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Island Packet
Wanted: New identity for Hilton Head IslandHilton Head Island leaders fear the town is losing its edge as a resort destina
Wanted: New identity for Hilton Head Island
Island Packet / Posted 4 hours ago
Hilton Head Island leaders fear the town is losing its edge as a resort destination and that too few younger people are moving in as older residents pass away. “A lot of people say how Hilton Head is one of the best places to retire, but then... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Finally — progress on Basalt’s Pan and ForkAfter 18 months of community debate that has turned steadily sourer, the Basalt
Finally — progress on Basalt’s Pan and Fork
The Aspen Times / Posted 19 hours ago
After 18 months of community debate that has turned steadily sourer, the Basalt Town Council approved a “game plan” Tuesday night for resolving the Pan and Fork debate by November. It’s an effort to bring a close to a debate that’s divided the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Wild monkeys, driven out by drought, beg for food along Maguindanao highwayCOTABATO CITY — Wild monkeys, which are normally elusive and which used to stay
Wild monkeys, driven out by drought, beg for food along Maguindanao highway
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
COTABATO CITY — Wild monkeys, which are normally elusive and which used to stay out of human settlements, have been showing up in Maguindanao streets and have been seen begging for food from motorists. In the background is the thick green forest in... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Colorado City mayor invokes 5th Amendment in FLDS trialIt seemed like questioning in a criminal prosecution. Indeed, answers to the qu
Colorado City mayor invokes 5th Amendment in FLDS trial
The Arizona Republic / Posted yesterday
It seemed like questioning in a criminal prosecution. Indeed, answers to the questions posed could potentially be seen as admissions to criminal acts or perjury. Joseph Steed Allred, mayor of Colorado City, Ariz., refused to answer the queries posed... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
Q&A: The mayor talks Grand Resorts, the charter referendum, and moreThe job of mayor of Fort Myers Beach is one of great demand, and Anita Cereceda
Q&A: The mayor talks Grand Resorts, the charter referendum, and more
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted yesterday
The job of mayor of Fort Myers Beach is one of great demand, and Anita Cereceda is no stranger to that life. The Observer caught up with her this week for an exclusive Q&A. Q: You are in your sixth year as a Fort Myers Beach mayor, with a 14-year... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Lenox Chamber of Commerce eyes stronger Town Hall ties, other goalsLENOX >> The Chamber of Commerce, under new and emerging leadership, aims
Lenox Chamber of Commerce eyes stronger Town Hall ties, other goals
Berkshire Eagle / Posted yesterday
LENOX >> The Chamber of Commerce, under new and emerging leadership, aims to expand its presence in the town's commercial zones by improving communication, working more closely with town government and adding 25 new members to its roster of 175... Read more
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The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Amherst hires new interim town manager (Daily Collegian Photo Archive) The town’s five-member select board hired He
Amherst hires new interim town manager
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian / Posted yesterday
(Daily Collegian Photo Archive) The town’s five-member select board hired Hechenbleikner after David Ziomek, the current assistant town manager, decided not to continue as the interim town manager. He took on... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Lenox All Boards meeting to explore broad zoning changesLENOX >> For perhaps the first time in recent memory, the members of all
Lenox All Boards meeting to explore broad zoning changes
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 2 days ago
LENOX >> For perhaps the first time in recent memory, the members of all town boards, along with the public, have been invited to a meeting that could lay the foundation for major changes in the town's zoning restrictions. Among the major... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Whatever Happened to a Public Works Building?The town’s Public Works department has been housed in a temporary rental space
Whatever Happened to a Public Works Building?
New Haven Independent / Posted 2 days ago
The town’s Public Works department has been housed in a temporary rental space on Route 139 since its North Main Street facility was torn down in March 2011 to make way for a new Fire Headquarters. This week its rental space was extended for at least... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Small steps, regional thinking are keys to area’s housing issueA 40-unit Habitat for Humanity project that’s in the works using school distric
Small steps, regional thinking are keys to area’s housing issue
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 2 days ago
A 40-unit Habitat for Humanity project that’s in the works using school district-owned land behind Basalt High School is the kind of small step that, multiplied using a similar model elsewhere and added to other efforts, can begin to put a dent in... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Cosgrove and Sliney Families Seeking to Sell LandDeveloper Alex Vigliotti is proposing to build a 16-lot residential subdivision
Cosgrove and Sliney Families Seeking to Sell Land
New Haven Independent / Posted 4 days ago
Developer Alex Vigliotti is proposing to build a 16-lot residential subdivision on a 10-acre farmland site owned by the Dan Cosgrove family and located near the family compound. The property at 99 Cherry Hill Road—previously a cornfield—is owned by... Read more
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Denver Post
Larimer County, Estes Park to form vacation rental task forceLarimer County and Estes Park officials are close to an agreement on short-term
Larimer County, Estes Park to form vacation rental task force
Denver Post / Posted 5 days ago
Larimer County and Estes Park officials are close to an agreement on short-term vacation rentals inside and outside town limits that will each house eight people or fewer, and they are forming a task force to address rentals that can house more... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
PAC forms to oppose Palm Beach utility burialThe PAC, Palm Beachers for Common Sense, registered Wednesday with Town Clerk S
PAC forms to oppose Palm Beach utility burial
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
The PAC, Palm Beachers for Common Sense, registered Wednesday with Town Clerk Susan Owens’ office. The group is urging town voters to reject the undergrounding plan in a March 15 referendum. The Town Council placed it on the ballot as a $90 million... Read more
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The Torrington Telegram
The Torrington Telegram Living life in the blackTORRINGTON � The final installment in the cost of Goshen County�s governments i
The Torrington Telegram Living life in the black
The Torrington Telegram / Posted 5 days ago
TORRINGTON � The final installment in the cost of Goshen County�s governments is here. The anticipation has been extreme. Torrington, like LaGrange, is operating in the black, according to these self-reports. The city�s revenue and expenditures for... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Larimer County, Estes Park to form vacation rental task forceLarimer County and Estes Park officials are close to an agreement on short-term
Larimer County, Estes Park to form vacation rental task force
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Larimer County and Estes Park officials are close to an agreement on short-term vacation rentals inside and outside town limits that will each house eight people or fewer, and they are forming a task force to address rentals that can house more... Read more
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The News-Times
Brookfield taxpayers could be stuck with legal fees in GOP’s internal disputeBROOKFIELD — Taxpayers might be forced to cover thousands of dollars in legal f
Brookfield taxpayers could be stuck with legal fees in GOP’s internal dispute
The News-Times / Posted 6 days ago
BROOKFIELD — Taxpayers might be forced to cover thousands of dollars in legal fees stemming from the local Republicans’ effort to oust what they viewed as a renegade party member. The town’s Republican registrar of voters successfully moved last... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Stranded island: How a year with no taxes, elections or governing endangered Isle au HautISLE AU HAUT, Maine — With steep cliffs, crashing waves and mysterious spruce f
Stranded island: How a year with no taxes, elections or governing endangered Isle au Haut
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
ISLE AU HAUT, Maine — With steep cliffs, crashing waves and mysterious spruce forests, Isle au Haut’s wild landscape long has caught the eyes and hearts of visitors to the island. These days, the twists and turns of governing the island are as... Read more
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The Christian Post
Atheist Group Removes 'God Bless America' Sign but Residents Put Up 1500 MoreA decal reading "God Bless America" is seen on the wall of the soup kitchen in
Atheist Group Removes 'God Bless America' Sign but Residents Put Up 1500 More
The Christian Post / Posted 6 days ago
A decal reading "God Bless America" is seen on the wall of the soup kitchen in the basement of the St. Leo Catholic Church in Detroit December 17, 2011. Residents in Pittsburg, Kansas have placed over 1,000 "God Bless America" signs throughout their... Read more
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Japan Update
Classic Sports Car Rally through Okinawa 2016Toyota 2000 GT is the only Japanese car driven by 007, James Bond. About 50 cl
Classic Sports Car Rally through Okinawa 2016
Japan Update / Posted 6 days ago
Toyota 2000 GT is the only Japanese car driven by 007, James Bond. About 50 classic sports cars are scheduled to take part in a rally this weekend on a two-day tour that takes off and ends both days from Laguna Garden Hotel in Ginowan. The Saturday... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Fine direction, impeccable cast make ‘Hair Frenzy’ a PTC triumphPenobscot Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Hair Frenzy” is a triumph for Or
Fine direction, impeccable cast make ‘Hair Frenzy’ a PTC triumph
Bangor Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Penobscot Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Hair Frenzy” is a triumph for Orono playwright Travis G. Baker, thanks to fine directing and an impeccable cast. In case there were doubters, Baker’s new comedy, which sometimes borders on farce, proves... Read more
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Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer
March 15 charter referendum is setThe following is a summation of the 21 charter-referendum questions on the Marc
March 15 charter referendum is set
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin & Observer / Posted 7 days ago
The following is a summation of the 21 charter-referendum questions on the March 15 ballot. REMOVING LIMITATIONS ON THE TOWN'S ABILITY TO ENGAGE IN LONG TERM FINANCING: This amendment will allow the Town to borrow the funds necessary to meet... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Slight dip in budget proposalTown Administrator Kate Buch previewed a town government budget of $45.5 millio
Slight dip in budget proposal
Darien News-Review / Posted 7 days ago
Town Administrator Kate Buch previewed a town government budget of $45.5 million, a decrease of 3.2 percent from the 2015-2016 budget year. The budget increases town operating expenses by less than 1 percent, and would increase the town’s mill rate... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Fairfield
Sign Plan For Bike Routes In Fairfield Goes To Police PanelFAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Aiming to have two new, fully identified and clearly marked
Sign Plan For Bike Routes In Fairfield Goes To Police Panel
The Daily Voice - Fairfield / Posted 7 days ago
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Aiming to have two new, fully identified and clearly marked off bike routes on town road shoulders in place for the warm weather bicycling season, the Town of Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee will present bike route... Read more
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Victor Post
Former Richmond town supervisor recognized for public service RICHMOND — It was a chapter out of "This is Your Life," written close to home
Former Richmond town supervisor recognized for public service
Victor Post / Posted 7 days ago
RICHMOND — It was a chapter out of "This is Your Life," written close to home, as a crowd of more than 200 gathered at The Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua recently to recognize former... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Mount Airy to move toward it's own police forceThe town of Mount Airy will begin moving forward with plans to create its own p
Mount Airy to move toward it's own police force
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
The town of Mount Airy will begin moving forward with plans to create its own police force, the town council decided Monday night. In a discussion about the possibility of replacing the town's current Maryland State Police Resident Trooper Program... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Former Richmond town supervisor recognized for public service Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:29 AM RICHMOND — It was a chapter out of "This is
Former Richmond town supervisor recognized for public service
MPNnow.com / Posted 8 days ago
Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:29 AM RICHMOND — It was a chapter out of "This is Your Life," written close to home, as a crowd of more than 200 gathered at The Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua... Read more
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Boston Globe
Yarmouth business leaders want the police to stop talking about crimeYarmouth business leaders would really like the local police to stop posting cr
Yarmouth business leaders want the police to stop talking about crime
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
Yarmouth business leaders would really like the local police to stop posting crime stories to its Facebook page, complaining that the publicly available information is hurting the town’s “brand,” the Cape Cod Times reports. But business leaders say... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
$2.3M in pedestrian safety funds at risk in BasaltBasalt has until April 1 to come up with an acceptable bid from a contractor fo
$2.3M in pedestrian safety funds at risk in Basalt
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 9 days ago
Basalt has until April 1 to come up with an acceptable bid from a contractor for the pedestrian underpass of Highway 82 or it will lose $2.3 million from the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation informed the town recently that its... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Break up schools’ superintendent, board chairmanThe Fairfield Board of Education has always been a pretty dysfunctional board w
Break up schools’ superintendent, board chairman
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 10 days ago
The Fairfield Board of Education has always been a pretty dysfunctional board when you get right down to it. And now, more than ever, that board earns that distinction with Chairman Dwyer and Superintendent Title sitting in the middle of their table... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
Right-thinking people know ‘gun-free zones’ simply create opportunities for carnageDear Editor: I can only hope that Diane McCord and the other members of the Es
Right-thinking people know ‘gun-free zones’ simply create opportunities for carnage
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted 12 days ago
Dear Editor: I can only hope that Diane McCord and the other members of the Esopus town government are much smarter than the individuals employed by the New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal. A document provided to the town of Esopus from that... Read more
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The Aspen Times
$2.3M in pedestrian safety funds at risk in BasaltBasalt has until April 1 to come up with an acceptable bid from a contractor fo
$2.3M in pedestrian safety funds at risk in Basalt
The Aspen Times / Posted 12 days ago
Basalt has until April 1 to come up with an acceptable bid from a contractor for the pedestrian underpass of Highway 82 or it will lose $2.3 million from the state. The Colorado Department of Transportation informed the town recently that its... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Sebring lead levels: Lawmakers question Ohio EPA's actions(CNN) -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency knew in August that there was
Sebring lead levels: Lawmakers question Ohio EPA's actions
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 12 days ago
(CNN) -- The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency knew in August that there was lead leakage into the water system of Sebring, Ohio, state lawmakers said Thursday. State Rep. John Boccieri and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, both Democrats, called on the... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Syracuse-county merger plan: Village, town leaders run from skeptical to curiousThe best approach would be to start with a completely clean slate, and then wor
Syracuse-county merger plan: Village, town leaders run from skeptical to curious
The Post-Standard / Posted 14 days ago
The best approach would be to start with a completely clean slate, and then work to structure a government that would be the most efficient, most fair and most representative of the people, DeWitt Supervisor Ed Michalenko said. “It (consolidation)... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Spring elections shaping up in Garfield CountyFour municipalities in Garfield County will hold elections this spring, and ear
Spring elections shaping up in Garfield County
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 14 days ago
Four municipalities in Garfield County will hold elections this spring, and early indications point toward a healthy number of candidates running for the numerous seats. The deadline for filing a petition with the necessary number of signatures was... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Town economic outlook strong despite GE loss, Tetreau says in State of Town addressFirst Selectman Michael Tetreau expressed confidence in the town’s economic str
Town economic outlook strong despite GE loss, Tetreau says in State of Town address
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 15 days ago
First Selectman Michael Tetreau expressed confidence in the town’s economic strength, even with the impending departure of General Electric’s corporate headquarters, during his annual State of the Town address at Monday’s Representative Town... Read more
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The Wanderer
Board Discusses New Town Planner RoleSnow whirled across the road and an icy wind cut like a knife, which delayed a
Board Discusses New Town Planner Role
The Wanderer / Posted 15 days ago
Snow whirled across the road and an icy wind cut like a knife, which delayed a few board members for the Marion Planning Board’s January 19 meeting. As the members gathered at the Marion Music Hall – a change of venue to accommodate a Board of... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Police Vow Loyalty to Polygamous Leader in Letters, Feds SayJurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona hear
Police Vow Loyalty to Polygamous Leader in Letters, Feds Say
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 15 days ago
Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified about letters in... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
GOP’s State of the Town: Focus on curbing spending, taxes, health-care costsEditor’s note: Following is the response by Republican majority on the Represen
GOP’s State of the Town: Focus on curbing spending, taxes, health-care costs
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 15 days ago
Editor’s note: Following is the response by Republican majority on the Representative Town Meeting to this week’s State of the Town address deliver by First Selectman Michael Tetreau, a Democrat: We would like thank Mr. Tetreau for sharing his... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Police Vow Loyalty to Polygamous Leader in Letters, Feds SayJurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona hear
Police Vow Loyalty to Polygamous Leader in Letters, Feds Say
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 15 days ago
Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified about letters in... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 15 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 15 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 15 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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WALB Albany
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
WALB Albany / Posted 15 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 15 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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WTOC 11 Savannah
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
WTOC 11 Savannah / Posted 16 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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Gawker
Feds: City Officials Pledged Loyalty to Polygamous Leader Convicted of Sexually Assaulting ChildrenThe Department of Justice alleges that the towns of Colorado City, Arizona, and
Feds: City Officials Pledged Loyalty to Polygamous Leader Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Children
Gawker / Posted 16 days ago
The Department of Justice alleges that the towns of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, are essentially extensions of FLDS, the Associated Press reports, a breakaway Mormon sect that still practices polygamy. (Mainstream Mormonism disavowed... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 16 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
Hawaii News Now / Posted 16 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 16 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds sayPHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah a
Police vow loyalty to polygamous leader in letters, feds say
WGEM Quincy / Posted 16 days ago
PHOENIX (AP) - Jurors at a federal trial against two polygamous towns in Utah and Arizona heard testimony Monday about the influence that sect leader Warren Jeffs still wields over the communities from his Texas prison cell. An FBI agent testified... Read more
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