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More Trouble for Polygamist Prophet Jeffs
Warren just can't catch a break, can he? First its a conviction for rape-as-accomplice, then charges of incest, and now bigamy? Sheesh, being a prophet ain't what it used to be.
"...which arose from the spring raid at the FLDS Yearning for Zion ranch just outside Eldorado. Officials said they..."

Aug. 25, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

More FLDS Woes for CPS
State Child Protective Services took more than 400 children into custody after the FLDS raid last summer; they’ve since dropped 415 of those cases
"...custody cases prompted by their spring raid of the Yearning for Zion Ranch, the West Texas compound of Mormon..."

Oct. 31, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Last FLDS Custody Case Closed
Polygamist prophet's child bride is moving in with her aunt
"...more than 400 children removed from the FLDS' Eldorado ranch was ordered into permanent custody of her aunt, state..."

July 30, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Sex Abuse Investigation Inside FLDS' Texas Compound
"...have set up a series of roadblocks around the Yearning for Zion ranch outside the West Texas town of..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Jeffs Headed Back to Texas?
Not yet – if he can help it
"...yesterday signed off on papers that clear the way for imprisoned polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs to be brought to..."

Nov. 16, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Polygamist Raid Prompted by False Report?
Arrest made in investigation of the phone call that started it all
"...residence of a 33-year-old woman who may be responsible for prompting a massive raid of the Fundamental Church of..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

'Modern-Day Lynching' of a Prophet
Jury selection begins in Texas case for Warren Jeffs
"...also been charged with bigamy, which has been set for a separate trial in the fall...."

July 29, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamist's Trial Heads to Texas?
Arizona drops charges against Warren Jeffs
"...Prosecutors reportedly requested the dismissal for a variety of reasons, including that Jeffs has already..."

June 18, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamous Prophet Property Report
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been hard at work on yet a third secluded compound – much like its gated spread in West Texas
"...the same line he used when purchasing the Eldorado ranch (see "Meet the New Neighbors," July 29, 2005). Since..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamous 'Prophet' Update
Jeffs still at large, but apparently communicating with his flock
"...on the loose – dodging criminal indictments in Arizona for his alleged role in arranging a marriage between a..."

Sept. 30, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Jeffs Faces Justice
Polygamist sect leader will return to Utah
"...Nevada on Sept. 1, waived his right to fight efforts to send him back to Utah to face felony..."

Sept. 8, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

But Texas Wants You Anyway
Warren Jeffs resists extradition
"...Jeffs – who is facing felony charges in Texas for his role in betrothing underage girls to older men..."

Sept. 10, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

FLDS Sect Thriving in West Texas
Despite leader Warren Jeffs' legal woes, group's gated compound in Eldorado reportedly growing
"...The future isn't exactly looking too bright for our favorite polygamist prophet, Warren Jeffs, imprisoned leader of..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Polygamist Prophet Sighting
Warren Jeffs spotted in FLDS stronghold Colorado City, Ariz.
"...Colorado City, Ariz. Jeffs has been on the lam for nearly a year, fleeing state and federal charges connected..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

State Seeks to Seize FLDS Compound
Abbott going after Jeffs' West Texas land
"...FLDS purchased the roughly 1,700-acre property known as the Yearning for Zion ranch with ill-gotten gains and then used..."

Nov. 28, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

State Investigators Remove Children from FLDS' Texas Compound
"...road blocks around the perimeter of the FLDS' so-called Yearning for Zion ranch, a gated compound on some 1,700..."

April 4, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Texas Supreme Court Backs FLDS Mothers
Children reunite with parents in wake of Supremes' decision
"...Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints parents. "On the record before us," the court wrote, "removal of the children was..."

June 6, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Committee Considers FLDS Raid
Invited testimony today related to last year's raid in Eldorado
"...the state's Child Protective Services, and dozens of law enforcement officers with the Dept. of Public Safety and the..."

April 14, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

More-Bizarre-Than-Usual FLDS Update
"Prophet" sued again; and West Texas crematorium rumors
"...Salt Lake (City) Tribune, M.J. alleges that she was forced into a "spiritual marriage" with a much older man..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Jeffs Headed Back to Texas?
Utah judge signs polygamist prophet's extradition papers
"...Supreme Court overturned polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs' two convictions for rape-as-accomplice, a Utah judge has signed off on Texas'..."

Aug. 11, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Jeffs Trial: Keepin' It Weird
Prophet says only he can provide a "pure" defense
"...records seized from the FLDS' West Texas compound, the Yearning for Zion ranch, during a raid in 2008, Jeffs..."

July 29, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

From One Compound to Another
FLDS member Merril Leroy Jessop gets 75-year sentence
"...of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be indicted for sexual assault – or related charges, including bigamy –..."

March 26, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

It's the Law; Pay Attention
"...“one year later” stories about the raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch in El Dorado, The Salt Lake..."

March 31, 2009 Postmarks

Prophet in Need of Attorney
Jeffs can't delay trial until he finds counsel
"...2008 raid on the FLDS West Texas compound, the Yearning for Zion ranch...."

Jan. 5, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Polygamist Prophet Update
FLDS leader Jeffs asks that rape-as-accomplice trial be moved; in different case, judge orders him to pay up
"...publicity has prejudiced the jury pool, making it impossible for him to get a fair trial in the decidedly..."

March 23, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Another Weird FLDS Update
Younger brother of fugitive polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs sentenced to three years probation and fined $2,500 for hindering law enforcement efforts to find his bro
"...July 14 to three years probation and fined $2,500 for hindering law enforcement efforts to find his bro. Back..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...privilege, not a right, and ... we must pay for that privilege by being safe."..."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Feature

Lawless Disorder
Top 10 crime and justice stories
"...Six Austin police officers and four dispatchers were punished for a stream of inappropriate, insensitive, and callous comments –..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"...build a voters' movement in support of just immigration reform. See p.26...."

April 14, 2006 News Feature

Meet the New Neighbors
A fugitive sect of Mormon polygamists is building a home – and an end-time temple – in the West Texas town of Eldorado
"...town of about 2,000, mostly oil industry workers, goat ranchers, and their herds. At least it was typical until..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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