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A truck hauling two Mazda Miatas was pushed onto the concrete barrier of a bridge after the driver lost control of the truck and trailer, Leeds, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Truck hauling 2 Miatas crashes, hangs above steep drop-off on I-15 

LEEDS — A couple en route to a Mazda Miata conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, had their trip interrupted Tuesday night when they lost control of a trailer they were hauling and ended up partially hanging over a bridge on Interstate 15 near Leeds. Just before 8 p.m., a 55-year-old woman was driving northbound on I-15 in a white […]

A boy's mangled bicycle is visible at the scene of a vehicle-versus-bicycle accident on 200 North in Cedar City, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Boy taken to hospital after car vs. bicycle accident 

CEDAR CITY – A juvenile riding a bicycle was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after he was struck by a vehicle on 200 North in Cedar City. The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. A woman driving a PT Cruiser was stopped at a red light, preparing to turn right onto 200 North, Cedar […]


‘Plein Air,’ ‘Festival of Flavors’ events offer art demos, tastings, kids activities 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar Breaks National Monument invites all to participate in the inaugural “Plein Air” event, taking place Tuesday through Saturday at the national monument. Forty percent of the event’s proceeds will benefit youth programs through the Zion National Park Foundation. Art demonstrations Local artists J. Brad Holt, Mary Jabens and Valerie Orlemann have been chosen to […]

Signs announce "The Book of Mormon" musical at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons is finally coming to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at a theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 27, 2015 | AP Photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

‘The Book of Mormon’ satirical musical finally comes to Utah 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters. The Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” has earned rave reviews while appalling some […]

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Sandwiches for safety: Police Department rewards kids for safe play 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Police Department announced Tuesday it is partnering with Subway restaurants to reward Cedar City youth for playing safe outdoors. Through the “Playin’ Safe” program, Subway has presented the Police Department with gift cards that are redeemable for free 6-inch subway sandwiches at any Subway location in Utah. “Officers will be patrolling the […]


Journey tribute band ‘Lights’ up CasaBlanca pool party 

MESQUITE, Nev. — Grab your swimsuits and your BFFs because it’s time to head to the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Boulevard in Mesquite, Nevada, for Casapoolooza summer concerts by the pool, featuring Lights, a Journey tribute band, and more as they bring you the hottest pool party around. Located poolside, the free 21-and-over […]

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St. George Marine found with hundreds of pornographic videos showing child rape 

ED. NOTE: This report includes details that may not be appropriate for all readers. Discretion is advised. ST. GEORGE — Authorities have arrested a 24-year-old St. George Marine who was allegedly found in possession of hundreds of pornography files containing images and videos of children being raped. The Utah Attorney General’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children […]

Backdrop: St. George City Council Chamber, St. George, Utah | Image composite by St. George News

Early primary voting guide for cities in Iron, Kane, Washington counties 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Early voting has begun for the 2015 primary elections in municipal races across the state, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Aug. 7. The primary election will be Aug. 11. During the primary election, candidates vying for city council or mayoral positions will, generally, be reduced to two contenders per seat and ultimately move on to […]

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Cable TV scammers potentially targeting St. George consumers 

ST. GEORGE — TDS Telecom customers in the St. George area are currently being targeted in what is believed to be a scam. TDS Telecom customers and residents in the St. George area have been receiving deceptive calls and home visits regarding TDS, said DeAnne R. Boegli, a national public relations manager for TDS Telecom. TDS acquired Baja […]

One man is dead and one woman was transported to the hospital via Life Flight after a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near milepost 88, Iron County, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Corey McNeil, St. George News

1 dead, 1 transported by Life Flight after rollover on 1-15 

IRON COUNTY – A 67-year-old Colorado man was killed Tuesday morning and his 43-year-old female passenger was transported by Life Flight to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George in critical condition after a rollover on Interstate 15 just north of Paragonah. The 2005 GMC Envoy the man was driving rolled multiple times near milepost 88 while […]


UHP sees success at 100 deadliest days midpoint with zero fatalities over weekend 

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Governor’s Office announced Monday that the Utah Highway Patrol saw great success over the Pioneer Day holiday weekend with zero fatalities as we pass the midway point of the 100 deadliest days of summer. Utah Highway Patrol troopers worked more than 400 shifts of enforcement activity over the July 24 holiday […]


House, Senate on collision course in highway debate 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival. The developments set the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial highway deadline in the midst of the […]

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Detained man escapes, steals patrol car, leading police on high-speed chase 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – An 18-year-old Apple Valley man is facing a lengthy list of criminal charges after he managed to free himself from handcuffs while detained in the back of a patrol car early Saturday morning, climb behind the wheel of the patrol car and lead police on a lengthy high-speed chase. Around 2:15 a.m. […]

Image combines two photos: In the foreground, a firefighter does prep work for managed fire, in the background is a low intensity managed fire, Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District, Arizona, on July 19 and 18, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Kaibab National Forest re Springs Fire, St. George News

Additional assets arrive to support 1,387-acre Springs Fire 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Springs Fire, which started by lightning July 2, continues to burn 9 miles southeast of Williams, near Davenport Knoll, to the west of Summit Mountain and, as of Monday, covers 1,387 acres. Fire managers completed burn out operations Sunday near Forest Road 57, just to the south of Summit Mountain, to […]

L-R: Evan Jenkins and Sonny Cheser in Pro Auto Care shop, St. George, Utah, July 2, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Mediating between car and owner; 2 guys, 50 years pro care experience 

ST. GEORGE — Having to deal with car repairs can quickly become a nuisance. At times, it is difficult to differentiate between what is needed for your car repair and what isn’t when dealing with repair shops. The technicians at Pro Auto Care pride themselves in the honest way they do business. Independently owned and operated by Evan […]

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