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Cedar City Fire Department firefighters prep the cannons for Saturday night's fireworks display, Cedar City, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Ready for blastoff: Firefighters, mayor setup for big show; STGnews Photo Gallery 

CEDAR CITY – In the heat of the high desert afternoon sun, 10 firefighters quickly and carefully loaded hundreds of fireworks into the cannons that will shoot them high into the air Saturday night for Cedar City’s annual Independence Day pyrotechnics display. Along with the men, Cedar City Mayor Maile Wilson got her hands dirty […]

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2-year-old taken to hospital after near-drowning incident 

ST. GEORGE — Officers responded to reports of a possible drowning in the backyard pool of a St. George home Saturday afternoon. Just before 1 p.m., the St. George Police Department responded to a call that a toddler had been found in an above-ground pool and was not breathing. Read more: Water safety: What you should know about children drowning A dispatcher […]

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Man arrested for burglary, rape released from jail 

CEDAR CITY – A Cedar City man incarcerated for allegedly breaking into a woman’s home and forcing her to have intercourse was released on bond from the Iron County Jail Tuesday. Shateek Bush, 29, of Cedar City, allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment during the early morning hours of June 21, while the woman was sleeping, and raped her. He was arrested […]

Cannons used to fire booms in the wee hours of Fourth of July mornings, Cedar City, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Bring on the booms: Age-old Independence Day tradition blasts residents out of bed 

CEDAR CITY – Early Saturday morning, 6 a.m. to be exact, Cedar City residents awoke to four resounding booms throughout the town that shook homes, set off car alarms and sent family dogs into a frenzy. It was all part of a Cedar City Fire Department Independence Day tradition so old, no one seems to […]

Nine power poles are knocked down during a storm in Apple Valley, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo Courtesy of Joan Dinneen, St. George News

Storm snaps 9 power poles; residents 8 hours without power 

APPLE VALLEY — Residents in Apple Valley were left without power Friday evening after storms and high gusts of wind blasted through the rural community, knocking down nine power poles. “The sky turned black and our ranch was pummeled by heavy rain and extremely strong winds,” Joan Dinneen, a resident of Apple Valley, said. “We heard […]

Jazmine Slama and other torchbearers celebrate the lighting of the Flame of Hope at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Southern Utah athlete, police officer hit pavement in nationwide Special Olympics torch run; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The Special Olympics torch came through Southern Utah Friday as part of a nationwide torch run to celebrate the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles. The torch has been on the road since May 26 — one of three “Flame of Hope” torches that departed from Washington, D.C. The three torch runs will come […]

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Residents brave rainy weather to show LGBT pride; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – In celebration of the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, a gay pride event was held at Bluff Street Park in St. George Friday evening. People and even their pets were bedecked in rainbow colors to show solidarity for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Face painters were […]

Storm in St. George area, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jorge Urprofessor, St. George News

7-day hazardous weather outlook: Thunderstorms, lightning, heat 

ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” for the western two-thirds of Utah and southwest Wyoming, Saturday through Friday. Affected areas Cache Valley / Utah portion, northern Wasatch Front; Salt Lake and Tooele valleys; southern Wasatch Front; Great Salt Lake desert and  mountains; Wastch Mountain valleys; Wasatch Mountains […]

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Gov. Herbert thanks military heroes this Independence Day 

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary R. Herbert called military veterans Friday to thank them for their service as part of “Call Your Military Hero Day.” The governor encourages all Utahns to reach out to military veterans and active duty military personnel this Fourth of July weekend. “Independence Day is a great opportunity to thank those […]

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St. George celebrates Independence Day; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Music, marching bands, equestrian groups, and floats filled Tabernacle Street in St. George for the city’s annual Fourth of July parade Saturday morning, themed “American Heroes – A Tribute to Our Troops.” The parade started at 8:00 a.m. at 200 West and Tabernacle Street, turned onto 400 East and ended at Vernon Worthen Park. Many […]

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Panguitch, Panguitch, Utah, July 4, 2015 | Map courtesy of USGS, St. George News

Earthquake rattles Panguitch area, magnitude 3.9 

ST. GEORGE — Nerves rattled and homes shook Saturday morning as an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.9 shook Panguitch just as their parade was getting ready to start. The United States Geological Survey reported that the temblor struck at 10 a.m. Saturday 2 kilometers south of Panguitch. The quake was recorded at a depth […]

Jacob Hebdon creates a work of street art during the "George Streetfest," on Main Street, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Main Street jams with double the crowd for ‘George Streetfest'; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — The second installment of the “George Streetfest” ushered in the Fourth of July holiday weekend in grand style Friday night as crowds descended on Main Street to participate in what is quickly becoming the biggest and hottest party in Southern Utah. With a mixture of art, vendors, food, alcoholic beverages, music and more, […]

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