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'Super strawberry moon' to make luminary debut over southern Utah this week

'Super strawberry moon' to make luminary debut over southern Utah this week

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted June 24 - 8:41 a.m.

Celestial gazers will get a rare treat as the "strawberry moon," the lowest supermoon and the last one of the year – will make a three-day appearance starting Thursday night.
More than $680K of suspected meth found during 2 traffic stops in Washington City

More than $680K of suspected meth found during 2 traffic stops in Washington City

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted June 23 - 9:44 p.m.

Washington City officers recovered nearly 40 pounds of methamphetamine during two separate traffic stops just days apart, following a large seizure of heroin that was recovered less than two weeks ago.
All charges dropped in case against teen suspected in Mathis Park shooting in St. George

All charges dropped in case against teen suspected in Mathis Park shooting in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted June 2 - 8:27 a.m.

The case against the 18-year-old charged in the shooting reported two weeks ago at Mathis Park has been dismissed after the investigation yielded new information – information that has yet to be released by authorities.
Investigators seek public's help in determining origin of fire that damaged 5 homes in St. George

Investigators seek public's help in determining origin of fire that damaged 5 homes in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 27 - 8:37 a.m.

Fire officials are asking for the public's help to determine the origins of the recent blaze that burned five residential structures on Diagonal Street.
Traveling repair technician arrested in Washington County for allegedly trying to lure teen for sex

Traveling repair technician arrested in Washington County for allegedly trying to lure teen for sex

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted April 15 - 8:24 a.m.

A Las Vegas man is in jail in Washington County after task force agents caught him allegedly trying to lure a young girl to a prearranged meeting under the premise of performing a sexual act.
Catalytic converter thefts continue to rise; tips to protect yourself from this costly heist

Catalytic converter thefts continue to rise; tips to protect yourself from this costly heist

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted April 2 - 9:43 a.m.

The number of catalytic converter thefts has surged over the past year, as these devices full of precious metals are hot targets for thieves and can take only minutes to remove — but are costly to replace.
LaVerkin man sentenced for extorting teen with threats to post nude photos on internet

LaVerkin man sentenced for extorting teen with threats to post nude photos on internet

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted April 1 - 2:33 p.m.

A LaVerkin man was sentenced Tuesday on charges filed after he attempted to blackmail a 17-year-old by threatening to post nude images and videos of the girl on the internet – behavior the prosecutor described as "reprehensible."
Man found dead in apartment fire in St. George; joint investigation opened

Man found dead in apartment fire in St. George; joint investigation opened

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted March 17 - 7:04 a.m.

An older man died in a fire that broke out Tuesday night in an apartment off Bluff Street that brought more than a dozen fire engines, trucks and patrol vehicles to the scene of a blaze.
Judge describes southern Utah man's $850K fraud of elderly as 'terrifying narrative' during sentencing

Judge describes southern Utah man's $850K fraud of elderly as 'terrifying narrative' during sentencing

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted March 1 - 7:59 a.m.

A Kane County man who solicited money from elderly individuals by promising he was on the verge of receiving hundreds of millions of dollars was sentenced for his crimes Thursday.
Man surrenders to police after 3-hour standoff with SWAT in southern Utah

Man surrenders to police after 3-hour standoff with SWAT in southern Utah

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Feb. 10 - 8:40 a.m.

A man was taken into police custody Tuesday following a 4-hour incident near St. George that involved the SWAT team and multiple officers. The incident was set in motion the night before when officers responded to a report of a family fight.
Sheriff's office closes investigation on questions of fraud surrounding missing hiker in Zion

Sheriff's office closes investigation on questions of fraud surrounding missing hiker in Zion

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Jan. 29 - 5:04 p.m.

Authorities have found no evidence to support allegations of fraud in connection the rescue of a hiker who went missing in Zion National Park for nearly two weeks in 2020.
Kane County man pleads guilty for scheme that netted $860K from elderly victims

Kane County man pleads guilty for scheme that netted $860K from elderly victims

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Dec. 21 - 8:28 a.m.

A former Kane County man who allegedly solicited money from elderly individuals by promising he was on the verge of receiving hundreds of millions of dollars pleaded guilty to the charges during a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court.
5 face federal charges following attempt to steal ATM in Hurricane; 2 suspects at large

5 face federal charges following attempt to steal ATM in Hurricane; 2 suspects at large

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Nov. 4 - 10:14 a.m.

An unsuccessful attempt to steal an ATM from a bank in Hurricane in February has led to the indictment of seven suspects, five of whom are in custody, while two remain at large.
'100 Deadliest Days of Summer' deadlier this year with 40% hike in roadway deaths

'100 Deadliest Days of Summer' deadlier this year with 40% hike in roadway deaths

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 10:15 a.m.

Labor Day weekend marked the end of the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer,” and this year, there was a 40% spike in the number of traffic-related deaths along Utah’s roads.
Man found guilty of murder in St. George bar shooting sentenced to prison

Man found guilty of murder in St. George bar shooting sentenced to prison

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 11 - 10:14 a.m.

Bronson Joseph Flynn, 26, was sentenced to prison after a jury found him guilty of murder in the shooting death of 34-year-old Spencer Maluafiti Tafua at the One and Only bar in 2018.
Heavy rainfall coupled with Southern Utah geology spells sinkholes in St. George

Heavy rainfall coupled with Southern Utah geology spells sinkholes in St. George

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted Aug. 26 - 1:16 p.m.

In St. George, much of the rock is made up of the type of rock that is typically associated with catastrophic sinkhole formation, particularly in situations where there is an influx of rain, such as was the case Sunday.