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Lawsuits over monuments will stay in Washington, D.C., judge orders

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Sep 24th - 9:21pm

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has declined to move to Utah a pair of lawsuits fighting President Donald Trump's downsizing of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

St. George man arrested in connection with Lehi rape case

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 24th - 7:32pm

A St. George man was arrested Thursday in connection with the reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl near a high school in 2017, according to a jail report.

Panguitch Lake closed after harmful algal bloom detected

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 24th - 12:50pm

Health officials closed Panguitch Lake Monday after finding “extremely high” toxin levels from an algal bloom in the water.

Fire updates: No growth reported for Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires

Jacob Klopfenstein and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 9:28pm

Crews gained some ground Saturday on two huge wildfires raging in Utah County, but are preparing for a red flag warning day Sunday with gusting winds.

SUU president embarks on 170-mile 'Grand to Grand' run for campus child care center

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 8:24pm

On Sunday, Southern Utah University President Scott L. Wyatt embarked on a 170-mile, seven-day run through the Grand Canyon and culminates at the summit of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Fire updates: Pole Creek Fire surpasses 100K acres; Some fire evacuees return home

Jacob Klopfenstein and Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 10:00pm

Crews are gradually gaining control of two massive wildfires in Utah County that have been raging and threatening homes for several weeks.

Settlements reached in Native American foster care abuse cases against church

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:18pm

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct church foster care program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said.

Angels Landing reopens Saturday after severe storms caused flooding and rockfalls

Yvette Cruz, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:36pm

Angels Landing is set to reopen Saturday following a 2-month closure caused by severe storm damage, officials report.

Ivins residents prepare for extensive fight against planned 113-acre resort

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:16am

Ivins residents like Chris Haddad and Regina Roper moved to the small Southern Utah city to enjoy the peaceful vistas and starry skies, but as of late, they’re fighting a proposed resort with over 100 total buildings, including two hotels and many rental homes that they say would threaten their quiet way of life.

Senators call for audit of DSU as ‘concerned faculty’ seek investigation into violation of academic freedom

Joseph Witham, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:00am

Faculty at DSU and a group of Utah state senators are seeking an investigation into the school’s administration for the termination of tenured professors.

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:00am

The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month.

State: Lake Powell Pipeline decision provides 'clarity'

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:09pm

Critics of the planned Lake Powell Pipeline say a federal regulatory decision issued Thursday is a major setback for proponents of the project. The state Division of Water Resources says the decision simply provides clarity on the path going forward.

Interior Secretary Zinke to visit Zion National Park Monday

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:54pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will tour Utah’s iconic Zion National Park on Monday and get a close-up look at some of the $65 million worth of backlogged maintenance needs.

25th National Public Lands Day invites volunteers to clean up public lands, offers free admission to national parks

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:43am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, and events are being held across Southern Utah for the community to help clean up public lands.

Family of woman killed in Las Vegas shooting starts college fund for other victims' families

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:13pm

After their daughter died in the Las Vegas shooting, Chris and Debbie Davis, along with their other daughter Mynda Smith, wanted to help other youths who were affected by the massacre get to college.

Washington County backing Gov. Herbert’s petition over control of ‘roadless areas’ of national forests

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:26pm

The Washington County Commission on Tuesday weighed in on Gov. Gary Herbert’s petition to allow the state to control some areas of federal forestland.

Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:30pm

A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men.

Woman accused of trying to kill man with hammer pleads not guilty

Spencer Ricks, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:12am

Sasha Michelle Davis, a 21-year-old who is accused of attempting to kill a man with a hammer earlier this year, pleaded not guilty to her charges Tuesday.

Utah groups want to tank Nevada's groundwater pumping plan

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:23pm

Close to 60 organizations, government entities, tribes and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want a judge to review a plan associated with Nevada's desire to pump groundwater next to Utah.

Zion biologist advises livestock owners how to keep deadly pneumonia from spreading

Mikayla Shoup, St. George News  |  Posted Sep 16th - 4:50pm

Livestock owners and other concerned citizens gathered at Sunny Lee’s barn in Springdale to discuss the recent outbreak of a deadly strain of pneumonia in the Zion bighorn sheep population, and how to prevent it in the future.