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Provo police make renewed call for info about 2020 MTC shooting

Provo police make renewed call for info about 2020 MTC shooting

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 8:13 p.m.

Provo police are once again asking for the public's help in finding the person who allegedly fired shots at a security booth outside the Missionary Training Center two years ago.
Latter-day Saints leaders announce water use cutbacks in the West amid drought

Latter-day Saints leaders announce water use cutbacks in the West amid drought

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated June 22 - 1:17 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is cutting back on watering lawns and landscapes at buildings across the West in an effort to conserve water.
US Supreme Court backs public money for religious schools

US Supreme Court backs public money for religious schools

Andrew Chung, Reuters  |  Updated June 21 - 10:57 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed more public funding of religious entities in an important ruling in favor of two Christian families who challenged a Maine tuition assistance program that excluded private schools that promote religion.
Latter-day Saint missionary dies from injuries after Mexico bike accident

Latter-day Saint missionary dies from injuries after Mexico bike accident

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted June 18 - 8:28 p.m.

A Latter-day Saint missionary died Friday from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident in Mexico, according to statement by a church spokesman released Saturday evening.
Apostles break ground on Cache Valley's 2nd Latter-day Saint temple

Apostles break ground on Cache Valley's 2nd Latter-day Saint temple

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 7:52 p.m.

Two apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints broke ground in Smithfield Saturday for the church's 26th Utah temple and the second in Cache County.
People involved in the Book of Mormon videos say the project has built their faith

People involved in the Book of Mormon videos say the project has built their faith

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 8:13 p.m.

Filming for the final season of the Book of Mormon videos produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began in Provo this week. Actors, producers, general authorities and costumers talk about their roles in a project that is designed to bring people to Christ.
Alabama church mourns after gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner

Alabama church mourns after gunman kills 3 seniors over potluck dinner

Jay Reeves and Kimberly Chandler, Associated Press  |  Updated June 17 - 6:33 p.m.

Police say a 71-year-old man who fatally shot three elderly people at a church potluck dinner in Alabama had attended services there previously.
Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in Alabama church shooting; suspect detained

Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in Alabama church shooting; suspect detained

The Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 10:14 p.m.

A lone suspect fired on a small group meeting at a suburban church near one of Alabama's major cities Thursday evening, fatally wounding two people and injuring a third before being taken into custody, authorities said.
Hill Cumorah gunman was target shooting at nearby farm, police say

Hill Cumorah gunman was target shooting at nearby farm, police say

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 9:25 a.m.

A man accused of shooting at Hill Cumorah near a Latter-day Saint visitors' center on Wednesday evening was target shooting from farmland to the west of the site, police said.
Gunman at Hill Cumorah fires 22 shots, no one injured at Latter-day Saint visitors' center

Gunman at Hill Cumorah fires 22 shots, no one injured at Latter-day Saint visitors' center

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Updated June 9 - 7:38 a.m.

A shooter fired as many as two dozen rounds from a treeline, twice striking the Hill Cumorah Visitors' Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manchester, New York.
Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate

Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted June 5 - 12:36 p.m.

Pope Francis has added fuel to rumors about the future of his pontificate. The Vatican announced Saturday he would visit the central Italian city of L'Aquila in August for a feast initiated by Pope Celestine V, one of the few pontiffs who resigned before Pope Benedict XVI stepped down in 2013.
For Utah Warriors assistant Robbie Abel, coaching trial has meant more than rugby

For Utah Warriors assistant Robbie Abel, coaching trial has meant more than rugby

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 8:14 p.m.

The 32-year-old Latter-day Saint rugby union standout came to Utah to coach the Warriors forwards knowing he had limited time on his playing career.
Utah religious leaders say 'no more' to deaths from gun violence

Utah religious leaders say 'no more' to deaths from gun violence

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 2:16 p.m.

Religious leaders from various faiths called Friday for Utah legislators to take action to prevent gun violence during a vigil for recent shooting victims.
$2M relic stolen, angel statue beheaded at Brooklyn church

$2M relic stolen, angel statue beheaded at Brooklyn church

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30 - 8:25 p.m.

Police say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic and removed the head from a statue of an angel.
What these 3 church time capsules say about Utah's history

What these 3 church time capsules say about Utah's history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 12:17 p.m.

Three recently-opened time capsules in St. George, Kaysville and Ogden were very similar even in different time periods. They also preserved unique stories of Utah's past.
How Kanye West, faith and the honor code got Braeden Moore to BYU

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How Kanye West, faith and the honor code got Braeden Moore to BYU

Jeff Call, Deseret News  |  Posted May 27 - 11:24 a.m.

Moore isn't a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but he is a devout Christian. If anything, the honor code helped BYU land the talented sharpshooter.
Latter-day Saints mourn over 'senseless' shooting in Texas, Elder Bednar tells National Press Club

Latter-day Saints mourn over 'senseless' shooting in Texas, Elder Bednar tells National Press Club

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 4:05 p.m.

Elder David A. Bednar took questions for 22 minutes here Thursday from journalists at the National Press Club, talking about LGBTQ issues and financial reserves and media characterizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
New video shows 360-degree view of Washington D.C. Temple

New video shows 360-degree view of Washington D.C. Temple

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 12:09 p.m.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday released a new video showing the inside of the recently renovated Washington D.C. Temple.
Montpelier Idaho Temple site selected less than 2 months after it was announced

Montpelier Idaho Temple site selected less than 2 months after it was announced

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 10:29 a.m.

A location has been selected for the Montpelier Idaho Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday.
President Dallin H. Oaks: 5 ways Latter-day Saints can defend truth with love

President Dallin H. Oaks: 5 ways Latter-day Saints can defend truth with love

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 5:41 p.m.

Latter-day Saint young adults should be loving and avoid contentious debates while standing fast on matters of church doctrine, President Dallin H. Oaks , first counselor in the First Presidency, said Tuesday at Ensign College in Salt Lake City.
Provo church hopes to raise $50K in three weeks to get pipe organ

Provo church hopes to raise $50K in three weeks to get pipe organ

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 4:12 p.m.

A Provo church has launched a campaign called "Preserving the Pipes" as part of a bigger renovation project involving two churches, one massive organ and the effort to move it.
Passenger who landed plane after pilot collapsed says 'hand of God' was with him

Passenger who landed plane after pilot collapsed says 'hand of God' was with him

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 8:20 p.m.

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says the "hand of God" was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls.
This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:11 p.m.

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Board agreed that a 61-year-old building on the outgoing prison site is worthy of preservation.
Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Damian Dovarganes, Christopher Weber and Deepa Bharath, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 9:30 a.m.

A man opened fire in a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five others before worshippers detained him by hog-tying his legs with an electrical cord until authorities arrived.
President Nelson tells young adults to focus on three fundamental truths, including 'who you are'

President Nelson tells young adults to focus on three fundamental truths, including 'who you are'

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 15 - 8:45 p.m.

President Russell M. Nelson joked with a purpose Sunday night about being more than 97-and-a-half years old — the oldest president and prophet in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Authorities: 1 killed, 5 hurt in California church shooting

Authorities: 1 killed, 5 hurt in California church shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 15 - 5:53 p.m.

Authorities say one person has been killed and four others have been critically wounded in a shooting at a Southern California church. The Orange County Sheriff's Department says a suspect has been detained and a weapon recovered.
St. George eyes former Latter-day Saint chapel as new location for city's main fire station

St. George eyes former Latter-day Saint chapel as new location for city's main fire station

Mori Kessler, St George News  |  Posted May 15 - 4:18 p.m.

Facing increasing traffic congestion and a lack of space at its current location, city officials are planning to move Fire Station 1, the main hub of the St. George Fire Department, to a new location in the heart of the downtown area.
US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

US report details church-state collusion on Native schools

Peter Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted May 14 - 9:07 p.m.

A new Interior Department report underscores how closely the U.S. government collaborated with churches in operating boarding schools for Indigenous children.
Young adults invited to fill the Conference Center on Sunday to hear President Nelson speak

Young adults invited to fill the Conference Center on Sunday to hear President Nelson speak

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13 - 7:35 p.m.

President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, are speaking to young adults in a worldwide devotional on Sunday and they are inviting young adults living between Logan and Nephi to come fill the Conference Center.
Religious rift over legal abortion on display after Supreme Court draft opinion leak

Religious rift over legal abortion on display after Supreme Court draft opinion leak

Deepa Bharath and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Updated May 8 - 8:28 p.m.

The leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that could end or limit abortion access for millions has sent shockwaves through diverse faith communities.
National Day of Prayer leads Utahns to consider, seek heavenly help

National Day of Prayer leads Utahns to consider, seek heavenly help

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 5 - 4:06 p.m.

The first Thursday in May each year is marked as the National Day of Prayer. It is a time for Americans to give thanks and ask for guidance, both for the nation and for themselves. Utah County began the celebration with a a sunrise service.
Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

Cardinal: Pope OK'd spending 1M euros to free kidnapped nun

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted May 5 - 2:23 p.m.

A cardinal testified that Pope Francis authorized spending up to 1 million euros to free a Colombian nun kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants in Mali. The spending included hiring a British security firm to find the nun and secure her freedom.
Supreme Court rules against Boston in Christian flag case

Supreme Court rules against Boston in Christian flag case

The Associated Press  |  Updated May 2 - 12:32 p.m.

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist when it refused his request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall.
Supreme Court tackling case about praying football coach

Supreme Court tackling case about praying football coach

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted April 25 - 7:18 a.m.

The Supreme Court is tackling a dispute between a public school officials and a former high school football coach who wanted to kneel and pray on the field after games.
Ukraine official: Zelenskyy meets top-level US delegation

Ukraine official: Zelenskyy meets top-level US delegation

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Updated April 24 - 9:51 p.m.

The U.S. secretaries of state and defense met Sunday night with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the highest-level visit to the country's capital by an American delegation since the start of Russia's invasion.
Washington D.C. Temple draws people of diverse faiths as it opens to visitors

Washington D.C. Temple draws people of diverse faiths as it opens to visitors

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted April 19 - 4:40 p.m.

On Monday, 150 journalists from outlets like The New York Times and Fox News toured the D.C. temple and began to post, publish and broadcast stories about the public open house, which begins April 28 and runs through June 11.
Why the Washington D.C. Temple is important to Latter-day Saints

Why the Washington D.C. Temple is important to Latter-day Saints

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted April 19 - 10:48 a.m.

The Washington D.C. Temple was built on a prominent hill in part to show that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had arrived on the national and international stage.
Latter-day Saint apostle shares marriage advice with CBS News in the Washington D.C. Temple

Latter-day Saint apostle shares marriage advice with CBS News in the Washington D.C. Temple

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 11:44 a.m.

Elder David A. Bednar gave CBS Sunday Morning an exclusive preview of the renovated Washington D.C. Temple before its doors open to the general public.
For many, Easter Sunday marks a return to in-person worship

For many, Easter Sunday marks a return to in-person worship

Steve Leblanc, Giovanna Dell'orto and Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Updated April 17 - 4:08 p.m.

For many Christians, this weekend marks the first time in three years they will gather in person to celebrate Easter Sunday, a welcome chance to share one of the faith's holiest days side-by-side with fellow parishioners.
Here's what this Utah study group did to address antisemitism this Easter season

Here's what this Utah study group did to address antisemitism this Easter season

Jenny Rollins, for KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 7:11 p.m.

A local group of Episcopalians at the Cathedral Church of St. Mark has spent Lent studying the antisemitism that can come with the story of the crucifixion of Christ.
Egg hunts, church services and other easter activities in Utah this weekend

Egg hunts, church services and other easter activities in Utah this weekend

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 15 - 2:49 p.m.

Wondering how to celebrate Easter? Here is a list of Easter events and services in Utah this weekend.
President Nelson is now oldest president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

President Nelson is now oldest president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 1:31 p.m.

On Thursday, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints became the oldest president of the church at 97 years, 7 months and 6 days.
First Presidency celebrates life and mission of Jesus Christ with 2022 Easter message

First Presidency celebrates life and mission of Jesus Christ with 2022 Easter message

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted April 13 - 5:53 p.m.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its 2022 Easter message Wednesday celebrating the Atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Israeli army kills unarmed Palestinian woman in West Bank

Israeli army kills unarmed Palestinian woman in West Bank

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted April 10 - 11:40 a.m.

The Israeli military says soldiers fired toward the woman's lower body at a West Bank checkpoint after she ignored calls to stop and warning shots fired into the air. Palestinian officials say the woman, who was in her 40s, later died at a hospital.
General conference special: World Report

General conference special: World Report

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  |  Posted April 3 - 5:59 p.m.

The World Report is a biannual compilation of news from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The April 2022 edition highlights some of the work being done by Latter-Day Saint Charities in Jordan to help families become self-sufficient through farming bees and goats.
Sunday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Sunday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated April 3 - 4:15 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the April 2022 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
17 new temples announced during final session of general conference

17 new temples announced during final session of general conference

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted April 3 - 3:52 p.m.

President Russell M. Nelson announced 17 new temples to be built around the world during the last session of general conference.
General conference special: Found

General conference special: Found

Angie Denison, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 3 - 3:23 p.m.

Abandoned at a young age, some of Diane Call's earliest memories still haunt her. She was born in a small village in India — her name was Vijaya. When she was 3 years old her mother left her at an orphanage near their home and told her she would return with food. She waited, but her mother never returned.
Sunday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Sunday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated April 3 - 12:39 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the April 2022 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: The Indy effect

General conference special: The Indy effect

Mike Headrick, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 3 - 12:36 p.m.

Influencer and blogger Terah Belle Jones broke the news to her Instagram followers that her 5-year-old daughter Indy Llew Jones had passed away following a battle with cancer. The effect Indy has left behind has been enormous. People around the globe have been touched by her incredible spirit and journey.
Ramadan kicks off in much of Middle East amid soaring prices

Ramadan kicks off in much of Middle East amid soaring prices

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted April 2 - 8:25 p.m.

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — began at sunrise Saturday in much of the Middle East, where Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent energy and food prices soaring.
General conference special: KSL Radio 100 years

General conference special: KSL Radio 100 years

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 2 - 7:48 p.m.

Beginning on May 6, 1922, Utah became the broadcast home of the first clear channel radio station in the western United States. President Heber J. Grant of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints delivered the state's first radio message.
Saturday evening session for women: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Saturday evening session for women: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated April 2 - 7:29 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the April 2022 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Saturday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Saturday afternoon session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated April 2 - 4:11 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the April 2022 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
General conference special: Someone at the other end

General conference special: Someone at the other end

Carole Mikita, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 2 - 3:10 p.m.

An in-depth look at the work being done for Afghan refugees. Several agencies in the state have worked tirelessly to help with the transition for these new members in our community.
General conference special: Deserae Turner: Tougher than a Bullet

General conference special: Deserae Turner: Tougher than a Bullet

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted April 2 - 1:46 p.m.

On Feb. 16, 2017, 14-year-old Deserae Turner's life forever changed. The talented state-champion horse rider was shot in the head and left for dead in a canal in Smithfield. Her comeback story of faith, courage, and determination has allowed her to fulfil her dreams. She has been an inspiration to thousands of people along the way.
Saturday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

Saturday morning session: Summaries from Latter-day Saint general conference

KSL.com Staff  |  Updated April 2 - 12:03 p.m.

KSL.com is providing the latest talk summaries and announcements from the April 2022 general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
History of the Saints: Joseph Smith's Greatest Sermon: The King Follett Discourse

History of the Saints: Joseph Smith's Greatest Sermon: The King Follett Discourse

Glen Rawson for KSL-TV  |  Posted April 2 - 11:14 a.m.

On April 7, 1844, the Prophet Joseph Smith preached a funeral sermon for Elder King Follett before an audience of about 20,000 people in Nauvoo, Illinois. Indeed, it has been called "one of the truly remarkable sermons ever preached in America."
How this weekend's general conference relates to one held in spring 1919

How this weekend's general conference relates to one held in spring 1919

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted April 2 - 8:38 a.m.

With crowds returning for general conference, here's a look back at how the crowds reacted for the return of general conference in 1919 following the influenza pandemic.