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Police officer recovering from bonk on head with bat; man arrested 

CEDAR CITY – An Enoch police officer who was struck in the head with a baseball bat while responding to a domestic violence call is doing OK Tuesday after a late night hospital visit where he was treated for head injuries. With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act firmly in place, Enoch City Police Chief Jackson […]

Division of Wildlife Resources Lt. Scott Dalebout examines a dead quagga mussel found on a boat at a watercraft checkpoint on U.S. Highway 89 near Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Boaters beware: How a pesky quagga mussel can make you a criminal; new photos from DWR 

ST. GEORGE — By now, you may have heard about invasive quagga mussels, but what you may not know is that spreading just one of these sneaky little species can label you a criminal, cost you a hefty fine and reserve a bed with your name on it in jail. Mussels are a Skiff-Transmitted Disease, or STD, […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Photo by AP Julio Cortez, St. George News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie throws hat into ring for presidential race 

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he’s “out to change the world.” The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favorite who faded and now tries to climb back, told a kickoff rally in the gymnasium of his old high school […]

Traffic moving through the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, date unknown | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Travel Advisory: Expect delays during holiday weekend 

PHOENIX – Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge are urged to allow for extra travel time due to expected heavy traffic during this Independence Day weekend and be aware of preexisting construction work in the gorge. Delays of up to two hours have been reported on previous holiday travel weekends through […]

Spazmatics bring ‘nerd rock’ to Casapoolooza stage; Fourth of July fun 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Fourth of July weekend is going to be a blast at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, as self-proclaimed “nerd rock” band, the Spazmatics, are set to light up the Casapoolooza stage Saturday night. This free, 21-and-over concert and pool party is the third in a series of five […]

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Candidates for Cedar City Council 2015 election answer questions 

CEDAR CITY – There are three Cedar City Council seats up for grabs in November, and St. George News asked each of the six candidates three questions. What do you feel is unique about your role in the community/or your role in City Council that will be/has been beneficial to the city as a whole? […]

A semitractor-trailer went off the road on I-15, near milepost 41, when the driver attempted to avoid hitting a deer.  The driver survived without any reported injuries; the deer was struck and killed. New Harmony, Utah, June 29, 2015 | Photo by Jessica Tempfer, St. George News

Semi jackknifes off I-15 attempting to avoid deer 

NEW HARMONY — A man was considered lucky when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the road and, in so doing, came close to tipping over his semitractor-trailer. Monday night, the Utah Highway Patrol and New Harmony Fire Department responded to the accident on southbound Interstate 15 near milepost 41. A 44-year-old man driving the semi […]

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Woman pleads no contest in 2013 automobile homicide case 

ST. GEORGE – A woman accused of causing the death of one person and severely injuring another in an alleged texting-and-driving incident in 2013 pleaded no contest in court Monday afternoon. Carla Lynn Brennan, 52, arrived in 5th District Court shortly after 1 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge G. Michael Westfall. Once there, she […]

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Deadly dust storms on the highway; ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive’ 

ST. GEORGE – Where will you be when the dust stirs and when it settles? Dust storms develop quickly and dust-related vehicle crashes can occur anywhere. For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona Department of Transportation has rolled out its “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” dust storm public awareness campaign in an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the year-round threat […]

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Couple charged with 13 felonies after burglarizing home with woman inside 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man and his girlfriend are facing a lengthy list of serious charges Saturday after allegedly burglarizing a home while a resident was inside, and knowingly being in possession of 18 finance cards that did not belong to them. Officers responded to a residential burglary in the area of 300 […]

The Mt. Emma Fire has burned 4,000 acres in 5 days, Arizona Strip, Arizona, June 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy Alan Syphus, Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip, St. George News

Wildfire spans across 4,000 acres in 5 days 

ST. GEORGE — Fire managers and staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District, Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area continue firefighting efforts on the Mt. Emma Fire Monday, which has grown to approximately 4,000 acres in size over the last several days. Fire managers are responding with more manpower and equipment […]

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Urgent recall issued for Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango 

ST. GEORGE — Fiat Chrysler is advising approximately 65 SUV owners in the United States to stop driving their vehicles after issuing a recall Sunday of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs. An error in the assembly process earlier this month could cause a component in those vehicles to break, leaving the driver […]

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2 men living in St. George busted for identity fraud, forgery, drugs 

ST. GEORGE – Two men, who have been living in St. George and were arrested earlier this month on felony drug charges, are now facing additional felony charges Thursday for identity fraud and forgery. After the Washington County Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located on the 300 South block of […]

FILE - This Oct. 9, 2014, file photo shows the gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla. On Monday, June 29, 2015, The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in a case from Oklahoma saying that the sedative midazolam can be used in executions without violating the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment | Photo by AP Sue Ogrocki, St. George News

Supreme Court upholds use of controversial drug in lethal-injection 

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they think it’s “highly likely” the death penalty itself is unconstitutional. Trading sharp words on their last day together until the fall, the justices voted 5-4 in […]

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Shurtleff pleads not guilty to corruption charges 

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pleaded not guilty to multiple felony corruption charges in court Monday. Shurtleff, 57, appeared in 3rd District Court before Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills where his lawyer, Richard Van Wagoner, entered the not guilty plea on his behalf, according to the Deseret News. Earlier this month Shurtleff […]

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