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Judge rejects cult leader's request to withdraw guilty plea

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:41pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult wants to withdraw his guilty plea.

Audio: 911 dispatcher helps bystander save St. George girl in near drowning

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:28pm

Audio of a brief 911 call includes a dispatcher talking a caller through lifesaving measures after a girl nearly drowned in St. George last week.

Crews remove 1970s pickup that mysteriously ended up in Colorado River

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:10pm

Local and state officials are investigating how an older pickup truck ended up in the Colorado River in Moab. It was removed from the river Friday when it was determined to be a water hazard.

SUU student aviators take to the skies to help law enforcement

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:05pm

Southern Utah University’s aviation program is setting the benchmark for aerial support assistance programs across the country as students take to the skies sporting night-vision technology when calls go out for help.

Disgruntled arborist chopped down Springdale trees he planted, police say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:55pm

After a yearlong investigation, the former arborist for Springdale has been arrested and accused of cutting down more than a dozen trees around the town's hall and causing more than $10,000 in damage to town property in an apparent disgruntled rage.

Gust blows shed 50 feet in Home Depot parking lot, pinning girl underneath

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:24am

A teenage girl was sent to the hospital after becoming trapped underneath a storage shed that landed on her during an apparent microburst in Washington City Sunday afternoon.

Police: Colorado home invasion suspects arrested in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 9:51pm

Utah authorities arrested a couple sought in an armed home invasion in Greeley, Colorado, but not before one suspect bolted from a motel room and hid in a parked car.

Utah launching 1st comprehensive planning effort for Green, Colorado rivers

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 4:39pm

The sovereign, state-owned land sections of the Colorado and Green rivers as they flow through Utah are part of a first-ever comprehensive planning process designed to protect navigation, fish and wildlife habitat, water quality and recreation.

6-year-old St. George girl back home after near drowning

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:51pm

A 6-year-old St. George girl who nearly drowned returned home Friday.

Polygamous town contractor must pay $200K child-labor case

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 3:32pm

A Utah contractor with ties to a polygamous group must pay $200,000 in back wages to children who were forced to pick pecans for long hours in the cold without pay, after a U.S. appeals court upheld a ruling on this week.

Protest, lawsuit challenge ‘ignominious’ cellphone tower location

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 12:17pm

Protesting a planned cellphone tower, concerned homeowners braved the rain Thursday to hold picket signs and proclaim "No Verizon on our horizon."

Construction begins on $2M inmate housing facility at Purgatory

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 11:31am

Purgatory Correctional Facility will be getting a new addition as construction begins on a low-security, work-crew building replacing dilapidated modular structures that are 16 years out of date.

Feral cats make Western Governor's list of invasive species

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 16th - 10:34am

Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states.

1 dead in crash near Hurricane

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 6:01pm

A driver has died in a car accident on state Route 59.

Girl hospitalized after having nose bitten off by dog, police say

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 2:26pm

A 7-year-old girl is recovering at a Salt Lake City hospital after the end of her nose was bitten off by a dog while she was playing at a friend’s home, police said.

Trapped passenger goes into labor during Cedar City crash

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 11:11am

A woman who reportedly went into labor during a traffic accident and was briefly trapped inside the car was freed by first responders and taken to the hospital Tuesday

Police: Bystanders save child from drowning at St. George clubhouse pool

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 12:31pm

A six-year-old girl had a close call with drowning Tuesday while swimming at a pool at an apartment complex in St. George.

An on-the-scene look at Utah students participating in nationwide walkout

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Mar 14th - 11:52am

Students and teachers are staging protests across the state and country Wednesday on the one-month anniversary of the fatal Parkland, Florida school shooting.

BLM sets meetings on new monument management plans

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Mar 13th - 7:44am

The Bureau of Land Management scheduled four meetings in late March to give the public a chance to weigh in on a new monument management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments that were downsized in December.

Zion shuttle: Why it was remarkable for national parks

Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 10:15am

At the grand opening of the Zion National Park transportation system on May 26, 2000, the program noted that the park was going “back to the future,” not because park managers wanted to emulate Marty McFly or because they were even fans of the popular 1980s movie trilogy.