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US states to meet at deadline on Colorado River drought plan

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 10:24am

With drought entering a second decade and reservoirs continuing to shrink, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.

Wife of slain Utah youth ranch counselor sues killer, his parents, ranch employees

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 8th - 1:16pm

The family of a youth ranch counselor beaten to death two years ago by a teenager at the Turn-About Ranch in Garfield County has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

After BYU student's death, Utah's universities work to improve campus mental health

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 8th - 12:33pm

A tragedy at Brigham Young University this week has opened up a conversation about mental health on campus.

Arrested man accused of threatening to shoot people in store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 7th - 6:29pm

A 26-year-old man from northern Utah has been arrested in southern Utah after authorities said they learned of alleged threats to shoot people at a Walmart store and commit suicide by cop.

Man trapped under car for 9 hours rescued in Iron County, flown to hospital

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Dec 7th - 1:43pm

A 24-year-old man was trapped under a car overnight before a passing motorist discovered him Thursday morning and called police.

'It just looked like a tornado had hit:' St. George beekeeper says vandals caused $10K in damage

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 6th - 7:33pm

A southern Utah beehive owner says he’s out at least $10,000 after likely vandals smashed through 15 of his beehive boxes sometime in the past couple of weeks.

From ‘offensive and hurtful’ to cultural pride, over 200 gather to offer opinions on ‘Redmen’ mascot

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Dec 6th - 11:18am

A crowd of more than 200 people gathered Tuesday night in Cedar High School’s auditorium, with more than three dozen people publicly voicing their opinions on whether Cedar High’s “Redmen” mascot should be changed.

With Division I potential on the horizon, Dixie State quickly calls up Paul Peterson from Snow College

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Dec 5th - 4:55pm

The past few weeks have been enough of a whirlwind to make Paul Peterson’s head spin.

Court battles, stalled legislation, new plans mark year since Trump slashed Utah monuments

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 5th - 7:22am

A year ago Tuesday, President Donald Trump with great fanfare and the state's top Republicans standing behind him, signed an order downsizing two Utah national monuments.

Storm helped Utah's snowpack, but more snow needed to end drought

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 4th - 3:12pm

Utah’s first snowstorm of the year helped the state snowpack get off to a solid start before winter officially begins, but experts say there’s a lot of snow left to fall before the state gets out of its drought.

27 of Utah's 29 counties experienced population growth in 2018, new estimate says

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Dec 4th - 1:41pm

Despite a decline in births and the rate of people moving to the state, Utah’s population continues to grow, according to a new estimate released Tuesday.

224 crashes statewide as Utah sees winter's first major snowstorm

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 11:25am

The Salt Lake and Utah valleys saw the first major snowfall of the season as much of the state turned into a winter wonderland Sunday morning.

Former small-town accountant in Utah charged with giving self a raise, overtime pay

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 2nd - 10:12am

The former accountant for the small southern Utah town of Apple Valley has been charged with giving herself unauthorized pay raises, overtime hours and severance pay, according to court records.

Man found dead in St. George after being reported missing

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 30th - 3:30pm

A man who went missing Sunday in the St. George area has been found dead, police said Friday.

Man accused of stealing from people in casinos arrested in Sevier County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 30th - 12:46pm

A Nevada man with a history of escaping custody was arrested in Redmond on a $500,000 warrant out of Las Vegas for failing to appear in court for sentencing.

Prosecutors fight Utah teen's attempt to have backpack-bomb case dismissed

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Nov 30th - 7:21am

Prosecutors are pushing back after a teen charged with bringing a backpack bomb to school in St. George asked a judge to toss the case.

What’s in a name? School committee to decide fate of Cedar High’s ‘Redmen’ mascot

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 29th - 10:47am

Should Cedar High’s mascot be changed?

Body of woman found in 1998 identified, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Nov 28th - 3:30pm

Two decades after a woman was found shot to death on the side of a road in southern Utah, investigators have identified the body, officials said Wednesday.

Here's how voter turnout varied in each of Utah's 29 counties

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 12:46pm

Voter turnout in 2018 was so significant, it almost mirrored presidential election numbers for much of the state.

Police seek help in finding endangered Washington City man

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Nov 27th - 10:02am

The Washington City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man who been missing since Friday and is considered endangered.