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A SUV travelling southbound on Interstate 15 collided with another vehicle and rolled near milepost 14, Washington, Utah, Oct. 20, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

SUV loses control on I-15, collides with vehicle, ricochets between barriers, rolls 

WASHINGTON CITY – Two people were transported to the hospital Monday afternoon after a man traveling southbound on Interstate 15, near milepost 14, lost control of his vehicle and collided with another car before going up the side of a concrete barrier, at which point, his vehicle rolled and came to a rest on its […]


Climber dies from fall in Zion National Park 

ZION NATIONAL PARK – A 47-year-old man rock climbing in Zion National Park died after a fall Sunday afternoon. The man and a fellow climber were starting the climb of “Iron Messiah,” a technical 5.10-rated climb in Zion Canyon, according to a statement issued by Zion National Park Monday. The pair was on an approach pitch in easy […]

Photojournalist Dallas Hyland in route to the U.S. from Colombia, after covering a human trafficking investigation and bust, takes a moment to reflect, Oct. 2014 | Photo courtesy of Dallas Hyland, St. George News

So. Utah journalist goes undercover: 123 rescued, including 55 children, 15 perps apprehended in sex trafficking operation 

FEATURE – An undercover international human trafficking mission to rescue enslaved and sexually exploited children and adults proved a success Oct. 11 and may be, according to sources involved, one of history’s largest human trafficking rescue operations to be conducted in one day. Photojournalist and St. George News columnist Dallas Hyland participated in the mission. Three simultaneous operations based […]

Pilot Bill Williams gives a thumbs up after landing  safely following complications  with the plane's landing gear, St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, Utah, Oct. 20, 2014 | Photo by John Teas, St. George News

Pilot makes safe landing, after landing gear complications 

ST. GEORGE – Airport and other emergency crews responded to assist the pilot of an airborne plane who was having difficulty getting the landing gear on his Beechcraft Baron down so that he could land safely at St. George Municipal Airport Monday morning. This is the fifth emergency landing Bill Williams, of Sky Ranch in Hurricane, has had to […]

Steven Mason sits on the curb after getting hit by a car while riding his bike near 750 N. 2720 East in St. George, Utah, Oct. 19, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Bike rider, man who hit him may both face citations 

ST. GEORGE — A 22-year-old man riding a bicycle was hit by a car Sunday afternoon at 750 N. 2720 E. in St. George which resulted in possible citations for both parties. At about 1:46 p.m., Steven Mason, of St. George, was riding his black and grey bicycle against traffic on the sidewalk along 2720 East, St. George […]

The aftermath of the accident that occurred on River Road just before 700 South, St. George, Utah, Oct. 19, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

News short: Unsafe lane travel causes collison on River Road 

ST. GEORGE — Two vehicles were towed Sunday afternoon following a collision on River Road and 700 South in St. George. Just before 1 p.m., a black Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on River Road in the outside lane, St. George Police Sgt. Jeff Bahlmann said. As the driver of the Ford truck approached 700 […]


Engelman seeks to represent the unrepresented, favors severance tax, nondiscrimination law 

ST. GEORGE – Democratic candidate Dorothy Engelman is running for Utah House District 74 and seeks to give voice to those in the district who feel disenfranchised and unrepresented. She also hopes to bring diversity of opinion and makeup to the Legislature. House District 74 consists of Bloomington, Bloomington Hills, Dixie Downs, Entrada, Ivins, Santa […]

Rep. V. Lowry Snow (right) speaking with a prospective voter, St. George, Utah, Oct. 11. 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Snow seeks reelection for House 74, affirms legislative process to vet issues 

ST. GEORGE – Rep. V. Lowry Snow presently represents Utah House District 74, which covers a western portion of Washington County. As the Republican incumbent, Snow is challenged by Democratic opponent Dorothy Engelman. “I consider it an honor to be a representative,” Snow said. He was originally appointed to the position in 2011, following Rep. […]


Sunday Circular, weeklies for St. George area 

ST. GEORGE – Enhancing your Sunday experience on St. George News, we recently added a Sunday Circular for the St. George area with weekly deals at local stores, each one click away. Weeklies for St. George area include: Wal-Mart, Dick’s, Best Buy, Dillard’s, Michaels, Target, Sears, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Home Depot, GNC, Aaron’s, Payless, Kohl’s, Kmart, Petco, Walgreens, Staples, […]

Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, October 2014 | Photo courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Students receive honors at 38th Annual Shakespeare Competition 

CEDAR CITY—The 38th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,000 students from 108 schools. Students came […]

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Grand Canyon fire managers planning for prescribed burns 

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK —National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment during the fall and winter months as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, resources, and property. […]


‘Cutting-edge Cancer Research’ lecture, public welcome 

ST. GEORGE – Learn about cancer research and the contributions three researchers living in Utah’s Dixie are making to this effort at the next lecture in Dixie State University’s “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series, Tuesday from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the Dixie State […]

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Men’s basketball teams cap off two weeks of competition at Huntsman World Senior Games 

WASHINGTON CITY — The men’s basketball competition came to a close Saturday at the Huntsman World Senior Games. Overall, 32 teams competed, averaging nine players per team. For the men’s 50-plus 5 on 5 silver bracket, it came down to West Ridge Academy taking on NBC Sports. Both teams played hard and displayed massive amounts of heart, showing true sportsmanship […]

Utah Highway Patrol and Washington County Sheriff's Office vehicles sit on the road where the incident occurred, Utah, Oct. 18, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Woman exits moving vehicle on I-15; husband charged with felony assault 

BROWSE – Utah Highway Patrol arrested a man for driving under the influence and aggravated assault Saturday evening after he and his wife had an altercation while traveling on Interstate 15, she exited their moving vehicle and he crashed their car down an embankment. Just before 6 p.m., Cody Cummings, of St. George, and his wife were traveling northbound on I-15 in a […]

Zombie Walk 2014, St. George, Utah, Oct. 18, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. Goerge News

Annual Zombie Walk brings out shambling dead, food donations; STGnews Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE – A small but animated horde of zombies shuffled down St. George Boulevard and through Ancestor Square in St. George Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual Zombie Walk charity event. The shambling undead donated food for Dixie Care & Share because, as event organizer David Roland said, “Zombies prefer a well-fed brain.” Individuals […]

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