Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Russell M. Nelson speaks at a conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for the five honorable mention stories.


Washington County to get 2nd LDS temple, church president says

President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Russell M. Nelson speaks at a conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Intellectual Reserve Inc, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — At the end of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ semiannual general conference Sunday afternoon, church president Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 12 new temples, including one in Washington County.

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Thousands finish St. George Marathon in cool, wet conditions; photo gallery

Runners at the finish line of the 2018 St. George Marathon, St. George, Utah, Oct. 6, 2018 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The weather was a bit wet but otherwise ideal as thousands of runners took part in the 42nd annual St. George Marathon Saturday, making their way to the finish line under overcast skies with temperatures in the low 60s. Intermittent rain fell on the runners as they made their way to the finish at Vernon Worthen Park, many of them being cheered on by family members and friends.

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Double-tanker rollover at Bluff Street-Snow Canyon intersection spills 6,300 gallons of milk

Wide-angle view of a rollover involving a semi pulling double tankers at the Bluff Street-Snow Canyon Parkway intersection, St. George, Utah, Oct. 7, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A double-tanker semitractor hauling thousands of gallons of milk rolled while turning at a Bluff Street intersection, breaking open one of the tanks and sending milk pouring down the roadway Sunday morning.

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LDS leadership announces shorter Sunday services

People arrive for the twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City | Associated Press photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons will spend less time at church each Sunday after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe.

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T-bone crash on Washington Fields Road injures boy after adult driver fails to stop

Tow trucks and emergency personnel respond to a T-bone crash on South Washington Fields Road, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 6, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — A T-bone crash in Washington City sent an SUV crashing into a retaining wall and a teenager to the hospital Saturday evening.

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The top 5 honorable mention stories can be found below in the related stories.

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