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Business owners wary of impact if Zion National Park restricts visitation

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:58am

Zion National Park has been working to draft a visitor use management plan since 2016. Many businesses in surrounding communities fear what will happen if visitor numbers are restricted.

Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after off-road crash in Washington County injures 2

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:45pm

Deputies arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence after his off-highway vehicle rolled in Washington County Monday, seriously injuring two passengers.

Pair of hawks attack 11 passersby on Dixie State campus

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:46am

An area on Dixie State University’s campus is temporarily closed off due to a pair of aggressive hawks that have been attacking people walking by.

Teen in St. George explosives case made bombs at home, prosecutors say

KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:04pm

Prosecutors say the teen accused of vandalism and bringing a bomb to school in Southern Utah was able to go under the radar for so long because he was able to do everything at home with supplies he already had.

Pesticide death causes Wayne County health clinic closure

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:13pm

A community health center was closed Monday as crews worked on cleaning a contaminated area after a person died from pesticide consumption Sunday night.

It’s not art, it’s vandalism: Graffiti found in Zion prompts reminder to 'leave no trace'

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:44am

A recent example of graffiti left on a rock face in Zion National Park has prompted park officials to remind visitors of the permanent impact of vandalism in Utah’s most-visited national park.

Man arrested, charged in slaying of St. George woman

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jun 16th - 9:58pm

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the slaying of a St. George woman last week.

Moab homeowners affected by fire waiting for 'all clear' to begin debris removal

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:45pm

Homeowners affected by the wildfire in Moab earlier this week would have spent their Saturday cleaning up what's left of their homes — but they can't.

Utah counselor pleads guilty to sexual activity with student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 4:00pm

A former school counselor in southwest Utah has admitted she engaged in sexual activity a decade ago with a then-high school student.

Utah town drops appeal of overhaul ordered in discrimination case

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:42pm

One of two towns on the Arizona-Utah border that was found to have discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect has dropped its appeal of a court-ordered overhaul of its government operations.

Sheriff's office offers $1K reward for information about the cause of Moab fire

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 7:01pm

Authorities on Friday said they are now offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads an arrest in connection with a fire that destroyed 10 homes Tuesday evening.

Petition started to rid Sand Hollow of swimmer’s itch, but can it be done?

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 15th - 12:21pm

A petition to remove the parasite responsible for swimmer’s itch from Sand Hollow State Park has been circulating through social media, prompting St. George News to determine if an eradication program is possible and if so, what that operation would look like.

Raspberry bushes spare rider's life when motorcycle plunges off cliff

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:48am

A rider was seriously injured and flown to the hospital Wednesday after he lost control of his motorcycle in Washington County.

8 Father's Day freebies, deals and events in Utah

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 15th - 10:17am

Sunday marks Father’s Day, which has been celebrated nationally since the 1970s. Here are some places to celebrate by scoring free stuff or deals.

Utah to get $140M for geothermal energy lab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 15th - 9:01am

The U.S. Department of Energy will give the University of Utah up to $140 million to support a research laboratory studying manmade geothermal energy.

'We'll live': Moab homeowners return to charred houses

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 7:00pm

As homeowners in Moab returned to their charred houses on Thursday, investigators were trying to figure out who sparked the brush fire that overtook 10 houses, and how.

Officials identify 71-year-old who drowned during Sand Hollow fishing trip

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 14th - 1:00pm

Officials identified a 71-year-old man from Nevada who drowned at Sand Hollow State Park Wednesday.

Death of St. George woman called suspicious

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Jun 14th - 12:50pm

St. George police are calling the death of a 33-year-old woman "suspicious."

'We got out of there with the clothes on our backs': 10 homes destroyed in Moab fire

Annie Knox and Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 13th - 10:25pm

Officials are seeking the public's help with the investigation of the human-caused fire that destroyed 10 homes in Moab. The blaze no longer poses a threat to houses, authorities say, but evacuation orders remain in effect for the area.

71-year-old man drowns at Sand Hollow during fishing trip

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Jun 13th - 9:39pm

A 71-year-old man from Nevada died at Sand Hollow State Park after drowning, officials said.