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On the EDge: NFL takes bold stride in supporting women 

OPINION – Over the last few years, my interest in the National Football League has waned considerably. Instead of fanatical interest, I’ve ratcheted back to the point of being a very casual fan. The NFL lost its charm. It became too corporate, too elitist, too in-your-face. I mean, when a guy like Alex Smith signs […]


UPDATED: Man wielding knife at Black Bear Diner arrested for domestic violence, rape 

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police responded to a report of an assault Tuesday afternoon at the Black Bear Diner, 1245 S. Main St. in St. George, after a woman entered the restaurant asking employees for help. “The woman came in and said she just escaped from a vehicle where she was being attacked and asked […]


Man sentenced in multiple aggravated assault, impersonating police case 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was sentenced in 5th District Court Tuesday morning for impersonating a police officer and for multiple counts of aggravated assault. Tyler Seth Goodman, 26, appeared before Judge Eric Ludlow with his lawyer as sentencing options were considered. The charges, four third-degree felonies for aggravated assault and one class B […]


Blue Bunny ice cream plant closing its doors 

ST. GEORGE – Iowa-based Wells Enterprises Inc. announced it is closing its St. George Blue Bunny ice cream production facility, located at 1310 E. Commerce Drive in St. George. In a statement released Tuesday, the company said: Wells Enterprises has decided to close its ice cream plant in St. George, Utah. This decision will enable the Company to […]


Hatch, Alexander dispel 8 Obamacare claims in new joint report 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republicans on the Senate committees overseeing health policy, released a joint report Tuesday dispelling eight major claims from the Obama administration on the president’s health care law. Hatch, the senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said: The facts keep getting in the […]


McIntyre rejoins race for Iron County Sheriff 

CEDAR CITY — A recent write-in option for the November sheriff election in Iron County pits incumbent Sheriff Mark O. Gower against Sgt. Dave McIntyre. In the April 2014 Republican caucus, Gower beat out McIntyre with 72 percent of the votes. Gower continued on to the general election, and McIntyre has had plenty of time to reflect […]


Letter to the Editor: Who’s acting in best interest of child who perished in hot car? 

OPINION – SB0124 is a bill that amends the Utah Criminal Code, by making it a class C misdemeanor for a person who is responsible for a child under nine years of age to intentionally, recklessly, knowingly, or with criminal negligence – to leave a child unattended in an enclosed compartment of a motor vehicle. […]


One person extricated from vehicle after T-bone collision on River Road 

ST. GEORGE – One person was extricated and transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after their vehicle was T-boned while trying to make a left-hand turn at the intersection of 1450 S. River Road in St. George. “The light blue minivan was traveling north on River Road, and had a green light,” St. George Police […]


36-year-old woman charged for sex with teen, again 

ST. GEORGE – A 36-year-old St. George woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating a protective order and having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old after having been arrested June 26 on similar charges. Jaime Renee Tactay faces two new third-degree felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor, four class A misdemeanors for protective order […]


Man calls FBI office 112 times, threatens to blow up building, assault agents 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was arrested Monday after calling the Federal Bureau of Investigation Office 112 times over the last several days making threats of violence. Robert V. Zickella Jr., 49, faces second-degree felony charges for threat of terrorism. “Robert had left messages on Saturday threatening to blow up the FBI building,” […]


Trash can contents ignite, set LaVerkin house ablaze 

LAVERKIN – Hurricane Valley Fire Department units responded to a house fire at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning on the 100 North block of 300 West in LaVerkin after a neighbor realized the house next door, which was vacant, was on fire and called dispatch. “The garbage cans, which were sitting right against the home, was filled with wet […]

SEPT 1 Lt. Gov kicks off

Campaign aims to empower young people to register, vote, sign up, speak out 

SALT LAKE CITY – With Election Day just two months away, the Utah Lt. Governor’s Office Thursday launched The 2014 Road to Registration Tour, a new awareness campaign aimed at encouraging young Utahns to register, and ultimately, vote in the 2014 election. The Tour kicked off on the University of Utah campus with comments by […]

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