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Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

Zion National Park reopens flood-damaged Angels Landing

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park has reopened the trail to one its most popular hiking destinations for the first time since flood waters ravaged the southwestern Utah canyon in July. The (St. George) Spectrum reports the West Rim Trail to Angels Landing reopened on Saturday. Motorists were stranded for […]

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Nevada detective fired after sex abuse charge in Utah

Nevada detective fired after sex abuse charge in Utah

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A veteran Nevada police detective was fired Wednesday following his arrest last week on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men. Gary Erickson, who was arrested Sept. 12 in Las […]

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Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

Mesquite detective accused of sexually abusing Utah teen

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — A veteran Mesquite police detective has a been arrested on charges accusing him of sexually abusing a southern Utah teen he met on a social networking app geared toward gay and bisexual men. Gary Erickson was arrested Sept. 12 in Las Vegas. He’s awaiting extradition to […]

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Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah’s most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail. Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported . Its 75,000 registered voters in Southern Utah will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes […]

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Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

Dixie State begins offering first graduate degree program

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Dixie State University is offering its first graduate degree program this fall. The Spectrum newspaper reports the Master of Accountancy program had about 60 applicants. The university is also offering three new bachelor’s degrees in music performance, mechanical engineering and nursing. Dixie State has also hired new […]

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Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say rescue crews had to retrieve a group of hikers who were temporarily trapped on the popular Hidden Canyon trail after a rockfall. The Spectrum reports it’s the third time in a little more than a month that the park has had to […]

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Utah asks agency to resume permitting for pipeline project

Utah asks agency to resume permitting for pipeline project

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Utah wants the federal government to resume its work permitting the Lake Powell Pipeline project. The Spectrum repots Utah water officials in January asked to halt the project, worried over jurisdictional questions about whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would continue to act as the permitting agency. […]

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Utah authorities identify naked intruder shot by a homeowner

Utah authorities identify naked intruder shot by a homeowner

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah have identified a naked man who kicked in the front door of a house in Cedar City and was shot multiple times by one of the homeowners. Iron County Sheriff’s officials say 24-year-old Christian Holbert was airlifted Tuesday to a St. George […]

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Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won’t go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn’t get a fair trial in Iron County due to […]

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Body found after Cedar City house fire

Body found after Cedar City house fire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Cedar City are investigating after a man’s body was found in the ashes of a house fire. The Spectrum newspaper reports the house caught fire Sunday afternoon, and when crews arrived it was fully engulfed in flame. Some neighbors were told to leave their homes […]

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