Month: July 2020

Abuse lawsuit against Latter-day Saint church president’s family is dismissed

SALT LAKE CITY — A federal lawsuit alleging sexual abuse involving relatives of the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been dismissed.

Court records show U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish agreed to dismiss the lawsuit this week at the request of lawyers for both the six unnamed plaintiffs and Brenda and Richard Miles, the daughter and son-in-law of Latter-day Saint leader Russell M. Nelson. The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled again.

“The Miles are grateful for our judicial process that resulted in the dismissal of this case, which should never have been brought in the first place,” James Jardine, the Miles’ attorney, told FOX 13 on Friday.

The lawsuit, originally filed in 2018, accused the couple of involvement in the sexual abuse of children in the 1980s in Bountiful. It also claimed there was a cover-up to halt police

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‘She gave everything for us’ | Family members donate blood to honor mother lost to COVID-19

Remembering their mother as a selfless woman, they knew she would want them to help others.

MANDEVILLE, La. — A family donated blood together Saturday in Mandeville in honor of their mother who passed of COVID-19. Eloisa Pastrana of Slidell was a wife and mother of six. She died July 23 after a month long battle with COVID-19. 

“This is a dangerous illness that needs to be taken seriously,” said Jose Pastrana, Pastrana’s son. 

She’s described as loving, kind and selfless. That’s why nine of her family members came together for this selfless act. 

“She gave everything for us, there was nothing she wouldn’t do,” said Peggy Hale, Pastrana’s daughter. “it was amazing actually we felt a sort of togetherness and happy to do it in honor of our mother.”

Her family says she was given convalescent plasma treatment.

“It didn’t work for her, unfortunately, but the nurses told us

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Family, friends cling to faith as search continues for missing St. Petersburg mother and daughter

The Saint Petersburg Police Department is asking for the community’s help to find a missing mother and her college-age daughter. Family of the pair have not heard from the women for days, and they’re concerned.

On Sunday, family and friends searched for hours across Pinellas County looking for clues as to where the women might be. 

It’s now been four days since anyone has seen or heard from this mother and daughter pair from St. Petersburg. With each day that passes the worry only grows. 

“If Alexis or her mom would go anywhere, they would take their phones with them. If they were to go on trips or anything there would always be posts on Alexis‘s Instagram. She was always excited about traveling so for them to just disappear is not like them at all,” said Desiree Cook, Alexis’s

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Phoenix-area family sells home, possessions and hits the road in RV | Arizona News

PHOENIX, (3TV/CBS 5) – So far, 2020 has been a rough year. From the pandemic, to layoffs, national protests, nasty politics, murder hornets, we’ve had to handle a lot of unexpected news.

So much is out of our hands right now, so instead of trying to figure out how to make life work with kids doing online school while looking for a new job, one Valley family decided to embrace the messiness and take charge of the things we can control.

Jason and Dellynn are taking a leap of faith with a kind of wild decision.

The two have been sharing the adventures and misadventures of their blended family of seven on their Youtube channel, “Our not so perfect life.”

Jason is a freelance sports photographer and Dellynn was working with the Arizona Humane Society.

“We had all these plans and some of them got side-swiped,” Dellynn said.

When they

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