Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

'A massive jail complex in our backyard is insane': Iron County residents concerned with proposal

'A massive jail complex in our backyard is insane': Iron County residents concerned with proposal

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Nov. 24 - 7:59 p.m.

Several dozen residents attended Monday's regular meeting of the Iron County Commission, with many of them weighing in on the county's plans to replace the 34-year-old Iron County Jail, which officials say is the oldest county correctional facility in the state.
Cases moving forward separately for trio accused in St. George woman's death

Cases moving forward separately for trio accused in St. George woman's death

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 10:54 a.m.

Two of the three people accused of being involved in the death of Stevie Wilkerson have recently had their arraignments scheduled, while the third has already pleaded guilty to murder.
High-speed chase on I-15 from Hurricane to Cedar City ends with arrests

High-speed chase on I-15 from Hurricane to Cedar City ends with arrests

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Nov. 22 - 9:04 a.m.

Two people were arrested in Cedar City on Sunday following a high-speed chase that started in Hurricane and reportedly reached speeds up to 113 mph.
Juvenile dies in auto-pedestrian incident in Cedar City

Juvenile dies in auto-pedestrian incident in Cedar City

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 17 - 8:08 a.m.

A juvenile died after being struck by a vehicle late Thursday night in Cedar City.
Pickup truck rollover kills 1, injures another near Cedar City

Pickup truck rollover kills 1, injures another near Cedar City

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 13 - 8:04 a.m.

One man was killed and another man critically injured in a rollover north of Cedar City on Sunday morning.
Cedar City woman wonders if postcard delivered 53 years after postmark was a sign from her late mother

Cedar City woman wonders if postcard delivered 53 years after postmark was a sign from her late mother

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 10 - 10:07 a.m.

A Cedar City woman recently received a postcard in the mail from London, England, which wouldn't normally be exceptional, but in this case, the card arrived more than 50 years after it was originally mailed.
Woman, baby saved by seat belts in rollover down 200-foot embankment in southern Utah

Woman, baby saved by seat belts in rollover down 200-foot embankment in southern Utah

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 2 - 7:49 a.m.

A young mother and her 1-year-old son escaped serious injury when their vehicle went off state Route 20 and rolled down a steep embankment Wednesday afternoon.
With a flash flood watch issued, crews in Cedar City, Iron County work on clearing drainages

With a flash flood watch issued, crews in Cedar City, Iron County work on clearing drainages

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Aug. 31 - 7:46 a.m.

In anticipation of more rain and possibly more of the flooding that has devastated portions of Iron County, Cedar City and county officials have been working to clear drainages, channels, canals and ditches.
Enoch resident who lost cats in fire says flooding 2 days earlier may have saved her mother's life

Enoch resident who lost cats in fire says flooding 2 days earlier may have saved her mother's life

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Aug. 8 - 8:05 a.m.

An Enoch resident who lost at least 10 of her pet cats in a residential fire Tuesday afternoon says the fact that the house had experienced flooding two days earlier was a blessing.
Redmen redux? School board member wants Cedar High's historic mascot reinstated

Redmen redux? School board member wants Cedar High's historic mascot reinstated

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted June 17 - 11:03 a.m.

Are Cedar High School and the surrounding community ready to revisit the Redmen mascot issue?
Dump truck driver killed in Beaver Canyon crash

Dump truck driver killed in Beaver Canyon crash

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted May 21 - 10:45 a.m.

The driver of a dump truck was killed Thursday morning in a rollover crash in Beaver Canyon.
Fire destroys cabin home in Duck Creek Village; losses estimated at $2M

Fire destroys cabin home in Duck Creek Village; losses estimated at $2M

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted May 4 - 9:32 a.m.

A large cabin home in Duck Creek Village was destroyed in a structure fire late Sunday night.
Man shooting friend in back represents 2nd firearm-related injury in 2 days at Iron County range

Man shooting friend in back represents 2nd firearm-related injury in 2 days at Iron County range

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted April 7 - 8:10 a.m.

Authorities say a man accidentally shot his friend in the back while target shooting at the Iron County Shooting Range at the Three Peaks Recreation Area on Monday.
Iron County's metallic monolith now missing after being visited by weekend crowds

Iron County's metallic monolith now missing after being visited by weekend crowds

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted April 6 - 9:02 a.m.

The mysterious monolith that suddenly appeared in Iron County right before Easter weekend has since vanished, seemingly without a trace.
Another mysterious metal sculpture pops up, this time in Iron County

Another mysterious metal sculpture pops up, this time in Iron County

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted April 5 - 8:24 a.m.

Once again, a mysterious metal monolith has materialized in Utah. This time in Iron County.
Recent rescues at Sand Hollow Reservoir underscore importance of life jackets

Recent rescues at Sand Hollow Reservoir underscore importance of life jackets

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted March 30 - 9:01 a.m.

Two people were rescued from the chilly waters of Sand Hollow Reservoir on Monday afternoon when the personal watercraft they were riding on capsized.
Snowstorm causes havoc on Southern Utah roadways

Snowstorm causes havoc on Southern Utah roadways

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Dec. 29 - 6:59 a.m.

Monday's snowstorm wreaked havoc on Southern Utah roadways, with dozens of slideoffs and collisions reported.
Watercraft collision at Sand Hollow injures 3; 11-year-old in critical condition

Watercraft collision at Sand Hollow injures 3; 11-year-old in critical condition

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Oct. 6 - 9:48 a.m.

Three people were injured when two recreational watercraft collided during a family outing at Sand Hollow Reservoir Monday afternoon.
Man charged with aggravated murder of St. George woman

Man charged with aggravated murder of St. George woman

Jeff Richards, St. George News  |  Posted Sept. 30 - 1:32 p.m.

A man authorities suspected of involvement in the death of 26-year-old Stevie Shay Wilkerson of St. George has been charged with capital murder in connection with the case.