St George News


2 accidents slow southbound I-15 traffic to a crawl; STGnews Videocast 

WASHINGTON CITY – Travel on southbound Interstate 15 became a snail crawl after a pair of accidents occurred between mileposts 14 and 15 Saturday afternoon. Just after 4:30 p.m., a white pickup hauling a mini-excavator on southbound I-15 went off the road and into the median near milepost 14 after a tire on the trailer […]

Veterans and guests watch as pinewood derby cars streak by, Ivins, Utah, April 18, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Rollin’ with the veterans at 2nd annual pinewood derby; STGnews Videocast 

IVINS — Veterans and Boy Scouts came together Saturday at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins for a pinewood derby, which is the crafting and racing of wooden cars — a pastime that has been popular since 1953. At Saturday’s meet, cars built by the staff and residents of the Veterans Home hit the […]


Gang-related graffiti leads to arrest of alleged tagger 

ST. GEORGE – An investigation into several graffiti incidents believed to be connected to a California gang led to the arrest of an 18-year-old St. George man Thursday. “Over the last few weeks we noticed graffiti … from the west side to the east side of St. George,” said Sgt. Johnny Heppler, who supervises the […]

Dixie Power Kite Festival, St. George, Utah, April 18, 2015 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

Kites in the sky, fun in the sun at Dixie Power Kite Festival; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – For the 16th year, the annual Dixie Power Kite Festival soared into St. George Saturday, drawing spectators from all over Southern Utah with the promise of sunshine, kites in the sky and fun on the ground. This year’s festival took place at the SunRiver Golf Course. Primarily sponsored by Dixie Power with support from a […]


Women in Higher Education conference focuses on defining space, creating change 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University welcomed more than 250 women from across the state as the host of the “Fourth Annual Utah Women in Higher Education Network” spring conference Thursday and Friday. The theme of this year’s conference, “Elemental Women: Defining Space, Creating Change,” addressed how women in higher education meet the challenges and opportunities they face […]


Plain White T’s play ‘Would You Rather…?’ with A-List and No Filter 

OPINION – When the “No Filter Show” guys and I had the opportunity to interview the Plain White T’s Thursday, we wanted to ask them only the important questions. So, obviously, we decided to play “Would You Rather…?” because, well – is there a better way to get to know a five-guy band in five questions or […]

Dr. Steven Heiner, integral board member for the Huntsman World Senior Games | Memorial photos, St. George News

Longtime Huntsman World Senior Games board member dies 

ST. GEORGE — Dr. Steven Heiner, board member and longtime champion of the Huntsman World Senior Games, peacefully passed away last week surrounded by members of his immediate family. Heiner served graciously and with dedication for more than two decades on the games’ board. Perhaps Heiner’s largest and longest lasting contribution to the Huntsman World […]


Utah, Alabama task forces collaborate, arrest Internet child predator 

SALT LAKE CITY — In late March, Utah Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force combined investigative information with Alabama authorities, leading to the arrest of 29-year-old Brenson Forrest Humphreys on four counts of possession of child pornography and one count each of transmitting obscene material to a minor and electronic solicitation of a child. “Utah’s […]

Background: Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Ivins, Utah, May 3, 2014 | File photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

‘Broadway in the Canyon’ actors arrive at Tuacahn 

IVINS — After viewing over 1,500 live auditions between New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Provo, Salt Lake City and locally, Tuacahn Amphitheatre announced Friday it has selected a cast of 40 incredibly talented actors to star in this year’s “Broadway in the Canyon” summer shows. “Ten years ago when I was first involved, we held auditions and […]

L-R: Co-Hosts Paul Ford, Grady Sinclair; Hurricane City Mayor John Bramall, St. George News Studios, St. George, Utah, Apr. 16, 2015 | Photo by Dan Fowlks, St. George News

No Filter: What’s the deal with the bull, Mayor? 

OPINION – “No Filter Show” Co-hosts Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair sat down with Hurricane Mayor John Bramall Thursday to hear his take on the somewhat infamous Barista’s Restaurant owner Stephen Ward and his well-endowed bull sculpture in Hurricane City. They asked: “What’s the deal with the bull, Mayor?”  Hit    above. See Ward’s appearance on the “No Filter Show” and his […]

Real estate professionals and community members golfed for Red Rock Center for Independence, Washington County Board of Realtors' "Charity Golf Tournament." SunRiver Golf Course, St. George, Utah, April 17, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Board of Realtors, St. George News

Board of Realtors holds golf tournament, benefits Red Rock Center for Independence 

ST. GEORGE –  More than 120 people gathered Friday for the Washington County Board of Realtors’ 21st annual charity golf tournament at SunRiver Golf Course in St. George. The tournament raised more than $11,000 to benefit the Red Rock Center for Independence. Real estate professionals and other community members golfed for the cause of the Red Rock Center for Independence, which provides […]

Snow Canyon vs. Pine View, Soccer, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 soccer: Warriors get back at Pine View with win at Panther Stadium 

ST. GEORGE – So much for home-field advantage. Snow Canyon Warriors avenged its earlier home loss to Pine View with a 2-0 victory at the Panthers home field Friday night on a balmy St. George evening. The win moved the Warriors into a tie for second place with the Panthers and also assured that the […]

Snow Canyon's Heather Prestwich winds up with runners on base for Cedar, Cedar vs. Snow Canyon, Softball, St. George, Utah, Apr. 17, 2015 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Region 9 softball: Warriors get wild (pitch) win over Cedar, hang on to 1st place 

ST. GEORGE — With Snow Canyon’s Heather Prestwich and Cedar’s Marin Whitney pitching well, it was going to take something unusual to break a 2-2 tie Friday afternoon between two of the region’s top teams. Stealing home, that would qualify. Technically, Mada Mooring scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a […]


14 arrested in drug trafficking crackdown 

MESQUITE, Nevada – Multiple people were arrested by Mesquite Police Thursday following a monthslong investigation by narcotics detectives. “The Mesquite Police Investigative Services Division … concluded a lengthy investigation into the sales and trafficking of illegal controlled substances,” Mesquite Police said in a statement Friday. Individuals allegedly were trafficking and distributing cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription […]

Students at Coral Canyon Elementary get a chance to throw cream pies at their principal to celebrate a successful PTA fundraiser, Washington, Utah, April 17, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

Turnabout is fair play: Students raise funds, get to throw pies at principal; STGnews Videocast 

WASHINGTON CITY – Students at Coral Canyon Elementary School in Washington City had a rare opportunity to reverse roles and “discipline” their principal by throwing cream pies at her in a good-natured but messy celebration Friday morning. Students got to splatter their principal, Jennifer Eggleston, with whipped cream pies at an assembly held to celebrate the […]

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