Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A Ford F-250 pickup truck crashes into an embankment after the trailer separates during a head-on crash on SR-59, Washington County, Utah, Nov. 17, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, 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, Nov. 17-18. See the related stories at the bottom of this page for the five honorable mention stories.


UHP identifies woman killed in head-on crash on SR-59

A Ford Fiesta is severely damaged in a head-on crash on SR-59 that killed the driver, Washington County, Utah, Nov. 17, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Utah Highway Patrol released the name of the driver killed in the head-on crash on state Route 59 near Hurricane Saturday afternoon.

Melody Jessop Young, 46, of Colorado City, Arizona, died in the crash reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. near mile marker 18 involving a red 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck pulling a flatbed double-axle trailer and a gray 2017 Ford Fiesta driven by Young, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Hintze told St. George News Saturday.

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Utah processing facility recalls 50 tons of ground beef for E. coli contamination

Composite image | Photo by AHPhotoswpg/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — JBS USA’s Swift Beef facility in Hyrum is recalling nearly 100,000 pounds of ground beef products after an inspection found the products may be contaminated with E. coli. This is the second large-scale recall for the company since October.

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Violent rollover on SR-18 sends driver to hospital

A Mercury Mountaineer is extensively damaged after it rolled multiple times off of state Route 18 near mile marker 6 in St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE  A driver was transported to the hospital after her SUV rolled multiple times off state Route 18 just a few miles north of Bluff Street Saturday afternoon.

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City approves permit to transform historic St. George home into events center

The James and Manomas Andrus Home, an historic home that is planned to be used as an events center, St. George, Utah, Nov. 16, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A group of women seeking to preserve the city’s pioneer heritage is planning to turn an historic home in downtown St. George into a small-scale events venue.

During a public meeting Thursday, the St. George City Council approved a conditional use permit to allow an events center to be operated in the James and Manomas Andrus Home, which is designated as a landmark site.

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Grand opening draws crowds of cyclists to Snake Hollow St. George Bike Park

Cyclists stand outside the course at the grand opening of the new Snake Hollow St. George Bike Park, St. George, Utah, Nov. 17, 2018 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Crowds of children and adults alike gathered at the new Snake Hollow St. George Bike Park to enjoy food trucks, vendors, trails and bike jumps in celebration of the grand opening of the only year-round municipal bike park in the state.

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

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