St George News


UPDATED: Man wielding knife at Black Bear Diner arrested for domestic violence, rape 

ST. GEORGE – St. George Police responded to a report of an assault Tuesday afternoon at the Black Bear Diner, 1245 S. Main St. in St. George, after a woman entered the restaurant asking employees for help. “The woman came in and said she just escaped from a vehicle where she was being attacked and asked […]


Man sentenced in multiple aggravated assault, impersonating police case 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was sentenced in 5th District Court Tuesday morning for impersonating a police officer and for multiple counts of aggravated assault. Tyler Seth Goodman, 26, appeared before Judge Eric Ludlow with his lawyer as sentencing options were considered. The charges, four third-degree felonies for aggravated assault and one class B […]


Blue Bunny ice cream plant closing its doors 

ST. GEORGE – Iowa-based Wells Enterprises Inc. announced it is closing its St. George Blue Bunny ice cream production facility, located at 1310 E. Commerce Drive in St. George. In a statement released Tuesday, the company said: Wells Enterprises has decided to close its ice cream plant in St. George, Utah. This decision will enable the Company to […]


Hatch, Alexander dispel 8 Obamacare claims in new joint report 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republicans on the Senate committees overseeing health policy, released a joint report Tuesday dispelling eight major claims from the Obama administration on the president’s health care law. Hatch, the senior Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said: The facts keep getting in the […]


McIntyre rejoins race for Iron County Sheriff 

CEDAR CITY — A recent write-in option for the November sheriff election in Iron County pits incumbent Sheriff Mark O. Gower against Sgt. Dave McIntyre. In the April 2014 Republican caucus, Gower beat out McIntyre with 72 percent of the votes. Gower continued on to the general election, and McIntyre has had plenty of time to reflect […]


One person extricated from vehicle after T-bone collision on River Road 

ST. GEORGE – One person was extricated and transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after their vehicle was T-boned while trying to make a left-hand turn at the intersection of 1450 S. River Road in St. George. “The light blue minivan was traveling north on River Road, and had a green light,” St. George Police […]


36-year-old woman charged for sex with teen, again 

ST. GEORGE – A 36-year-old St. George woman was arrested Sunday for allegedly violating a protective order and having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old after having been arrested June 26 on similar charges. Jaime Renee Tactay faces two new third-degree felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor, four class A misdemeanors for protective order […]


Man calls FBI office 112 times, threatens to blow up building, assault agents 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man was arrested Monday after calling the Federal Bureau of Investigation Office 112 times over the last several days making threats of violence. Robert V. Zickella Jr., 49, faces second-degree felony charges for threat of terrorism. “Robert had left messages on Saturday threatening to blow up the FBI building,” […]


Trash can contents ignite, set LaVerkin house ablaze 

LAVERKIN – Hurricane Valley Fire Department units responded to a house fire at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning on the 100 North block of 300 West in LaVerkin after a neighbor realized the house next door, which was vacant, was on fire and called dispatch. “The garbage cans, which were sitting right against the home, was filled with wet […]

SEPT 1 Lt. Gov kicks off

Campaign aims to empower young people to register, vote, sign up, speak out 

SALT LAKE CITY – With Election Day just two months away, the Utah Lt. Governor’s Office Thursday launched The 2014 Road to Registration Tour, a new awareness campaign aimed at encouraging young Utahns to register, and ultimately, vote in the 2014 election. The Tour kicked off on the University of Utah campus with comments by […]

MAR 16 Red Cross Training

National Preparedness Month: Red Cross urges developing emergency plan 

SALT LAKE CITY — Disasters can strike at any time, and  the American Red Cross, encourages everyone to take the first step during National Preparedness Month in September and join America’s PrepareAthon, creating a disaster plan for their household that can help keep people safe in an emergency. “Having an emergency plan is an important step […]

House No. 1 in the Cedar City Festival of Homes features include a music studio, indoor RV parking and an outside kitchen in the backyard. Cedar City September 1, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Festival of Homes provides panorama of homebuilding design; indoor theaters to outdoor kitchens 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar City community members currently in the market for a new home, or wanting to see the latest trends in homebuilding are welcome to attend the 20th annual Cedar City Festival of Homes hosted by the Iron County Home Builders Association. The 2014 Festival features a total of 14 homes spread throughout […]

L-R Melissa Jetmore, Kris Moffitt, Dr. Kenneth Pinna, Sueann Roberts and Lisa Stearns pose outside the office of Southwest Allergy and Asthma, St. George, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Southwest Allergy and Asthma, St. George News

Fall brings hay fever, other allergies; what to do about the ‘Achoo’ 

ST. GEORGE – Summertime is coming to a close and many Southern Utahns are looking forward to cooler weather and the return of shorter days, but for seasonal allergy sufferers thoughts of crisp juicy apples and days spent outside can be less inviting as they quickly bring itchy, watery eyes and wads of white tissues. But never fear, Dr. […]

Iron County Fair parade, Parowan, Utah, Sept. 1, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Maile Wilson, St. George News

Iron County fairgoers pay tribute to American heritage 

PAROWAN — The Iron County Fair, themed “Proud to be American,” drew in large crowds from Thursday to Monday with events ranging from rodeos, baby contests, exhibits, races, a carnival, dance and more. It’s not too late to take part in some of the fair’s festivities as the fun continues through 10 this evening. Stars, stripes and […]


Road Advisory: I-15 heavy holiday traffic, Old Highway 91 recommended 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE – Heavy traffic, due to the Labor Day weekend holiday, on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge is being reported by the Mesquite City Police Department. Officials are urging travelers to drive safely, and take their time. Alternate route and tips for drivers Individuals seeking to avoid traffic delays in the Virgin River Gorge may […]

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