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Suspect in fatal hit-and-run trike accident appears in court 

ST. GEORGE – A Nevada man accused of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of 57-year-old Steven Jed Canfield in October made his first appearance in 5th District Court Thursday. Canfield was killed the evening of Oct. 21, 2014, after being struck by a car on Old Highway 91 […]

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Drug Task Force apprehends man for drugs, firearm; $50,000 cash bail set 

ST. GEORGE —  A 19-year-old St. George man was arrested for drug and firearm possession after the Washington County Drug Task Force obtained a warrant and searched the man’s residence. On Feb. 26, Layton Duane Baker of St. George was found in possession of marijuana, prescription medication, and a firearm, Lt. Mark Brklacich said. The task force […]

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Lee, Rubio introduce economic growth, family fairness tax reform plan 

WASHINGTON D.C. — Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., unveiled their Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Reform Plan Wednesday. In an effort to fix a broken tax code system, Lee and Rubio outlined their plan to eliminate bias in the tax code against parents and families, encourage economic growth to create more […]


Pac West Conference Tournament preview: Today’s semifinals 

PACIFIC WEST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT PREVIEW — Semifinals GAME 1: #3-Seed California Baptist University vs. #2-Seed Azusa Pacific University Gametime: 4:00 Pacific Time Winner advances to Championship game. California Baptist University (23-5) How they got here: Beat Hawaii Pacific in quarterfinals 99-84. Gelaun Wheelwright and Michael Smith scored 28 and 26 points respectively. Probable Starters-Gelaun Wheelwright […]

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National Guard team trains with local first responders in Pioneer Park 

ST. GEORGE –  Members of the St. George Fire Department joined personnel from the 85th National Guard Civil Support Team Friday for technical ropes and rescue training on the Dixie Rock in Pioneer Park. The 85th National Guard Civil Support Team, or CST, is based in Salt Lake City, and consists of Army and Air Force personnel from Utah, Nevada, […]


Hurricane kidnapping suspect makes first court appearance; $100,000 bail stands 

ST. GEORGE — A LaVerkin man suspected of attempting to kidnap a Hurricane High School student at gunpoint Wednesday morning made his first court appearance in St. George Thursday. The incident triggered an immediate lock-down for six Hurricane area schools and a regionwide search by several law enforcement agencies for the suspect. Read more: LaVerkin man arrested […]


Better think twice before taking that bike; two arrested for theft 

WASHINGTON CITY – Two St. George men were arrested Sunday when police allegedly found a stolen bicycle in the back of their truck while responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to the report of a suspicious truck on the 100 North block of 100 West in Washington, Officer Laynce Bartruff of […]

Exterior of Recycled Consign and Design located 59 W Center Street, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 24, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

A-List: Recycled Consign and Design; STGnews Videocast 

OPINION – I have always loved the thrill of hunting. Treasure hunting that is. And just last week, I discovered a hidden gem of a store in Cedar City. Recycled Consign and Design, located on Center Street, literally had me at hello. Not only is the entrance to the store a dutch door – it also has the most delightful welcome sign I’ve ever […]


City OKs Little Valley Pickleball expansion, Mall Drive shopping center advances 

ST. GEORGE – The Little Valley Pickleball Complex is on its way to doubling in size thanks to a unanimous vote by the City Council Thursday approving an agreement with an engineering consulting firm for the further design and development of the facility. At least half of the attendees in the gallery of the St. […]

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Take your coat off for music, art, charity at Jazzy’s 

ST. GEORGE — Friday night at Jazzy’s, 285 N. Bluff St., St. George, is about to get artsy as the coffee shop, grill and live music venue plays host to a unique music and painting collaboration. The Dune Lunes will be playing and recording a live concert while artist Gustave Alhadeff creates an original painting. […]

The former Meadowayne Dairy facility is among properties set to be auctioned in Colorado City, Arizona, Nov. 5, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

FLDS trust auctions off Meadowayne Dairy, fire station, almost 1,000 acres 

HILDALE – More than 50 properties located in the twin communities of Hildale and Colorado City, Arizona, including unfinished homes, commercial buildings, raw acreage and vacant lots, will be auctioned off March 17 at the Statewide Auction Company auction house in Hurricane. The properties are being dispersed through public auction on behalf of the United […]

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Arizona archaeology, history month, Brown Bag Lecture 

ST. GEORGE — Diana Hawks, team leader for recreation, wilderness and cultural resources with the Arizona Strip District Office of the Bureau of Land Management, will kick off the March 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series and Arizona archaeology and history month with a presentation Friday at noon offering information, tips and techniques to help you get the […]

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2 injured in 4-vehicle collision in Hurricane 

HURRICANE — Two men sustained minor injuries and eastbound traffic was backed up for 30 minutes as a result of a four-vehicle collision on State Street in Hurricane Thursday afternoon. At approximately 3:52 p.m., three eastbound vehicles were stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of 3400 West and State Street. A 1997 GMC pickup truck was […]


LaVerkin man sentenced for manslaughter 

ST. GEORGE – A LaVerkin man was sentenced to serve two years in jail for manslaughter and obstruction of justice in 5th District Court in St. George Thursday. The charges stem from an October 2013 incident in which a man ultimately died from injuries sustained during an alleged drunken brawl. John Stettler Stucki, 55, pleaded guilty to […]


Trouble for Healthy Utah: Committee votes in favor of opposing ‘Utah Cares’ proposal 

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert’s proposed Healthy Utah Plan made it past the Senate and into the House of Representatives, but that may be where its journey ends in the 2015 General Session. In a majority vote Wednesday, members of the House Business and Labor Standing Committee chose to not recommend the proposal move […]

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