Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A crew from Mesquite Fire and Rescue responds to assist on a structure fire on Riverside Drive in Scenic, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, 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, Feb. 9-10.

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


St. George woman allegedly steals nearly $350,000 from employer

Stock image | Photo by Chalabala/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman is in jail after allegedly stealing nearly $350,000 from her employer by falsifying records and conducting unauthorized transactions on company accounts.

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Man arrested for allegedly luring 13-year-old with nude photos while on probation for child sex abuse

2018 file photo of Washington County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a crash on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Jan. 30, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Washington County man previously convicted for child sexual abuse is back in jail after allegedly sharing obscene material with a 13-year-old girl.

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Letter to the Editor: Proposed Disney-style development is another death knell for Southern Utah

This file photo shows trash dumped on public land in Washington County, Utah, Sept. 26, 2013 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

OPINION — I think that those of us who had the good fortune to be born and raised in Southern Utah take what we have here for granted, and it takes an outsider to provide some perspective into what a rare privilege it is to live surrounded by such unspoiled natural beauty.

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Propane tanks explode as firefighters battle shed fire in northern Arizona

A crew from Mesquite Fire and Rescue responds to assist on a structure fire on Riverside Drive in Scenic, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A fire that started in a small community in northern Arizona Friday afternoon was quickly knocked down thanks to an alert ambulance crew member and a rapid response by two fire departments.

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‘Federal prohibition of marijuana is wrong’; senator wants to kick feds out of pot regulation

A hemp plant is pollinated at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore., April 24, 2018 | Associated Press photo by Don Ryan, St. George News

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (AP) — A U.S. senator has proposed legislation that would give states a free hand to allow legal cannabis markets without the threat of federal criminal intervention, the latest push in Congress to bolster the nation’s burgeoning pot industry.

The proposal introduced Friday, identical to a bill in the House, aims to ease the longstanding conflict between states where cannabis is legal in some form and the U.S. government, which categorizes marijuana as a dangerous illegal drug, similar to LSD or heroin.

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

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