Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Swimmers stranded on a rock after a storm in Sand Hollow State Park, Utah, July 13, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Jonathan Hunt, 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, July 13-14.

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


‘Chaos’ unfolds at Sand Hollow after windstorms strand boats and swimmers, woman’s finger severed

A stuck boat after a storm in Sand Hollow State Park, Utah, July 13, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Brodie Rose, St. George News

ST. GEORGE— Several rescues were made at Sand Hollow State Park on Saturday after two boats, and numerous swimmers, were caught in a series of windstorms.

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Santa Clara woman arrested for prostitution during massage sting operation

Composite image shows St. George Police on Bluff Street in St. George, Utah, Jan. 25, 2018 | File photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — St. George Police arrested a Santa Clara woman and charged her with prostitution after she allegedly agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover officer.

Police investigators responded to an online advertisement for massages in the St. George area, booking an appointment with 33-year-old Janice Trujillo, the woman whom police claim posted the ad, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Fifth District Court.

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Suspects arrested after four-hour standoff identified

St. George Police officers and SWAT respond to a residence off Price Hills Drive to serve a search warrant, St. George, Utah, July 12, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Four people arrested after a four-hour standoff with St. George Police SWAT team and the Washington County Drug Task Force have been identified and charged.

Police descended on the home, located in a typically quiet Desert Hills residential neighborhood, just before 6 a.m. Friday to serve a search warrant, St. George Police Capt. Curtis Spragg told St. George News.

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DUI suspect arrested after bus crash

A Jeep sustains extensive damage when it strikes a SunTrans bus during a two-vehicle crash on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, July 13, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI after crashing a Jeep into a parked SunTrans bus and then fleeing the accident scene on foot, according to St. George Police.

Officers responded to the scene, on Bluff Street just north of the Sunset Boulevard intersection, and apprehended the suspect within minutes near the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course.

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Army Corps of Engineers grants extension for Lake Powell Pipeline plans

Quagga mussels are shown underwater at Lake Powell, Utah, circa 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted Utah a 30-day extension to provide desired documentation and plans related to the Lake Powell Pipeline, according to state water officials.

Last month, the Corps sent a letter to the Utah Division of Water Resources outlining multiple points it would like addressed before allowing the permitting process for the Lake Powell Pipeline to continue.

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

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