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Racers come through mile marker six during the Southern Utah Half Marathon, St. George, Utah, April 25, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Views from mile marker 6; Southern Utah Half Marathon; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – In the early morning darkness Saturday, friends, family and even total strangers gathered together at mile marker 6 of the Southern Utah Half Marathon to provide racers with GU energy gels, Gatorade, water and words of encouragement to help them on their way to finishing 13.1 miles. Anticipation was high as volunteers set […]

U.S. Pro Champion Meredith Kessler, Ironman 70.3 St. George. St. George, Utah, May 3, 2014 | Photo courtesy of St. George and Zion National Park Tourism, St. George News

Athletes flock to St. George for Ironman 70.3; one week to race day 

ST. GEORGE — Thousands of athletes from across the world are making their way to an expected sunny St. George for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 St. George North American Pro Championship that will take place on May 2. The race marks the sixth consecutive year that St. George has hosted an Ironman triathlon. This year the event […]

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Busy day for Search and Rescue, 3 rescues; busy year continues 

ST. GEORGE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team was kept on its toes Friday with three separate incidents that rescued four people. Injured mountain biker, Prospector Trail in Red Cliffs Jason Curtis, the east-side captain for the county’s search and rescue team, said they received a call Friday afternoon regarding a mountain biker that […]

David C. Brereton, 29, of St. George, was arrested for DUI by police after crashing his car into the side of a trailer home on Dixie Downs Drive, St. George, Utah, April 23, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Man runs car into trailer home, arrested for DUI 

ST. GEORGE – A 29-year-old man who crashed his car into the side of a trailer home Thursday was arrested for alleged DUI and drug possession. Emergency responders were sent to the Canyon View Mobile Home Park at 1450 N. Dixie Downs Drive around 7:40 a.m. after it was reported a car had slammed into […]


RMFL football: Lions travel to West Valley today for battle of unbeatens 

RMFL GAME PREVIEW CAPSULE Zion Lions (4-0, 3-0 in League play) at Utah Shock (3-0) Today at 4 p.m., at Granger High School, West Valley City, UT Broadcast: ESPN SportsRadio 106.1 FM with Devin Dixon Previous Meeting: April 19, 2014 — Dixie Rebels 37, Utah Shock 31 in 2 OT. Rebels escape with victory over Shock […]


Allergies rising, allergenic trees in Southern Utah, what to do; STGnews Videocast 

ST. GEORGE – This year’s warm winter temperatures have pushed up pollen levels and increased suffering for many who are affected by outdoor allergies. Pollen levels are very high right now in the St. George area, said Dr. Kenneth Pinna, of Southwest Allergy and Asthma. Pollen levels in Cedar City and northern Utah are also high, […]

Homemade pasta is prepared in front of guests by the Dixie Applied Technology College's Culinary Academy at the Southern Utah Culinary Festival held at Vernon Worthen ParkSt. George, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

Sweet, savory, spicy; culinary festival in the park; STGnews Videocast, Photo Gallery 

ST. GEORGE — Dark skies greeted crowds Friday evening at the third annual Southern Utah Culinary Festival but occasional winds and a spotty drizzle did little to deter guests from enjoying the melange of edibles offered by the locally owned and operated restaurants presenting their fares at the event. Held at Vernon Worthen Park on the corner of […]

Four vehicles were involved in a crash on westbound state Route 9 when an approaching car on onto traffic too fast and couldn't slow down in time, Hurricane, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Driver approaches traffic too quickly, causes 4-vehicle collision 

HURRICANE – Westbound traffic out of Hurricane on state Route 9 was slowed for nearly an hour Friday as vehicles were diverted around a four-vehicle collision. Around 4:20 p.m., a 30-year-old man driving a 1996 Honda Civic was westbound on State Street/SR-9 and was quickly approaching the intersection at N. 2260 West. The light at the […]


Sex offender arrested for drugs, failing to register as sex offender 

HURRICANE – While investigating a complaint about a man speeding through a neighborhood with children in it Thursday, police arrested a 50-year-old Hurricane man after learning he failed to register his address on the sex offender registry. Police were dispatched to a trailer park in Hurricane where a man driving a black Jaguar was allegedly speeding […]

Motorcycle accident in Cedar Canyon, Highway 14, milepost 4, Cedar City, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Carin Miller, St. George

Motorcycle rider wipes out on gravel in Cedar Canyon 

CEDAR CITY – A man traveling west on Highway 14 in Cedar Canyon was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries after losing control of his motorcycle on the slippery gravel and crashing near milepost 4. Utah Highway Patrol was alerted to the accident when a call came in to dispatch by […]

The St. George Police Department surprised an 11-year-old girl with a new skateboard, St. George, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

Police surprise 11-year-old girl with new skateboard 

ST. GEORGE – An 11-year-old girl received a nice surprise after reaching out to the St. George Police Department for extra patrol in her Bloomington neighborhood when a vehicle ran over her skateboard and broke it, leaving the area without ever stopping. The girl decided to send an email to the Police Department expressing her […]


Police ask for help finding suspicious man 

ST. GEORGE — St. George police are asking for the public’s help Friday to identify a man who tried to pick up a Tonaquint Intermediate School student Wednesday afternoon while he was walking home from school. The boy was walking home on Tonaquint Drive from an after-school activity around 4:05 p.m. Wednesday when a man […]

The Piano Guys | Image composite, St. George News

The Piano Guys are coming to Tuacahn; tickets going fast 

IVINS — Tickets are now on sale for The Piano Guys, coming to Tuacahn Oct. 22-23, as part of the Tuacahn 20th Anniversary celebration. Tickets went on sale Thursday and tickets are going fast, a Tuacahn spokesperson said. Tickets range in price from $49.50-$59.50. Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys are made up of four dads who became […]

Former Dixie State University professor Varlo Davenport was fired from his position in the midst of allegations made by a student, date and location of photo not specified | Foreground photo courtesy of "Reinstate Varlo Davenport" group, St. George News

Fired DSU professor faces charges in alleged assault case 

ST. GEORGE – A charge brought against a former Dixie State University professor, fired from the school in December 2014 after a student alleged he assaulted her during a classroom acting exercise, has been referred to the City of St. George for prosecution. The allegations against Varlo Davenport, former theater professor at DSU, were originally […]

Motorcyclists drive during the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride, St. George News

Kyle Petty Charity Ride announces stops in Bryce Canyon, Moab, Cedar City 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 21st anniversary motorcycle trek, with stops in Bryce Canyon, Cedar City and Moab May 4-7. The ride has overnight stops in Bryce Canyon on May 4 and Moab on May 5. The ride will stop in Cedar City on May 4 from […]

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