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Police investigate suspicious death after altercation in St. George

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 2:21pm

Police are investigating a suspicious death Friday after they say some sort of altercation broke out overnight.

Sheriff's office asks for public's help in locating man last seen in Boulder

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 12:16pm

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who was reported missing Tuesday.

Excessive heat warning means cars can reach almost 200 degrees inside

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 11:30am

An excessive heat warning that went into effect Thursday for northwest Arizona and southern Nevada is warning of temperatures possibly reaching 115 degrees in some areas, which can translate to far hotter temperatures in enclosed vehicles.

Squat toilets, helicopters and $12K worth of toilet paper: How national parks deal with human waste from visitors

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:21pm

Getting the poop out of national parks takes a lot more work than you might think.

Bryce Canyon National Park to hire locals for park jobs through new program

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:00pm

If you live near Bryce Canyon National Park, you’ll soon have a chance to work there.

Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 5:15pm

A Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online had been bullied and didn't understand the severity of his actions, a psychologist testified in his court trial Wednesday.

Texting to 911 now available throughout Washington County

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jun 21st - 11:02am

The St. George Communications Center implemented a “text-to-911” program Wednesday, joining a handful of other counties across the state that make it possible for an individual to send a text message to summon help.

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 4:44pm

A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county's decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race.

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.