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One person was transported to the hospital after a Jeep Cherokee rear-ended a Ford van, Colorado City, Arizona, Aug. 3, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jesseca Jessop

Rear-end collision sends 1 person to hospital 

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. — One person was transported to the hospital Monday evening following a collision on Richard Street and Academy Avenue in Colorado City, Arizona Just before 6 p.m., the driver of a Ford extended passenger van was attempting to make a right-hand turn when the driver of a Jeep Cherokee rear-ended the van, […]


Police bust duo burglarizing storage unit 

WASHINGTON CITY — A St. George man and woman were arrested Sunday for allegedly burglarizing a storage unit at A-Z Storage located at 1385 E. Telegraph St. in Washington. Police responded to the storage facility Sunday evening after receiving a complaint that a man and a woman had cut the lock off an individual’s storage unit […]

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George, Streetfest promises Mustache Contest, fresh performers 

ST. GEORGE — George, Streetfest on Main returns Aug. 7 with a fresh lineup of performers, a George Mustache Contest, expansion onto Tabernacle Street and a new total tapas menu at the Jazz Garden. The event’s signature Precision Hearing Main Street Concert will feature three Utah-based bands, including Southern Utah’s own Brickwalker. Additional bands include […]

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Man seriously injured in assault with deadly weapon 

MESQUITE, Nev. – One man is lying in the hospital while another man sits in police custody after an alleged assault with a deadly weapon that took place Friday night in a Mesquite parking lot. Early Saturday morning, a 26-year-old man arrived at Mesa View Regional Hospital with substantial injuries to his head, according to a […]


Police arrest 2 for alleged prostitution 

ST. GEORGE – Javonjae Thomas and Robyn England, both of Las Vegas, were arrested Friday night in St. George for prostitution-related offenses. “We believe they came to town from Las Vegas for prostitution purposes,” St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said, adding police believe Thomas was in charge of the operation. “So our officers made contact with […]


UPDATED: Severe thunderstorm, flash flood warnings for Garfield, Kane counties 

Updated at 3:48 p.m. to reflect time changes, further details from NWS. ST. GEORGE — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south-central Garfield County until 4:45 p.m., as well as a flash flood warning for south-central Garfield and northeastern Kane counties until 7:15 p.m. At 4:50 […]

The High Meadow Fire, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, date not specified | Photo courtesy of  Arizona Strip District Public Affairs, St. George News

High humidity, cool temperatures moderate High Meadow Fire 

ST. GEORGE — Fire staffs continued Sunday to manage the High Meadow Fire, located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused fire started July 14 and is located in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip. As of […]

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School district seeks property tax increase; 2nd bump in 2 years; public hearing 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District is proposing a 3 percent tax increase to help cover the cost of inflation, a move the Utah Taxpayers Association is opposing. A public hearing on the matter is set for Aug. 11. If enacted, it will result in the second bump in Washington County property taxes for […]

The aftermath of a two-car collision at 100 South and Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Aug. 3, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Left turn triggers collision on Bluff Street 

ST. GEORGE — A collision at the intersection of Bluff Street and 100 South in St. George occurred Monday when one of the vehicles involved turned left into oncoming traffic. Around 9:20 a.m., a 2014 Nissan Versa was southbound on Bluff Street making a left-hand turn onto 100 South at the intersection. Heading northbound at the same […]

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Search and Rescue responds to lost hiker, missing kids 

ST. GEORGE — Search and rescue teams responded Sunday to reports of a lost hiker in Snow Canyon State Park and two missing youngsters on an off-highway vehicle in Warner Valley. The first call came in about 3:30 p.m., about a Montana woman who was lost in Snow Canyon State Park. The 20-year-old woman had been hiking with a […]

Composite shows location of proposed Centennial Pit boundary, Lisbon Valley Mining Company, La Sal, Utah, Map dated March 8, 2014, included as one of several appendices to Environmental Assessment  DOI-BLM-UT-Y010-2014-0018EA  | Map courtesy of Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

BLM seeks public comment on proposed mine plan modification 

MOAB — The Bureau of Land Management Moab Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment analyzing the potential impacts associated with the Lisbon Valley Mining Company LLC proposal to backfill the Centennial Pit at its Lisbon Valley Mine in San Juan County. The proposed project would create no new surface disturbance by using […]

The Kraft Heinz Company is voluntarily recalling select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Singles individually-wrapped slices of 3-pound- and 4-pound-packages of American and White American pasteurized cheese product. See details in attached report. Aug. 2, 2015 | Photo of product in forefront courtesy of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, St. George News

Kraft Heinz recalls 36,000 cases of cheese product ‘Singles’ 

ST. GEORGE — The Kraft Heinz Company has voluntarily recalled certain packages of its Kraft Singles, individually wrapped slices of American and white American pasteurized prepared cheese product, and more specifically only those sold in 3-pound- and 4-pound-packages with select “best when used by” dates and select manufacturing codes. The recall, issued by the company on Friday and last […]

A man was found dead on a sidewalk on the 2000 West block of Versailles Court, St. George, Utah, Aug. 2, 2015 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

Man found dead near Sunbrook Golf Club 

ST. GEORGE – A person is confirmed dead late Sunday night despite emergency responders’ efforts to resuscitate him after he was found unresponsive, lying on a sidewalk near Sunbrook Golf Club in St. George. The man, in his 70s, was discovered not breathing and without a pulse, as he lay bleeding from his face on […]

Smoke in Smith's food and drug store led to the store being evacuated, St. George, Utah, Aug. 2, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Smoke drives employees, customers out of Smith’s store 

ST. GEORGE — Numerous firefighters and support teams responded as smoke filled the Smith’s food and drug store in St. George Sunday evening. Firefighters investigating found a Freon line that had broken in the back of the building, causing the smoke inside. Firefighters were dispatched to the store, located at 20 N. Bluff Street, just before […]


Police arrest man taken to hospital after motorcycle crash for DUI 

ST. GEORGE – A 20-year-old St. George man was transported to the hospital early Saturday morning and subsequently arrested for DUI following a motorcycle crash on Valley View Drive in St. George. Just before 2:30 a.m., Kaden Glenn Williams lost control of the 2006 Harley Davidson he was riding northbound on Valley View Drive, St. […]

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