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Family pays damages for youth’s rock-art vandalism 

PRICE – In May 2014, Bureau of Land Management-Utah Price Field Office law enforcement officers and archaeological staff investigated citizen-reported damage to the Nine Mile Canyon Pregnant Buffalo rock art panel in Carbon County.  The investigation revealed that over the Memorial Day weekend two juveniles from the Salt Lake City area had carved their initials and the date […]


2 accidents, 2 airlifted; I-15 collisions near Virgin River Gorge 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona – Traffic backed up for several miles on northbound Interstate 15 approaching the Virgin River Gorge Tuesday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision resulted in two people airlifted via medical helicopter to the hospital. After traffic was nearly cleared, another collision near the entrance of the gorge, involving a motorcycle, backed up traffic […]


Deputies nab Bakersfield man wanted for homicide 

ST. GEORGE – Deputies arrested a California man Monday night who is suspected of being involved in a murder in Bakersfield, California. James Franklin Fain, 44, of Bakersfield, was arrested without incident in the MT Saddles Steak House parking lot, located at 1090 North Highway 18 in Dammeron Valley, on an out-of-state warrant for homicide […]

Val Hale | Photo courtesy of the office of Gov. Gary Herbert, St. George News

Governor names new director of Economic Development 

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named Val Hale as director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development; Hale will assume his new role on Monday. “Val is a man of extraordinary experience, talent and drive, with a unique background in economic development, marketing, public relations, international affairs, government and community relations,” Herbert said. […]


Medical marijuana ‘made in Mesquite’? Town hall meeting 

ST. GEORGE — The Mesquite City Council is inviting public discussion at a town hall meeting Tuesday night over a proposed ordinance that would allow medical marijuana facilities and sales in the city, an ordinance that concerns the city’s own residents and raises the interest of neighboring Southern Utahns as well.  The town hall meeting will be held at 5 p.m. PDT, […]


News LIVE: Accident in the Gorge, expect long delays; last update 6:45 p.m. MDT 

NEWS LIVE: This report contains news live as it develops and is being  updated continuously. Bookmark and refresh the page periodically for updates. Last update 5:45 p.m. MST, 6:45 MDT Read final report here: 2 accidents, 2 airlifted; I-15 collisions near Virgin River Gorge VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona - A vehicle accident has occurred around 12:30 p.m. MST (Arizona), 1:30 […]


Littering leads to stolen vehicle arrest 

ST GEORGE – Bobby Coleman and Yolanda Connelly of California were arrested Monday night, after Utah Highway Patrol stopped the car on St. George Boulevard for littering. Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Matthew Pratt exited I-15 northbound onto the St. George Boulevard around midnight behind a passenger car with California Plates. “As the car approached the […]


BLM closes parts of Red Cliffs Recreation Area for maintenance 

ST. GEORGE – The Bureau of Land Management-Utah St. George Field Office will temporarily close access to some facilities and areas within the Red Cliffs Recreation Area to public use to conduct scheduled maintenance. The temporary closure begins Friday and is expected to last through late November. Heavy equipment will be in operation throughout the Red […]

Moto Zoo, 359 West Hilton Drive, St. George, Utah, July 2014 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Empowering the powersports enthusiast, Moto Zoo 

ST. GEORGE – With miles and miles of trails, sand and water within easy access of town, St. George is a powersports enthusiast’s dream location and Moto Zoo, Southern Utah’s premier power sports retailer, wants to be your dream outfitter. Now in its new location, 359 West Hilton Drive, Moto Zoo is a 17,000 square […]

Traffic collision near 260 North, Dixie Drive resulted in traffic delays, St. George, Utah, July 28, 2014 | Photo by Drew Allred, St. George News

Inattention causes collision, injury on Dixie Drive 

ST. GEORGE – Monday evening a woman was transported to the hospital after she pulled an illegal U-turn on Dixie Drive resulting in a two-car accident which blocked both southbound lanes and caused traffic delays for a time. The accident that was reported around 5:45 p.m. occurred after two vehicles that were stopped on the shoulder of Dixie Drive facing […]


Hatch enumerates how Democrats, Reid, have ground Senate to a halt 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, the most senior senate Republican, gave the second in a series of speeches highlighting the Senate’s historical role and how it has become dysfunctional under the current Senate leadership. Hatch’s speech Monday focused on how Senate Democrats have ground the legislative body to a halt, preventing senators from […]


Gun-wielding father chases down daughter, boyfriend; felony arrest 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Arizona – A 54-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his daughter and her boyfriend with a gun. Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Deral Jon Houston, 54, of Scenic, Arizona, early Thursday morning on two felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one of those involving domestic violence. At around 2:30 […]


Police request tips in bungled pharmacy burglary 

HURRICANE – Hurricane City police officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary at the Hurricane Family Pharmacy early Monday morning only to discover on arrival that the suspects had fled, leaving damage in their wake. Officers were dispatched at 3:50 a.m. to the pharmacy on a report of a burglary in progress, police Sgt. Brandon Buell said in […]

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Intoxicated woman reports mischief, gets self arrested, then arrested again 

CEDAR CITY – Sunday evening Cedar City Police arrested Jamie Begay, 27, of Cedar City after police were called to investigate a criminal mischief. “It was discovered that the reporting person, Jamie Begay, was intoxicated to the point where she was a danger to herself,” wrote Sgt Jimmy Roden, Cedar City Police in a statement […]

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Gorge accidents; Lexus tries to snake 3 semis 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE, Arizona – Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge in Mohave County, Arizona, saw two accidents Monday morning, one involving a caravan of three semitrailers, or 18-wheelers, and a Lexus SUV; the other was a single-vehicle accident resolved without incident. At about 8:30 a.m. MDT (Utah), or 7:30 a.m. MST (Arizona), a […]

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