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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 […]

Mt. Trumbull wilderness looking south towards the Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa 2006 | Public domain photo, St. George News

BLM plans pile burns near Mt. Trumbull 

ST. GEORGE — Fire managers are planning to burn piles from road thinning work near Mt. Trumbull on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, 65 miles south of St. George, starting the end of April and lasting through mid-May. Smoke may be present and emissions will be managed in accordance with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations. […]


Man with stolen license plate says he’s a collector 

HURRICANE – A self-proclaimed license plate collector was arrested Wednesday after collecting a stolen license plate and displaying it on his car. While on patrol, officers ran the license plate of a Geo Metro traveling on State Street in Hurricane. When the license plate returned as stolen, police initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, according […]

One man was arrested after shots were fired in an apartment. Mesa Villa apartment, St. George, Utah, April 24, 2015 | Photo by Ric Wayman, St. George News

Shots fired in apartment building Friday lead to one arrest 

ST. GEORGE — The early morning tranquility was shattered by gunfire Friday morning as two shots were fired in an apartment at the Mesa Villa apartment complex at 1109 E. 400 South in St. George. When it was over, a resident of the apartment building was in jail on intoxication and firearms charges. St. George […]

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Plant lady teaches trees, shrubs workshop 

ST. GEORGE — Bonnie Pendleton, fondly referred to as the plant lady, will teach a free workshop titled “Tried and true trees and shrubs” Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. Pendleton will show how to protect your landscape investment in these woody plants, including pruning and proper care […]

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