St George News

The aftermath of a collision between a cement pump truck and a full-size pickup truck near 1275 East on Red Hills Parkway, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Police identify man killed in crash on Red Hills Parkway 

ST. GEORGE – The names of individuals involved in Wednesday’s fatal vehicle accident on Red Hills Parkway, including the name of the man that was killed in the accident, have been released by the St. George Police Department. Bruno Loreda, 52, was killed when the full-size pickup truck he was driving was hit by a cement […]

The red Toyota Tacoma and trailer sit on the side of the road on Washington Parkway Exit off Interstate 15, Washington, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Aspen Stoddard, St. George News

Wheelbarrow tumbles out of trailer, causes accident on I-15 

WASHINGTON CITY — A silver Toyota Corolla struck a wheelbarrow Friday morning while traveling southbound on Interstate 15 near the off-ramp to Washington Parkway. On the way to work at approximately 8 a.m., a man was traveling southbound on I-15 near mile marker 13 in a red Toyota Tacoma that was pulling a trailer packed with landscaping equipment. At the […]

City and state leaders break ground on the new SWATC building site, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 28, 2014 | Photo by Holly Coombs, St. George News

Officials break ground for $19.3M building for applied technology college 

CEDAR CITY — Southwest Applied Technology College held its groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a new $19.3 million building projected for completion fall 2015. Legislative leadership and project funding Funding for the project has taken seven years to pull together with the help of many legislators and community members, former SWATC President Dana Miller said. The 11-acre plot was donated by landowners […]


Cloud 9 Vapor offers alternative to smoking, 80 flavors 

WASHINGTON CITY — If you’re a smoker and ready to stomp out the last cigarette stub for good, but have given up hope on quitting after trying everything from patches to gum to Chantix, perhaps it’s time to try a nicotine vaporizer. An invention that uses liquid nicotine and an electronic vaporizer, the electronic cigarette and nicotine vaporizer have […]


TGIF weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH – It’s Thursday night and 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 […]

Sen. Mike Lee answers a question from the audience at a town hall meeting at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Lee: Join me in the cause for a good government; town hall Dixie 

ST. GEORGE — With the United States Senate currently in recess, Sen. Mike Lee has spent some of his time away from the nation’s capital hosting town hall meetings across the state, the fifth of 10 held on the Dixie State University campus Thursday where 465 attendees gathered in the Gardner Center Ballroom. “I can’t think of another […]


Man in critical condition after near-drowning at Gold’s Gym 

ST. GEORGE – A man in his 70s was in critical condition Thursday night after a near-drowning incident at Gold’s Gym in St. George Thursday afternoon. At approximately 3:15 p.m., the St. George Communications Center received a report of a possible drowning at the gym, located at 484 N. Mall Drive in St. George. Two […]

District turns up college prep heat in response to ACT scores 

ST. GEORGE – The Washington County School District recently released average composite ACT scores for students of the 2014 graduating class who chose to take the college readiness exam. Scores show the district making small gains in points over the last three years and keeping up with both state and national averages – but composite scores […]


Defense fights death penalty option in murder case 

ST. GEORGE – The defense in a 2010 double murder case is seeking to have the possibility of the death penalty removed in anticipation of entering a final motion on the matter within a month’s time. Lingering contractual issues regarding lawyer appointments for the accused were also addressed in 5th District Court Wednesday and appear […]

Friends celebrate Fern Williams' 104th birthday at The Retreat at SunRiver, St. George, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 | Photo by Rhonda Tommer, St. George News

Former WWII seamstress turns 104 years young 

ST. GEORGE – Fern Williams, an active resident of The Retreat at SunRiver St. George, had a lot to celebrate Wednesday. At 104 years young, she is the oldest resident at The Retreat. She was the first resident to move into the 48-room senior assisted living center when it opened its doors in May 2012. Williams received an […]

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Woman, child transported to hospital after driver runs red light 

ST. GEORGE — A woman and her 3-year-old daughter were transported to the hospital Thursday morning after a truck ran a red light and collided with their vehicle at the intersection of 100 South and River Road in St. George. Shortly before 8 a.m., a GMC Sierra truck was traveling south on River Road and approaching 100 […]

Valor Hall: It’s about choice in education 

ST. GEORGE – As parents, the choices we make regarding our children begin at birth. Among the choices made are: hospital or home birth, breast or bottle feeding, store-bought or cloth diapers and processed or homemade baby food. These choices are scrutinized over and debated on “mommy blogs” around the world, and rightfully so. After all, […]


Leisure services employee welcomed, employee personal policy amended at city council 

CEDAR CITY — After 20 years serving for the city, Cedar City Leisure Services Parks and Outdoor Facilities Division Manager Wally Davis has stepped down from his post. His replacement was announced at the Cedar City Council meeting Wednesday night. Davis retired from his position with Leisure Services in August, Leisure Services Director Dan Rodgerson said. His […]

Washington City, May 23, 2014 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

City continues reviewing impact fees, builders wary of potential rate hikes 

WASHINGTON CITY – City officials continued to mull over proposed impact fees attached to updated capital facilities plans set before the Washington City Council Wednesday. The impact fees are one-time charges to new construction that are applied to the expansion of city services to accommodate continued growth. “We feel if you keep impact fees low […]


Memorial cross marks 4th anniversary of Kane Cty. deputy’s murder 

KANAB – A memorial ceremony took place Tuesday night to commemorate the installation of a cross that has been erected in memory of Kane County Sheriff Deputy Brian Harris, who was killed in the line of duty in 2010. “It’s been exactly four years today since he’s been killed,” Kane County Sheriff Lamont Smith said […]


TGIF weekend event guide

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