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Man arrested for stalking after sitting, staring at woman through glass door 

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man was arrested for stalking and trespassing Sunday after allegedly circling a woman’s home for an hour before adjusting one of her patio chairs in order to sit down and watch her through her glass backdoor. Police responded to a woman’s residence in St. George on a stalking report, […]

Santa Clara-Ivins Police, Road Respect representatives and community members head out on a family bike ride as part of the Road Respect Tour, Santa Clara, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Santa Clara receives Road Respect designation; city celebrates cycling: STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

SANTA CLARA – National Bike Month is coming to a close on a high note in Washington County as three new cities receive their “Road Respect Community” designations and are recognized as cities that promote cycling safety and mutual respect between motorists and cyclists on the road. Hundreds of community members gathered at Gubler Park in […]

The City Council listens to plans to take care of excess runoff at the Windmill Plaza development, Cedar City, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Cedar City Council continues hotel plan discussion 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Council’s Wednesday meeting turned into what Mayor Maile Wilson called “arguing” during a discussion about the possibility of a new hotel in town. The development in question is the planned Windmill Plaza Commercial Subdivision. It would place a hotel on Main Street that is larger than any Cedar City currently has, right by […]

Tommy Rasmussen is back home  after a near drowning, St. George, Utah, May 27, 2015 | Photo by Liz Baxter, St. George News

St. George family shares story after toddler nearly drowns 

ST. GEORGE — Thanks to a mother’s CPR training, tragedy was averted for a St. George family Tuesday after a toddler nearly drowned. Tommy Rasmussen, 3 years old, and his family were swimming at a neighbor’s house when he fell into the pool while no one was looking. His 8-year-old brother, Mason Rasmussen, was the first to notice, […]

Crews work on one of the bridges being upgraded and rehabilitated in the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Virgin River Gorge: Prepare for traffic delays during upcoming concrete deck pour 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE – Motorists passing through the Arizona stretch of Interstate 15 are advised to plan ahead and be prepared for slow travel though the Virgin River Gorge Monday through Wednesday. The Arizona Department of Transportation announced Thursday that starting Monday, at 9 p.m., work crews will begin a concrete deck pour as a […]


Unidentified male body found in advanced stages of decomposition 

IRON COUNTY – A body was found in Iron County Friday, and authorities are investigating to determine the exact cause of death while working to positively identify the deceased person. At about 4:30 p.m., the Iron County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a location just south of Summit on a report of a body found, […]

A truck is completely engulfed in flames after a possible transmission failure on State Street, Hurricane, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Commercial truck destroyed by fire on State Street; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE — A commercial vehicle was completely engulfed in flames on State Street in Hurricane Thursday afternoon. At about 2:29 p.m., the Hurricane City Police Department, Hurricane City Fire Department and Utah Highway Patrol responded to reports of a vehicle fire near the intersection of 5300 West and State Street, Hurricane City Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said. The […]

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3 alleged Southern Utah heroin traffickers arrested in Mesquite 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Police arrested three Southern Utah men Tuesday for drug distribution in Mesquite, Nevada, following a lengthy narcotics investigation into the sale and trafficking of heroin. Mesquite Police Narcotics detectives have been investigating multiple suspects from the Southern Utah area who have been known to traffic heroin to the Mesquite area with the intent […]


Police release name of 14-year-old boy hit, killed by truck 

HURRICANE – Police have released the name of a 14-year-old boy who was killed after being hit by a truck Wednesday night in Hurricane. The boy has been identified as Gavin Pryor, a Hurricane City resident who attended Hurricane Middle School. “Our thoughts and prayers go out (to) the families and friends of those who were involved […]


2 men arrested for drugs, 1 attempts to sneak heroin into jail 

WASHINGTON CITY — Two men were arrested in St. George Tuesday after police allegedly discovered a variety of drugs and drug paraphernalia in their vehicle during a traffic stop. One of the men then allegedly tried to sneak heroin into the jail by concealing it in his anal cavity. Police officers pulled over a vehicle […]

A motorcyclist talks with workers after he tangled with a semitrailer, St. George, Utah, May 28, 2015  | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Motorcyclist counting blessings after tangle with semitrailer 

ST. GEORGE — Collisions between motorcycles and semitrailers do not usually turn out well for the motorcyclist. One rider walked away a lucky man Thursday after an incident with a semitrailer on Hilton Drive in St. George caused him to lay his bike down. The semitrailer driver was traveling east on Hilton Drive, signaling his intention to […]

Utah Department of Transportation places a pavement preservation treatment on highway surface of Interstate 15 near Exit 5, St. George, Utah, May 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Todd Abbot, St. George News

News short: I-15 lane closures near Exit 5 for road maintenance; expect delays 

ST. GEORGE — Motorists on northbound Interstate 15 may expect delays Thursday and Friday as the Utah Department of Transportation performs road maintenance near Dixie Drive Exit 5. “We are placing a pavement preservation treatment on I-15 just after the Exit 5 off-ramp,” UDOT Roadway Operations Manager Todd Abbott said. Northbound traffic is closed to a single-lane […]

San Juan Commissioner Phil Lyman speaking at the protest rally against BLM at Centennial Park, Blanding, Utah, May 10, 2014 | Photo by Dallas Hyland, St. George News

Resolution supports legal rights of commissioner involved in ATV protest ride 

SAN JUAN COUNTY – The San Juan County Commission approved a resolution last week supporting Commissioner Phil Lyman’s “right to due process and effective legal representation.” Approved on May 19 in a 2-0 vote – Lyman did not vote – County Commissioners Bruce Adams and Rebecca Benally unanimously passed the resolution reiterating Lyman’s legal rights. […]


Charity golf: ‘Rounds Fore Warriors’ whooshes through St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Playing 50 golf courses in 50 different states in 25 days means there’s no time to dawdle. The charity golf event “Rounds Fore Warriors” hurried through a morning round at Sunbrook Golf Course Thursday as part of the national event that is raising money for veterans and their families. “They showed up […]


Police release information about 14-year-old boy hit, killed by truck 

HURRICANE – Police released additional information Thursday about an incident involving a teenager who was killed late Wednesday night when he was struck by a pickup truck in Hurricane. The teen who was killed is a 14-year-old boy from Hurricane, Sgt. Brandon Buell, of the Hurricane City Police Department, said. Because the boy is a juvenile, his name […]

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