Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Marlee Kanosh, of the Paiute Tribe of Utah and founder of Native Lives Matter, addresses attendees alongside her mother, daughter and niece at the fourth annual St. George Women's March and Rally, St. George, Utah, Jan. 25, 2020 | Photo by Ryann Richardson, 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. 25-26.

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4 arrested after mid-afternoon scuffle with officers in center of Red Cliffs Drive

Dick’s Sporting Goods, St. George, Utah, Jan. 24, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Four individuals were arrested following a mid-afternoon scuffle between a Las Vegas resident and a St. George Police officer Friday. According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the arrest, the incident started when St. George Police Department received reports of a retail theft out of Dick’s Sporting Goods on 15 S. River Road.

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Coronavirus reaches California and Arizona

Undated stock photo. | Photo by Vchal, Getty Images, St. George News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday.

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‘Here we are, resisting and persisting’; Dozens participate in 4th annual St. George Women’s March and Rally

Dozens of Southern Utah residents participate in the fourth annual St. George Women’s March and Rally, St. George, Utah, Jan. 25, 2020 | Photo by Ryann Richardson, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Dozens of Southern Utah residents, including local politicians, gathered at Vernon Worthen Park on Saturday to support the fourth annual St. George Women’s March and Rally.

Participants stepped off from the location just after noon, looping around St. George Boulevard before reconvening at the park for an “upbeat, peaceful and empowering” rally featuring speakers from across the nation.

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UHP trooper nets $300K of heroin in ‘pipeline’ bust during traffic stop on I-15

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ST. GEORGE — A late-night traffic stop on Interstate 15 ended up netting the Utah Highway Patrol more than 2.5 pounds of heroin found during a search of the driver’s luggage Saturday.

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DWR mulching thousands of trees to ensure sustainability of native flora, fauna 

Bullhog machines continue the mastication of trees on Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Bureau of Land Management and private land, Iron County, Utah, Jan. 8, 2020 | Photo by Ryann Richardson, St. George / Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is working on several projects that involve the breaking down of thousands of trees to make way for vegetation that sustains native animal species and conserves water and soil.

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

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