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May 3, 2012 • The Associated Press
Phoenix • Arizona lawmakers are reviving a proposal to allow Mohave County officials to abolish the police department in a northern Arizona community with a polygamist enclave. The House recently defeated the bill championed by Attorney General Tom H... Full Story
May 5, 2012 • The Associated Press
Phoenix • Arizona lawmakers have rejected a revived proposal to allow Mohave County officials to abolish the police department in a northern Arizona community with a polygamist enclave. The House had defeated the proposal recently but the Senate crea... Full Story
January 31, 2011 • Staff And Wire Reports
A Texas judge on Monday pushed back sexual assault trial dates for polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs after his new attorney sought more time to go through what he called an "awesome" amount of evidence. High-profile Fort Worth attorney Jeff Kear... Full Story
February 22, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
Records seized in a raid on a polygamous sect's compound in Texas show Warren S. Jeffs allegedly took three underage Canadian girls as spiritual wives in 2004 and 2005. The information came to light Friday as part of a case examining whether Ca... Full Story
February 24, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
At least two leaders in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have resigned their posts in what some former church members say is part of the expulsion of more than 30 people by jailed leader Warren S. Jeffs. Jeffs, 55, took... Full Story
February 25, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
In a decision that could have major implications on a long-running court battle, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Utah violated the Constitution when it took over a polygamous sect's property trust nearly six years ago. U.S. Dis... Full Story
March 14, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
Colorado City, Ariz. • After the mayor's sudden resignation last month, this town got a new leader Monday. Trucking company owner George M. Barlow, 48, will fill the position left open by Terrill Johnson, who had served on the council since the... Full Story
March 16, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
Hildale • The City Council here approved a fellow councilman to replace the community's mayor of 25 years Tuesday. Philip Barlow, 48, will be mayor at least until the November election, when he will run for the office. "I'm just glad to ... Full Story
March 26, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Attorney General's Office on Friday argued in favor of a move by the Supreme Court that could sideline a federal judge's ruling that the state acted illegally when it took over a polygamous sect's land trust. But lawyers for t... Full Story
April 5, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
A polygamous sect member loyal to Warren Jeffs has filed additional paperwork claiming the congregation's support for the jailed leader in a church power struggle. Boyd L. Knudson filed an affidavit Monday claiming that he saw an assembly of ab... Full Story
March 30, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
A list of additional bad acts prosecutors may use against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs was entered in a Texas court under seal Wednesday, along with the witness list for Jeffs' sexual assault and bigamy trial, according to the Standard-Ti... Full Story
April 1, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
A fight for control of a polygamous sect intensified Thursday as leaders filed documents to keep jailed leader Warren Jeffs in charge of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Boyd L. Knudson, the registered agent of the chu... Full Story
April 5, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
A polygamous sect member loyal to Warren Jeffs has filed additional paperwork claiming the congregation's support for the jailed leader in a church power struggle. Boyd L. Knudson filed an affidavit Monday claiming that he saw an assembly of ab... Full Story
April 29, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
The man who has been the public voice of Utah's highest-profile polygamous sect said Thursday he can no longer stand up for jailed leader Warren S. Jeffs. "I came to the point where Mr. Jeffs' conduct was indefensible and have chosen not t... Full Story
May 11, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
Any retrial on Utah charges against polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs will likely wait until after he is tried on separate sexual assault and bigamy charges in Texas. In a status hearing Wednesday, defense attorney Walter Bugden said Jeffs woul... Full Story
May 25, 2011 • The Salt Lake Tribune
Maybe I've missed it, but in all the articles and commentary lately leading up to the final sentencing of Brian David Mitchell, I have not seen much discussion of Elizabeth Smart's fellow victims of Mitchell's atrocities: Utah taxpayer... Full Story
May 31, 2011 • By Greg Evans Bloomberg News
"Sons of Perdition" is a flawed documentary — vague, haphazard and, at stretches, dry as its Utah setting. But for sheer uplift, this chronicle of three teenage boys cast out of a fundamentalist Mormon compound has undeniable appeal. Directed by Tyl... Full Story
June 13, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
Attorneys for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs want to replace the West Texas judge set to preside over his sexual assault and bigamy trial, according to the San Angelo Standard-Times and wire reports. In a Monday hearing, defense attorneys said 5... Full Story
June 14, 2011 • The Associated Press
San Angelo, Texas • The oft-delayed criminal case against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was set to begin July 25, after a Texas court on Tuesday rejected defense motions for more time and to remove the judge presiding over it. Prosecutors alle... Full Story
June 16, 2011 • By Lindsay Whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune
Dashing the hopes of the Utah Attorney General's Office, the Utah Supreme Court has decided to sit on two cases related to a polygamous sect's property trust until a federal appeals court makes a decision. The order released Thursday sides ... Full Story
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