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Spontaneous combustion in porch planter likely caused house fire

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 10:14am

A structure fire in Littlefield, Arizona, spread quickly and destroyed a home Monday evening despite the quick response of firefighters from two fire departments. The suspected – and surprising – culprit of the fire was a basic chemical reaction: spontaneous combustion of peat moss in a planter on the porch of the home.

Group appeals to United Nations on 'human rights' violations at Bears Ears

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:00pm

Utah Dine Bikeyah leaders say grave robbing and looting of cultural artifacts at Bears Ears National Monument are human rights violations, and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues should intervene and stop ongoing management plans.

Body believed to be missing man found at bottom of Horseshoe Bend

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:53am

The body of what is believed to be a missing man was found at the bottom of the popular Horseshoe Bend overlook near Page, Arizona, Sunday afternoon.

Men want bumper sticker with racist message removed from Cedar City store

Nicole Vowell, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 7:23am

A bumper sticker with a controversial message sold at an El Ray Plaza smoke shop in Utah’s Dixie has some people boycotting the retailer and calling for the sticker to be removed.

Travelers find 2 mortar shells near Escalante

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 5:16pm

A bomb squad destroyed a pair of mortar shells travelers found Thursday in a remote area near the town of Escalante, officials said.

Man tried to kill father of girlfriend's son, charges say

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:01pm

A Cedar City man has been charged with attempting to murder the father of his girlfriend's son.

Cedar City woman wins international singing awards 2 years in a row

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:47pm

A Utah singer recently was named female vocalist and entertainer of the year by the North America Country Music Associations, International for the second year in a row.

Utah law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty remembered during trail ride

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:16pm

The Utah Peace Officer Association held its annual trail ride Saturday on the Fallen Peace Officers Trail near Moab.

Rainbow Bridge becomes world’s 4th international dark sky sanctuary

Faith Heaton Jolley,  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 3:22pm

Utah’s dark starry skies have once again received recognition after Rainbow Bridge National Monument was recently named an international dark sky sanctuary— making it only the fourth designation in the world.

Feud erupts between utility, 4 states including Utah, over Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:33am

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river.

Residency probe underway in San Juan commission race

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:03am

San Juan County asked a candidate for the San Juan Commission and chairman of Utah Dine Bikeyah's board to give proof of residency to remain on the ballot. The probe is a result of a complaint by a resident that Willie Grayeyes does not live there.

2 charged with forging signatures on Medicaid expansion ballot petition

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:42pm

Two men accused of forging signatures to get Medicaid expansion on the November ballot have been charged.

Toddler dies in San Juan County fire

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Apr 18th - 2:52pm

A 2-year-old boy died after a fire broke out in the bedroom he was napping in Saturday, authorities said.

St. George couple charged with luring, beating man

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 17th - 9:40am

A St. George couple were charged Monday with luring a man to an isolated area and then beating him "within an inch of his life."

National parks vs monuments: What’s the difference?

Connor Richards,  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 3:45pm

With a proposal to shift Grand Staircase Escalate National Monument to a national park, here is everything you need to know about the differences between the two.

Dirt biker in critical condition following crash at Sand Hollow

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted   Apr 16th - 8:38am

A man is in critical condition after he and a fellow dirt bike rider crashed into each other in Sand Hollow State Park Saturday evening.

Officials: 2 arrested in Cedar City after man says they tied him up, beat him with hammer

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 8:26pm

A man and woman were arrested Sunday in connection with a St. George aggravated assault case after a man told police they tied him up and beat him with a hammer.

Children injured in Salina ATV accident released from hospital

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 8:01pm

Police report two 12-year-olds, injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday, have been released from hospitals and are "doing well."

Motorcyclist injured after flying through back window of SUV in collision near St. George

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 5:33pm

A motorcycle driver who flew through the back window of an SUV and ended up inside the vehicle in a crash early Friday is expected to survive, according to police.

Idaho teenager killed in motorcycle crash, authorities say

Jordan Ormond,  |  Posted   Apr 15th - 10:38am

The young man killed in a motorcycle crash in Kane Creek Friday has been identified as a 15-year-old from Idaho.