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Health officials report 12th case of E. coli in Hildale

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:12pm

There are now 12 confirmed cases of E. Coli in Hildale, Utah health officials reported last week. The E. Coli outbreak started at the beginning of July, and two children have died from contamination.

Arizona man killed in St. George rollover crash

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:28pm

An Arizona man was killed on state Route 7 east of St. George Wednesday morning in a rollover accident.

Arizona man gets 68 years in prison in Nevada standoff case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:51pm

A federal judge sentenced a Phoenix man Wednesday to 68 years in prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near the Nevada ranch of anti-government activist Cliven Bundy three years ago.

Man charged in igniting massive Brian Head wildfire

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:26pm

Utah prosecutors have charged a man accused of accidentally sparking a massive wildfire that forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month and cost about $34 million to fight.

St. George home flooded by vandals

Mary Richards  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:32pm

A home for sale was heavily damaged by water after someone dragged in garden hoses, turned on all the faucets and left the water running throughout the house.

Zion trail closed by mudslide to be repaired with $1M grant

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:31am

A popular Zion National Park trail closed by a large mudslide several years ago will get be repaired with a $1 million grant.

Golden eagle released in honor of firefighters who fought Brian Head Fire

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:13pm

The Brian Head Fire is at 95 percent containment and no longer threatening any structures. Firefighters are being credited for doing an amazing job keeping the flames away from hundreds of others. On Friday, a special dedication was held for them.

Teen charged in fatal prom night crash agrees to transfer to adult court

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:35pm

An 18-year-old boy facing charges for a car crash that killed two of his friends after prom agreed Friday to have his case transferred to the adult system, where he is expected to take a plea deal.

Marriage and workouts: Program helps couple improve their health and marriage

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:34pm

Intermountain LiVe Well program helps couple improve their health and their marriage.

San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:16pm

San Juan County commissioners are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the southeastern Utah county's commission and school board election districts because they're unconstitutional.

Washington County rolls out multi-agency effort to bust cycle of poverty

Julie Applegate, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:00am

A coalition of public, private and government organizations is aiming to break the cycle of poverty in Washington County.

Use your head — and a helmet — on OHVs, experts warn

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:01pm

Dr. Toby Enniss says easily preventable injuries related to off-highway vehicle accidents are becoming a common sight at the University of Utah Trauma Center.

Judge: San Juan County election maps must be redrawn again

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 4:50pm

The boundaries of election districts in San Juan County are unconstitutional and violate the rights of Native Americans who make up roughly half the southeastern Utah county's population, a federal judge has ruled for the second time.

Police: 15-year-old shoots, injures his stepsister, 13, in Garfield County

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:58pm

A Garfield County teen is in juvenile detention and his teenage stepsister in the hospital following a weekend shooting.

Polygamous towns appealing overhaul of their operations

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:48pm

A polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah border is appealing an overhaul of its government operations that was ordered in response to a verdict that found nonbelievers were denied police protection, building permits and water hookups on the basis of religion.

EPA administrator in Utah to get input on water rule, other regulations

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:44am

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt toured a Park City ranch on Tuesday and met with Gov. Gary Herbert and others in a multi-state tour to gather feedback on a controversial water rule adopted two years ago that critics said was too broad and vague.

This is what Zion National Park might do to solve overcrowding issues; how to comment

Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 8:03pm

Zion National Park, has reached the next step in its current Visitor Use Management Plan effort to address the crushing increase in visitation it has experienced the last 10 years, proposing an online reservation system as part of the solution.

Damage from Brian Head Fire not done yet

Alison Berg  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 6:24pm

After burning for more than a month, destroying more than a dozen homes and covering about 72,000 acres, the Brian Head Fire is 95 percent contained, fire officials said Tuesday.

Attorney: Mother in shocking abuse case pleads guilty to spare children further pain

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 1:12pm

A Toquerville mother accused of severely abusing her 12-year-old son, including locking him in a bathroom for a year, pleaded guilty as charged Tuesday to spare her children a painful trial and to hopefully see them again someday, her attorney said.

Trial date set for captured polygamous sect leader

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 18th - 8:47am

A federal court is setting a trial date for a Utah polygamous sect leader captured after nearly a year on the run.