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Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it’s being given away free 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid to regain sway in a world where the PC is no longer king. The first people to get the new software Wednesday included about 5 million “insiders,” or tech […]

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Police discover more stolen property; man’s charges continue stacking up 

ST. GEORGE — A Washington City man, who was arrested during a traffic stop following a short-lived police chase July 21 and booked on 18 criminal charges — including 13 drug- and theft-related felonies — is facing additional charges Monday as police continue to uncover more stolen property the man had in his possession. After serving a search warrant […]

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American Legion: Sentinels respond with clutch win over Fremont at state tourney 

LOGAN — Playing in a town and at a high school that he share’s a name with, Logan LaFemina pitched like he owned the place Wednesday afternoon in a 5-1 St. George Sentinels victory over Fremont at Logan High. The win advances St. George to the final four of the American Legion state tournament and keeps […]

One man is dead and one woman is transported to the hospital via Life Flight after a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near milepost 88, Iron County, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

UHP identifies man killed in I-15 rollover 

IRON COUNTY – Utah Highway Patrol has released the name of the 67-year-old man who died in a rollover accident just north of Paragonah on Interstate 15 by milepost 88 Tuesday morning. The man has been identified as Gary Gregg Prutch, of Centennial, Colorado. At 7:37 a.m., a call came in to UHP dispatch that a […]

High Meadow Fire burns 55 miles southeast of St. George, Utah, near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the Arizona Strip. Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona, July 28, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office, St. George News

High Meadow Fire smoke visibility increases; BLM road closures 

ST. GEORGE — Fire staffs continued Tuesday to manage the High Meadow Fire located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused fire started July 14. The fire is 820 acres in size and is in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National […]

Burnt Complex Fire on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Arizona, July 18, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, St. George News

Fire crews monitor 2,483-acre Burnt Complex Fire 

FREDONIA, Ariz. — Crews continued burning on the west end of Burnt Corral Ridge Tuesday, assessing the need to continue burnout operations as necessary to reinforce the wildfire’s established perimeter boundary and monitoring fire behavior and weather. The lightning-caused Burnt Complex Fire is made up of the Burnt and Corral fires, discovered on July 5 […]

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Subway, Cedar City Fire host ‘Playin’ Safe’ 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Fire Department and Subway restaurants are teaming together for a safety event Saturday, 12:30 p.m., at the Life Safety House, 291 N. 800 West in Cedar City. Children will participate in various safety-themed activities and learn proper techniques for staying safe while playing outdoors during the summer. The event is […]

Housing on Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University Marketing Communications, St. George News

Southern Utah University students struggle to find housing as enrollment grows 

CEDAR CITY — With the increase in student enrollment at Southern Utah University, many students are finding no room at the housing facilities for the upcoming fall 2015 semester and university officials as well as community members are looking for solutions. University Vice President of Student Affairs Jared Tippets said students are struggling to find housing. […]

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Breast-feeding mothers raise awareness at ‘Global Big Latch On’ 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George will be hosting a “Global Big Latch On” event Saturday in the LiVe Well Theater located in the Dixie Regional Health and Performance Building, 652 S. Medical Center Drive, as part of the larger “World Breast-feeding Week” where thousands of breast-feeding women and their infants will gather […]

Eric Graff stands next to his helicopter, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park Public Affairs Office, St. George News

Grand Canyon paramedic, lead helitack wins national award 

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Tenacious. Diligent. Innovative. These attributes are only a few of the reasons why Eric Graff, lead helitack and paramedic at Grand Canyon National Park, received the inaugural Tom Clausing Aviation All Risk Programs Award, announced Tuesday in a press statement by national park officials. Graff works with co-workers, rangers and pilots to […]

A truck hauling two Mazda Miatas was pushed onto the concrete barrier of a bridge after the driver lost control of the truck and trailer, Leeds, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Nataly Burdick, St. George News

Truck hauling 2 Miatas crashes, hangs above steep drop-off on I-15 

LEEDS — A couple en route to a Mazda Miata conference in Grand Junction, Colorado, had their trip interrupted Tuesday night when they lost control of a trailer they were hauling and ended up partially hanging over a bridge on Interstate 15 near Leeds. Just before 8 p.m., a 55-year-old woman was driving northbound on I-15 in a white […]

A boy's mangled bicycle is visible at the scene of a vehicle-versus-bicycle accident on 200 North in Cedar City, Utah, July 28, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George News

Boy taken to hospital after car vs. bicycle accident 

CEDAR CITY – A juvenile riding a bicycle was taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after he was struck by a vehicle on 200 North in Cedar City. The incident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. A woman driving a PT Cruiser was stopped at a red light, preparing to turn right onto 200 North, Cedar […]

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‘Plein Air,’ ‘Festival of Flavors’ events offer art demos, tastings, kids activities 

CEDAR CITY — Cedar Breaks National Monument invites all to participate in the inaugural “Plein Air” event, taking place Tuesday through Saturday at the national monument. Forty percent of the event’s proceeds will benefit youth programs through the Zion National Park Foundation. Art demonstrations Local artists J. Brad Holt, Mary Jabens and Valerie Orlemann have been chosen to […]

Signs announce "The Book of Mormon" musical at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons is finally coming to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at a theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 27, 2015 | AP Photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

‘The Book of Mormon’ satirical musical finally comes to Utah 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church’s flagship temple and headquarters. The Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” has earned rave reviews while appalling some […]

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Sandwiches for safety: Police Department rewards kids for safe play 

CEDAR CITY — The Cedar City Police Department announced Tuesday it is partnering with Subway restaurants to reward Cedar City youth for playing safe outdoors. Through the “Playin’ Safe” program, Subway has presented the Police Department with gift cards that are redeemable for free 6-inch subway sandwiches at any Subway location in Utah. “Officers will be patrolling the […]

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