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Mayor Ken Neilson (second from the right) and others take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Washington City

Washington City mayor, others take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 

WASHINGTON CITY – With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge making its way through Southern Utah, the mayor of Washington City and some of the city staff answered the challenge Tuesday, and have subsequently challenged others. Mayor Ken Neilson, along with Wendi Bulkley, director Washington City Community Center, and others, stood in the pool at the […]


Southern Utah Space Foundation spreads knowledge of stars 

CEDAR CITY — After hosting weekly gatherings for the last five weeks, a local astronomy group hopes to inspire others in the community to join them in looking to the stars. The Southern Utah Space Foundation has been hosting star parties as an attempt to raise awareness of astronomy in the community. According to the […]

after the storm

Post-storm overview, cleanup underway 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Many in Washington County awoke to mud smeared streets and rubble Wednesday after a torrential downpour, lit up by countless lightning bolts across the sky, plummeted Utah’s Dixie Tuesday night. SEE PHOTO GALLERY HERE:  News LIVE: Heavy rains cause flooding, structure failures, multiple car accidents; UPDATED 11 PM, STGnews Photo Gallery Reporting […]


County Attorney chooses not to prosecute mother of baby who died in hot car 

ST. GEORGE – Less than a month after 11-month-old Skyah Suwyn died after being left in her mother April Suwyn’s vehicle, the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday it declines to prosecute the mother. April Suwyn will not be charged with the baby’s death. A letter explaining the County Attorney’s decision was delivered Wednesday morning to Hurricane City Police Chief Lynn […]

Charity run provides hope, funds for couples with infertility struggles 

ST. GEORGE – Infertility is not something most people like to talk about. It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing; a private battle for couples whose only desire is to have a family of their own. With high costs for in vitro fertilization and adoption – often couples only options – and a seemingly low amount […]

A new Subway is the first major franchise to ever open in Short Creek, Hildale, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Polygamist community gains more than sandwiches with 1st major national chain 

HILDALE – A sign of the changing times in the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, can now be seen shining green and yellow at the corner of Utah Avenue and state Route 59 in Hildale. Anywhere else in Utah, the opening of a new Subway restaurant might not garner widespread attention […]


Region 9 Round Table: Week 1 highlights and interviews from the 3AA South 

ST. GEORGE — Region 9 Round Table is back for the 2014-2015 football and basketball season, where fans can watch highlights and interviews, check out the stats and standings and hear the latest from STGNews sports editor Andy Griffin and ESPN SportsRadio’s Devin Dixon. In association with Southern Utah LIVE, CEC-TV, ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM, […]

The aftermath of the collision that occurred between a cement pump truck and a full-sized pickup truck near 1275 E. on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

1 dead after cement truck collides with pickup truck on Red Hills Parkway 

ST. GEORGE – One man died Wednesday morning following a collision that occurred between a cement pump truck and a full-sized pickup truck near 1275 East on Red Hills Parkway. Around 6:20 a.m., a cement pump truck was traveling eastbound on Red Hills Parkway. As the driver, a man, began to veer around the curve in the road just past 1275 East, the cement […]


Relationship Connection: My husband humiliates me in public 

Question My husband and I have been married seventeen years. We’ve got an issue that keeps bothering me and I’m not sure I can tolerate it any longer. When my husband gets frustrated or angry, he takes it out on me. He speaks to me disrespectfully and, to my way of thinking, abusively. He yells […]


Ribbon-cutting commemorates return of St. George Musical Theater 

ST. GEORGE — An official ribbon-cutting took place Tuesday at the Opera House, 215 N. Main St. in St. George, marking the return of St. George Musical Theater, which has been absent for five-and-a-half years due to financial and organizational difficulties. With new additions to the Opera House in place, including four risers of seats […]

Police were stopping traffic on St. George Boulevard  and 200 East as well at 100 South and 1000 East so Backhoe crews could scrape away large rocks that had run off of the hill and into the streets. St. George, Utah, Aug. 26, 2014 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

News LIVE: Heavy rains cause flooding, structure failures, multiple car accidents; UPDATED 11 PM, STGnews Photo Gallery 

NEWS LIVE: This report contains news live as it develops and is being  updated continuously. Bookmark and refresh the page periodically for updates. Last update: 11 p.m. ST. GEORGE – A severe thunderstorm is deluging Washington County, creating traffic hazards and causing flooding in roadways and structures. There is standing water in roadways throughout St. George and the […]


TWIR9: Rainy Week 1 in football and the kickoff of girls soccer 

COMMENTARY — The 3AA South Region football season kicked off Friday with some fireworks and a couple of surprises. That other kind of football, soccer, begins region play tonight with the rest of the region trying to catch up with the amazing Dixie Flyers, who went 11-0-1 in Region 9 last season en route to […]

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