St George News

Dixie State University vs. Western Oregon University, St. George, Utah, Nov. 25, 2014 | Photo by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

Cold night in Burns as Red Storm drops home game to W. Oregon 

ST. GEORGE – A poor shooting night and a rash of turnovers doomed the Dixie State Men’s basketball team Tuesday night as the Red Storm fell to visiting Western Oregon, 67-52 at Burns Arena. The Wolves used a full-court press to force the Red Storm into early turnovers. Combined with athe awful shooting, the turnovers gave WOU […]

Results of an accident on Main Street in St. George, Utah, Nov. 25, 2014 | Photo by Brett Brostrom, St. George News

1 sent to hospital after U-turn goes awry 

ST. GEORGE – A woman was transported to the hospital Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a truck on Main Street in St. George. At approximately 1:42 p.m., the St. George Communications Center received a report of the accident, which involved a white GMC Sierra truck and a Nissan Altima. The truck had just turned […]


News short: Purgatory locked down after inmate incident 

HURRICANE – The Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane was locked down for about two hours Tuesday afternoon after a suicide attempt was made by an inmate at the jail. The inmate, a man, suffered self-inflicted injuries and was taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George for treatment, Washington County Sheriff’s Chief […]

Michelle Thomas poses for a photograph above the town of St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo by Nick Adams, courtesy of Michelle Thomas, St. George News

Giving downwinders a global voice; St. George woman represents USA at Vienna Nuclear Conference 

ST. GEORGE – In December, St. George resident and outspoken downwinder Michelle Thomas will travel to Austria to represent the United States of America at the Vienna Nuclear Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. Speaking on the topic “The Collateral Damage of Nuclear Warheads and Testing,” Thomas will go before a global audience […]


No Filter: Free wheeling with the mayor in Dixie; Flyers, dancing, art, theater 

ST. GEORGE – In a delightful Episode 6 of the “No Filter Show” St. George Mayor Jon Pike rolls a 10-point strike with Paul Ford and Grady Sinclair in an uncommon spin about town, capped off with an enthusiastic segué, you might say, over to Dixie High School’s Walt Brooks Stadium to celebrate the Flyers’ recent football championship. It’s a […]


Jones sentenced to life without parole for 2011 double murder 

ST. GEORGE – A Washington City man was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without an opportunity for parole Tuesday for a 2011 double murder. “Mr. Jones, you will die an inmate at the Utah State Prison,” 5th District Judge Eric Ludlow told Richard Jones, 50, as he was sentenced for the February 2011 murders […]

St. George Police officers attend to an accident that occurred at 1200 E. St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah, Nov. 24, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Following too close results in 2 back-to-back collisions 

ST. GEORGE — St. George Police responded to two separate collisions Monday in the same location within 30 minutes of each other – both, the result of drivers following too close to the vehicle in front of them. At approximately 3:30 p.m., a Chevrolet Blazer, a Hyundai van and a PT Cruiser were traveling eastbound near 1200 […]


Duo gets release from jail, rearrested for drug distribution 

WASHINGTON CITY – A mere 16 days after being arrested and charged with drug possession, a man and woman were arrested again Thursday by the Washington County Drug Task Force for drug distribution. Over the last 90 days, the task force was conducting a narcotics investigation into 24-year-olds Patricia Diane Kerby and Brycen Kay Millett, task force Detective Ty […]

L-R: Rebekah Pectol, Randy Carter, Bill Wolfe, credit union employee. SouthWest Community Credit Union awards prizes to Carter and Wolfe, donated for the United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity. St. George, Utah, Nov. 19, 2014| Photo courtesy of United Way Dixie Executive Director Rebekah Pectol, St. George News

Credit union presents 3rd, 4th ball drop prizes; Ivins man pays it forward to aid Guatemalan children 

ST. GEORGE — Third grand prize and fourth prize awarded in the fall’s “United Way Dixie Ball Drop for Charity” were presented by sponsor SouthWest Community Credit Union in St. George Wednesday: $1,000 to Ivins resident Bill Wolfe and an Apple iPad to St. George resident Randy Carter.  Wolfe turned right around the same day, he said, […]


Community welcome at Red Rock Canyon School Thanksgiving dinner 

ST. GEORGE – A Thanksgiving tradition started over 40 years ago continues at the Red Rock Canyon School, 747 East St. George Blvd., in St. George Thursday as the students, faculty and volunteers roll out a Thanksgiving dinner for the community. The school has been preparing for the dinner since August, said Tami McCloughan, who […]


Lt. Gov. reports 46.25 percent voter turnout in General Election; statewide race results certified 

SALT LAKE CITY – The State Board of Canvassers met Monday and certified the final results for all statewide and multi-county races and questions. The county clerks throughout the state ensured a smooth election for the 577,973 voters who cast a ballot in the General Election. “I would like to thank every election official in the state […]


St. George man, woman arrested for heroin possession near school 

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man and woman were arrested Saturday after police found them in possession of heroin near the parking lot of the Red Rock Canyon School at 747 E St George Blvd. in St. George. St. George Police Officer Seth LeFevre was patrolling on a mountain bike Saturday at approximately 3:15 p.m. near the […]

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Important safety tips to stay safe, shop smart this holiday season 

ST. GEORGE – The holiday season is here, and with only three days left until Black Friday shopping begins, shopping safety is at the top of many people’s mind. As holiday shoppers look to take advantage of great deals and would be criminals look to take advantage of unsuspecting shoppers, it’s important to shop smart. […]

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High beams lead to Las Vegas duo’s arrest for variety of drugs 

CEDAR CITY — The Iron County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Las Vegas men Friday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of marijuana, ecstasy, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia. At approximately 3:22 a.m., Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Seirup conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 15, near milepost 61, after he witnessed a car […]


Vested interest in police dogs; meet Washington County’s K-9 agents 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Serving on the police force in Washington County can have its risky moments, not only for people, but also for the members of the K-9 division, prompting a local fundraising effort aimed at seeing all Washington County police dogs adequately equipped with the lifesaving bulletproof vests they need. K-9 officers often face […]

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