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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 […]

Pride FI

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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Hurricane City supports curbside recycling but unsure how to administer it 

HURRICANE – The agenda item the Hurricane City Council discussed the longest during its meeting Thursday was how the city should approach the curbside recycling program soon to be implemented by Washington County Special Service District No. 1 and Dixie Waste Services. Read more: Curbside recycling plan goes to cities, service could begin January The City Council […]

Performers walk in a procession around the park during the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire, Cedar City, Utah, July 12, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Council considers waiver of new park fees for Rennaissance Faire 

CEDAR CITY – City Council members who voted Wednesday night to grant the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire a break on new park fees that took them by surprise this season, did so without full disclosure of the faire’s actual fee schedule, leaving at least one of them to question if he made the right choice. 2015 Utah Midsummer Renaissance […]

A Mini Cooper was rear-ended at the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard, St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Mini Cooper gets bashed by Dodge truck 

ST.GEORGE — The back end of a Mini Cooper was smashed in after the driver of a white Dodge 250 truck didn’t see the car stopped at the light. The collision happened at the intersection of Bluff Street and Sunset Boulevard Friday around 4 p.m., when the stop light on Bluff Street turned yellow. The driver of […]

LEGION

American Legion: Sentinels take 2-0 lead in best-of-five against Price 

ST. GEORGE – The St George Sentinels swept the first two games of their five-game series against the Price American Legion squad Friday. Chris Petrosie got the win in the first contest as the Sentinels outgunned Price 12-9. “They jumped on us early,” said Sentinel manager Shane Johanson. “We were down 7-2 at one point. […]

Flooding in St. George, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jenny Bracken, St. George News

Rains come down, floods come up; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

Bookmark and refresh post to see new photos as they are added to the gallery. ST. GEORGE – A thunderstorm opened up on St. George late Friday late afternoon, and floodwaters were coursing through the area within minutes. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory Friday that was in effect from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Not long after […]

Boyd K. Packer, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer dies at 90 

SALT LAKE CITY — Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at his home Friday. He was 90 years old. Packer died from “causes incident to age,” according to a press release from the church. The time of his death was approximately 2 […]

A car hits a power pole on Sand Hollow Road, taking down the pole and a power line, Hurricane, Utah, July 3, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Car knocks down power pole, second vehicle collides with downed line 

HURRICANE — A driver received a citation Friday afternoon after hitting a power pole on Sand Hollow Road in Hurricane, knocking the pole and a power line down. Just before 1:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was driving a blue Chevy Impala northbound at about the 2600 South block of Sand Hollow Road when he swerved across lanes of traffic, hitting […]

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Cedar City man steals deputy’s patrol car, leads officers on high-speed chase 

HURRICANE – A Cedar City man was arrested Friday after stealing a sheriff deputy’s patrol car and leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase into Zion National Park. At approximately 11 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy in Hurricane was investigating a stationary vehicle parked off the road that had been reported stolen out of […]

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