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In May, the city of St. George initiated an ordinance for residents that limits outdoor watering from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Data from the last 2 months show that most people are watering their lawns between 4:00 and 6:00 a.m. Because of this, there is a large drop in water pressure causing water coverage from sprinklers to be less effective.

St. George woman found dead in suspected homicide.
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  Authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the death of a St. George woman last week.

St. George police say 28-year-old Kevin Ray Mcatlin was taken into custody Saturday in the Moab area on suspicion of murder.

A 16-year-old is facing attempted murder and other charges after prosecutors say he tried to ignite an explosive device in a backpack at his southern Utah high school.

The teen also was charged Monday in juvenile court in St. George with misdemeanor graffiti and abuse of a flag for allegedly cutting up an American flag and spray-painting words including "ISIS" on a wall at a different high school in nearby Hurricane.

St. George, Utah.  Population grew 4% last year.
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The southwest Utah city of St. George has become the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan area, while rural Uintah County in the northeast corner of the state is among places that lost the greatest percentage of its population.

U.S. Census data released Thursday also puts the Provo-Orem area at No. 8 on the national growth chart.

Pine View High School in St. George, UT.
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Police in southern Utah confirm additional charges are pending against a teenage student accused of bringing a homemade bomb to his high school in St. George.

The unidentified teen was arrested Monday night on weapons-related charges after the discovery of the explosive device sending smoke from a backpack forced an evacuation of Pine View High School.

Law enforcement authorities in southern Utah are accusing a Las Vegas man of forcing a woman into prostitution.

24-year-old Jerome Devon McFadden was arrested Friday in St. George on charges of exploiting prostitution, human trafficking and interfering with an arrest.

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The upswing in construction southern Utah comes with mostly positive economic benefits to the community, but there is a downside: the corresponding increase in job-site burglaries. 

Clyde Companies, teaming up with Blue Diamond Capital and Merrill Trust Group of Atlanta, have their eyes on a 3,300-acre community in St. George.
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Developers in southern Utah have unveiled plans for a master-planned community along the Arizona line they say would be one of the largest ever built in the state.

The 3,350-acre Desert Color development would be made up of four main land-use districts with housing, shopping, schools, parks, hiking trails and artificial lakes on the southern edge of St. George just east of U.S. Interstate 15.

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The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 90-year-old female whose body was found on Wednesday buried under a large amount of coal in her home’s coal bin in Panguitch.

Logo for the Tour of Utah cycling race
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The 2018 Tour of Utah pro cycling race will start in St. George and end in Park City.

The race's managing director John Kimball says the St. George start is the tour's southernmost beginning point in its 14-year history.

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The U.S. Department of Education has closed an investigation into whether Utah's Dixie State University mishandled a former student's sexual harassment complaint.

U.S. Department of Education press secretary Liz Hill confirmed in a statement Thursday that the Department's Office of Civil Rights closed its investigation into the school.

More Bike Shares Coming To Logan, St. George

Nov 15, 2017
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Members of a Logan committee working to bring a bike share to the city hope to complete their project by Earth Day 2018. Bike shares allow residents to pay a small fee to rent a bicycle, which they can pick up and drop off at any of the bike sharing stations in the city.

Every year Utahns celebrate Pioneer Day with rodeos, parades and barbeques. This year, there’s an extra celebration in downtown St. George where the city is celebrating the reopening of a historic pioneer building, which used to be the Washington County’s Courthouse.

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More than 200 parents with toddlers marched on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Their purpose? Raise awareness about babies.

Young Adults Bike To S. Utah To Promote Affordable Housing

Jul 8, 2016


  A team of cyclists pedaled into St. George Thursday as part of a journey across the United States to promote affordable housing and do a service project on Friday.

 

Utah's 2nd Medical School Expected To Open In 2017

Jun 22, 2016
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Nearly 80 percent of Utah's counties are facing a medical-professional shortage, making the state the third worst in the country for the doctor-to-patient ratio. The state’s second medical school will open in August 2017 in Ivins, Utah, with the hope to address the statistic.

St. George Public Transit Seeks Public Opinion

May 24, 2016
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Officials at the Saint George public transit system, called SunTran, are considering changing up their bus routes.  

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  Residents in southwestern Utah are standing watch over some of the area’s most ancient rock art sites. The “Petroglyph Patrol” volunteers will be at various archeological sites on days with heavy visitor traffic to prevent vandalism or looting of these areas. 

Woman Returns to Retry Failed Rappell

Mar 17, 2016
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In 2012, Brittany Fisher was a Utah State University student, spending her spring break rappelling Cougar Cliffs in St. George. Something went wrong and Fisher plummeted about a hundred feet to the rock below.


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The 2016 Dixie Regional Transportation Expo begins next Tuesday, February 9th, at The Dixie Convention Center.