Feb 23, 2019 11:36 am MSTElectric cable contributed to death of missionary from Utah, church says Dominican officials now believe contact with an electric cable caused Elder Brennan Conrad to fall from the roof of his apartment building to his death on Wednesday, according to new information from local church officials.
Tad Walch covers The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief. Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.
Feb 16, 2019 7:15 pm MSTLife at the border: Church volunteers fill the humanitarian gap to help migrant asylum seekers in Arizona An unofficial coalition of churches is filling a gap for immigrants released by Homeland Security in Arizona with no place to stay and no means to reunite with their families.
Feb 15, 2019 1:51 pm MSTIn another church cultural shift, missionaries can now call home or text parents weekly Friday's announcement that missionaries may phone home or text their families weekly instead of just twice a year is another profound shift among a string of recent changes that are transforming Latter-day Saint missionary culture.
Feb 10, 2019 10:50 pm MSTPresident Russell M. Nelson tells 65,000 of the faith's 'Arizona battalion' to strengthen themselves and others Not far from the Mormon Battalion Trail on Sunday night, President Russell M. Nelson spoke to about 65,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Valley of the Sun and called them the faith's Arizona battalion.
Jan 14, 2019 4:33 pm MSTItalians wowed by Michelangelo motif in Rome Temple The first Italians to tour the new Rome Italy Temple stopped just inside the front door Monday and began to point and smile at something familiar, though none had ever been inside a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before.
Jan 10, 2019 10:07 am MSTWhy does Bob Woodward want to talk about Watergate with Elder D. Todd Christofferson? Bob Woodward has authored five books about Watergate, yet on Monday, he will sit down to learn more about the "scandal's scandal" from Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Why?