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Police are seeking the public's aid in identifying this man who is suspected of committing retail-theft at the Bloomington Wal-Mart, St. George, Utah, Feb. 22, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

Police seek public’s aid in identifying theft suspect 

ST. GEORGE – Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man suspected of a Feb. 22 retail theft at the Bloomington Wal-Mart in St. George. The St. George Police Department released photos of the suspect Tuesday morning. Anyone who recognizes the individual in the photos is asked to contact St. George Police […]


Police find woman passed out in bathroom with drugs; charge her with neglecting child 

ST. GEORGE — Police took a 25-year-old-woman into custody after police found her passed out on a bathroom floor with drugs. At 10 a.m. Saturday, according to a probable cause statement signed by J. Borrowman on behalf of St. George Police Officer Vincent Lusk, Lusk responded to an unknown call to a residence on 2370 […]

Winger’s holds Kycie Terry fundraiser, invites others to share diabetes stories 

ST. GEORGE – Winger’s Roadhouse Grill of St. George is hosting a two-day fundraising and awareness event to help raise money for Kycie Terry and her family as well as for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The fundraiser will take place Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-10 p.m. at the St. George Winger’s, 188 S. River […]

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, St. George News

Heritage Choir presents ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ 

ST. GEORGE — All are welcome as the Southern Utah Heritage Choir will present a musical fireside, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” Sunday at 7 p.m. in the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St. in St. George. As a tribute to the wonder of God’s creations, the Heritage Choir will feature music and the spoken word […]


Solid Waste Board chooses Dixie Waste for county curbside recycling program 

ST. GEORGE  – The Washington County Solid Waste Board voted Monday to start negotiations with local company Dixie Waste Services as the next step toward a countywide recycling program. The Solid Waste District is looking at implementing a curbside recycling program at a cost of under $4 a month to county residents who choose to utilize the service. The […]


Experts weigh in on avalanche warnings, winter storms; STGnews Videocast 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The old saying “in like a lion out like a lamb” may hold true this March in Southern Utah as an early spring storm continues to move its way across the region. An avalanche warning was posted for the southwest mountains of Utah Monday due to the recent 8-14 inches of snow that had fallen within the past […]

A member of the Washington County Bomb Squad (figure in black) working to remove debris from a blasting hole where abandoned, undetonated explosives reside, Hurricane, Utah, March 2, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Bomb squad unearths, detonates abandoned explosives; STGnews Videocast 

HURRICANE – When an excavator unearthed possible evidence of undetonated commercial explosives on the lot he was clearing in Hurricane Monday, the Washington County Bomb Squad was called in to assess the situation. A man clearing a lot at 59 Pioneer Way in Harrisburg Estates uncovered what appeared to be blasting wires coming out of […]

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Citizen tips aid in capture of burglary suspect 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Police Department announced Monday that a burglary suspect has been positively identified and arrested thanks to an overwhelming response from the public in helping identify the alleged suspect through photos. The Police Department initially issued a statement Thursday seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect. The man, identified as 19-year-old Vincent Damian Trout, […]

A man was transported to the hospital after getting his leg caught in a machine at Dixie Metal Recycling located at 1554 E. 4330 South Circle, St. George, Utah, March 2, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Recycling worker transported to hospital after getting leg caught in machine 

ST. GEORGE – A 23-year-old man working at Dixie Metal Recycling, 1554 E. 4330 South Circle, in the Fort Pierce Industrial Complex in St. George was transported to the hospital Monday after getting his leg caught in the cardboard baling machine he was operating at the time. Facility Supervisor Jay Johnson said he was notified […]

Rollover collision in front of Fossil Ridge Intermediate School, 383 S. Mall Drive, St. George, Utah, March 2, 2015 | Photo by Brett Barrett, St. George News

SUV rolls during 2-vehicle collision near Fossil Ridge; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – A two-vehicle collision on 383 S. Mall Drive in front of Fossil Ridge Intermediate School early Monday morning caused one vehicle to flip on its side and land in the median. Click the play arrow    center of image above. Just before 7:40 a.m., the driver of a blue Ford Flex SUV and her 17-month-old passenger […]

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Heavy snow brings road closures, highway, avalanche alerts Southern Utah 

SOUTHERN UTAH – Multiple warnings and updates have been issued for Southern and central Utah, including a heavy snow warning, an avalanche warning for the southern mountains, road closures and alerts to poor driving conditions on many of the area’s roads and highways. Heavy snow warning The National Weather Service has issued an urgent updated […]

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‘Ride for Heroes’ poker run benefits firefighters, emergency responders; tickets on sale 

WASHINGTON CITY — The fourth annual “Ride for Heroes Poker Run and Benefit” will begin and end at Zion Harley Davidson, 2345 N. Coral Canyon Blvd. in Washington, Saturday, offering participants a fun ride, great music and prizes, all for the benefit of Southern Utah firefighters and first responders. “This will be the biggest and best so […]

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Task force nabs alleged meth dealer 

ST. GEORGE – As the Washington County Drug Task Force continues to crack down on drug related crimes in the county, they arrested another alleged methamphetamine dealer Wednesday on three counts of drug distribution. The task force conducted a narcotics distribution investigation into Steven Shane Bowdidge, 47, of St. George, task force Detective Jim Jessop said in […]

The Clay family's home goes up in flames on Wednesday in Hurricane, Utah, Feb. 25, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Derek Visser, St. George News

Community offers support after fire destroys Hurricane home 

HURRICANE — After a fire destroyed their home, car, truck and a recently purchased travel trailer Wednesday, the community is stepping up to help David and Tia Clay. Read more: Fire rips through Hurricane home, damages 2 others; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery The fire broke out in the garage of the Clay’s Hurricane home, located at 467 […]

Crews work on one of the bridges being upgraded and rehabilitated in the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

Traffic advisory: Heavy traffic through Virgin River Gorge, allow extra travel time 

ST. GEORGE — Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 along the Virgin River Gorge Sunday should expect traffic delays into the evening due to heavy traffic volume through the Gorge construction zone. Heavy traffic volume has traffic backed up northbound on I-15 as you enter the Virgin River Gorge, Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Sgt. John […]

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