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Members of the FLDS church work to build a wall around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House, Colorado City, Arizona, July 2, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Hundreds of FLDS members work to build wall around meeting house 

COLORADO CITY, Ariz. — A huge group of men and boys of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have been working to build a block wall around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House in Colorado City since Wednesday night. Isaac Wyler, a consultant with the United Effort Plan trust, said he first heard […]

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4 taken to hospital after car rolls south of Mesquite; traffic heavy on I-15 

MESQUITE, Nev. — Four people were sent to the hospital after their car rolled about 20 miles south of Mesquite Thursday morning. The accident occurred on northbound Interstate 15, snarling traffic on the heavily traveled artery for several hours while the car and debris from the accident were removed. Just before 9:30 a.m., a call […]

The Mt. Emma Fire has grown to 3,295 acres in size, and is burning in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument on the Arizona Strip, Arizona | Photo courtesy BLM Arizona Strip, St. George News

Mt. Emma Fire receives moisture; less smoke, moderated fire 

ST. GEORGE — Interagency firefighting efforts continue on the Mt. Emma Fire. The lightning-caused fire located 75 miles southeast of St. George is approximately 3,950 acres. The fire has received some moisture and has benefited from the increased humidity. This has moderated fire activity and less smoke is visible in the area as a result. […]

Northbound I-15 at milepost 58 in Cedar City was stalled by the rollover of a pickup truck and trailer. No injuries were reported, Cedar City, Utah, July 2, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, Cedar City News

Fully loaded for fun-filled weekend, travel trailer swings, tipping truck upside down 

CEDAR CITY – A New Harmony couple on their way to a family reunion for the Fourth of July weekend found themselves almost upside down and facing the wrong way on northbound Interstate 15 in Cedar City Thursday after losing control of their pull-along travel trailer. Around 3:30 p.m., a pickup truck pulling a trailer rolled, […]

The Bank of American Fork piggy bank balloon lies on the ground after crash landing near Utah Valley Regional Medical Center during America's Freedom Festival Balloon Fest in Provo, Utah, Thursday, July 2, 2015, |Photo by Grant Hindsley/The Daily Herald via AP, St. George News

Pilot saves his own bacon, glides pig-shaped balloon to landing after midair collision 

PROVO — The pig couldn’t fly, the cowboy got away and the pilot’s OK. So it went Thursday at an Independence Day festival in Utah, where officials said a pig-shaped hot-air balloon descended quickly to the ground after hitting a Wyoming cowboy-themed entry. Paul Warner, a festival executive, said the licensed pilot of the fallen […]


Tusayan Ranger District manages the Jar Complex for resource benefit 

TUSAYAN, Ariz. — The Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest is managing the Jar Complex fires in order to improve forest health and meet other natural resource objectives. The Jar Complex is made up of three separate fires, the largest being the 50-acre Mason Fire located just southwest of Camp 36 Tank, about […]

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Evening flash flood warning; thunderstorm over Pine Valley Mountain 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a flash flood warning for central Washington County until 10 p.m. Thursday. At 6:28 p.m., Doppler radar indicated a nearly stationary thunderstorm producing heavy rain over Pine Valley Mountain near the headwaters of the Santa Clara River. Some locations that will experience […]

An accident on SR-9 between a Nissan Altima and a tow truck leaves both vehicles damaged. Hurricane, Utah, July 2, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Tow truck rear-ends car on SR-9 

HURRICANE — A rear-end collision on state Route 9 Thursday afternoon left two vehicles damaged but no persons reported any injuries that required transport. Just after 12:30 p.m., Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said, a Nissan Altima, with Nevada license plates, eastbound on SR-9 was waiting at the light at 5300 West – near the Washington County Department of […]


Sheriff’s Office arrests Cedar City man for attempted murder, related charges 

IRON COUNTY – A 28-year-old Cedar City man was arrested by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office Sunday for attempted murder after allegedly threatening, assaulting and pulling the trigger of a shotgun pointed at his friend’s head during an altercation; the gun was not loaded. Around 7 p.m., Iron County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of […]

Zion Fires

Thunderstorms, lightning ignite fires in Zion National Park 

ST. GEORGE — A very active thunderstorm with significant lightning activity moved through Zion National Park Monday night, igniting several fires in the park and surrounding area, fires that appear to be out as of Thursday morning. The park received numerous calls from local residents reporting them. Some of the smaller ignitions may have already […]


Dixie’s Adopt-a-Paws: Ivins Animal Shelter 

FEATURE — In the premiere episode of “Dixie’s Adopt-a-Paws,” Host Liz Baxter stops by the Ivins Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 474 N. 200 West, to visit with Shelter Director Aggie Smith. This week’s featured pets are a sweet shepherd-hound mix named Daisy, a jovial pit-mix named Bella and a loveable tuxedo cat named Ike. Click […]

Virgin River near the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah, April 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

State imposes restrictions on water rights to Virgin River, tributaries 

ST. GEORGE — The Virgin River and its tributaries are experiencing significantly diminished flows because of continued drought necessitating water restrictions. Kent Jones, Utah Department of Natural Resources state engineer, wrote a letter to the public regarding the restrictions. In it he said: Water users who fail to comply with this notice may be subject to civil and criminal […]

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Cedar City man arrested after leaving baby in hot car 

CEDAR CITY – A 27-year-old Cedar City man was arrested Friday on an array of charges after leaving his 11-month-old baby in a hot car before passing out drunk in his home, assaulting his girlfriend and fighting with police. Officers responded to a domestic assault in the area of 700 West and 1300 South in […]

A car ended up in a ditch off Southern Parkway when the driver reportedly suffered a diabetic episode, St. George, Utah, July 2, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Confusion from medical episode lands car and driver in ditch 

ST. GEORGE — A 78-year-old man apparently suffered a diabetic episode Thursday morning while driving Southern Parkway in St. George where he veered off the road, through a barbed wire fence and ended up in a drainage ditch. About 9:15 a.m., Utah Highway Patrol received report of a car that had driven off the road, Trooper Joe Pastor […]


TGIF Show; weekend event guide, Fourth of July edition 

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. See TGIF Show Co-hosts Sheldon and Hollie talk about their picks for the weekend: Click play   above And then […]

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