associated Press SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - A 14-year-old girl allegedly married to jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs with her parents'blessing at age 12 was ordered back into foster care Tuesday by a Texas judge. District Judge Barbara Walther said that there was "uncontroverted evidence of the underage marriage" and that the girl's mother, Barbara Jessop, refused to guarantee the girl's safety. The girl, shown in photographs submitted to the court kissing Jeffs, must...

2008-08-12 15:00:35

Texas authoroties could charge as many as 50 members of a breakaway Mormon group with bigamy, a Utah newspaper reported Tuesday. The Deseret Morning News said Texas Rangers are investigating 20 alleged cases of sexual assault involving the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter-Day Saints. Five church members have been indicted in Texas, including Warren Jeffs, the group's leader. Earlier this year, Rangers raided the Yearning For Zion Ranch in El Dorado, Texas, after child welfare...

2008-08-06 03:00:55

By Terri Langford, Houston Chronicle Aug. 6--SAN ANGELO -- Texas Child Protective Services moved Tuesday to return eight polygamist sect children to foster care, the first such action since the Texas Supreme Court ordered these children and more than 400 others returned to their parents in May. The six girls and two boys, ages 5 to 17, are in four Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints households that either refuse to condemn underage marriages in writing or are...


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