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A look at how Best Friends Animal Sanctuary came to call Utah 'home'

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 7:44am

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, home to 1,600 formerly homeless animals, seems to fit effortlessly within the terrain of southern Utah. Here's how the 3,700-acre property became part of the vibrant history of Angel Canyon.

Lightning blasts hole through roof of home in southern Utah

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:44pm

Kristen Stocks was asleep in her home early Monday morning when she heard what she said sounded like a bomb exploding.

A new state park at Grand Staircase?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:23pm

A group of lawmakers have discussed pursuing the creation of a state park within the boundaries of the former Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

No injuries reported after plane carrying 5 people crashes in Hurricane

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 21st - 3:55pm

A small plane carrying five people from Hurricane to Salt Lake City went down in a residential area Sunday, but no injuries have been reported.

Rock fall at Arches National Park leaves 2 injured, officials say

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:05pm

A rock fall in Arches National Park left two people with minor injuries Friday, officials said.

California couple arrested in Utah for creating, using counterfeit $100 bills

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 19th - 5:14pm

Police arrested a California couple earlier this week for allegedly producing and using counterfeit $100 bills.

Are remains found near Utah-Arizona border missing Utah couple?

Andrew Adams, KSL TV and Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:41am

A Utah family was waiting to hear Friday if the remains of two bodies found near the Utah-Arizona border belong to a couple missing since the beginning of the year.

Wildfires burned 485,989 acres in Utah this year — more than double for 2017

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:45pm

The total number of wildfires reported in Utah this year was 1,314, according to state fire officials.

3-year-old boy missing in St. George found safe, police say

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com and Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 12:46pm

A 3-year-old boy who went missing in St. George Wednesday night has been found safe, police said.

'We're hoping for smaller storms': Washington County advancing flood prevention project

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:44pm

Workers have dug thousands of meters of storm drainage ditches around Washington County's Dammeron Valley in an effort to stop another flash flood from ravaging the community.

Teen admits to causing a catastrophe in connection to Moab fire

Ashley Imlay  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:22am

A 17-year-old admitted in court Tuesday to causing a catastrophe in connection with the Cinema Court Fire that burned eight Moab homes in June.

Here are the 2018 Utah candidates running for Senate, Congress

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 7:01pm

While many ballots have already been sent out, Utahns still have three weeks until the 2018 general election. Here's a look at the candidates and their platforms in the Senate and House of Representatives.

Woman killed, man in critical condition after head-on crash in Washington County

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:23am

A woman was killed and a man is in "extremely critical condition" after a head-on crash on state Route 18 near Veyo in Washington County Tuesday, officials said.

Responders spend 7 hours searching for hunter who accidentally called them

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 16th - 8:48am

A hunter who accidentally called the Iron County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team kicked off a seven-hour manhunt for him involving a helicopter Friday.

Utah governor declares state of emergency due to drought

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Oct 15th - 6:32pm

All of Utah's 29 counties are experiencing some level of drought, leading Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to declare a state of emergency on Monday.

2 arrested when DUI stop turns into high-speed pursuit in Springdale

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:45am

Two men were arrested Saturday night after leading officers on a high-speed chase on state Route 9 in Springdale, an incident set in motion when the driver was allegedly spotted staggering out of a restaurant minutes before.

Longtime Emery County Sheriff Lamar Guymon dies

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Oct 14th - 6:18pm

Retired longtime Emery County Sheriff Lamar E. Guymon died last Friday after struggling with complications from a heart attack several months ago. He was 71.

Torrey council meeting evacuated after resident spills chemical during meeting, county officials say

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 12th - 1:01pm

A man was arrested after county officials say he created a hazmat situation when he brought a toxic substance to a town hall meeting Thursday night.

Cedar City couple suspected in death of 2-year-old captured in Washington state

Tracie Sullivan, St. George News  |  Posted Oct 12th - 9:01am

A Cedar City couple was arrested Thursday in Washington state for their alleged role in the homicide of a 2-year-old boy.

Arizona man sent to prison in 2016 killing of youth ranch counselor

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 11th - 9:42pm

An Arizona man has been ordered to serve at least five years and up to life in prison for beating to death a counselor at a Utah rehabilitative youth ranch when he was 17 and battling drug addiction.