SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is headed to court to press allegations that a company tied to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor.
According to preliminary results, the city of Hildale, Utah – long one of the homes to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints polygamous sect – will have its first female mayor and its first-ever mayor who isn't a member of the church.
The election today in Hildale, Utah, will be one to watch because for the first time the town has candidates running for mayor and town council seats who are not associated with a now infamous polygamist church.
A Canadian woman is seeking to have her conviction overturned after she was sentenced to seven months in jail for taking a 13-year-old girl to the United States to marry Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints polygamous church.
The recaptured leader of a polygamous sect accused of running a Utah and Arizona food stamp fraud scheme has won a one-month trial delay so lawyers can try to determine if he suffered memory loss or brain damage in two late 1990s accidents.
A musician is planning a festival in Hildale, Utah, one of two towns on the Utah-Arizona line that's home to the religious group known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
A judge is throwing out a lawsuit against polygamous leader Warren Jeffs that took aim at the group's longtime Utah law firm by claiming attorneys created a veneer that helped perpetuate abuses like child labor and underage marriage.
Two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah face a Monday deadline for handing in written closing arguments over how to respond to a jury verdict that concluded the communities discriminated against non-believers.