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The police department should be disbanded in polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona border found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of nonbelievers, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing. Outside agencies such as local county sheriffs need …

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  • Lyle Steed Jeffs.  Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video
    Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town’s general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar f...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 07:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Polygamous towns ask judge to approve settlement tied to discrimination case
    Polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona line have finalized an agreement with the federal government to pay damages to nine people in a discrimination ca...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. Despite ‘Sister Wives’ ruling, arguments for decriminalizing persist, even from those who don’t like polygamy
    What could polygamy of the future look like? Utah and other states could allow three or more adults to enter into contracts, creating both a plural m...
    Updated Apr 17 2016 07:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Ben Rothstein  |  Warner Bros. Pictures Roy (Michael Shannon, left) and Lucas (Joel Edgerton, right) risk all to transport Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) in the thriller ’Midnight Special.’ What ‘Midnight Special’ gets right about a Utah polygamous sect
    If a clairvoyant, religious savior with an ability to hear radio frequencies was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Sai...
    Updated Apr 16 2016 07:41 pm   |     |   Share


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    Think Mormon offshoots have the most polygamists in U.S.? Think again
    This weekend, The Salt Lake Tribune will publish an article about “The Polygamy Question,” an anthology from Utah State University Press of the latest...
    Updated Apr 15 2016 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (File photo | The Associated Press)    Kody Brown poses with wives Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle in a promotional photo for the reality series ’Sister Wives.’ Court hands defeat on polygamy to family from ‘Sister Wives’
    A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a landmark decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a legal defeat for the family from the r...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Lyle Jeffs to remain in jail pending Utah trial in food stamp fraud case
    Lyle Jeffs will remain in jail pending trial in a federal food stamp fraud case. A judge on Thursday denied a request from the Fundamentalist Church ...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington County approves money for public library in polygamous town of Hildale
    A Utah county has set aside money for a public library in a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border that hasn’t had one for decades because of cont...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Lyle Jeffs’ detention status will be reviewed in a hearing to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday. There will likely be some FLDS men and women going in the courthouse as early at 7:30 a.m.  FLDS Bishop Lyle Jeffs asks judge to free him until trial
    In a hearing that dealt with polygamy and child sex abuse as much as alleged food stamp fraud, a federal judge Wednesday considered whether Fundamenta...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. With or without apocalypse, good chance FLDS Bishop Lyle Jeffs will be released from jail
    Only one defendant in the alleged food stamp fraud case associated with the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints rema...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Kingston brothers Isaiah (left) and Jacob co-own WRE or Washakie Renewable Energy, that produces 10 milion gallons of biofuel. The largest biodiesel producer in Utah, Washakie Renewable Energy, held an open house in Plymouth on Thursday, September 1, 2011 to showcase its new production facility. Energy company with polygamous ties has given University of Utah money for scholarships, research in Belize
    Washakie Renewable Energy, the company that has already paid a fine for misusing a government biofuels program and was the subject of a federal raid e...
    Updated Apr 05 2016 04:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Seth Jeffs, the brother of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, exits the Tom Green County courthouse in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs has told the state of South Dakota that members of the FLDS, need more water for gardens, orchards and animal herds at the group’s ranch in the Black Hills near Pringle, S.D., prompting concern by neighbors and law enforcement about a possible influx of members who are being displaced from a compound on the Utah- Arizona border. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) Seth Jeffs, brother of FLDS leader, is latest suspect to be released from jail
    A federal judge on Friday released Seth Jeffs, a full brother of imprisoned Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints President Warre...
    Updated Apr 25 2016 07:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail  John Wayman Judge releases another defendant in polygamous sect food stamp fraud case
    A judge on Wednesday released from jail another defendant in an alleged food stamp fraud case associated with the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of ...
    Updated Mar 30 2016 09:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015. 4-day hearing to discuss what should happen to polygamous towns
    A judge has scheduled a four-day hearing in October to hear arguments about what action should be taken against towns on the Utah-Arizona line that we...
    Updated Mar 26 2016 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Elissa Wall, who is the victim the Warren Jeffs case, talks with reporters at the Matheson courthouse in Salt Lake City, about the Utah Supreme Court ordering a new trial for Jeffs Tuesday Jul 27, 2010. Utah Supreme Court gives OK for ex-FLDS woman to sue UEP trust
    The Utah Supreme Court on Wednesday said a polygamous sect’s charitable trust can be held liable for Warren Jeffs’ role in forcing a 14-year-old girl ...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 11:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Investigator Sam Brower, featured in ìProphetís Prey,î by filmmaker Amy Bergís (ìWest of Memphis,î SFFí12) looks into the life of polygamous FLDS leader Warren Jeffs and the trail of abuse and ruined lives he has left behind as he holds onto power from prison over thousands of followers. The film premiere on Monday, Jan. 26, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City is part of the Documentary Premieres program. ‘Prophet’s Prey’ author who investigated FLDS is running for office in southwestern Utah
    Sam Brower, the private detective who has pursued the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is using his experience w...
    Updated Mar 24 2016 06:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, where many followers of Warren Jeffs’ FLDS church reside. ‘I want us to function like a normal city’: Polygamous town holds first Republican caucus in years
    In what may be a sign of changing times, Republican voters held a caucus in Hildale on Tuesday night. It was the first Republican caucus in Hildale i...
    Updated Mar 23 2016 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail  John Wayman Another defendant in polygamous sect food stamp fraud case is freed
    A high-ranking member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be released from jail while he awaits trial on federal fr...
    Updated Mar 22 2016 07:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy RIVR Media  Andrea, Jessica and Shanell from LMN’s ’Escaping Polygamy’ Utah mother files lawsuit against ‘Escaping Polygamy,’ says film crew trespassed
    A member of the polygamous Kingston group has sued the makers of the television show “Escaping Polygamy” over an episode during which the stars of the...
    Updated Mar 22 2016 10:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Seth Jeffs transferred to Utah for food stamp fraud case
    Seth Jeffs, one of the defendants in a food-stamp-fraud case involving a polygamous sect, has arrived in Utah from South Dakota. Jeffs and 10 other le...
    Updated Mar 18 2016 07:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Colorado City Marshal on patrol Monday, February 18, 2013 in Hildale, Utah. Why breaking up polygamous towns’ police force might be hard to do
    While federal agents and sheriff’s deputies were searching businesses in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., on Feb. 23 in connection with a fede...
    Updated Mar 13 2016 07:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Sam Brower   Lyle Jeffs poses for a photo with seven of his nine wives circa 2005. From left: Luella Roundy, Lenora Bauer, Mable Jessop, Dianabel Barlow, Charlene Jeffs, Pauline Barlow and Margaret Stewart. Charlene was legally married to Lyle, but divorced him in 2015. Where will the FLDS go from here? There are a few options
    The two top leaders are behind bars. The federal government seems poised to overhaul their municipal governments following the jury verdict in Phoenix...
    Updated Mar 10 2016 01:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   People make signs as they attend a protest rally against H.B. 281 that if passed make polygamy a felony in Utah again. Members of Utah’s plural marriage community are not happy and rallied against the bill in the Capitol Rotunda during the 2016 legislative session in Salt Lake City on Monday. Utah bigamy bill has polygamists pointing fingers at LDS Church
    At a protest Monday in the Capitol Rotunda, James held up a picket sign with a cartoon. It depicted two missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ o...
    Updated Mar 08 2016 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at a memorial for the victims of a Sept.  14 flash flood. At right is Joseph Jessop, who lost two wives and seven children in the flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday Sept. 26, 2015. Judge to decide future of polygamous towns in Arizona, Utah
    Phoenix • A jury verdict against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah for discriminating against nonbelievers now puts the future of the communiti...
    Updated Mar 08 2016 09:32 pm   |     |   Share