Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

2019 file photo of Hurricane City Police vehicle, Hurricane, Utah, June 7, 2019 | Photo by Mori Kessler, 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, Jan. 11-12.

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

Officials arrest Hurricane man after high-speed pursuit

Hurricane City Police vehicle, Hurricane, Utah, June 7, 2019 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Officials arrested a Hurricane man after he led them on a high-speed pursuit Friday, reaching speeds of almost 100 miles per hour on city streets.

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Vegas ‘black widow’ murderer free on parole after 20 years 

In this 1999 file photo, Margaret Rudin is escorted by police into Framingham District Court in Framingham, Mass., Nov. 8, 1999 | Associated Press file photo by Michael Dwyer, St. George News

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — One of Nevada’s most notorious convicted murderers, dubbed a “black widow killer,” was released from prison Friday, 25 years after her millionaire husband’s burned remains were found outside Las Vegas.

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Board of realtors head sees housing market remaining tight, but no bubble burst

The main meeting room at the Dixie Convention Center was packed to the gills Thursday as attendees from across Washington County came out for this year’s Economic Summit. St. George, Utah, Jan. 9, 2020 | Photo by David Louis, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Few people other than Vardell Curtis, CEO for the Washington County Board of Realtors, know just how tight the local housing market is.

Curtis addressed a sizable group of his peers during Thursday’s Economic Summit at the Dixie Center.

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Child abuse charge against former Red Rock Canyon School employee dismissed

5th District Courthouse, St. George, Utah, date not specified | File photo, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — State prosecutors moved to dismiss a child abuse charge against a former Red Rock Canyon School employee during a resolution hearing Tuesday after months of back-and-forth.

The employee, 38-year-old Gino Euler Sanchez, faced a class A misdemeanor count of child abuse involving physical injury after allegedly punching a student during a riot at the youth treatment facility in April.

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84-year-old crooner hopes to have ‘Dixie’s Got Talent’ on a string 

Photo still from Bill Cunningham’s music video for “I’ve Got the World on a String,” location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Bill Cunningham, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Twenty of Southern Utah’s most talented groups and individuals will take the stage at Dixie State University’s Cox Performing Arts Center Thursday as they vie for top honors in the “Dixie’s Got Talent 2020 Finale.” Among them, one of the oldest competitors to ever take the stage in the annual competition.

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

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