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No decision on German shepherd’s fate as negotiations continue

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:20pm

Prospects appear brighter for Champ, the German shepherd set to be euthanized for being aggressive toward police officers, after city officials met Thursday with family members of the dog’s owners and their attorney.

Memorial weekend: Skip the crowds at Zion National Park, check out these local haunts

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 9:45pm

If you're planning on visiting the Beehive State's southwest corner and would prefer to avoid crowded trails and long wait times, the Deseret News spoke to several natives and discovered some of the best local haunts.

Man charged with rape after allegedly sexually assaulting young girl in Washington County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 25th - 7:00pm

A man faces felony child rape charges after police say he sexually assaulted a young girl.

Appeals court upholds jealous Cedar City man's double murder conviction

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:51pm

An appeals court has upheld a pair of aggravated murder convictions against a Cedar City man who shot and killed his girlfriend and his friend in 2013 because he believed they were having an affair.

Beaver Mountain pot party results in felony charges

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 25th - 12:18pm

An April 20 party on the pavilion at Beaver Mountain Lodge that included marijuana joints being passed out to everyone who attended and six times more people than the event was licensed for has resulted in felony charges.

St. George enacts daytime watering ban

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:01am

As higher temperatures roll in, so too do the annual watering restrictions implemented by the city of St. George.

Alien aficionados to gather in Cedar City for Utah UFO Festival

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:00pm

If you’re into the supernatural, you should know that UFO culture isn’t alien to Utah.

Officials: Man dies after rock climbing fall in Washington County

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:21pm

A St. George man died Wednesday after falling 60 feet while rock climbing in a remote area of Washington County, officials said.

Woman in 'very critical condition' after I-15 rollover in Iron County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   May 24th - 12:16pm

A rollover on Interstate 15 in Iron County left two occupants injured after their SUV rolled multiple times late Tuesday night.

Crowds, delays expected at Zion National Park this weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 8:01am

U.S. officials say they're expecting record numbers of visitors to southern Utah's Zion National Park this holiday weekend that could have people waiting more than 45 minutes to enter the park and board shuttles.

Man dies after collision with commercial vehicle near Kanab

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 23rd - 1:24pm

A man died after crashing into a commercial vehicle while traveling on state Route 89 near Kanab Monday, officials said.

Man arrested for manslaughter for incident on Navajo Nation

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:14am

A man indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Indian country has been booked into the Davis County Jail.

Drought on tap to intensify over US Southwest

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 23rd - 11:01am

Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.

Woman dies after falling from Lake Powell cliff

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 23rd - 7:02am

An Arizona resident died in an emergency room after falling off a cliff in the Chains area into Lake Powell Tuesday, according to the National Park Service.

A tale of tortoises and transportation in Washington County

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:31pm

A bill by Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, would literally pave the way for a new northern corridor in Washington County to support the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area. That route, however, would impact a tortoise reserve.

Doomsday cult leader sent to prison for rape of a child

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   May 22nd - 5:44pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult who pleaded guilty in February to raping a child was sentenced Tuesday to a combined 26 years to life in prison.

Search and rescue crews anticipate busy summer for emergencies

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:49am

Search and rescue crews were called out for duty Monday in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It’s already their ninth rescue this year and that number will likely go much higher.

5 animal rights activists charged with pilfering pigs in Utah

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:05pm

Five California animal activists accused of stealing pigs from a farm in Beaver and talking about their actions on social media now face felony charges due in part to their own posts.

Euthanasia of aggressive St. George dog put on hold pending review

Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 2:03pm

A hearing officer's order for the euthanasia of a dog deemed to be dangerous after it acted aggressively toward police responding to a domestic dispute in St. George has been put on hold following a social media furor.

Springdale, UDOT officials celebrate completion of SR-9 reconstruction

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted   May 20th - 8:20pm

Town, county and state officials celebrated the end of roadwork through Springdale this week with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting that marked the completion of state Route 9’s reconstruction.