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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Hurricane man booked into jail after alleged fraud using family member’s phone

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A Hurricane man has been booked into jail after allegedly using an older family member's phone and PayPal account to defraud her out of more than $900.

Man facing felony charges after residential burglary in St. George

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A man is facing felony charges after a residential burglary in St. George.

Crews assist woman who fell while canyoneering in Granary Canyon

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Grand County search and rescue crews assisted a woman who fell while canyoneering in Granary Canyon near Moab. 

Bill introduced to change name of Dixie State University

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The Utah State Legislature has introduced a bill to formally change Dixie State University's name.

Dixie State University trustees recommend dropping ‘Dixie’ from name

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Dixie State University's board of trustees agreed Monday to recommend removing the name "Dixie" from the university's name.

DWR warns hunters, residents of fatal rabbit disease detected in northeast Utah

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After being confirmed in southern Utah in June, rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHDV-2) has now been confirmed in wild rabbit populations in northeastern Utah as well.

SWAT paged in St. George after 911 open line call

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A SWAT team was paged in St. George overnight after a 911 call was made and the the line left open. 

San Juan County Sheriff releases lineup of ‘suspects’ after disappearance of monolith

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San Juan County Sheriff's Office has released a lineup of "suspects" following the disappearance of a stainless steel monolith in Utah's Red Rock country.

11-year-old boy dies in watercraft accident at Sand Hollow State Park

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An 11-year-old Arizona boy is dead following a personal watercraft incident at Sand Hollow State Park near St. George on Monday.

2 suspects in custody in homicide of St. George woman

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The Iron County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday two suspects are in custody following the homicide of a 26-year-old St. George woman.

Zion National Park South Campground to reopen Sunday

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The Zion National Park south campground will reopen Sunday after closing as part of its pandemic response plan. 

Groundbreakings announced for 2 Utah LDS Temples

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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Taylorsville Utah Temple and the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.

Dixie State Athletics postpones 2020 football season

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Dixie State Athletics has postponed its 2020 season, officials announced Wednesday. 

Semi crash blocks NB I-15 traffic headed for Utah near Virgin River Gorge

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Northbound Interstate 15 traffic coming to Utah has been blocked Saturday morning and afternoon after a semi pulling two trailers crashed above the Virgin River Gorge near Littlefield, Arizona.

Ten Washington County mayors, 2 commissioners sign pro-mask declaration

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A group of 10 Washington County mayors and two commissioners has signed a declaration endorsing the wearing of face masks in public as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Former Kane County resident charged in alleged financial fraud scheme

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A former Kane County resident, who solicited money from victims with fraudulent promises that he was on the verge of receiving hundreds of millions of dollars and would be able to pay a large return on their investment, will be arraigned Thursday morning in federal court in St. George.

Zion National Park officials seek tips in vandalism case

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Officials at Zion National Park are asking for tips after discovering vandalism to several rock features.

Man in critical condition after rollover on SR-7 in St. George

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A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after a rollover crash Thursday afternoon on state Route 7 in St. George.

Update: Turkey Farm Road Fire in Washington County still 0% contained

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The Turkey Farm Road Fire that broke out Monday night three miles west of Washington City is now estimated at 11,993 acres and is still 0% contained.

Washington County crews undertake 7-hour rescue after hiker bitten by rattlesnake

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Washington County crews undertook a seven-hour rescue after a hiker was bitten by a rattlesnake. 

Elderly couple killed in St. George single-vehicle crash

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An elderly couple were killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash in St. George. 

Washington County Search and Rescue crews respond to 5 call outs in one day

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Washington County Search and Rescue crews responded to five call outs Sunday, including one in which a mountain biker passed away. 

Utah Shakespeare Festival cancels 2020 season

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The Utah Shakespeare Festival announced Tuesday it will cancel its 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boaters warned of thunderstorms approaching southwest Utah Sunday

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Boaters on Lake Powell and other lakes in southern Utah are being warned of thunderstorms approaching Sunday afternoon. 

Zion National Park to reopen select areas May 13

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Zion National Park has announced it will reopen select areas of the 229 square mile park starting May 13.