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Scam targets families of LDS missionaries

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:41am

The state Department of Commerce has received a report of a scam artist calling grandparents of LDS missionaries with a ploy that their grandchild was in trouble and needed them to send money. Anyone receiving a call should contact the LDS Church.

LDS missionary Mason Wells returns home after Brussels bombing

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:32pm

More than five weeks after suffering second-degree burns and serious shrapnel injuries in the Brussels airport terrorist attack that wounded three other Mormon missionaries, Mason Wells returned to his Sandy, Utah home Thursday afternoon.

Mormon rapper’s album hits top 3 on iTunes hip-hop charts

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:07pm

Coming in ahead of mega hip-hop stars Drake, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar on the iTunes top hip-hop/rap album chart is an artist with a unique name and local ties: Jamesthemormon.

Former Mormon missionary looks for positive since Belgian blast

Ladd Egan and Viviane Vo-Duc  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 7:46pm

One of the four LDS missionaries wounded in the Brussels terrorist attacks described the fear, confusion and lessons learned on Monday as he continues on the road to full recovery.

Mormon leader, his wife and daughter among 413 killed in Ecuador quake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 18th - 10:42pm

A local LDS Church leader died with his wife and youngest daughter as a result of Saturday night's major earthquake in Ecuador, according to a press release issued Monday. Two other Mormons also died, and a dozen chapels sustained serious damage.

All LDS missionaries safe after Ecuador quake

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 10:25pm

A church spokeswoman said Sunday morning that hundreds of LDS missionaries in Ecuador are safe after a massive earthquake that killed more than 200 people.

U. instructor honored by LDS Institute students

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 8:36pm

Maggie Cummings, an associate instructor of math at the University of Utah, was honored by university students at the LDS Institute on campus Friday.

LDS Church breaks ground on Durban South Africa Temple

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 17th - 3:04pm

Hundreds of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and community members recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Durban South Africa Temple.

Senior-most LDS missionary injured in Brussels blast returns to Utah

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 16th - 10:17pm

Elder Richard Norby of Lehi, Utah, the Mormon missionary hurt worst in the March 22 Brussels airport bombing, has returned to Utah, nearly three weeks after the return of two other Utah missionaries. He is now hospitalized in Salt Lake City.

Controversy swirls over sexual assault investigation and BYU Honor Code

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 10:55pm

A BYU investigation into an alleged rape of one of its students is raising questions about whether the private university's disciplinary action is interfering with prosecutors' efforts to hold the alleged rapist responsible.

LDS Church leader gives missionary update; a look inside Church's Florida ranch

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 10th - 12:42pm

The number of missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decreased after the surge from the 2012 missionary age change, and there are now roughly 75,000 full-time missionaries in over 400 missions across the world.

Elder Norby, senior missionary injured in Brussels, progressing slowly

Tad Walch  |  Posted  Apr 8th - 6:17pm

Elder Richard Norby, 66, is recovering from an infection and the serious shrapnel wounds he sustained March 22 in the Brussels airport terrorist bombing. His family said Friday that he is progressing slower than anticipated.

Injured LDS missionary released from hospital  |  Posted  Apr 6th - 10:09pm

In LDS missionary injured in the Belgium terrorist attacks last month was reunited with friends and loved ones in southern Utah Wednesday.

Restoration of 110-year-old organ completed following community’s efforts

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 6th - 11:47am

The 110-year-old organ at First United Methodist Church was recently renovated, thanks in part to community members who donated funds.

BYU students create missionary parody of Adele’s ‘Hello'

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Apr 6th - 11:40am

A fun parody of Adele’s “Hello” from a group of Brigham Young University students is making people laugh and raking in the views on YouTube.

A powerful voice: LDS women speak out

Candice Madsen  |  Posted  Apr 3rd - 8:55pm

LDS women from all over the world speak out about their important role as women in the church. Carole Mikita weaves the history of the LDS Relief Society together with the powerful voices of the women of the church today.

LDS leaders speak at UN, Claremont Graduate School conference

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 3rd - 3:34pm

Two of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ leaders recently addressed different audiences outside the state of Utah.

4 new temples announced at 186th annual General Conference

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Apr 3rd - 10:36am

During his Sunday morning address, President Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build four more temples during the church’s 186th annual General Conference

LDS Church announces new Primary general presidency

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 2nd - 10:20pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a new Primary general presidency Saturday during its 186th semiannual General Conference.

Development based on Mormonism founder's plan finds few fans

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 2nd - 1:50pm

An obelisk soars into the sky on a hill in central Vermont, marking the birthplace of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — and perhaps heralding an immense, futuristic, utopia-like community based on his papers.