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1 arrested after alleged dumbbell assault at Desert Palms; update on injured man 

ST. GEORGE – One man was taken to the hospital and another arrested following an alleged assault involving a dumbbell. St. George Police were called to Desert Palms Health & Fitness Club in St. George on Oct. 14 where Jacob Dockstader, of St. George, allegedly hit another man with a 5-pound dumbbell, according to a probable cause statement filed by […]

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2 Colorado City juveniles charged with child molestation 

COLORADO CITY – Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives submitted juvenile referrals on two Colorado City brothers Monday afternoon for alleged child molestation and sexual conduct with minors. A 17-year-old boy was charged with sexual conduct with a minor and two felony counts of child molestation, according to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. A 14-year-old boy was […]

St. George firefighters stand on scene near a Corvette that crashed on state Route 7 just west of the River Road on-ramp, St. George, Utah, Oct. 25, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

1 dead, 1 critical after SR-7 accident; speed suspected factor 

ST. GEORGE — A 32-year-old man was confirmed dead Saturday afternoon following a car accident that occurred near mile marker 3 on state Route 7, also known as Southern Parkway, just west of the River Road on-ramp. Just after 4 p.m., a man driving a white Chevrolet Corvette with a man riding as passenger was traveling west on SR-7, Utah Highway Patrol […]

Treyson, 2, channels his "Spidey" powers at the Spooky Town Fair carnival and fundraiser, St. George, Utah, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Spooky Town Fair fun for families, beneficial for teachers; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – Teachers, school district employees, St. George Chamber of Commerce members, sponsors, vendors and families gathered at St. George Town Square Friday and Saturday for the Spooky Town Fair, a fundraiser for the Washington County School District. Attendees joined in for a little Halloween fun and to raise money for the teacher grant […]

A creepy zombie peeks over the fence at the home of Brent Martin whose house is all decked out for Halloween, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

All decked out for Halloween; one man’s spooky, kooky, tech-savvy gift to neighborhood 

WASHINGTON CITY – It’s creepy and it’s kooky, tech savvy and it’s spooky. While not technically a museum, the Washington City home of Brent Martin, with its oversized inflatables and creative projection system, has been “spookified” and is ready for people to come and see it. A self-proclaimed holiday fanatic, Martin has been a fan […]

The St. George Book Festival organizers and Mayor Jon Pike present a check to a member of the Washington County School District Foundation, representing funds raised during the festival's charity dinner, St. George Children's Museum, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014  | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Books, characters allow you to stay in one place, to connect; Book Festival Charity Banquet 

ST. GEORGE —  Authors and event organizers at the St. George Book Festival spoke about the importance of literacy and writing, and raised money during a charity banquet at the St. George Children’s Museum Friday night to donate to two educational organizations within the city. Dean Hughes, author of over 100 books including the “Children of the Promise” books, gave […]

Robert Brissette at El Mirage Dry Lakes Meet, California, Oct. 19, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Robert Brissette, St. George News

Kanab resident sets land speed record during anniversary week of son’s death 

KANAB – Kanab resident Robert Brissette set a land speed record at El Mirage, a land speed racing track in California on Sunday. Clocking in at 226.844 mph, Brissette beat the old record of 224.708 mph, set in 2008 by Kelly and Hall racing. “I am happy to have finally beat the record, and was […]

St. George Mayor Jon Pike and United Way Dixie Executive Director Rebekah Pectol announce the third-place winner of the United Way Dixie Ball Drop, St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Mayor: Tomorrow is here; ribbon-cutting for SwitchPoint, Ball Drop awards PT Cruiser 

ST. GEORGE — Orange, blue and white balloons floated against a blue sky Friday afternoon as some 400 people gathered to celebrate the grand opening of new homeless shelter and resource center SwitchPoint, participate in the United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity, and enjoy a barbecue meal donated by Smith’s grocery store. After some eight weeks of being […]

Desert Hills vs. Morgan, Girls 3A State Soccer Playoffs,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Cedar, Desert Hills survive semis, to face off for 3A soccer title 

SANDY — Cedar won the rubber match and earned its way into the state championship match. The Lady Reds eliminated defending-champion Dixie 3-2 Friday, ultimately taking two of three from the Flyers on the season, to earn a berth in Saturday’s big stage championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium. Brooklyn Shakespeare scored two goals and Nicole […]


Flyers dominant on both sides of ball in 44-14 win over Snow Canyon 

ST. GEORGE – The Dixie Flyer defense is gelling at the right time as playoffs approach. Meeting Snow Canyon on the Warriors’ home turf, Dixie had to win to stay ahead of the Warriors in the standings. Dixie’s starting defense not only held Snow Canyon out of the end zone, but did not allow the […]


Cedar rallies past Payson to grab final playoff spot 

CEDAR CITY — It must have been a heck of a halftime speech by coach Todd Peacock. Down 13-3 at intermission, the Cedar Redmen scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to beat Payson and grab the final 3AA South playoff spot in the last game of the season. Midway through the third quarter, […]

The Thunder celebrate their 3AA South co-championship, Desert Hills vs. Hurricane,  St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Desert Hills earns 3AA South’s top seed with defensive gem against Hurricane 

HURRICANE — Defense was the theme of the night at Tigers Stadium and nobody is better at it than Desert Hills. The two best defenses in the region squared off Friday night with the Thunder pulling away in the second half for a 21-3 victory over Hurricane. With the win, Desert Hills clinched the top […]

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