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Police searching for suspects after park vandalism in St. George

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 3, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are searching for suspects after a spike in vandalism at a St. George park. “The Dixie Downs area is popular lately and not in a good way in this instance,” said a Facebook post from St. George Police Department Friday. “Multiple graffiti incidents have kept our officers and Parks Department busy. We work closely with the Parks Department to address these concerns and keep our city looking great.”
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Jury finds Ivins man guilty of murdering his wife

ST. GEORGE —A 5th District Court jury deliberated less than an hour Thursday before finding 59-year-old Steven Timothy Smith guilty of the murder of his wife inside of their home in Ivins – a home the wife was moving out of on the day the incident took place. The jury...
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‘Unbelievable miracle’: Trooper describes multicar wreck on I-15 involving wrong-way driver

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — A six-vehicle crash followed by a three-vehicle crash that occurred on the Arizona stretch of southbound Interstate 15 Friday morning left traffic backed up for miles into the evening. Though a number of vehicles were totaled in the resulting mayhem, an Arizona trooper who responded to the incident called the lack of injuries involved a “miracle.”
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Traffic advisory: 11-mile backup in Virgin River Gorge after 6-vehicle crash

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Motorists on southbound Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge in Arizona are experiencing heavy delays Friday afternoon after a pileup crash slowed traffic to a crawl. The crash involved six vehicles at approximately 10:40 a.m. MST near milepost 12. Trooper Tom Callister with the Arizona...

Heritage Choir Christmas Concert With Vocal Point – Tonight and Tomorrow Only

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir will perform their annual Christmas Concert, “Wonder of Wonders” at Crimson Cliffs High School in Washington, Utah, with performances on Friday, December 3rd, and Saturday, December 4th at 7:30 PM with a 2 PM Saturday matinee. The choir will host Brigham Young University’s, VOCAL POINT,...

Washington Co. teacher retention rate at 73%, highest in Utah

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – The Washington County School District has the highest teacher retention rate in the state. It’s at 73% according to data from the Utah State Board of Education, while the average statewide is 53%. Becca Klein is a 5th-grade teacher at South Mesa Elementary in St. George. She’s been a teacher […]

Omicron COVID variant detected in Southern Utah

ST. GEORGE — The first person infected with the omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Utah, and they are a resident of Southern Utah. The news comes after the first indications that the omicron variant is more transmissible than the delta variant. The Utah Department of Health said...

December 2021 Independent & Zion Guide | Southern Utah News & Events

On the cover: Celebrity Concert Series – Take time to feed your soul. It’s A Wonderful Life from Kayenta to Cedar City. Celebrate Kristmas in Kayenta with Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Due West Christmas comes to DSU. MARA The Musical brings audiences to their feet. INSIDE: Opinion, Downtown...

Start well to end well, part 2

A contractor friend was telling me his employees’ wages have almost doubled in the past year. I asked if they were taking advantage of the windfall and setting aside money for a future slow down. He laughed and said that despite record wages, just as many were asking for Holiday advances on their paycheck as they always had. This comes as no surprise in a country where most tend to spend all that they make, whatever it is. This careless money management practice will inevitably lead to future foreclosures, repossessions, and financial struggles when the economy turns south again.

Police: 2nd suspect arrested in connection to ‘curb stomped’ victim caught on video in St. George

ST. GEORGE — The second of three men was arrested Friday for the alleged attack of a man who said he was “curb stomped,” police say. On Friday, 20-year-old Riggins Duke Smith was arrested in connection with the alleged attack that took place shortly after 4 a.m. on Oct. 24, in the area of 1002 N. 1900 E., just north of Red Hills Parkway involving a man who was reportedly jumped by three suspects during an altercation.

Police: 2 drivers transported to hospital after 1 blows through stop sign in St. George

ST. GEORGE — Two drivers were transported to the hospital on Thursday following a head-on crash on 300 North that took out a light pole and destroyed two vehicles. Shortly after 10 a.m. officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to the corner of 300 North and 500 West on a two-vehicle crash involving a copper-colored Nissan and a gray Infiniti, both single-occupant vehicles.

What’s on the Menu: Berries-n-Cream

ST. GEORGE — Local celebrity and foodie Sheldon Demke loves trying out new places to eat and discovering unique ways to approach tried-and-true dishes. In this episode of “What’s on the Menu,” Demke took Lukas Cox and LaRae Nelson from the Planet 105.1 morning show to check out one of the newest eateries in town, Berries-n-Cream.