Church Tries To Overturn Lawsuit Ruling: KSUB News Summary
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is trying to overturn a recent court decision to reinstate a fraud lawsuit against the church. Attorneys for the church filed a petition for the full Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review last month's decision to allow James Huntsman's suit to go forward again. Huntsman originally filed suit in 2021, claiming the church used its practice of tithing to "develop a multibillion-dollar commercial real estate and insurance empire" instead of for missionary, educational and charitable work. Tithing is the Mormon practice that requires members to donate ten-percent of their income to the church.
Former USU Football Player Gets Three Years Added To Sentence
A former Utah State football player will serve three additional years in prison after a judge pronounced sentence on his final sexual assault case. Torrey Green entered an Alford plea and accepted a plea agreement Wednesday in a Logan courtroom. An Alford plea is comparable to a guilty plea without actually admitting guilt. The three-year sentence will be added to the 26-year sentence Green is already serving after his 2019 conviction on multiple rape charges.
Final Results For Iron County Primary Vote
Final and official results have been issued for the primary election held on September 5th. In the Cedar City Council race, Tyler Melling, Robert Cox and Carter Wilkey remain as the top collectors of votes. Brittany Fisher, Mark Mumford and Kathy Long also received enough votes to continue to the November General Election. Voter participation for this race was at just over 30%. In Parowan over 50% of voters cast ballots in the city council race there. John Dean, David M. Burton Sr. and Jim Shurtleff were the top three. County wide, just over 40% of voters cast ballots for the special election for U.S. Representative for Congressional District 2. Celest Maloy captured over 52% of ballots cast.
Former Major League Player Says Salt Lake City Could Get A Team
A former Cy Young winner believes Salt Lake City could be in the running for a future Major League Baseball expansion team. David Cone said on his podcast Wednesday he believes Salt Lake City has moved ahead of Portland as a Western-based team. Cone called Nashville, Tennessee, the "number one contender" for an expansion team. Cone won the 1994 American League Cy Young Award with the Kansas City Royals and was part of three-straight World Series championships with the New York Yankees from 1998-to-2000.