ST. GEORGE — The Office for the U.S. Attorney for Utah has announced it has received U.S. Department of Justice funding to open a satellite office in St. George to better handle federal cases in the southern part of the state.

U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman plans to join Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch and Utah Rep. Jim Matheson in announcing the opening next Monday in St. George.

Tolman's office said the branch will be staffed by two assistant U.S. attorneys and a legal administrative specialist. The U.S. Marshals Office for Utah also received funding to open an office in St. George with two full-time employees.

Currently they have it has one part-time employee.