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Candidates for Cedar City Council 2015 election answer questions 

CEDAR CITY – There are three Cedar City Council seats up for grabs in November, and St. George News asked each of the six candidates three questions. What do you feel is unique about your role in the community/or your role in City Council that will be/has been beneficial to the city as a whole? […]


On the EDge: SCOTUS rules, love wins 

OPINION — The message was simple: Love wins. And, in the end, that is all that really matters. Although we may think that we lived through a hugely historic day in United States history with Friday’s Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, will it seem like that much of a landmark 50 years down […]

A semitractor-trailer went off the road on I-15, near milepost 41, when the driver attempted to avoid hitting a deer.  The driver survived without any reported injuries; the deer was struck and killed. New Harmony, Utah, June 29, 2015 | Photo by Jessica Tempfer, St. George News

Semi jackknifes off I-15 attempting to avoid deer 

NEW HARMONY — A man was considered lucky when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the road and, in so doing, came close to tipping over his semitractor-trailer. Monday night, the Utah Highway Patrol and New Harmony Fire Department responded to the accident on southbound Interstate 15 near milepost 41. A 44-year-old man driving the semi […]

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Woman pleads no contest in 2013 automobile homicide case 

ST. GEORGE – A woman accused of causing the death of one person and severely injuring another in an alleged texting-and-driving incident in 2013 pleaded no contest in court Monday afternoon. Carla Lynn Brennan, 52, arrived in 5th District Court shortly after 1 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge G. Michael Westfall. Once there, she […]


Deadly dust storms on the highway; ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive’ 

ST. GEORGE – Where will you be when the dust stirs and when it settles? Dust storms develop quickly and dust-related vehicle crashes can occur anywhere. For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona Department of Transportation has rolled out its “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” dust storm public awareness campaign in an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the year-round threat […]

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Couple charged with 13 felonies after burglarizing home with woman inside 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man and his girlfriend are facing a lengthy list of serious charges Saturday after allegedly burglarizing a home while a resident was inside, and knowingly being in possession of 18 finance cards that did not belong to them. Officers responded to a residential burglary in the area of 300 […]

The Mt. Emma Fire has burned 4,000 acres in 5 days, Arizona Strip, Arizona, June 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy Alan Syphus, Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip, St. George News

Wildfire spans across 4,000 acres in 5 days 

ST. GEORGE — Fire managers and staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District, Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area continue firefighting efforts on the Mt. Emma Fire Monday, which has grown to approximately 4,000 acres in size over the last several days. Fire managers are responding with more manpower and equipment […]

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Urgent recall issued for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango 

ST. GEORGE — Fiat Chrysler is advising approximately 65 SUV owners in the United States to stop driving their vehicles after issuing a recall Sunday of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. An error in the assembly process earlier this month could cause a component in those vehicles to break, leaving the driver […]

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2 men living in St. George busted for identity fraud, forgery, drugs 

ST. GEORGE – Two men, who have been living in St. George and were arrested earlier this month on felony drug charges, are now facing additional felony charges Thursday for identity fraud and forgery. After the Washington County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located on the 300 South block of […]

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday, June 29, 2015, The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment | Photo by AP Sue Ogrocki, St. George News

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial drug in lethal-injection 

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it’s “highly likely” the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in […]

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Shurtleff pleads not guilty to corruption charges 

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty to multiple felony corruption charges in court Monday. Shurtleff, 57, appeared in 3rd District Court before Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills where his lawyer, Richard Van Wagoner, entered the not guilty plea on his behalf, according to the Deseret News. Earlier this month Shurtleff […]

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Scam artists prey on those seeking housing assistance 

ST. GEORGE — If you’re looking for Section 8 housing assistance, know that scam artists have made websites look like registration sites for Section 8 waiting list lotteries. If you pay a fee or give your personal information, the thieves will take it and you still won’t be on a real Section 8 waiting list. There is no […]

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