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Michelle Duncan delivers a pitch on the live feed on NCAA.com during the NCAA Division II Tournament in Oklahoma, City, Ok.,  May 22, 2015 | Photo courtesy NCAA.com

Dixie State softball advances at NCAAs with another Duncan masterpiece 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Michelle Duncan is on fire and she is carrying the Dixie State softball team to new heights. The senior from Gilbert, Ariz., continued to pitch shutout softball at the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Duncan shut down the Adelphi Panthers offense en route to a 2-0 victory Friday evening. The right-handed pitcher, now 31-0, […]

A dirt biker was sent to the hospital after he crashed in a dip near Gates Lane, Santa Clara, Utah, May 22, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

News short: Dirt biker sent to hospital after crash 

SANTA CLARA – A 20-year-old man was transported by ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George Friday after crashing on his dirt bike. Around 7 p.m., Santa Clara-Ivins Police, members of the Santa Clara Fire Department and Ivins Ambulance responded to the hills just above Gates Lane where the bike rider had crashed […]

Piper Arrow aircraft that crashed after experiencing mechanical failure while landing, St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, Utah, May 22, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Brad Kitchen, City of St. George, St. George News

Mechanical failure triggers plane crash 

ST. GEORGE – A plane crashed at the airport Friday afternoon after experiencing mechanical failure involving the landing gear. Just before 5 p.m., a Piper Arrow, single-engine prop plane, was landing at the St. George Municipal Airport on runway 19 when the left landing gear malfunctioned and collapsed, causing the plane to skid off the […]

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5 juveniles charged with assault following melée between 20 students 

IRON COUNTY – Following a physical skirmish between a group of 20 Canyon View and Cedar High School students Friday, authorities are reminding parents to keep a close watch on their kids this summer. At approximately 4:35 a.m., Iron County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an assault in progress near the Three Peaks Recreational area, located about […]

Cedar City Council Council Chambers, Cedar City, Utah, May 6, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Windmill Plaza Subdivision raises concerns for Cedar City Council 

CEDAR CITY – Wednesday night’s Cedar City Council meeting was dominated by discussions regarding the Windmill Plaza Subdivision, a commercial property located on the south end of Main Street between the Comfort Inn and the south exchange for Interstate 15. As the landowners, a group titled Windmill Plaza LLC, move forward with plans to develop, […]

Girls on the Run 5K held at St. George Town Square, St. George, Utah, May 22, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Girls on the Run 5K showcases girl power, positive self images; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE — Amid the sounds of rock ballads, cheering supporters and cowbells, the first group of Girls on the Run of Southern Utah participants toed the starting line at Town Square in St. George Friday afternoon in an effort to complete a 5K race celebrating the end of a 12-week long after-school development program […]

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Camping Utah’s national forests; campground schedules, safety tips 

SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is finally upon us, and it is time to gather the kids and camping gear and head to your favorite camping spot for Memorial day weekend. Most campgrounds are now open throughout the state.  Some higher-elevation campgrounds, roads, and trails will remain closed due to snow and extremely wet muddy conditions. Safety […]

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Utah joins lawsuit challenging new BLM fracking rule; fracking in Utah 

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah will join three other energy-rich states in a lawsuit challenging a fracking rule recently issued by the Bureau of Land Management, under the purview of the Department of Interior, in March. The rule goes into effect in June and imposes regulatory power over hydraulic fracturing operations on public and tribal […]

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Failed purse snatching leads to 2 arrests, 1 for robbery, 1 for obstruction 

ST. GEORGE — A 20-year-old St. George man was arrested for robbery Tuesday after trying to rip a purse off of someone’s shoulder before running off with their iPad. The man’s friend was also arrested for obstruction of justice for leading police astray during an investigation. Officers responded to a report of a robbery in St. George […]

A Las Vegas man was transported to the hospital and arrested after smashing a Motel 6 window, St. George, Utah, May 21, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Man transported to hospital, arrested after smashing Motel 6 window 

ST. GEORGE — When witnesses first reported hearing screaming and glass breaking at a St. George motel Thursday, and then observed a woman bleeding from her head and a man with blood on him, it wasn’t clear at the time exactly what was going on, but the incident subsequently led to the arrest of a […]

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Black bears sighted in Arizona Strip; what to do 

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Mojave County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning Wednesday, stating that black bears have been sighted on two separate occasions wandering around the town of Desert Springs in the Arizona Strip. Arizona Game and Fish officials are aware of the sightings, and are attempting to locate the bears, according to a press statement. The Mojave County […]

Traffic backup in the Gorge, photo is illustrative not actual to the date of attached report | Stock image, St. George News

Traffic advisory: Holiday impacts on I-15, Virgin River Gorge; Nevada southern highways; updated 4:15 p.m. 

VIRGIN RIVER GORGE – Heavy traffic has already begun on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge, likely attributed to the Memorial Day weekend. “Northbound traffic is backed up about 2 miles to 3 miles northbound,” Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Sgt. John Bottoms said at about 3:50 p.m. MDT, 2:50 p.m. PDT.  “We […]

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Memorial Day services, observances; Southern Utah guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – In observance of Memorial Day, cities and veterans groups around Southern Utah will be holding services designed to honor and pay tribute to those members of the armed forces who died while in the service and protection of our country. Below is a list of observances and dedications being held throughout Southern Utah. […]

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News LIVE: Nevada earthquake, aftershocks; road impacts; last updated 4:15 p.m. 

NEWS LIVE: This report contains news live as it develops and is being  updated continuously. Bookmark and refresh the page periodically for updates. Updates 2:40 p.m. – NDOT statement on Nevada bridges added 2:54 p.m. – Aftershock added to listing 3:09 p.m. – People reflect – added 3:30 p.m. – Latest estimate of magnitude by University […]

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Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks increase fees 

SOUTHERN UTAH– Several national parks in Southern Utah are raising fees in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the parks, a National Parks release issued Thursday said. In 2014, the National Park Service issued the call for parks nationwide to conduct stakeholder outreach through civic engagement to gauge support for possible fee changes […]

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