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Hatch speaks on fruits of freedom at ‘Freedom Festival’ 

OREM — Approximately 3,000 people attended the Freedom Festival annual patriotic service, held at Utah Valley University Sunday evening. Introduced by Provo Mayor John Curtis, Sen. Orrin Hatch delivered a keynote speech on the current state of American freedom, the fight for religious liberty and the reasons to celebrate Independence Day. In his remarks, Hatch focused […]


Arson suspect found dead in Las Vegas 

ST. GEORGE – A man who was suspected of starting a Phoenix home on fire last week with a 26-year-old woman and her two young children inside was found dead in Las Vegas Tuesday and will be buried in St. George on Thursday. At around 5:30 a.m. June 22, Phoenix Police officers were called to […]


Police officer recovering from being hit on head with bat; man arrested 

CEDAR CITY – An Enoch police officer who was struck in the head with a baseball bat while responding to a domestic violence call is doing OK Tuesday after a late night hospital visit where he was treated for head injuries. With the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act firmly in place, Enoch City Police Chief Jackson […]

The Mt. Emma Fire has grown to 3,295 acres in size, and is burning in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument on the Arizona Strip, Arizona | Photo courtesy BLM Arizona Strip, St. George News

Mt. Emma Fire update: continued burning, no major growth 

ST. GEORGE — Fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District are continuing firefighting efforts on the Mt. Emma Fire. The lightning-caused fire located 75 miles southeast of St. George is approximately 3,882 acres as of June 30 after more accurate mapping. “The fire did receive a little bit of moisture last […]


Attorney General files 16 felony counts in father, son $200 million alleged fraud 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed 15 second degree felony counts of securities fraud and one second degree felony count of pattern of unlawful activity on a father and son for allegedly engaging in fraud in Fountain Green since 2008. Investigated by the FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission and agents with […]

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Record-breaking visitation at Grand Canyon; expect long waits for Independence Day Weekend 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park has seen a 20 percent increase in visitation this year compared to 2014. As a result, traffic regularly backs up at all entrance stations, with the longest wait time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Waits during those times can last 30 minutes or more, particularly on weekends. […]

Division of Wildlife Resources Lt. Scott Dalebout examines a dead quagga mussel found on a boat at a watercraft checkpoint on U.S. Highway 89 near Big Water, Utah, May 13, 2015 | Photo by Heather Talley, courtesy of DWR, St. George News

Boaters beware: How a pesky quagga mussel can make you a criminal; new photos from DWR 

ST. GEORGE — By now, you may have heard about invasive quagga mussels, but what you may not know is that spreading just one of these sneaky little species can label you a criminal, cost you a hefty fine and reserve a bed with your name on it in jail. Mussels are a Skiff-Transmitted Disease, or STD, […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Photo by AP Julio Cortez, St. George News

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie throws hat into ring for presidential race 

LIVINGSTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared he’s “out to change the world.” The Republican governor, a one-time GOP favorite who faded and now tries to climb back, told a kickoff rally in the gymnasium of his old high school […]

Traffic moving through the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, date unknown | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Travel Advisory: Expect delays during holiday weekend 

PHOENIX – Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge are urged to allow for extra travel time due to expected heavy traffic during this Independence Day weekend and be aware of preexisting construction work in the gorge. Delays of up to two hours have been reported on previous holiday travel weekends through […]

Spazmatics bring ‘nerd rock’ to Casapoolooza stage; Fourth of July fun 

MESQUITE, Nev. – Fourth of July weekend is going to be a blast at the CasaBlanca Resort and Casino, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite, as self-proclaimed “nerd rock” band, the Spazmatics, are set to light up the Casapoolooza stage Saturday night. This free, 21-and-over concert and pool party is the third in a series of five […]

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Candidates for Cedar City Council 2015 election answer questions 

CEDAR CITY – There are three Cedar City Council seats up for grabs in November, and St. George News asked each of the six candidates three questions. What do you feel is unique about your role in the community/or your role in City Council that will be/has been beneficial to the city as a whole? […]

A semitractor-trailer went off the road on I-15, near milepost 41, when the driver attempted to avoid hitting a deer.  The driver survived without any reported injuries; the deer was struck and killed. New Harmony, Utah, June 29, 2015 | Photo by Jessica Tempfer, St. George News

Semi jackknifes off I-15 attempting to avoid deer 

NEW HARMONY — A man was considered lucky when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer in the road and, in so doing, came close to tipping over his semitractor-trailer. Monday night, the Utah Highway Patrol and New Harmony Fire Department responded to the accident on southbound Interstate 15 near milepost 41. A 44-year-old man driving the semi […]

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Woman pleads no contest in 2013 automobile homicide case 

ST. GEORGE – A woman accused of causing the death of one person and severely injuring another in an alleged texting-and-driving incident in 2013 pleaded no contest in court Monday afternoon. Carla Lynn Brennan, 52, arrived in 5th District Court shortly after 1 p.m. in the courtroom of Judge G. Michael Westfall. Once there, she […]


Deadly dust storms on the highway; ‘Pull Aside, Stay Alive’ 

ST. GEORGE – Where will you be when the dust stirs and when it settles? Dust storms develop quickly and dust-related vehicle crashes can occur anywhere. For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona Department of Transportation has rolled out its “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” dust storm public awareness campaign in an ongoing effort to educate drivers about the year-round threat […]

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Couple charged with 13 felonies after burglarizing home with woman inside 

ST. GEORGE – A St. George man and his girlfriend are facing a lengthy list of serious charges Saturday after allegedly burglarizing a home while a resident was inside, and knowingly being in possession of 18 finance cards that did not belong to them. Officers responded to a residential burglary in the area of 300 […]

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