Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A wrecker pulls a dump truck to an upright position after it overturned at the Bluff Street-Snow Canyon Parkway intersection, St. George, Utah, Dec. 15, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, 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, Dec. 15-16.

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


Dump truck rollover at Bluff Street-Snow Canyon intersection spills 12 tons of alfalfa pellets

An overturned dump truck spills alfalfa pellets across the roadway at the Bluff Street-Snow Canyon Parkway intersection, St. George, Utah, Dec. 15, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A large dump truck hauling thousands of pounds of alfalfa pellets tipped over while turning in an intersection, sending feed spilling across the roadway Saturday morning.

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Washington County ranching family wins Utah Farm Bureau’s top honors

T.J. and Amanda Atkin with their children in a John Deere Gator ATV, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Utah Farm Bureau, St. George News

SANDY — A Washington County family recently received top honors for their work as ranchers.

T.J. and Amanda Atkin were the winners of the Utah Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. The award was presented at the Utah Farm Bureau Annual Convention.

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Hundreds of police officers roll ‘Code 3’ with sirens blaring to Walmart, Target for ‘Shop with a Cop’

Officers and their young wards shop for Christmas presents during the Shop with a Cop event at Bloomington Walmart, St. George, Utah, Dec. 15, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY — After a warm breakfast on a chilly Saturday morning, officers, sheriff’s deputies, troopers and other law enforcement agents from all over Washington County and beyond escorted nearly 130 lucky kids to Walmart and Target for a Christmas shopping adventure.

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Yard waste ignites, sparking fire in home’s garage

A garage is extensively damaged following a residential fire reported near South 1300 Circle, St. George, Utah, Dec. 16, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A fire at a St. George home early Sunday morning was quickly extinguished thanks to a combination of fire-rated building materials and rapid suppression efforts by the fire department.

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Glitch may have exposed photos of 7 million Facebook users

The Facebook logo appears on a screen | File photo by Richard Drew via The Associated Press, St. George News

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s privacy controls have broken down yet again, this time through a software flaw affecting nearly 7 million users who had photos exposed to a much wider audience than intended.

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

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