Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A Lincoln truck that was stolen and later found burning on Navajo Drive, St. George, Utah, May 13, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Adam Heyder, 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, May 18-19.

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

Huge asteroid to pass by Earth with its own ‘moon’ trailing behind

Composite image | Photo of Asteroid 1999 KW4 courtesy of NASA; background image by Chin Li/iSTock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A large asteroid is flying in for a visit in our neck of the galaxy this week, and it’s bringing a rocky sidekick along for the trip. The tumbling rock — the largest to visit our galactic neighborhood this year — will come relatively close to Earth, cosmically speaking, but never closer than 3 million miles above the earth’s surface.

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2 charged with arson after police find stolen truck engulfed in flames on Navajo Drive

A Lincoln truck is burned following a fire in the desert near Navajo Drive, Washington County, Utah, May 13, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Adam Heyder, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two men are facing felony arson and theft charges after allegedly stealing a truck and setting it on fire in the desert near St. George Monday.

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Bryce Canyon day; a grand erosive spectacle with an identity crisis

Composite image shows contemporary and historic photos of Bryce Canyon National Park and Ruby’s Inn in Southern Utah | Photos by Reuben Wadsworth; historic photo courtesy of of Ruby’s Inn, St. George News

FEATURE — It’s a natural amphitheater, not a canyon.

Utah’s second national park, a stunning showcase of erosive forces that formed colorful rock pinnacles and spires known as hoodoos, has always had somewhat of an identity crisis.

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‘Unusual amount of snow’ means some seasonal roads will likely remain closed past Memorial Day

A UDOT snowplow clears state Route 148, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy National Park Service, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — As people start making plans for the Memorial Day weekend, given the higher than average snowpack over this winter, the Utah Department of Transportation recently announced that many seasonal roads in the state will be open later than usual.

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Jan Broberg, subject of Netflix documentary, honored by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Composite image, St. George News

ST. GEORGE  A survivor of child sexual assault and subject of the Netflix documentary “Abducted in Plain Sight,” Santa Clara resident Jan Broberg will be presented with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s highest honor – The Hope Award – at a ceremony Saturday in Washington, D.C.

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

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