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Washington City hopes to draw $1 billion ‘mega site’ investment with 800-acre annexation

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted May 17th - 8:19am

Last month Washington City annexed over 800 acres near the St. George Regional Airport with plans of creating a potential “mega site.”

New book examines 1870s photographs of John Wesley Powell expedition

Carter Williams,  |  Posted May 17th - 8:00am

A new book from a Utah author explores the photos taken by during a John Wesley Powell expedition and the story of the journey across southern Utah.

Price officials seize 14 slot machines, 3 coin pushers after gambling law change

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 16th - 11:02am

A loophole in Utah’s anti-gambling laws closed when a new law took effect this week.

Provo man drowns at Quail Creek State Park, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 15th - 3:43pm

A man drowned on Tuesday evening after he went fishing along the shore at Quail Creek State Park, authorities said.

More protection sought for rare poppy found in southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 14th - 3:04pm

Federal officials and environmentalists are working together to boost protection for a rare poppy that is only found in southern Utah.

LaVerkin man already facing weapons offenses charged with child sex abuse

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted May 13th - 7:03pm

A LaVerkin man charged Friday with numerous weapons violations is now facing additional charges for alleged sex abuse of a child.

I-15 detour for Arizona-Utah border project to begin May 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 9th - 11:11am

A lengthy detour of wide-load traffic on Interstate 15 for bridge resurfacing in northwestern Arizona’s Virgin River Gorge will begin May 29 and last a year.

Cedar City woman sentenced to prison after admitting to injuring, killing daughter in 2017

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 7th - 3:29pm

A southern Utah woman has been sentenced to prison after admitting to injuring and killing her young daughter in 2017, according to court documents.

Hike of the Week: Temple Quarry Trail is a family-friendly hike with historic views

Rhiannon Bent, KSL Contributor  |  Posted May 7th - 12:26pm

St. George's Temple Quarry Trail provides great views of the city without the congestion of other areas, like Pioneer Park.

Discovery of body in Emery County leads to homicide investigation, authorities say

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 6th - 11:48am

Authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found in Emery County last week, officials said.

Police: Man shot in Hurricane altercation was 'primary aggressor' in domestic dispute

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 6th - 11:21am

Police have arrested a man who they say was the “primary aggressor” in a shooting that took place last Saturday in Washington County — even though he was the person who was shot.

Dirt biker hospitalized in ‘extremely critical condition’ after crash in Apple Valley

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted May 5th - 7:52pm

A dirt bike rider was critically injured Saturday night after he crashed while riding in a remote area of Apple Valley.

Universities in southern Utah develop varied and focused entrepreneurship programs

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted May 5th - 2:37pm

Utah is moving towards its new “Silicon Slopes” identity, which has involved a sudden surge of “unicorn” startups and tech businesses. Southern Utah, unlike northern Utah, has been finding its own way to craft entrepreneurs.

Idaho man rescued after 4 days lost in Bryce Canyon

Yvette Cruz,  |  Posted May 3rd - 9:42pm

Crews on Friday rescued an Idaho man in Garfield County who had been lost for four days with no food and nearly no water.

Officials investigating after body found in Emery County

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 3rd - 6:56pm

Few details were available Friday about a body that was found in Emery County this week.

Hurricane man admits to moving from Michigan to Utah to entice underage girl for sex

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted May 1st - 8:39pm

A Washington County man has admitted to moving from Michigan to Utah and using Facebook in an attempt to entice an underage girl from Hildale to have sex with him, according to court documents.

5 best places to go canyoneering in Utah

Josh Allen, Contributor  |  Posted May 1st - 12:16pm

The Colorado Plateau (and Utah in general) hosts some of the best canyoneering in the world. The different landscapes in each area provide a unique terrain, ranging from short dry canyons, to full day (wet) adventures. Choose your canyon wisely.

Washington County authorities find body of missing woman

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 30th - 2:59pm

uthorities have located the body of a woman who went missing while camping in Southern Utah over the weekend.

Utah officials urge safety as above-average snowpack begins to melt

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 29th - 5:13pm

Authorities are warning recreationists to be alert near Utah’s rivers, creeks and streams as the temperatures start to rise and the above-average snowpack begins to melt.

25 injured, 5 arrested in brawl at southern Utah alternative school

Pat Reavy, KSL  |  Posted Apr 29th - 1:39pm

Five teenagers were booked into juvenile detention in St. George Sunday night following a large brawl at a youth treatment center, and more arrests were expected Monday.