Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

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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. 22-23.

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

Scientists want to know: Did anyone feel an earthquake that hit south of St. George?

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ST. GEORGE — An earthquake struck in an area less than 10 miles south of St. George Saturday evening, and the U.S. Geological Survey is asking anyone in the region who may have felt it to share their experience in an online survey.

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Here & there: Ditch the Elf on the Shelf!

“Elf on the Shelf” product, date and location not specified | Photo courtesy of Michel Curi via CC BY 2.0, St. George News

FEATURE — It’s almost Christmas. Weeks of anticipation drawing in like the lid of a jar bottled at sea level.

Trees are up and wreathes out. Letters peppered with adorable misspellings and lofty wishes have been sent off to the North Pole. Stockings are hung by the chimney with care.

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Man arrested in Payson after allegedly stealing SUV from St. George car dealership

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ST. GEORGE — Thanks to the fast action of two Utah police departments and OnStar, an SUV was safely returned to a St. George auto dealership this week after a man allegedly swiped a key and drove the vehicle north.

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Police apprehend reckless driver with gas hose hanging from car in Hurricane

A St. George man is arrested after officers spotted his vehicle with a gas hose still attached on State Street in Hurricane, Utah, Dec. 21, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Joseph Ribbens, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver reportedly weaving and swerving along State Street in Hurricane with a gas hose hanging from the car was spotted by an officer who happened to be in the right place at the right time Friday afternoon.

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Grand Canyon, Zion, other popular parks remain partly operational despite shutdown

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ST. GEORGE — Despite a federal government shutdown, Utah officials plan to underwrite the costs of maintaining “business as usual” at the state’s most popular national parks through the holidays. Grand Canyon National Park will also remain accessible with limited services thanks to financial support from the state of Arizona.

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

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