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Officials: 4 killed in San Juan County plane crash

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:33pm

The wreckage of a small plane has been found in eastern San Juan County in southeast Utah, officials said.

Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:29pm

Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or forced marriage under a proposal approved Friday by a panel of Utah lawmakers.

Man struck by lightning at St. George golf course

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:59pm

A 38-year-old man was struck by lightning at the Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George on Friday afternoon, officials confirmed.

St. George Police arrest man on human trafficking charges

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:43pm

A 24-year-old man was arrested in St. George Friday on human trafficking charges.

New arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock would add water sources for St. George

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:32am

Plans are in the works for a $10 million arsenic treatment plant near Gunlock that would provide more backup water sources for St. George.

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:54am

Navajos who once worried they'd have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a new settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States.

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:05pm

A British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, according to Nevada authorities.

Remembering Utah’s forgotten black pioneers

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:03pm

There’s plenty of black pioneer stories that remain either ambiguous or unknown. Despite their hardships, each forged an important role in Utah’s early communities.

Zion to temporarily close 13 cliffs to rock climbing to protect peregrine falcons

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:33pm

Zion National Park officials are once again temporarily closing several cliffs in the park to rock climbing to help protect peregrine falcons.

2nd defendant in Santa Clara murder case takes plea deal

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:12pm

Another plea deal has apparently been reached in the case involving the kidnapping and killing of a Santa Clara faher in 2016.

7 men charged in undercover underage sex sting

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:59pm

Numerous charges ranging from solicitation to commit child rape, to solicitation to commit child kidnapping were filed Thursday against a group of men arrested last week during an undercover sting.

Washington County detectives seek public’s help in possible homicide investigation

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:55am

Washington County Sheriff’s detectives investigating the death of a female found Aug. 25 near the Virgin River and later identified as an Oklahoma woman are seeking the public’s help.

No consolidation: All 5 of Utah’s wildfire dispatch centers to remain open

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:38am

After debating for more than a year on whether or not to consolidate three of Utah’s five interagency wildfire dispatch centers, officials have decided to keep all five open.

Charges: Man duped friends, others to invest in fake companies

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:21pm

Federal prosecutors say a Stansbury Park man hornswoggled neighbors, relatives and fellow churchgoers into investing thousands of dollars in his fake companies from 2013 to 2017.

3 Southern Utahns arrested in Mesquite for allegedly trafficking heroin, meth

Kimberly Scott, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:12pm

Police have arrested three Southern Utahns – two of whom were arrested in 2016 in connection with a Cedar City murder – for their alleged involvement in trafficking and selling heroin and crystal meth in Mesquite, Nevada.

Doomsday leader pleads guilty to child rape, abuse

McKenzie Romero, KSL  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 4:05pm

The purported leader of a doomsday cult pleaded guilty Wednesday to child rape and abuse.

Ron Paul to give keynote speech at Iron County GOP dinner; Mitt Romney to attend

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 1:15pm

Iron County Republicans now have not one but two former U.S. presidential candidates lined up to appear at their party’s annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner.

Cedar City man pleads not guilty in officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 12:22pm

A Utah man involved in an officer-involved shooting on Christmas Eve has pleaded not guilty.

Santa Clara-Ivins police come upon valuable sports collection, ask who owns it

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:09am

The Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department is seeking information that may help to locate the rightful owner of multiple sports collector items or any information pertaining to how the collection went missing in the first place.

Know how to kill invasive mussels? You could win $100K

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:59am

Federal officials are offering a $100,000 prize to find a way to kill invasive quagga and zebra mussels.