Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Officers investigate allegedly stolen motorcycle that was crashed in the front yard of a residence on Santa Clara Drive before the suspect fled from police in another stolen vehicle, Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 1, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, 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, Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

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


Last Kmart in Utah expected to close its doors in St. George 

Kmart located on Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, Aug. 31, 2019 | Photo by Ryann Richardson, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The last Kmart in Utah, located in St. George, will close its doors before the end of the year. Earlier this month, Transform Holdco, the privately-owned company that acquired Sears Holdings Corporation’s assets this year, announced the closure of five Kmart locations and a number of Sears stores across the country.

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St. George City Councilman Joe Bowcutt dies unexpectedly at age 76 

Composite image St. George City Hall with overlay photo of Joe Bowcutt, St. George, Utah, June 16, 2017 | File photo by Joseph Witham, Bowcutt photo courtesy of David Cordero, St. George News

ST. GEORGE —St. George City Councilman Joe Bowcutt died unexpectedly Saturday morning at the age of 76.

The councilman has served as a member of the St. George City Council since 2013 and has also served on the Planning Commission, according to a statement from the city.

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Police officer injured after being struck by carjacking suspect 

Investigators process scene of motorcycle crash for evidence after suspect crashes bike and hits an officer in Santa Clara, Utah, Sept. 1, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

SANTA CLARA — A Santa Clara/Ivins Police officer was transported to the hospital after being struck by a suspect who fled the scene of a crash in a hijacked vehicle.

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Rollover on Old Hwy 91 sends 2 to hospital 

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy and Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District responds to a rollover on Old Highway 91 in Mohave County, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two people were transported to the hospital after an attempt to pass a slower-moving vehicle on Old Highway 91 turned into a rollover Friday evening.

At around 8 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a rollover on Old Highway 91 at milepost 13 near Littlefield, Arizona that reportedly involved a passenger car and a pickup truck towing a trailer, Ryan Moore, a firefighter with the Beaver Dam/Littlefield Fire District, said.

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Driver transported to hospital after late-night collision 

A gray Ford Focus and copper Jeep Wrangler sitting in the middle of River Road and Brigham Road after a collision, St. George, Utah, Aug. 30, 2019 | Photo by Mikayla Shoup, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — First responders were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision Friday evening, which sent one person to the hospital.

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

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