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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?...
By Ben Winslow Deseret News In a ruling that could have widespread impact on the ongoing legal war involving the Fundamentalist LDS Church, the judge overseeing the polygamous sect's real-estate arm has ousted the law firm that used to represent it.
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.
By Ben Winslow Deseret News More children are being dropped from the nation's biggest custody case, which involves the Fundamentalist LDS Church. On Tuesday, Texas Child Protective Services filed to "nonsuit" four more children taken into state custody in the raid on the YFZ Ranch.
By Ben Winslow Deseret News SAN ANGELO, Texas -- It got ugly.
By Ben Winslow Deseret News SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A hearing about who should represent two children caught up in the custody battle involving the Fundamentalist LDS Church returns to court today.
By Ben Winslow Deseret News ELDORADO, Texas -- One by one, the women of the Fundamentalist LDS Church were called before the grand jury to testify in secret about allegations of crimes within the Utah-based polygamous sect. By the end of the day, three felony indictments were handed down.
A Texas grand jury indicted three more people belonging to a polygamist sect's ranch that authorities raided in April, sheriff's deputies said.
By Copyright 2008 Deseret News By Ben Winslow Deseret News SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A judge here has set an Oct. 1 hearing on a challenge to the law-enforcement search of the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch.
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.
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