Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

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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, Sept. 21-22.

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

Utah among states affected by court ruling striking down ordinance banning toplessness

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ST. GEORGE — A recent federal ruling strikes down a city ordinance banning women from being topless in public.

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Local man arrested for allegedly stealing $20,000 from employer

St. George Police officers respond to Christensen’s Department Store on an alleged business burglary, St. George, Utah, Aug. 18, 2019 | File photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A local man was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $20,000 from his employer using a number of schemes involving the use of a company credit card for personal use.

William Duncan, 35, of St. George, was arrested Friday at a grocery store in St. George and booked into jail facing two second-degree felonies, including one count of unlawful use of a finance card and communication fraud.

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Investigation into cause of deadly tour bus crash underway, 11 passengers still in serious condition

The aftermath of a fatal bus crash near Bryce Canyon National Park on SR-12 that left four people dead and several others injured, Garfield County, Utah, Sept. 20, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the tour bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists and injured more than 20 near Bryce Canyon on Friday.

The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a 10-member team to the scene of the crash on Saturday, while the Utah Highway Patrol continues its own investigation to determine the cause of the deadly crash.

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Raiders participate in charity cup at Sand Hollow, plan to pursue philanthropic events in Utah

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ST. GEORGE — Alumni players and executives from the Raiders participated in the annual Leavitt Charity Cup at the Sand Hollow Resort last week, the first of many charitable events the team hopes to participate in in Southern Utah.

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Washington County Transportation history day: Turning ‘desperate’ pieces of road into smooth thoroughfares

Historic LaVerkin bridges, LaVerkin, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

FEATURE — Driving the stretch of Interstate 15 through Black Ridge is a breeze today. The speed limit is 80 miles an hour on a smooth, paved, two-lane freeway going both directions.

However, for early settlers traversing this same stretch in horse and ox-drawn wagons, the proposition presented a trial of one’s stamina and faith. Those pioneers could not have even dreamed of going 80 miles an hour. They were lucky to go two miles in 60 minutes.

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

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