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Earl Brandon Chappell caught on surveillance footage at an unidentifed location. This photo aided police in identifying him for arrest related to charges of attempted kidnapping in Hurricane, Utah, March 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Hurricane Police Department, St. George News

LaVerkin man arrested for attempted kidnapping outside Hurricane High School 

HURRICANE – A 39-year-old LaVerkin man, Earl B. Chappell, has been arrested in connection with an attempted kidnapping Wednesday morning in which he allegedly displayed a gun and followed a Hurricane High School female student down the sidewalk outside the school, trying to get her into his car. The incident spurred an immediate lock-out for Hurricane area schools and a […]

A car is retrieved from a manmade lake at Oasis Golf Club following a fatal crash, Mesqute, Nevada, March 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Nevada Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol Division, St. George News

1 dead after vehicle plunges into pond at Oasis Golf Club 

MESQUITE, Nevada — A man was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday afternoon after he crashed his 2004 Chevrolet Impala into a pond at the Oasis Golf Club in Mesquite, Nevada, and witnesses and rescue crews were unable to save him. At 12:49 p.m., James Matthew McMurray Jr., 78, of Mesquite, Nevada, was driving north on Grapevine […]

Person of interest released by Hurricane Police Department regarding an incident in which a man with a gun attempted to get a high school girl into his white passenger car near Hurricane High School, Hurricane, Utah, march 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Hurricane Police Department, St. George News

News LIVE: Hurricane school incident; police locate, detain possible suspect; updated 11 p.m. 

NEWS LIVE: This report contains news live as it develops and is being  updated continuously. Bookmark and refresh the page periodically for updates. Updates 9:04 a.m. – Search for suspect section – Suspect description updated; suspect has not been found  – Hurricane Police Department  9:35 a.m. – School lock-out section – Activity at Hurricane High […]

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Man arrested for possessing images, videos of incest, child sexual exploitation 

MESQUITE, Nevada – A registered sex offender is in police custody Wednesday after police reportedly located numerous images and videos depicting incest and the sexual exploitation of children on his computer. The Mesquite Police Department’s Investigative Services Division assisted Nevada Parole and Probation in conducting the Feb. 18 investigation which involved searching several computers and electronic […]

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, an apostle of the Church Christ of Latter-day Saints, addresses Utah lawmakers and others at a press conference introducing Utah Bill 296, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy by Intellectual Reserve, Inc., courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

Nondiscrimination, religious liberties bill unveiled, praised by officials 

SALT LAKE CITY – Proposed legislation aiming to safeguard religious liberties while also extending protections in housing and employment to the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens was introduced Wednesday afternoon. The proposed bill is praised by state leaders, gay rights groups and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The […]

Minor damage can be seen on the side of a Washington County School District bus after a collision with a passenger car, St. George, Utah, March 4, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County School District Transportation Department, St. George News

Illegal tint, frosty windows lead to car vs school bus collision 

ST. GEORGE – A Washington County School District bus was involved in a collision Wednesday morning near Pine View Middle School in St. George when a teenage driver with obstructed windows broadsided the bus in an intersection. The St. George Communications Center received initial reports of the accident at 7:43 a.m., St. George Police Officer […]

L-R: "No Filter Show" Co-hosts Grady Sinclair, Paul Ford, visiting the castle on the point over the Bloomington subdivision of St. George, Utah, March 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: Lone castle over Bloomington 

ST. GEORGE – Where there is a castle, there must be treasure, right? So thought the co-hosts of the “No Filter Show” as they mused over the solitary octagonal pink edifice that stands at the end point on the bluff between the Tonaquint region of St. George to the north and the Bloomington subdivision to the south. […]

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Driver dies from rollover on I-15; officials release identity; family comments 

ST. GEORGE – The man involved in a rollover on northbound Interstate 15, near milepost 16, Tuesday has died after succumbing to his injuries sustained as a result of the crash, Utah Highway Patrol confirmed Wednesday. At approximately 2:24 p.m., 80-year-old Lynn Wilde, of Leeds, sustained fatal injuries after the Suzuki Sidekick he was driving […]


Caught on video: Man allegedly crashes, flees from police, then crashes again 

ST. GEORGE — A man was taken into police custody Tuesday after allegedly crashing his truck and leaving the scene of the accident, evading police and then wrecking his vehicle a second time — and it was all caught on camera. At approximately 7:36 p.m., members of the St. George Police Department were attempting to locate […]

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On the EDge: Medicinal cannabis moves a step closer to legalization in Utah … yes, Utah 

OPINION – There was a time when people barely whispered the word. Now? Well, even the Utah Legislature is talking out loud about marijuana. So are a lot of other people, and in a positive way. This week, the Utah Senate will take action on a bill entitled Medical Cannabis Amendments, SB 259, written by […]

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Robbins, Thompson named to 2014-2015 All-Pac-West first team 

IRVINE, Calif. – Dixie State seniors Zach Robbins and DeQuan Thompson have captured first-team All-PacWest Conference honors and junior guard Mason Sawyer earned third-team acclaim, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. “What a great honor for the two seniors to get first-team and Mason on the third-team,” Dixie State head coach Jon Judkins […]


TWIR9: Learning life’s lessons from not making the team 

COMMENTARY — Recently one of my daughters was cut from a basketball team. What team doesn’t matter, nor does it matter what coach did the cutting. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that life is full of cuts. I was cut from the basketball team in high school. I was “uninvited” from practicing with […]

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