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, Jan. 4-5.

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

From driver’s licenses to nonresident off-road permits: New laws that took effect New Year’s Day

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ST. GEORGE — A handful of new laws took effect in Utah with the dawn of the new year. Among the laws passed by the state lawmakers last year that became law Wednesday are ones related to out-of-state off-road vehicles, the length of driver license renewals, and holding two public offices at the same time.

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St. George, Cedar City among locations for medical cannabis pharmacies 

Marijuana plants at a dispensary in Oakland, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018 | Associated Press file photo by Mathew Sumner, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Department of Health announced Friday that it had selected companies to receive medical cannabis pharmacy licenses. Two of licensees have possible locations in St. George and Cedar City.

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Authorities attempt to crack the case of serial eggers after slew of shelling incidents on New Year’s Eve

Sheldon Abrahamson details his vehicle after unidentified individuals threw eggs at it during his pizza delivery shift, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Marnie Abrahamson, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Washington City residents have contacted authorities after multiple homes, vehicles and pedestrians were hit with eggs by two teenagers in a dark-colored hatchback.

Marnie Abrahamson posted a picture to a number of Southern Utah Facebook groups showing the process of cleaning the eggs off of her son’s vehicle.

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Motorcyclist transported to hospital after colliding with SUV in St. George

Officials respond to a rear-end collision involving a motorcycle, St. George, Utah, Jan. 3, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — First responders were dispatched to 771 N. Valley View Drive after a rear-end collision that caused a motorcyclist to sustain injuries.

St. George Police Officer Tiffany Atkin told St. George News the motorcycle and an SUV were traveling south on Valley View Drive when the collision occurred just after 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Bill to give Utah cities more rent control power gets chilly response from St. George leaders

Construction is progressing at RiverWalk Village, a 55-unit apartment complex for low income residents and cronicly homeless. St. George, Utah, Oct. 25, 2019 | Photo courtesy Switchpoint Community Resource Center, St George News

ST. GEORGE — When the state legislature convenes its general session later this month, one bill anticipated to be introduced will allow cities the ability to impose rent control.

Utah law currently prohibits cities from implementing rent control or a cap on the amount landlords can charge tenants “unless (they) have (the) express approval of the legislature.”

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

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