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Governor declares Nov. 29 ‘Small Business Saturday’ 

SALT LAKE CITY—The holiday shopping season is set to begin and retailers are counting on big sales to end the year. To recognize and support small businesses in Utah, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Nov. 29 “Small Business Saturday.” This is part of a nationwide effort to encourage holiday shoppers to buy locally in […]

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Shifty check-in raises hotel clerk’s suspicion; arrest on warrants, drugs, stolen tires follows 

CEDAR CITY – A report of a possible fraudulent credit card transaction Tuesday morning led to police arrest of a man and woman for drug possession and a multitude of outstanding warrants. Kelcy McCade Roberts, 24, and Angela Michelle Macier, 25, both residents of St. George, according to a probable cause statement filed by Cedar City […]

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Driver crosses median into oncoming traffic; 2-vehicle collision 

ST. GEORGE —  A two-car accident on Brigham Road, east of the Pilot Travel Center, occurred Thursday afternoon when a car jumped the median and crossed into oncoming traffic. At 4:36 p.m., St. George Police was dispatched to the scene of an accident after the driver of a red Chevrolet passenger car, traveling eastbound, crossed over the median and into the […]

Red Rock Canyon School Community Thanksgiving Dinner, St. George, Utah, Nov. 27, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Nancy Christensen, KCSG Television and St. George News

Thousands gather, 41st Thanksgiving at Red Rock Canyon School; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Thousands of community members and out-of-town visitors gathered at the Red Rock Canyon School at 747 E. St. George Blvd., in St. George Thursday for the school’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner opened to the public at 11 a.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. It was Red Rock Canyon School’s 41st annual […]

A red SUV occupied by two teenagers and two toddlers rolled along Highway 56 near Newcastle, Utah, Nov. 27, 2014 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

SUV rolls en route to family Thanksgiving; grandfather, ‘The angels were with us’ 

NEWCASTLE — A 17-year-old girl (See update Nov. 28 below) was transported to Valley View Medical Center with a possible foot injury after the red SUV she was riding in rolled over multiple times at mile marker 40 near Newcastle on Highway 56 Thursday. At 3:10 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the SUV rollover. The family was traveling from Nevada, […]

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Shoppers claim their place in line for best Black Friday deals; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – Black Friday 2014 is bringing on the deals as shoppers are already lining up to take advantage of huge savings offered by big box retailers all across the nation. In St. George, people began lining up outside of Best Buy as early as Tuesday afternoon. Shoppers came prepared with camp chairs, blankets, cots, […]

Gerhard Zeddies with his wife, Ann Marie Zeddies shares his gratitude for his U.S. citizenship after his involvement in the Hitler Youth when he was young, St. George, Utah, Nov. 21, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Former Hitler Youth leader shares gratitude for his acquired US citizenship 

ST. GEORGE — For Gerhard “Gary” Zeddies, a native of Germany who now calls Southern Utah his home, thoughts of freedom are foremost on his mind during this thankful holiday. Before he enjoyed the liberties of being a United States citizen, Zeddies spent most of his adolescence in the Nazi-led organization Hitler Youth. Zeddies, 86, […]

Kids enjoying a 4D movie ride at Laser Mania located 67 E. St. George Blvd. #10, St George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Laser Mania, St. George News

A-List: Family fun at Laser Mania 

OPINION – Thanksgiving is an opportune time to make new memories with the ones you are most thankful for. Whether it’s with family you call friends, or friends you call family – many of us travel far and wide to ensure we eat the tastiest meal of the year with the ones we love. So what’s the best go-to […]

Firefighters respond to a possible structure fire at 58 South 600 East only to find smoke from overcooked food, St. George, Utah, Nov. 26, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Burnt dinner prompts building evacuation 

ST. GEORGE – The St. George Fire Department responded to what was initially reported as a structure fire Wednesday, only to discover that the reported smoke was coming from overcooked food left on a stove. “When crews arrived on scene, there was light smoke showing,” St. George Fire Battalion Chief Ken Guard said. At least […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends and keep the fun going all weekend long. You will find the full rundown right here with our list of events to help you get started. Click […]

Traffic on Interstate 15 passing through St. George, Utah, Nov. 25, 2014 | Photo by Melissa Anderson, St. George News and KCSG

41 million people expected to travel nation’s highways this Thanksgiving; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – A record number of people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, according to AAA Travel. An estimated 46 million Americans are expected to celebrate Thanksgiving away from home – the most since 2007, and with gas prices being the lowest in five years, more than 41 million people are are expected […]

Travis Fullmer, a nurse manager at Valley View Medical Center, talks with a young patient, Cedar City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intermountain Healthcare, St. George News

3 Southern Utah hospitals honored 

SOUTHERN UTAH – All three hospitals in the Southwest Region of Intermountain Healthcare recently announced they have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction. This means these three Southwest Region hospitals are in the top 25 percent among all acute care hospitals in the nation. The three Intermountain hospitals that make up the Southwest Region are Dixie […]


Hatch rebukes EPA for costly new regulations 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement on the EPA’s release of new regulations on the eve of Thanksgiving: The EPA’s plan to implement this costly regulation comes at a time when Americans are already suffering under the weight of nearly $2 trillion […]

St. George Races announces Black Friday discounts on 2015 race entries 

ST. GEORGE – National “Hug a Runner” day was Nov. 20, but there is no reason to stop showing that special runner in your life how much you love them. St. George Races has made it easier than ever to keep the appreciation going through the holidays and into the new year. This year, on […]


Execution by firing squad could return to Utah 

SALT LAKE CITY – Could firing squads once again become a method of execution in Utah? Preliminary approval of a proposed bill last week by a legislative committee may have put the matter on a path to the 2015 session of the Utah Legislature. The Law Enforcement and Justice Interim Committee voted 9-2 on Nov. 19 to endorse legislation that would […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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