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Cedar City man arrested for sexual relationship with teen 

CEDAR CITY – Thursday, Cedar City Police were dispatched to a report of a disorderly conduct-type incident at the Cedar City Public Library. After investigating the totality of the circumstances, officers arrested Jonathan Geminiano, 22, of Cedar City, for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, child abuse and unlawful detention. According to a probable cause […]

Life Flight transports infant from Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Lyndsey Randall, St. George News

Baby dies after being left inside vehicle in high temperatures 

HURRICANE — An 11-month-old girl died Friday afternoon despite efforts to save her after she had been left in a vehicle in Hurricane City and was found not breathing. According to, outside temperatures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ranged between 85-92 degrees. At approximately 1:07 p.m., police officers and emergency medical service personnel were dispatched to the area of […]

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3-vehicle collision shuts down part of State Street 

HURRICANE — One woman was transported to the hospital Friday morning following a collision that included three vehicles at the intersection of 200 West and State Street in Hurricane. Just before 10:30 a.m., a white Ford F-150 pulling a trailer was traveling westbound on the inside lane of State Street in Hurricane, alongside a purple 1997 Jeep Cherokee that […]


Heritage Day in Pine Valley: Invitation to picnic, reflect on pioneers of yesteryear 

PINE VALLEY – Celebration of the present cannot be done without appreciation of the past, something the Pine Valley community will be doing all day Saturday at their Pine Valley Heritage Day – a gathering to remember how Pine Valley came to be. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day that will take visitors back to the […]


Las Vegas man gets probation in prostitution sting case 

ST. GEORGE – A Las Vegas man involved in a human trafficking case last year was sentenced to probation Wednesday. Leroy Haley III, 31, appeared before Judge Michael Westfall in Fifth District Court Wednesday. Though the Washington County Attorney’s Office sought prison time for Haley, Westfall went with a recommendation for parole submitted by Adult Probation […]

Chief Lynn Excell, bottom right, goes through the five point of distribution steps, Hurricane, Utah, July 31, 2014 | Photo by T.S. Romney St. George News

Hurricane City drills for disaster; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE – Thursday, Hurricane City conducted a “point of distribution” drill to prepare for future natural disasters or other emergency situations that would necessitate dispensing medication to community members. The city drill was organized in response to a countywide drill held earlier this month with the purpose of exploring what worked and what could work better. On July 15, the Southwest […]

Vietnam veteran Raymond M. Black stands in front of his electric scooter, J.C. Snow Park, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Scooter vet’s quest cuts short 700 miles shy 

ST. GEORGE — After traveling for nearly four months cross-country on an electric scooter, Vietnam War veteran Raymond M. Black flew back to Utah Sunday, specifically for surgery to save an injured foot, thereby cutting short his intended 2,000-mile scooter ride for veterans awareness. Black left St. George on April 15 and made it as far as Groesbeck, Texas, on his […]


Mesquite, Bunkerville crews battle semi on fire 

MESQUITE, Nevada – Multiple agencies joined forces to contain a vehicle fire on Interstate 15 between the areas of Bunkerville and Mesquite Thursday. At around 1 p.m., Mesquite Fire and Emergency Services responded to a semitrailer, or tractor-trailer, on fire at Nevada mile marker 114 on southbound Interstate 1. The truck driver reported heavy smoke coming from […]


St. George to Zion: New public transportation route explored 

ST. GEORGE – At the top of the agenda at the Five County Association of Governments Regional Mobility Council meeting Wednesday was a presentation discussing options for a public transportation route that would connect St. George to Springdale. The Zion Transportation System, which shuttles visitors up Zion Canyon and from various stops in Springdale to the Zion […]


Pair of wins have St. George Sentinels just one victory from state title 

LOGAN — Facing game after game after game of elimination, the St. George Sentinels have turned in nearly perfect performances to stay alive in the American Legion state baseball tournament in Cache Valley. And now, they’ll play for the state championship. Blazing through the loser’s bracket this week, the Sentinels have been stellar on defense […]

A collision closed down a portion of Airport Road, St. George, Utah, July 31, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Radio surfing leads to collision on Airport Road 

ST. GEORGE – A portion of Airport Road in St. George was closed for more than an hour Thursday night in the aftermath of a collision between a convertible and a pickup truck. Shortly after 9 p.m., a convertible was heading down the steep portion of Airport Road toward Bluff Street when it crossed into […]


SC Juniors break out the bats in rout of Nevada champs 

VANCOUVER Wash. – Austin Deming led Snow Canyon to an 18-1 blowout victory over the Nevada State Champs in Vancouver, Wash., with a strong game at the plate and on the hill.The game started out a little bumpy as the Warrior batters stranded four runners in the first three innings while giving up 1 run […]

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