Search warrants executed in death of baby

CEDAR CITY – Recently unsealed search warrants reveal police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Cedar City boy who had been placed in his mother’s boyfriend’s care. The search warrants, unsealed last week in 5th District Court, detail questions surrounding the days leading up to the child’s death on June 12 when he was rushed to Cedar City Hospital after he quit breathing. According to the affidavits written in support of the search warrants, the mother Brittany Juanita Hall, 25, had left her child with her boyfriend Gavin Michael…

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Flooding traps several vehicles, prompts road closure

IRON COUNTY – Several cars were stranded for more than an hour in floodwaters and mud Thursday afternoon, prompting authorities to shut down state Route 130 between Enoch City and Minersville, Utah Highway Patrol troopers said. Initial calls for the road closure came in around 4:45 p.m. and for the Utah Department of Transportation to start clearing the roadway. Flooding occurred between mileposts 28 and 42. The most serious flooding at milepost 42 reportedly stranded two vehicles. The actual number however, was higher, Trooper Bambi Baie said. “The first report…

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Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire

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Man arrested in underage sex trafficking sting found incompetent to stand trial

CEDAR CITY – A 53-year-old man arrested last February after allegedly trying to solicit sex with two 13-year-old girls has been found incompetent to stand trial. James Michael Garrelts has been committed to the Utah State Hospital in Provo after the court determined he was unable to participate in his own defense due to a mental disorder. Court documents did not specify the nature of the mental disorder but stated that while he understood his charges, he did not comprehend the nature of the legal proceedings against him. The court…

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Wildflower Festival

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Fire crews spread thin as another fire ignites in Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY – Fire crews were already exhausted Friday when another they got hit with more flames to fight near Black Mountain in the Urie Creek area. The Little Thunder Fire destroyed one cabin before firefighters were able to get it under control, Iron County Sheriff Lt. Del Schlosser said. Authorities were unable to provide a lot of details about the fire but said crews had it contained within a short time before the flames spread to other structures located nearby. Dry Canyon and Black Mountain Fires Meanwhile, the Dry Canyon Fire…

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Black Mountain Fire grows to 5,000 acres

IRON COUNTY – A spark from a vehicle rollover Thursday afternoon is being blamed for causing a fire now estimated to have burned 5,000 acres, authorities said. A white 1998 Ford Explorer traveling north on state Route 130 at Milepost 33 overcorrected after drifting off the right shoulder into the dirt causing the vehicle to roll several times, authorities said. The accident occurred at around 12:45 p.m. and caused a spark that in turn, ignited the wildfire. The driver was transported to Beaver Valley Hospital with minor injuries. Crews and heavy…

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Cedar City Hospital honor Stars and Stripes with Flag Day ceremony

CEDAR CITY –  Cedar City Hospital honored the Stars and Stripes on Flag Day Thursday with a flag-raising ceremony. “There’s a few different colors, but this is THE colors,” Army Major Adam Ellington said. June 14 is the anniversary of the official adoption of the U.S. flag 241 years ago in 1777. Ellington, who served as emcee, noted the day also marks the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Army. The ceremony, hosted by the Hospital, was attended by a couple of dozen people and included members of the Iron County Veterans…

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Summer Games officially kicks off with a bash

CEDAR CITY – Utah Summer Games kicks off with opening ceremonies in the Eccles Coliseum on the campus of Southern Utah University Thursday, June 14, 2018.

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Wyoming resident headed to arraignment after shooting firearm inside Cedar High

CEDAR CITY – A Wyoming man arrested in April for allegedly shooting a firearm inside a local high school waved his preliminary hearing Thursday in lieu of a possible resolution. Talon Sessions from Thayne, Wyoming is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 14 where it is likely he will plead not guilty. Defense attorney Jeff Slack said he is hopeful the case will be resolved by then. “He (Sessions) really is not a bad kid,” Slack said. “He just made some bad choices.” Sessions was arrested April 5 on multiple charges including…

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