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  • Man accused of starting Brian Head Fire wants trial moved because of community ‘hatred’ toward him

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Attorneys for the man accused of starting the Brian Head Fire are asking for a change of venue, citing the fire’s local impact, smothering media coverage and other factors they claim play against their client receiving “a fair and impartial trial in Iron County,” the St. George News reported. Taylorsville resident Robert Ray Lyman, 61, is accused of starting last summer’s fire at Brian Head that burned over 71,000 acres across parts of Iron and Garfield […]

  • Heavy rainfall floods homes and knocks out power in Washington City

    WASHINGTON CITY – For the second night in a row the streets and homes in Washington County have been flooded by heavy rainfall. St. George News reports that a storm cell swept in around 9 p.m. Friday night causing a flash flood down Buena Vista Boulevard. Meanwhile, many homes were flooded on Main Street just south of the I-15 underpass and on 400 North. “It got inside the house. The whole kitchen and living room area has a bunch of mud in […]

  • Sheriff honors woman who fired her gun to help save deputy’s life

    ST. GEORGE — “I saw a deputy was in trouble, and I just acted,” said 70-year-old Sherry King, the woman who courageously intervened in a potentially life-threatening struggle between an officer and a suspect in Beaver Dam, Arizona, earlier this year. King was presented with a “Lifesaving Award” by Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster in Kingman, Arizona, Monday for her role in helping stop a man who was allegedly trying to pull a gun from a deputy. The incident triggered a […]

  • Fire managers elevate fire restrictions: No campfires in Southern Utah, period

    ST. GEORGE — Fire managers are taking seriously the extreme fire weather conditions prevailing in Southern Utah and northern Arizona and are implementing more stringent fire restrictions on private, state and federal land, the St. George News reported. The stronger restrictions, such as disallowing all campfires, even in developed campgrounds, are being implemented with good reason. The West Valley Fire, which is currently raging about 10 miles north of St. George and has burned through more than 10,000 acres in […]

  • Utah Shakespeare Festival cancels play due to ‘culturally insensitive’ comments by director

    ST. GEORGE NEWS – There are dozens of shows to see at the 2018 Utah Shakespeare Festival, but don’t plan on seeing “Pearl’s in the House” after festival officials say comments by the director have lead to its cancellation. According to St. George News, the show was scheduled to run Aug. 25-Oct. 20, but due “insensitive emails” sent by the play’s creator/guest director, Art Manke, it has been removed from the roster of performances. While no details have been released about the […]

  • Defense’s witness says autism, bullying played part in bomb scare case

    ST. GEORGE – The Hurricane teen who brought a homemade explosive to school doesn’t understand the magnitude of the incident he created due to his having autism spectrum disorder, a psychologist testified Wednesday in 5th District Juvenile Court, according to St. George News. Dr. Tim Kockler, a St. George-based clinical and forensic psychologist, testified on behalf of the defense for the 16-year-old boy accused of causing the Pine View High bomb scare in early March. Kockler testified following the prosecution’s […]

  • 8 rescues in 1 week prompt search and rescue officials to issue warning about dehydration

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – The St. George News reported that Washington County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Division is advising people to bring extra water while outdoors. Crews completed eight rescues last week, with the majority of them being due to dehydration. On average, half of the search and rescue calls during June, July, and August, the hottest months in Southern Utah, are due to dehydration from hikers getting lost or wandering off, said Sgt. Darrell Cashin, liaison for Washington County Sheriff’s […]

  • More details come to light in St. George murder

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — The arrest warrant for the man allegedly responsible for the murder of Elizabeth Carter has been released and contains more details of the scene discovered by detectives Wednesday, St. George News reports. Kevin Ray Mcatlin, 28, was taken into custody Saturday in the Moab area on suspicion of murder. Mcatlin is now incarcerated at Purgatory Correctional Facility in Washington County. Read more: Police apprehend man suspected of murdering woman in her St. George apartment The body of […]

  • 4-car pileup in St. George caused by speeding and not paying attention, police say

    ST. GEORGE – A four-car collision on Saturday afternoon was likely the result of one driver speeding and not paying attention according to St. George Police. According to St. George News, the pileup occurred near a Costco at 3035 E. 850 North around 2:45 p.m. Police say one of the drivers sustained minor injuries and was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for treatment. St. George News Reports that the three cars that were hit had been stopped at a red light at […]

  • UDOT commits $15M to explore, implement Springdale-St. George transit route

    ST. GEORGE – A transit service linking St. George to Springdale may be a step closer to reality with a $15 million commitment from the Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News reports. Earlier this month, UDOT’s Transportation Commission approved putting the funds toward investigating the implementation of a transit service linking the gateway of Zion National Park to the heart of Washington County. The transit service is one of many proposed transportation improvements UDOT has identified in western Washington […]

  • Firefighters battle blaze in Cedar City storage unit

    CEDAR CITY — A fire burned through the roof of a storage unit in Cedar City Monday, St. George News reports. Cedar City Fire Department responded to the fire at 465 N. 800 West at 4:37 p.m. The fire started in the attic of the storage unit and burned through the length of the roof, Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Philips said. The Fire Department’s response included 27 firefighters and three engines. Click here to read the full story from […]

  • St. George man says ‘Russian mob’ told him to kill his roommate

    ST. GEORGE, Utah  – A man who allegedly threatened his roommate with a pellet gun in said he was commanded by the “Russian mob” to kill him Sunday, the St. George News reported.  The gun was later discovered by police to be a “metallic and wooden facsimile pellet gun.”Shawn Allen Maul, 40, allegedly approached his roommate in their home on 300 East in St. George Sunday morning with what appeared to be a handgun. After Maul threatened his roommate’s life, the […]