St. George man killed by suspected drunk, distracted driver on I-15
ST. GEORGE, Utah (KUTV) — A St. George man is dead after his family said he was hit by a drunk and distracted driver. Kristie Thomas recalls getting a text from her sister. Her dad, 78-year-old Hilmer Carter, had just bought a new car, so he pulled off to the side of the road to adjust some of the features.
Justice Served in La Verkin Assault Case: Beyond the Courtroom to Survivor Recovery
In the small town of La Verkin, the sentencing of 29-year-old Raymond Kapongo marks a significant moment for the community and, most importantly, for the survivors of his heinous acts. Kapongo was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to two second-degree felony counts of forcible sexual abuse against two women last year. The legal resolution came after a plea deal that led to the dismissal of three additional charges, including first-degree felony rape. This case's closure brings to light not just the local event but also the broader phenomenon of the role that legal resolution plays in the healing process of survivors of sexual assault.
HedgeHog Electric’s 2023 Christmas Lights Spectacular is Here!
It’s the time of year again in St. George were going for a Christmas lights drive is a common thing to do. The best way to do that is to check out HedgeHog Electric’s 2023 Christmas Lights Spectacular. This is a list compiled by HedgeHog Electric that has several houses to visit in three categories. There are 15 houses to visit in the spectacular light display category, seven houses to see in the lights and music display category, and seven in the community submitted category.
Special Pearl Harbor Event in St. George to Honor 82 Years of Sacrifices
The American Legion will host a special ceremony to honor the over 2,400 who were killed in the Pearl Harbor attack in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. The event itself will take place on December 7, 2023, at Tonaquint Cemetery. The ceremony is only expected to last a few minutes...
Light The Night – Tradition Brings Community Together In St. George, Utah
Light The Night – Tradition Brings Community Together In St. George, Utah. Bask in the glow of the holiday season at the St. George Art Museum during the annual Light the Night event on Dec. 8 from 6 PM to 8 PM. Free and open to the public, this luminary festival is intended to mark the upcoming Winter solstice and coincides with the opening of two new exhibits in the museum.
Damage to 24 Inch Water Pipe Leads to Problems for La Verkin Residents
A 24-inch pipe that serves water to residents in La Verkin was seriously damaged by State Route 17 on December 1, starting an extensive repair process. The damage to the pipeline reportedly took water away from select La Verkin residents for a few hours. While water is now accessible at said homes, the pressure is much lower than what it was before.
What’s Up Down South Economic Summit
St. George Area Economic Development is proud to present our 28th Annual “What’s Up Down South” Economic Summit. Join us on Thursday, January 11, 2024 for Southern Utah’s largest business gathering. This event is designed to provide you with all the business information you need to help plan for the year ahead. The summit includes inspirational keynote speakers, informational breakout sessions led by industry experts, and valuable information to keep you up-to-date on “What is Up Down South” in Utah.
UT program aims to help first responders through horsemanship
A new program in Utah wants to help first responders learn to recognize and work through their traumatic life events through horsemanship. This coming Saturday, Rein in Response will be holding its first official and free kickoff event in La Verkin. Taylor Graff, owner of Rein in Response, said sessions...
6 Deadly Mistakes Utahns Need to Avoid on The Road
We're not learning from our mistakes. And that needs to change. The St. George Police Department keeps seeing deadly mistakes that cost lives. As we head into the Christmas season, there are some things we should be mindful of. Southern Utahns on average don't get into more accidents than any...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of hurricane, UT Need You!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near hurricane.
Sunny & mild today; Stormy later this week
It doesn't feel like December! High pressure will keep it mild & dry through tomorrow with valley inversions developing. A series of storms will bring rain, snow, & better air quality later this week. SALT LAKE CITY. Tuesday: Sunny. Highs: Low 50s. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows: Lower 30s. ST....
Weekly Safety Report: Rollover, Ravine Accident, Fire Incidents Hit Hurricane, Utah
This week in Hurricane, Utah, there were several incidents that required emergency response. These incidents included a rollover crash near Sand Hollow Reservoir, a minivan rolling into a ravine, a mother being critically burned in a fire while saving her children, and a fire caused by a space heater in a home.
Weekly Safety Report: Woman Followed on Run, Missing Elderly Man in St. George
Two incidents occurred in St. George, Utah this week. In the first incident, a woman was followed by an unknown car while on her morning run. She sought refuge at a stranger's home and the encounter was captured on video cameras. The second incident involved a 76-year-old man who went missing after leaving his residence. A Silver Alert was issued for him, but it has since been canceled.
Magnitude 3.9 earthquake and aftershock 'widely felt' in southern Utah
In the early hours of Friday morning, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake rattled areas of Cedar City and Hurricane, with experts reporting the quake was "widely felt."
Have You Experienced the Culinary Delight at Noodles & Dumplings Co.?
My taste buds were taken on a delightful journey at Noodles & Dumplings Co. The beef chile pan-fried dumplings and fish soup dumplings were a revelation, each bite bursting with flavor. I also had the chance to try the zucchini/egg bun, a pork bun, and chicken noodles. The buns were incredibly fluffy, and the dipping sauces, a soy sauce-based one and a spicy oil sauce, were well-balanced and complemented the buns perfectly.
The gas price fluctuate between $3.49 and $3.69 in Washington as of 2023-12-03. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.243, a week ago the price is $3.253 , according to AAA.
Meet Asher Anderson: the vibrant force behind Birds Aren’t Real Club and academic involvement
Front and center, you see a guy holding a Birds Aren’t Real sign in the student section of sports games. He’s one of the loudest fans at the games, hyping up his peers around him as he creates a fun environment for others. Who is this school-spirited student?
2023 Fundraiser of the Year: Kristi Nelson
It takes a lot of time, effort and dedication to lead an organization through difficult times and toward a greater future. That’s what Kristi Nelson — chief philanthropy officer at Childhaven, a nonprofit focused on addressing childhood trauma, and winner of NonProfit PRO’s 2023 Fundraiser of the Year Award — has embodied since she joined the organization six years ago.
Leaders, ex-FLDS insiders applaud efforts to support those leaving polygamist communities
ST. GEORGE — Those who choose to exit polygamous communities frequently rely upon the assistance of outsiders. "It is because of the kindness of some very good people … that my kids were able to escape," said Jeff Black, one of the featured speakers at Holding Out HELP's annual fundraiser in St. George earlier this month.
“Like Being in a Hallmark Movie”, Winterfest in La Verkin
I love a good Christmas parade with cars and floats lit up with Christmas lights. There is one happening this weekend as part of Winterfest in La Verkin. The parade is Saturday, December 2nd at 6 p.m. and begins at 481 N Main St and runs south to the end of Main. Even better, it ends with fireworks.