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Rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near Browse Exit 51, Washington County, Utah, Oct. 5, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

SUV hydroplanes, rolls on I-15 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rain drenched Southern Utah on Monday, making for slick driving conditions and standing water on Interstate 15, causing one driver to roll his vehicle near Browse Exit 51. A man driving north on I-15 hydroplaned on standing water, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Hintze said, rolling his vehicle at least once before […]

Two flight instructors with Southern Utah University’s aviation program died in an airplane crash near Quichapa Lake, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 5, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

2 dead in plane crash near Cedar City 

CEDAR CITY – Two flight instructors with Southern Utah University’s aviation program are confirmed dead following a plane crash near Cedar City Monday afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., in the Quichipa Lake area six miles west of Cedar off state Route 56, authorities were alerted that a plane had crashed on a lake bed. The plane, […]

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Man in critical condition after falling out of truck bed 

HURRICANE – A trip to the pawn shop turned tragic Monday as a man riding in the back of a truck fell out and was critically injured. The accident happened a little before 2 p.m. at 300 West State Street in Hurricane. According to the driver, David Hill, and his passenger, Tracy Kazik, the two had taken a […]

Rare funnel cloud sighted over Kanab, Utah, Oct. 5, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Bennett Brooks, St. George News

Funnel cloud appears in Southern Utah sky 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Southern Utah residents made a rare sighting of a funnel cloud Monday afternoon twisting in the blue-gray sky over Kanab. Kanab resident Bennett Brooks said he was at Garkane Energy Cooperation on Highway 89 around 1:30 p.m. when he saw the “huge” funnel cloud in the sky as he looked towards the […]

The damage to a gray Honda Accord after police say it rear-ended a minivan stopped at a red light, St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah, Oct. 5, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Abraham Palmer, St. George News

News short: Honda rear-ends minivan on boulevard 

ST. GEORGE — Traffic slowed on St. George Boulevard Monday after a car rear-ended a mini van stopped at a stoplight. At approximately 2:15 p.m., a woman driving a white Dodge minivan was headed east on St. George Boulevard when she stopped at a red light at 1050 East, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said. […]

A fire in Central Monday morning caused extensive damage to a home, Central, Utah, Oct. 5, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Family flees Central house fire; major damage occurs 

CENTRAL – A family of five narrowly escaped a house fire Monday morning in Central, and officials say quick thinking kept things from being much worse. Angela Neumann said she was in her home with her mother, daughter, son and granddaughter when the fire started. “We were just making breakfast and the oven started smoking, and […]


News LIVE: 2 SUU flight instructors dead in plane crash near Quichapa Lake 

This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available. IRON COUNTY – Two people died Monday afternoon in an airplane crash near the northeast side of Quichapa Lake in Cedar City. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene around 1 p.m. after a witness notified the Iron County Sheriff’s Office […]

Roxie, a terrier mix, is found after being hit by a car, Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Andelynn Hofer, St. George News

Small dog hit by car gets 2nd chance thanks to local charity 

SANTA CLARA – Thanks to a local charity group, the life of a Dixie State University student’s small dog was spared after someone hit the animal with their car and then left the scene in Santa Clara on Sept. 25. The injured dog ended up on the front porch of a residence, lying there until the […]

California Gov. Jerry Brown meets with board members of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in Los Angeles. California will become the fifth state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs. Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, announced, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, he has signed a bill approved by state lawmakers after an emotional and deeply personal debate, Los Angeles, Calif., June 9, 2015 | AP File Photo by Damian Dovarganes.

California governor signs right-to-die legislation 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will become the fifth state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year. Brown, a lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian, announced he signed the legislation after […]

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Weather service issues Flash Flood Watch, Warning for central, southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a flash flood watch for portions of central and southern Utah and an areal flood warning for a number of central and southern counties in Utah Monday and Tuesday Flash flood watch The service’s flash flood watch means that conditions may develop […]

Conservationist Harvey Locke, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Marie-Eve Marchand, St. George News

World-famous conservationist delivers ‘Keeping the Wild’ lectures on humanities, nature 

ST. GEORGE — World–renowned conservationist Harvey Locke will share his vision for the survival of nature in the 21st century with two presentations Thursday and Friday, first at Dixie State University, then in Springdale. On Thursday, at DSU’s Holland Centennial Commons Zion Room at 7 p.m., Locke will share his lecture “Green Postmodernism and the Attempted Hijacking […]

SITLA staff and Friends of Cedar Mesa volunteers work to protect the spectacular Cave Towers, Sept. 19, 2015 | Photo courtesy of SITLA, St. George News

Friends of Cedar Mesa work to protect Cave Towers archaeological site 

CEDAR MESA — Volunteers from Friends of Cedar Mesa along with School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration staff spent a day working to protect the spectacular Cave Towers archaeological site at the head of Mule Canyon on Cedar Mesa in San Juan County. The archaeological site was built and used by the Ancestral Puebloan people, likely between A.D. 1000-1300. […]


Foster parents wanted, invited to ‘Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn’ 

ST. GEORGE – Families of all designs are asked to consider opening their homes to children in Southern Utah for foster care. “Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn” will give prospective foster parents the chance to learn about the program, how it works and what to expect in an informal, friendly gathering Tuesday, from noon […]

A high-speed rollover on Red Hills Parkway demolished a sports car and a man was taken to the hospital as a result. St. George, Utah, Oct. 4, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

High-speed rollover injures 1, street racing suspected 

ST. GEORGE — Suspected street racing led to a crash above St. George Sunday evening as a young couple in a car not only rolled over, but went end over end on the curves of Red Hills Parkway. A male in his 20s was driving an Infinity G35 through Red Hills Parkway westbound around 10:45 p.m. with […]

Background image: Randall L. Jones Theater; foreground image: Danforth Comins as Hamlet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of “Hamlet,” Cedar City, Utah, dates not specified | “Hamlet” photo by Karl Hugh, both images courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Shakespeare Festival panel presents at Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE — A panel of the Utah Shakespeare Festival actors and artists will present at the weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to […]

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