Author: Michael Whiteside

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Task Force finds $339,000 in Vehicle

The Washington County Area Task Force found $339,000 in hidden compartments of a vehicle recently, and are now investigating a possible drug case. Highway Patrol were conducting a traffic stop on I-15 when their police dog indicated that it smelled what was most likely drugs. Given permission to search the vehicle, Task Force officers took […]

Suni Faith Anderson Pleads Guilty

A pesonal trainer who was arrested in June for illegal sexual conduct with a 14-year old boy, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of forced sexual abuse yesterday in Fifth District Court.  Suni Faith Anderson, 36, could face one to 15 years in prison, but was issued a plea agreement in the case, in which five […]

American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

After a complicated decade for the airline business, the parent company of industry-giant American Airlines declared bankruptcy Tuesday morning. Thomas Horton, who will be succeeding the retiring Gerard Arpey as CEO, has stated that the filing was due to cost disadvantages when compared to rival airlines. After today, JetBlue and Southwest will be the only major […]

Fictionist Performs Concert at Jubilee of Trees

Provo-based psychedelic rock band Fictionist came to town Thursday night and played a show at the Jubilee of Trees charity event. The concert took place in the Dixie Convention Center at about 8:30, opening with fan-favorite “Swept Away,” before filling the set with mostly new material. The band released a new EP this week, and […]

SUU Petitions for Demolition Funds

After the emergency eviction of Juniper Hall, Southern Utah University President Michael T. Benson has begun petitioning for funds to aid in the demolition of the now-empty facility. Benson visited Salt Lake City to voice his concerns on Wednesday, seeking financial support from the state’s executive branch of administrative service.  The cost of the demolition […]

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced on Amphetamine and Weapons Charges

An illegal immigrant who was arrested in St. George in August has been sentenced to ten years in prison.  Ernesto Aguilar, 34, who was also deported about 10 years ago, will serve a ten-year prison sentence for selling methamphetamine to an undercover officer. Upon his arrest, police say Aguilar admitted to carrying a 9-millimeter handgun […]

Free SUU Jazz Concert Promises Excitement

Southern Utah University is currently preparing to face the music with its “Big Swing Face” jazz show, which will take place Nov. 15, free of charge. The program, named after a number by the Buddy Rich Big Band, will be directed by Dr. Thomas Herb, who has 15 years of experience in instrumental music education. […]

Semi-truck Accident Causes Minor Damages

A trailer carrying a forklift rolled at the roundabout on Brigham Road near the freeway entrance Tuesday. The accident was caused when an attempted turn in the outside lane turned out to be more than the vehicle could handle.  The cab portion of of the truck remained right-side-up in the incident, and no injuries were […]

Students at SUU’s Juniper Hall Told to Move

Resident students of Southern Utah University’s Juniper Hall were asked to relocate last night, in response to the building’s failed closed-heating system. The students were given a November 6 deadline, and while this could possibly constitute short notice, the cloud is not without its silver lining.  Though student reactions are understandably varied, multiple solutions have […]

New Congressional Map for Utah

Utah divided into four new congressional districts on Monday, when the state’s lawmakers and Congress representatives concluded a session that lasted several weeks. This is the 19th version of the map, and is divided to accommodate the governing of Utah’s population. However, the past few weeks have been filled with heated debate over not just […]