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Cedar City man arrested for sexual relationship with teen 

CEDAR CITY – Thursday, Cedar City Police were dispatched to a report of a disorderly conduct-type incident at the Cedar City Public Library. After investigating the totality of the circumstances, officers arrested Jonathan Geminiano, 22, of Cedar City, for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, child abuse and unlawful detention. According to a probable cause […]

Life Flight transports infant from Hurricane, Utah, Aug. 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Lyndsey Randall, St. George News

Baby dies after being left inside vehicle in high temperatures 

HURRICANE — An 11-month-old girl died Friday afternoon despite efforts to save her after she had been left in a vehicle in Hurricane City and was found not breathing. According to, outside temperatures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ranged between 85-92 degrees. At approximately 1:07 p.m., police officers and emergency medical service personnel were dispatched to the area of […]

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3-vehicle collision shuts down part of State Street 

HURRICANE — One woman was transported to the hospital Friday morning following a collision that included three vehicles at the intersection of 200 West and State Street in Hurricane. Just before 10:30 a.m., a white Ford F-150 pulling a trailer was traveling westbound on the inside lane of State Street in Hurricane, alongside a purple 1997 Jeep Cherokee that […]


Heritage Day in Pine Valley: Invitation to picnic, reflect on pioneers of yesteryear 

PINE VALLEY – Celebration of the present cannot be done without appreciation of the past, something the Pine Valley community will be doing all day Saturday at their Pine Valley Heritage Day – a gathering to remember how Pine Valley came to be. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day that will take visitors back to the […]


Las Vegas man gets probation in prostitution sting case 

ST. GEORGE – A Las Vegas man involved in a human trafficking case last year was sentenced to probation Wednesday. Leroy Haley III, 31, appeared before Judge Michael Westfall in Fifth District Court Wednesday. Though the Washington County Attorney’s Office sought prison time for Haley, Westfall went with a recommendation for parole submitted by Adult Probation […]

Chief Lynn Excell, bottom right, goes through the five point of distribution steps, Hurricane, Utah, July 31, 2014 | Photo by T.S. Romney St. George News

Hurricane City drills for disaster; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE – Thursday, Hurricane City conducted a “point of distribution” drill to prepare for future natural disasters or other emergency situations that would necessitate dispensing medication to community members. The city drill was organized in response to a countywide drill held earlier this month with the purpose of exploring what worked and what could work better. On July 15, the Southwest […]

Vietnam veteran Raymond M. Black stands in front of his electric scooter, J.C. Snow Park, St. George, Utah, April 5, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Scooter vet’s quest cuts short 700 miles shy 

ST. GEORGE — After traveling for nearly four months cross-country on an electric scooter, Vietnam War veteran Raymond M. Black flew back to Utah Sunday, specifically for surgery to save an injured foot, thereby cutting short his intended 2,000-mile scooter ride for veterans awareness. Black left St. George on April 15 and made it as far as Groesbeck, Texas, on his […]


Mesquite, Bunkerville crews battle semi on fire 

MESQUITE, Nevada – Multiple agencies joined forces to contain a vehicle fire on Interstate 15 between the areas of Bunkerville and Mesquite Thursday. At around 1 p.m., Mesquite Fire and Emergency Services responded to a semitrailer, or tractor-trailer, on fire at Nevada mile marker 114 on southbound Interstate 1. The truck driver reported heavy smoke coming from […]


St. George to Zion: New public transportation route explored 

ST. GEORGE – At the top of the agenda at the Five County Association of Governments Regional Mobility Council meeting Wednesday was a presentation discussing options for a public transportation route that would connect St. George to Springdale. The Zion Transportation System, which shuttles visitors up Zion Canyon and from various stops in Springdale to the Zion […]

A collision closed down a portion of Airport Road, St. George, Utah, July 31, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Radio surfing leads to collision on Airport Road 

ST. GEORGE – A portion of Airport Road in St. George was closed for more than an hour Thursday night in the aftermath of a collision between a convertible and a pickup truck. Shortly after 9 p.m., a convertible was heading down the steep portion of Airport Road toward Bluff Street when it crossed into […]

Findlay Automotive of Utah presents Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher with a $10,500 check for Search and Rescue, St. George, Utah, July 31, 2014 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Making a difference: Findlay presents Search and Rescue with $10,500 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Findlay Automotive of Utah presented Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher with a $10,500 check Thursday afternoon that will benefit all of Washington County. The money was raised for the Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue Ground Team at the Fourth Annual Findlay Charity Golf Tournament, which took place in June. “It’s neat because all of those guys […]


News LIVE: Bank robbery leads to high-speed pursuit; suspect taken into custody 

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 7:10 p.m. MDT (Utah) ST. GEORGE – Police responded to a bank robbery on Bluff Street Thursday that resulted in a high-speed pursuit that ended near Mesquite, Nevada. At about 5 p.m., the St. George […]

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Cedar City man arrested for bestiality, intoxication, assault 

CEDAR CITY – On the evening of July 13, Cedar City Police responded to a report of a fight. When they investigated, Zechariah Berrett, 28, of Cedar City, was arrested for assault, intoxication, and bestiality. According to information received by way of the Government Records Access Management Act, Cedar City Police were dispatched to an […]


Man tries 3 times to fill fake prescription, arrested at 3rd pharmacy 

ST. GEORGE – A California man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly using forged documents in an attempt to acquire prescription drugs at three separate area pharmacies. The St. George Police Department was contacted by Lin’s Pharmacy on Wednesday concerning a man who had attempted to pass what was believed to be a false prescription order. […]

Low-severity surface fire moves through mixed conifer forest, Quaking Fire, North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona, July 30, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Dave Gesser - US Forest Service, St. George News

Monsoonal rains stall fires in Greater Grand Canyon area 

WILLIAMS, Arizona – Widespread rain has temporarily stalled the growth of the four lightning-caused fires that are being managed to improve forest health on the Kaibab National Forest and on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. Fire managers expect that the four fires, which have been burning since earlier this month, will […]

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