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  • Southern Utah man arrested for prostituting wife at massage parlor calls it ‘better than what she was doing before’

    ST. GEORGE — A Cedar City man who admitted to taking his wife to massage parlors to perform sexual acts for pay was sentenced in an Arizona court last month. The defendant, 41-year-old Stephen Clair Hansen, a lifelong resident of Utah, appeared in Superior Court of Arizona in Kingman, where he pleaded guilty to a reduced class 6 felony charge of attempted pandering, reduced from the original pandering charge, a class 5 felony, as part of the plea agreement. Hansen […]

  • Police: Southern Utah man pinned blame on twin brother after rape accusation

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — An Enoch man was arrested on a warrant after he failed to appear for a court hearing on an attempted rape charge — a crime he claimed may have been his twin brother, authorities say. Terry Wayne Washington, 64, of Enoch was arrested early Sunday morning after failing to appear in court for second-degree felony attempted rape and one misdemeanor count of offering/agreeing to commit a sexual act for a fee or equivalent. The charges stem […]

  • Authorities identify teen killed in UTV crash near Sand Hollow State Park

    SAND MOUNTAIN OHV AREA, Utah — A teenager died after a UTV accident in the Bureau of Land Management Sand Mountain OHV area next to Sand Hollow State Park, according to the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation. Thursday authorities identified the deceased as 13-year-old Malachi King-Castro, who is from the Denver area. Malachi was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Wednesday, according to park officials. No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the accident, […]

  • UHP: Speeding traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs, fraud, stolen car

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — A man was arrested Friday after being pulled over for speeding, then being found in possession of a stolen car, drugs and evidence of fraud, police say. Joshua Gene McGowan, 27, of Riverside, California, was arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail and faces one count of mail theft, one count of possessing/transferring a stolen vehicle, one count of providing false information to a police officer and four misdemeanor drug-related charges, St. George News reported. […]

  • Crews fighting multiple fires in Utah County; brush fire impacts I-15 near Utah-Arizona border

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — Crews are battling three wildfires in Utah County this Fourth of July while a brush fire in Arizona has closed northbound Interstate 15 south of the Utah-Arizona border. The West Mountain Fire has burned 45 acres on the southeast side of Utah Lake, about 10 miles west of Spanish Fork while a grass fire near 2000 North on state Route 68 was confirmed by Utah County Dispatch Thursday afternoon. That fire, named the Clay Pit Fire, has […]

  • Zion anticipates crowded conditions over July 4th weekend; law enforcement on watch for drunk drivers

    ST. GEORGE— Zion National Park is preparing for a busy 4th of July weekend, with plans in place for increased law enforcement presence and a queue system for the park’s most popular hiking trail. The St. George News reports. The park is expecting around 25,000 visitors each day between July 4-7, park spokesperson Aly Baltrus told St. George News, explaining that higher visitation brings an increased risk of drunk drivers. “We practically become a small city each day,” she said. “Just […]

  • Woman dies in I-15 rollover in Southern Utah

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A rollover on Interstate 15 near Kolob Canyons left a woman dead after she was ejected from her truck Saturday afternoon. Officers and emergency responders were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover on southbound I-15 near mile marker 39 just south of New Harmony involving a Toyota pickup truck shortly before 1 p.m. The overturned pickup was located several feet off the roadway with the driver no longer in the vehicle, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jake Hicks […]

  • Police: Washington County man stabbed while defending dog from knife attack

    LA VERKIN, Utah — A La Verkin man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly stabbing a man and a dog. Christian McKusick, 27, was charged with 2nd-degree felony aggravated assault, 3rd-degree felony possession of a weapon by a category I person and class A misdemeanor aggravated animal cruelty. At the time of the incident, McKusick and the man were arguing, LaVerkin Police Sgt. Amber Crouse said, and during the verbal altercation, the suspect stabbed the dog with a knife. “The […]

  • Overheated car bursts into flames on I-15

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A car with an overheated engine burst into flames on Interstate 15 in Washington County Friday evening. The fire occurred at approximately 6 p.m. near the off-ramp of Exit 33 on northbound I-15 involving a gray 1999 Toyota Camry LE. To read the full story from St. George News, click here.

  • Car plunges 200 feet off bridge in the Gorge, driver missing

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — A suspect wanted in connection with an alleged sex offense with a minor in Hurricane fled from police Friday, and shortly after entering Arizona the man’s vehicle drove off a cliff and plunged hundreds of feet before crashing into the Virgin River. According to the St. George News. The incident began at 8 a.m. when Hurricane Police officers responded to a report of a sexual offense involving a man and a juvenile female, Hurricane Police officer Ken […]

  • Driver sent to hospital after car goes off 20-foot embankment in St. George

    ST. GEORGE — A woman was transported to the hospital after her car went off a 20-foot embankment and rolled Saturday afternoon. The St. George News reports. At 2:30 p.m. officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the single-vehicle crash on 2800 South just east of River Road involving a white Nissan passenger car. Responders arrived to find the car approximately 100 feet from the roadway on an embankment situated between two homes, St. George Police Officer Joe Deim said. A […]

  • House fire burns through home near Desert Hills High in St. George

    ST. GEORGE — A homeowner who suffered burns and smoke inhalation was transported to the hospital Friday after a fire broke out in the garage of a two-story home near Desert Hills High School, St. George News reports. Shortly after 1 p.m. firefighters and emergency personnel responded to a structure fire in the 3500 block of S. Price Hills Drive involving a two-story home where the large garage was on fire. “When we were dispatched, we were told there was […]

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