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Police Department seeks public’s help in 2 unsolved cases 

ST. GEORGE – Two unsolved crimes were highlighted in a statement issued by the St. George Police Department Tuesday, and the public’s help is requested in solving the cases. In particular, police are asking for help in identifying two suspects, whose photos can be found below. The first unsolved crime is a theft and fraud case that […]

Fish viewing area, St. George, Utah, July 11, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Red Hills Desert Garden showcases endangered species, promotes water conservation 

ST. GEORGE – How do you appreciate something you rarely get to see? That question was posed by Cory Cram, assistant general manager of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, in relation to endangered fish species found in the Virgin River. The answer: Create a place where people can readily see the fish in a Virgin […]


Graffiti vandals target St. George, police seek public’s help 

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police responded to 10 complaints of vandalism early Tuesday morning after someone used spray paint on various buildings, signs and vehicles throughout the city. The areas that were most heavily affected were the Fort Pierce Drive, 500 W. 300 North, and 1100 West and 500 North areas, including a Church […]

A Ford F-150 slams into freeway sign on I-15, St. George Utah, July 22, 2014 |Photo by T.S. Romney, St. George News

Driver slams into freeway sign; DUI arrest 

ST. GEORGE – Utah Highway Patrol arrested  Danny Miller, of Hurricane, Tuesday morning after his white Ford F-150 left the southbound traffic lane on Interstate 15, just north of the St. George Boulevard overpass, and collided with a freeway sign. UHP’s subsequent investigation revealed that Miller was driving under the influence. Trooper Grant Hintze was stationary […]


Bats at Grand Canyon test positive for rabies, human contact precautions 

GRAND CANYON, Arizona — A bat landed on a visitor at Grand Canyon National Park Wednesday, crawled on her for at least 10 minutes and later tested positive for rabies. The visitor was standing in front of the Tusayan Museum, just west of the Desert View Visitors’ Center within Grand Canyon National Park between 2:30-3 p.m. The bat crawled on […]


On the EDge: Will Mesquite act or get off the pot? 

OPINION – How much clout does the St. George culture hold over the region? We’ll soon find out as the City Council in Mesquite, Nevada, tackles the sticky issue of medicinal marijuana dispensaries. Medpot has been legal in Nevada since Oct. 1, 2001, but the push for state-approved dispensaries was slow to take root. It […]

Trevor Green, publiciity photo | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University Cultural Arts Programming,  & Marketing, St. George News

Artist Trevor Green performs at OC Tanner Amphitheater 

SPRINGDALE — California native Trevor Green grew up on the beaches of Southern California where he spent as much time riding waves as strumming his guitar and his connection with nature through music will shine through as he takes the OC Tanner Amphitheater stage Saturday. For the past decade, Green has toured extensively, establishing a loyal and enthusiastic […]

Cedar City hosts premier women’s cycling event; sponsors, volunteers needed 

CEDAR CITY – On Aug. 2, in conjunction with stage one of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the streets of Cedar City will be graced with the Cedar City Grand Prix – an all female elite and professional road criterium cycling event. A criterium, often referred to as a “crit” in cycling vernacular, […]


Hurricane Police find drugs, guns on man wanted for multiple warrants 

HURRICANE – A 20-year-old Hurricane City man was arrested on several felony drug and weapons charges Friday night, after a police officer’s quick observations led to his initial stop. According to the probable cause statement filed in connection with the arrest, Hurricane City Police Officer Kacen Gubler was on patrol when he observed Zachary Stout driving […]

Fire destroys a Honda Pilot SUV, Washington, Utah, July 21, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Woman removes children from SUV before it bursts into flames 

WASHINGTON CITY – Fire crews extinguished flames during the noon hour Monday after a recently purchased vehicle caught fire on the 500 West block of Harvest Lane in Washington. The woman driver and her two children were on their way back from the grocery store around noon, Washington City Fire Chief Brent Hafen said. They were […]

Code Camp at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, circa July 2014 | Photo by Danielle Poulsen, courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

DSU preparing next generation of designers, developers with help of UCAP grant 

ST. GEORGE — Trading in swimsuits and beach towels for hard drives and keyboards, a number of St. George area youth and Dixie State University students took advantage of the summer break and beat boredom by learning digital design, programming and information technology skills at DSU’s technology camps and Code School. Offered for the first time this […]

Plane crash upon a ledge in the Virgin River Gorge in the area of Interstate 15 at mile post 13.3 – 4.7 miles north of Littlefield, Arizona, July 20, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Highway Patrol Sgt. John T. Bottoms, St. George News

Plane flying from Bountiful crashes in Gorge; bodies recovered, identified 

UPDATED with identifications and related 3:40 p.m. ST. GEORGE – The remains of two brothers who died in a single-engine Cessna airplane crash in the Virgin River Gorge in Mohave County, Arizona, Sunday were recovered Monday morning, and their names released Monday afternoon. Their flight originated in Bountiful before crashing into a ledge above Interstate 15 in the Gorge sometime just before 6:30 p.m. MST […]

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