Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell M. Nelson, center, greets the twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City. | Associated Press photo by Rick Bowmer, 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, April 6-7.

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


Man flown to hospital after being crushed under vehicle in Littlefield

Mercy air launching, February 2016 | Photo courtesy of Mercy Air Nevada, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man was flown to Dixie Regional Medical Center in critical condition after being crushed by a vehicle he was working on in Littlefield, Arizona, Saturday afternoon.

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Church president Nelson surprises with transformative first year

In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, President Russell M. Nelson and his wife, Wendy, wave as they leave the morning session of a twice-annual conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. | Associated Press photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At 94, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has proved a far more vigorous and transformative figure than scholars expected when he took office a year ago, pushing through a flurry of surprising changes on such matters as LGBTQ members and the name of the faith.

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The roundabout spider may have crawled away, but Art Around the Corner dazzles with 37 new sculptures

Deveren Farley’s sculpture “Power” located in town square, St. George, Utah, April 6, 2019 | Photo by Markee Heckenliable, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — St. George received a creative new look over the weekend as 37 new sculptures were installed around the city — the largest installation the annual Art Around the Corner has ever accomplished.

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In conference speech, church leader warns of ‘rampant immorality and addictive pornography’

People arrive for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ two-day conference in Salt Lake City, April 6, 2019 | Associated Press photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday during a church conference to root their families in the teachings of Christ to prepare their children for a world with “rampant immorality and addictive pornography.”

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Church announces plans for 8 new temples, including 1 in Utah

In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, the Salt Lake Temple, is shown in Salt Lake City, Utah. A nationwide survey of midterm voters found that about two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but approval for President Donald Trump lags behind. | Associated Press photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build eight new temples during the church’s annual conference Sunday afternoon.

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

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