Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A Honda Accord is destroyed in a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 59, Iron County, Utah, Oct. 12, 2019 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City 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, Oct. 12-13.

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


Man released from prison for murder allegedly ringleader in exploitation case

L-R: Martell “Taz” Powell, Rocky James Mott, Faye Renteria, Terrance Powell, booking photos taken in Washington County, Mott photo taken from Utah Sex Offender Registry, Oct. 11, 2019 | St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A fraud ring was exposed after police received reports that an elderly woman was being exploited. It was later discovered that the alleged ring leader had been released in 2017 after spending nearly three decades behind bars for murder.

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2 seriously injured, flown to hospital after car loses front tire, rolls 

A Honda Accord is destroyed in a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 59, Iron County, Utah, Oct. 12, 2019 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE — Two people were flown to the hospital after a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 15 when a passenger car reportedly lost a front tire while traveling at freeway speeds.

At 7:15 p.m., officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover on northbound I-15 near mile marker 59 in Iron County with one occupant trapped inside of the car. A second passenger was thrown from the vehicle when it rolled, UHP Trooper Colton Freckleton said.

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Leading cause of crashes strikes again on North Mall Drive

SUV is loaded onto tow truck after two-vehicle crash on North Mall Drive, St. George, Utah, Oct. 12, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A T-bone crash on Mall Drive left two cars heavily damaged, temporarily blocking traffic as responders cleared the wreckage on a chilly Saturday morning.

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Police: 2nd suspect arrested for aggravated burglary after kicking in door of St. George apartment

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 — An 18-year-old Hurricane man was arrested Friday as a suspect in an incident involving four men who allegedly kicked in the door of an apartment in St. George last week.

Dallin Davis, 18, of Hurricane, was arrested Friday and transported to Purgatory Correctional Facility where he faces first-degree felony charges for aggravated burglary, second-degree charges for burglary of a dwelling and a misdemeanor count of simple assault.

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Park Service plan for Colorado River below Glen Canyon to include reward for catching brown trout

File photo of brown trout in Utah, Sept. 8, 2017 | Photo courtesy of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, St. George News

PAGE, Ariz. — The National Park Service approved a plan this week to protect native fish and other aquatic species in the Colorado River below the Glen Canyon Dam within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park.

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