St George News


Coral Canyon Elementary 1st Utah school to receive national Ashoka recognition 

WASHINGTON CITY — Coral Canyon Elementary School has been formally recognized as one of the 60 most influential schools in the nation by global social entrepreneur network Ashoka. The formal title recognizes the school as a National Title 1 Distinguished School within the Ashoka Changemaker School Network, which categorizes Coral Canyon as an influential educational […]

Police investigate a robbery at Mr. D's Chevron on River Road, St. George, Utah, Aug. 19, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Teen busted for robbery at Mr. D’s gas station 

ST. GEORGE – Police took a teenager into custody Tuesday afternoon for allegedly robbing a gas station. About 3 p.m., police officers responded to a report that Mr. D’s Chevron, 1946 S. River Road, had been robbed, according to a statement from the St. George Police Department. The teen entered the gas station dressed all in black […]


Humane Society offers $5,000 reward in pit bull shooting case 

IVINS – The Humane Society of the United States has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for shooting a pit bull with an arrow Friday on Highway 91. Aggie Smith, Ivins Animal Control officer and director of the Ivins Animal Shelter, said she was contacted by the Humane […]


Employee arrested for stealing porn off customer’s phone 

ST. GEORGE – Joseph Gonzales, 41, of St. George worked at a telephone store in St. George where he allegedly took liberties with the contents of a customer’s cell phone when she brought it in for service; without her consent, Gonzales transmitted to himself the woman’s personal pornographic images stored on her phone. Gonzalez was arrested by St. George […]

Surveillance photo from McArthur Jewelers in St. George shows suspects in JK Jewelers theft of Aug. 18, 2014, St. George, Utah, photos undated | Photos courtesy of Kristy Goodrich, verified as suspects by St. George Police Department; St. George News

Jewelry theft suspects steal ring here, caught on video there 

ST. GEORGE – A man walked into JK Jewelers, 720 S. River Road in St. George, Monday afternoon pretending to shop for an engagement ring, then fled from the store with a ring in hand and drove away with another man. Two men caught on surveillance video by McArthur Jewelers are  believed by St. George Police detectives to be the […]


Waiter has heavy price to pay for overcharging tips, credit card fraud 

ST. GEORGE – A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday on 22 counts of forgery and 22 counts of unlawful use of a finance card after he changed the credit card tip amount while serving at a St. George restaurant. His $335 tip slips have landed him a $220,000 bail. Officers responded to George’s Corner on […]


2 transported to hospital after I-15 rollover near Leeds 

LEEDS – Two people were transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after their vehicle rolled near southbound Interstate 15, mile marker 22, just south of Leeds. Shortly after 8 a.m., the single vehicle traveling southbound on I-15 lost control on the wet roadway, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Shawn Hinton said, and went off the road and […]


News short: Power outages reported along SR-18 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Rocky Mountain Power is reporting power outages in communities along state Route 18 northward affecting nearly 2,000 customers Tuesday morning. Brookside, Central, Dammeron Valley, Diamond Valley, Veyo and Winchester Hills are reported to be without power according to Rocky Mountain Power’s website. The cause of the outage is a substation interruption and a […]

Deer watches normally dry Fort Pearce Wash turn into a rushing river, flash flooding in St. George, Utah, Aug. 18, 2014 | Photo by Jared Abel, courtesy of Lisa Abel, St. George News

Flash flood watch, weather for Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch” in effect for much of central and southern Utah, including Washington, Iron, Kane, Garfield and Beaver counties, in effect all day Tuesday and through the evening. Conditions Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall and flash flooding are expected across the watch […]

Fort Pearce Wash at the Fort Pierce Bridge, notably full flash flooded by storms, St. George, Utah, Aug. 18, 2014 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News | Caption CORRECTED the error of identifying this water as the Virgin River; Fort Pearce Wash converges with the Virgin River downstream

Storm swells Virgin River, flash flood at Fort Pierce Bridge; STGnews Aerial Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – A series of alerts issued by the National Weather Service Monday were vindicated as a severe thunderstorm crossed Washington County, impacting Washington City early and hard, flooding streets and homes, and later swelling the Virgin River significantly after a flash flood rushed through Fort Pearce Wash in the Bloomington Hills area of St. George. An […]

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Flash flood warning for Garfield County 

GARFIELD COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for west-central Garfield County in effect until 8:15 p.m. Monday. At 5:15 p.m. Doppler Radar indicated a thunderstorm producing heavy rain over the Red Canyon area to the west of Bryce Canyon National Park, along state Route 12. Radar rainfall estimates of over 1.5 inches fell within […]

400 N. Main Street, Washington. Thunderstorm across Washington County, Utah, Aug. 18, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

News LIVE: Storm hits Washington, homes flooded; 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: 11:30 p.m.. WASHINGTON CITY – A severe thunderstorm making its way across Washington County toward Iron County has public safety crews and citizens alike scrambling to manage waters and storm-driven debris and […]

Emergency crews carry hiker out of Snow Canyon State Park, Santa Clara, Utah, Aug. 18 | Photo courtesy of Ivins City Fire and Rescue, for St. George News

Rescue crews carry hiker 1 mile out of Snow Canyon Park 

ST. GEORGE – Emergency crews were called to assist a 68-year-old woman hiking in Snow Canyon State Park Friday after she was unable to finish her hike. At approximately 5 p.m., a call was made to the St. George Communication Center reporting that a woman hiking the Lava Tubes of Snow Canyon was experiencing some light-headedness, […]


Woman transported to hospital after 2-car collision on River Road 

ST. GEORGE – One woman was transported to the hospital Monday afternoon after a two-car collision occurred on River Road in St. George. At approximately 1:23 p.m., a blue Saturn car was traveling northbound on south River Road following a silver Honda car, St. George Police Officer Jamison Hale said, as traffic was backing up for a […]

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Traffic Advisory: Downpour on I-15, standing water, standstill traffic 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – A severe thunderstorm making its way across Washington County toward Iron County, is causing extensive standing water on Interstate 15, contributing to at least one accident and considerable traffic slowing. A single-vehicle accident occurred at mile marker 13 when the vehicle slid off the Interstate. St. George News Reporter T.S. Romney said, from the […]

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