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Aftermath of a collision triggered by a U-turn attempt at the intersection of Telegraph Street and Highland Parkway, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

3 people taken to hospital after U-turn ends in collision 

WASHINGTON CITY – A collision on Telegraph Street in Washington City resulted in three people being taken to the hospital Saturday evening. Around 7 p.m., the driver of a Dodge passenger car was traveling eastbound on Telegraph Street and attempted a U-turn in the Highland Parkway intersection. The vehicle collided with a westbound Jeep SUV, […]

Ribbon-cutting at the grand opening of the BRIO active adult community, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 2, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Sorenson Advertising, St. George News

New 190-acre development beckons active adults to Washington City 

WASHINGTON CITY – A new active adult community in the Green Springs area is anticipated to draw newcomers to Washington City as well as aid in attracting continued economic growth. Spanning over 190 acres, the BRIO active adult community held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Friday morning. Attending the event were representatives from project developer Jack […]

Sen. Mike Lee delivers a speech on the Senate floor, Washington, D.C., October 2015 | Image courtesy of offices of Sen. Mike Lee's, St. George News

Senators call for end to failed Syria Train and Equip Program 

WASHINGTON — Sens. Mike Lee, Joe Manchin, Chris Murphy and Tom Udall sent a letter Friday to U.S. Department of Defense secretary Ash Carter, U.S. Department of State secretary John Kerry and Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan urging them to end the Syria Train and Equip Program, which has endangered Americans and further escalated conflict […]

Welcome monument, Leeds, Utah, June 19, 2012 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

Leeds council candidates have Grapevine Wash dispute, balance on their minds 

LEEDS — The status quo in the town of Leeds is being challenged this year by a planning commissioner who would like to see a past wrong righted. Two council seats are available this cycle and the incumbents are seeking to retain those seats. The general election is Nov. 3. Commissioner and water board member […]

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Bounty hunter nabs bail jumper in Las Vegas, returns him to Iron County 

CEDAR CITY – A 24-year-old Cedar City man was brought to the Iron County Jail Sunday thanks to the work of a bail bond agent who put up the money to free him in May after he was arrested on three third-degree felony charges and a class B misdemeanor. On Sept. 17, 5th District Court Judge Keith C. Barnes […]

Starting line of the 39th Annual St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Marathon musings: Bonfires, Icy Hot and the people who carry us through 26.2 

ST. GEORGE — The 4 a.m. bus bound for Central smelled distinctly of peanut butter. Peanut butter and fear. Or maybe that was just me nibbling my peanut butter and jelly on multigrain bread and hoping I could eat my way to a good race. I ran a marathon Saturday — the 39th annual St. George Marathon, […]

Elders Ronald A. Rasband, Gary E. Stevenson and Dale G. Renlund were each called to LDS Church's Quorum of Twelve Apostles following the deaths of three members of the Quorum earlier this year, Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of The  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

LDS Church calls 3 new apostles 

SALT LAKE CITY – Three new apostles were called to fill vacancies left in the wake of the recent passing of members of the LDS Church’s second-highest ranking body, the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, earlier this year. In the afternoon session of the biannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

Zion National Park, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

St. George man killed in Zion National Park 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – A St. George man died Friday while canyoneering with a group in Zion National Park. At about 1 p.m., park officials were alerted to a canyoneering accident in Not Imlay Canyon, which is a side canyon of Imlay Canyon. A rescue operation was immediately initiated, according to a press release from Zion […]

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Hatch joins Utah leaders in promoting criminal justice reform 

WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch, member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, spoke at an event at Pew Charitable Trusts Thursday alongside Utah leaders on the topic of criminal justice reform. Hatch’s remarks focused on the need for a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that considers a variety of inputs and focuses on evidence-based practices. He […]

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Attorney general urges passage of addiction recovery act 

SALT LAKE CITY – As states continue to address heroin and opioid-based painkiller abuse and addiction and its devastating effects on public health and safety, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined attorneys general from 36 other states and the District of Columbia this week in sending a letter to leaders of the Committee on the […]

First place finishers Aaron Metler (r) and Amber Green (l) pose with St. George Mayor Jon Pike after completing the St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 3, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

St. George Marathon: Metler, Green give encore performance in marathon victories – STGnews photo gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Hey, haven’t we seen this before? St. George residents Aaron Metler and Amber Green are making a habit out of winning the St. George Marathon, with Metler taking his third SGM title by winning the men’s division with a time of 2:19:30 and Green also recording her third with a time of 2:43:14 […]

Management plans for the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area are currently in a public comment period, St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

BLM officials cite misunderstandings over proposed management plans 

ST. GEORGE – With local officials outraged, and fear and confusion in the air about proposed resource management plans for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash national conservation areas in Washington County and other public lands managed by the St. George Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, BLM officials are trying to clear up […]

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