Alleged Intoxicated Man Rolls Vehicle, Avoids Injury

At approximately 4:00 Saturday afternoon, St. George Police responded to reports of a vehicle roll-over on Tonaquint Drive. Upon arrival officers found the single male occupant out of his vehicle and walking around. The driver appeared to have been traveling southbound near Chandler Drive when his truck drifted to the right.

Police say John Albert King appeared to have lost control and the vehicle rolled once, ending up on its side. No other vehicles were involved and no injuries were sustained. 

Officers gave King a field soberity test and questioned him of whether he was intoxicated. King was arrested and booked into Puragtory Correctional Facility for improper lane travel and intoxicated driving. 

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Deceased Man’s Name Released, Body Found in Southgate

Just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, St. George police received a report of a missing man, 29-year-old Thomas Corbin, near the Southgate water tank overlooking Bloomington. St. George Police Captain Kyle Whitehead told SUN News that multiple crews were called to the scene where they found Corbin’s body at the bottom of the cliff. Teams spent several hours attempting to retrieve his body and were finally able to do so around 1 P.M.

Corbin was last seen with a friend atop the cliffs who was taken into custody and released later that day. Police are still unsure exactly how Corbin ended up at the bottom of the cliff.

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Jehovah’s Witnesses Converge in Southern Utah

You may know this religion more for not celebrating holidays or birthdays, but did you know it started as a Bible student movement in the 1870’s in New York? The Jehovah’s Witnesses denomination was officially recognized in 1931 and today there are 7.5 million members. Members from southern Utah and Nevada converged for a convention in St. George this weekend.

Bluff Street Accident Sends Two to Hospital

A lunch hour car accident on Bluff street brings traffic to a stand still, and sends two people to the hospital. 

The drivers of each mid-size sedan were the only ones involved and injured in the accident. Authorities say the passengers sustained minor injuries, but were transported as a precaution. Officer Fuller gives us tips to staying safe on the roads. 

Lake Powell Death

14-year-old Matthew Parker was pronounced dead Thursday after a late night boat ride at Lake Powell.

Glen Canyon Recreation Area spokesman Max King told SUN News the Hurricane resident was enjoying a trip with his Boy Scouts group near Antelope Island. Around 9:30 p.m. the group was making a return trip in a boat from the island to Wahweap marina in the dark and struck a shallow rock, sending the boy overboard.

Attempts were made to save his life, but shortly after the accident he was pronounced dead. “After an investigation, the boy is presumed to have died from traumatic injury rather than drowning,” King said.

Two others sustained injuries in the accident but nothing life threatening.

Parker’s funeral will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 11:00 a.m. in the Hurricane 8th Ward chapel. That day also commemorates Parker’s 15th birthday.

Becoming a Teacher

Ever dreamed of becoming a teacher but didn’t want to go through the complicated processes involved in doing so? Well an alternative solution to that problem has just become available for aspiring educators.

The Alternative Routes to Licensure program allows individuals who currently hold a bachelor’s degree or higher to apply for the ability to teach particular subjects in middle, junior high, or high schools.

Applications are only being accepted until July 31, 2011.



Tip Off State Authorities with Text or App

State leaders released on Wednesday a new weapon to fight crime: a cell phone.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced a new initiative allowing residents around Utah to anonymously give authorities tips via text or cell phone applications. This new tool is a quicker way to respond to a crime. It will help law enforcement agencies to do a better job, and it will also give residents the safety of keeping it anonymous.

Officials recommend that residents have their local police agency saved in their phone contacts.


If you have a tip about a crime, you can go to your iPhone or Android Market and download the TipSoft app.


If you have a tip about a crime, you can send a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) and add an agency-specific keyword. The state agency-specific keywords are the following:

Agency Keyword
Beaver County Sheriff’s Office BCSOTIP
Bountiful Police Department BOUNTIFULPD
Brigham City Police Department BRIGHAMTIP
Brigham Young University YCRIMETIPS
Cache County Sheriff’s Office CACHETIP
Cedar City Police Department CCPDTIP
Centerville Police Department CENTERVILLE
Clearfield Police Department CLEARFIELDCRIME
Clinton Police Department CLINTONTIP
Cottonwood Heights Police Department CHPDTIP
Draper City Police Department DRAPER
Ephraim City Police Department EPHRAIMPDTIPS
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office GCSO
Grand County Sheriff’s Office GCSOTIPS
Grantsville Police Department GPDTIP
Heber City Police Department HCPD
Iron County Sheriff’s Office ICSOTIPS
Juab County Sheriff’s Office JUABTIPS
Lehi Police Department LEHIPDTIP
Millard County Police Department MCSOTIP
Moab Police Department MOABTIP
Murray Police Department MCPDTIP
Nephi Police Department NEPHIPD
North Ogden Police Department NOPD
Park City Police Department PCPDTIP
Pleasant Grove Police Department PGPDTIP
Price Police Department PRICETIPS
Roy Police Department ROYTIPS
Salt Lake City Police Department TIPSLCPD
Sandy City Police Department SANDYTIPS
Smithfield Police Department SCPD01
South Ogden Police Department SOPD
South Salt Lake City Police Department SSLPD
Southern Utah University Police Department TIPSUU
St. George Police Department STGEORGE
Stockton Police Department SCPDTIPS
Summit County Sheriff’s Office SCSOTIP
Syracuse Police Department SYRPD
Taylorsville Police Department TVPDTIPS
Tooele County Sheriff’s Office TCSOTIP
Tooele Police Department TOOELETIP
Tremonton Police Department TPDTIP
Unified Police Department UPDTIPS
University of Utah Police Department UTIP
Utah State University Police Department AGGIES
Utah Transit Authority UTATIP
Washington City Police Department WCPSTIP
Washington County Sheriff’s Office WASHTIP
Wellington Police Department WCPDTIP
West Bountiful Police Department WBPDTIP
West Valley City Police Department WVCPD

If you have a tip about a crime, you can visit the CrimeReports website at http://www.tipsoft.com/


Remember, all of the tips will be kept anonymously.

Dixie Walk-on Soccer Tryouts

Soccer seems to be Dixie’s vibe as they prepare for the soccer season.

DSC is holding walk-on soccer tryouts for the team in which anyone enrolling in the 2011 school year is invited to participate.

There are a few requirements in order to make the team though, for a full list, visit DSC Soccer’s website by clicking right here.