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Motion to delay trial denied; Brennan texting-driving homicide case moves forward 

ST. GEORGE – A motion to delay a trial date in a vehicle homicide case involving alleged texting, so the defense could have a chance to gather and analyze additional evidence, was denied Wednesday. The case stems from the March 2013 auto-pedestrian crash that claimed the life of 56-year-old David Henson and severely injured his […]

The Santa Clara Town Hall, Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 17, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

Santa Clara awaits FEMA funding for Truman Drive landslide 

SANTA CLARA – At the Santa Clara City Council public meeting Wednesday night, Santa Clara Mayor Rick Rosenberg presented an update on the Truman Drive landslide situation, which currently threatens 10 homes in the Santa Clara Heights area. “These homes are extremely high risk,” Rosenberg said. “The government’s willing to come in and help.” In […]


Woman arrested after reporting overdose; no Good Samaritan Law immunity? 

ST. GEORGE – Chelley Bullis burst into tears Monday afternoon in the Washington County 5th District Court when the court bailiff announced that her daughter, Chelsea Hunerlach, was physically unable to attend her own video court hearing from the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility. Hunerlach was arrested on drug charges Thursday evening after calling for help […]


Resolution pending in ex-sheriff’s deputy sexual misconduct case 

ST. GEORGE – Attorneys involved in a case concerning an ex-Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy, Steven G. Thayer, accused of sexual misconduct with inmates, indicated Wednesday that they may be close to a resolution. Gary Pendelton, attorney for Thayer, told 5th District Judge Michael Westfall that he and the County Attorney’s Office were in discussion over facets […]

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Rep. Stewart receives ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business honored Congressman Chris Stewart Wednesday as a recipient of the Guardian of Small Business Award for his strong record of supporting pro-business, pro-growth legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Stewart said: It’s a privilege to be honored with this award. As a former small business […]


Flood advisory issued for Hildale area 

ST. GEORGE – The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for southeastern Washington County Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in effect until 5:45 p.m. Doppler Radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain just north of Hildale at 3:45 p.m. Runoff from these thunderstorms will cause flooding of normally dry washes and low water […]

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at 1434 N. Santa Clara Dr. in Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 17, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

House fire in Santa Clara causes $40,000 in damage, displaces 3 

SANTA CLARA — Santa Clara, Ivins and St. George firefighters extinguished a house fire Wednesday that caused approximately $40,000 in damage and left three people temporarily displaced. Just before 11 a.m., Ryan Moss, 23, was just coming home to get some work supplies when he noticed a tannish smoke coming from the roof of his neighbors’ house, located at 1434 […]


Utah Sen. marks 227th anniversary of signing of nation’s guiding document 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, a current member and former Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Wednesday issued the following statement commemorating Constitution Day, which is celebrated every Sept. 17 in recognition of the signing of the United States Constitution: Our Constitution limits government in order to preserve freedom.  It makes each branch the […]

The aftermath of the accident that occurred in the intersection of 200 West and 100 South in St. George, Utah, Sept. 17, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Another missed stop sign leads to 3-vehicle collision 

ST. GEORGE — After running a stop sign, a woman driving a white Jeep crashed into two vehicles Wednesday morning at the intersection of 200 West and 100 South in St. George. Just before 9 a.m., the woman in the Jeep was traveling southbound on 200 West and failed to halt at the stop sign on 100 South. As […]


Grammy nominee Jeremy Camp comes to Dixie State University 

ST. GEORGE — Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee Jeremy Camp will headline the Come Alive Tour this Fall, featuring special guests Kutless and Adam Cappa. The two-time male vocalist of the year will give fans another opportunity to experience his powerful live show when the tour comes to Dixie State University on Oct. 26. For a dozen […]


After the rain, termites swarm; they eat wood, food storage, more 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The pest control truck is parked at a neighbor’s house – they have a termite infestation. Bad luck for them, right? Not so fast. If one neighbor has a termite infestation, it is likely nearby homes have termites, too. “One termite colony can spread over a quarter of a mile,” Tyler Alldredge, […]


Red Storm Recap: Squads face top talent to prepare for conference matchups 

ST. GEORGE – It was a disheartening weekend for Red Storm athletics as only the volleyball team posted a victory. All teams faced nationally-ranked or top-quality opponents. The win over Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday salvaged a trip to Riverside by Coach Robyn Felder’s squad. Pre-conference games are over now for both volleyball and soccer. PacWest play […]


UPDATE: Washington City flooding; city responds, takes action 

WASHINGTON CITY — A day after reporting flooding of Washington City resident Paul Jensen’s home, Washington City has begun working on solutions to prevent future flooding. Jensen said Washington City has now built a short block wall along the sidewalk around his property that will keep the rain water from flooding his home. Jensen, whose home […]


Stewart’s Endangered Species Act designed to protect species from extinction 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss Rep. Chris Stewart’s Endangered Species Improvement Act of 2014 on Sept. 9. This bill would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973, to require that the federal government count all species dwelling on both public and private lands, when determining the recovery of a species. Stewart […]


House passes Hatch, Matheson legislation on Emergency Medical Services for Children 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Congressman Jim Matheson announced Tuesday that legislation they introduced to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children, or EMSC, program has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 405-4. The legislation is now ready for signature by President Obama after passing the Senate last week […]

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