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Homeless with triplets: Triply blessed, triply challenged family moves forward with new babies; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Becoming a new parent is challenging. Multiply that challenge by three when a new mother and father find out they are expecting triplets. Add to that the overwhelming struggle of homelessness and joblessness, and that is what the Saxton family, of St. George, is currently facing. Devin and Khylie Saxton are the […]

TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you get started. Click […]

Washington City, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Washington Fields residents invited to discuss future development at open house 

WASHINGTON CITY – Would you like to help influence what happens with future development in the Washington Fields area? The Washington City Planning Commission is holding an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Elementary, 2500 S. Harvest Lane, to gather citizen input about future development in the Washington Fields area. Drew Ellerman, the city’s […]


Cedar City man allegedly bites off another man’s nose during altercation 

CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City man was arrested Monday after he allegedly completely bit off another man’s nose during an altercation Friday. Officers responded to Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City Friday on a report of an assault, Cedar City Police Officer Addison Adams wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest. At […]

O. C. Tanner Amphitheater where students can take courses, St. George, Utah, undated | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie State offers Zion National Park experiential learning program 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DSU Department of Physical Sciences have announced plans to begin offering a new experiential learning program at Zion National Park this spring. The “Science in Zion” program will feature three two-week field experience courses beginning in May, and a four-day field course in June. The “stay, do and learn” courses […]


Veterans take action to resolve problems with St. George VA outpatient clinic 

ST. GEORGE – A group of local veterans are taking matters into their own hands to push for what they see are much-needed changes at the Veterans Affairs St. George Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 230 N. 1680 East, Building N, in St. George. The St. George Community Based Outpatient Clinic is the only VA clinic in the […]

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Council rejects ambulance service options, introduces new sports, recreation director 

CEDAR CITY — At Wednesday’s council meeting, the Cedar City Council voted to send a letter expressing its desire of no involvement in any change of the Iron County ambulance service that has been proposed by the county commissioners over the course of the past few months. Due to $2.1 million in debt accrued over the […]

Two truck drivers are transported to Beaver Valley Hospital following a rollover on Interstate 15, near Beaver, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jim and Kelly McCune, St. George News

2 taken to hospital after semitruck, dump truck collision on I-15 

BEAVER COUNTY — Two men were transported to Beaver Valley Hospital and southbound traffic on Interstate 15 was redirected for several hours after a UPS semitruck and a dump truck collided in Beaver County Wednesday afternoon. At 4:33 p.m., a triple-trailer UPS semitruck was traveling behind a slow-moving dump truck in the same southbound lane of […]

Gov. Gary R. Herbert delivers the 2015 State of the State address to the Utah Legislature, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Governor's Office/YouTube, St. George News

State of the State: Herbert advocates Healthy Utah plan, education funding 

SALT LAKE CITY – Gov. Gary Herbert gave his 2015 State of the State address before the Utah Legislature Wednesday night. He primarily addressed issues of increased funding for public education and his Healthy Utah plan, while also touching on issues of transportation funding, public lands, nondiscrimination, religious liberty and sundry other items facing the […]


Traffic Advisory: I-15 traffic snarled by semi, cement truck collision 

BEAVER COUNTY – Southbound traffic on Interstate 15 in Beaver County is tied up Wednesday night due to an accident involving a semitruck and a cement truck. Southbound traffic near milepost 124 on I-15 is being directed through the emergency lane and the road shoulder, according to information from the Utah Highway Patrol. The collision occurred at […]

Ryan Bundy, holding microphone, recaps events related to the BLM-Bundy Ranch standoff over impounded cattle, Bunkerville, Nevada, April 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

News short: Cliven Bundy’s son arrested in Cedar City 

IRON COUNTY – Ryan Bundy, 42, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, was arrested in Cedar City Tuesday after Iron County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant. Bundy was at the Iron County Justice Court on a separate case when deputies approached him to serve the warrant, according to a press release from […]


Woman struck by car outside Habit Burger; STGNews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — A woman was transported to the hospital Wednesday after being hit by a car as it pulled out of a parking space in the Red Rock Commons shopping center in St. George. At approximately 12:13 p.m., officials received a call that a person had been hit by a car outside of the Habit Burger restaurant, located […]

Girls making friends and running with a leader during their participation in the Girls on the Run program, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run, St. George News

Girls on the Run sparks confidence in young girls; spring program sign-ups 

FEATURE —  Girls on the Run aims to change and help young girls whose fiery spark of confidence and boundless enthusiasm has buckled under the pressure many tween girls face to fit in and meet seemingly unattainable ideals. The nonprofit organization helps them discover their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams. Girls on the Run Southern Utah […]

St. George Police officers attend to an accident at the Black Ridge Drive and Bluff Street intersection, St. George, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Police seek witness testimony in Bluff Street collision; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Police Department is seeking witnesses who may have seen a collision Wednesday morning at the Bluff Street and Main Street intersection involving a red Toyota pickup truck and a blue Mitsubishi SUV. Just after 7:30 a.m., the driver of the red Toyota was traveling west on Main Street through […]

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Hatch, Blunt call for more awareness on issues of Internet governance 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, and Sen. Roy Blunt, member of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced a resolution Tuesday to increase awareness of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announced intention to transition its stewardship role over the Internet’s domain name system to the global community. […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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