Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

All Lives Matter protest held on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2020 | 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, Aug. 29-30.

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

‘Rioters don’t listen to anything unless you’re armed’: Hundreds gather in response to rumored BLM protest

All Lives Matter protest held on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Aug. 29, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Concerns over a potential Black Lives Matter protest that was supposed to take place Saturday evening in downtown St. George brought out hundreds of counter-protesters, some of whom were visibly armed, in response to fears that the BLM protest would devolve into a riot. However, the anticipated mayhem did not occur as the rumored busloads of BLM protesters failed to materialize.

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Body found in remote area of Iron County identified as that of missing St. George woman

Composite image. Background photo by Barbol88/iStock/Getty Images Plus. Inset image of Stevie Wilkerson courtesy of St. George Police Department, St. George News / Cedar City News

IRON COUNTY — A body found nearly a week ago in a remote area of Iron County has been identified by authorities as the remains of Stevie Shay Wilkerson.

The 26-year-old St. George woman was reported missing earlier this month. According to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, her death is being investigated as a homicide.

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Man receives sentence that ‘society demands’ for forcible sex abuse involving a minor

Composite image with background photo of District Judge Jeffrey C. Wilcox via video in 5th District Court; overlay photo of Thomas Larkin, booking photo taken in Washington County, Utah, June 2, 2020 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — During a recent sentencing hearing for a Washington City man who admitted to sexually abusing a minor over whom he held a position of trust, the defense recommended jail time. The prosecution, on the other hand, recommended prison – a recommendation the judge took seriously.

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Driving with no headlights ends in felony arrest on St. George Boulevard

Stock image | Photo by Matt Gush/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A traffic stop for driving without headlights on St. George Boulevard turned into a felony arrest after officers found narcotics in the vehicle, along with bank and identification cards that did not belong to the driver, late Thursday night.

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Washington County Solid Waste District offers opt-out period for curbside recycling

A blue recycle bin and trash can. The Washington County Solid Waste District is currently visiting municipalities in the county in order to get a new contact for trash and recycle pick up by Republic Services approved, St. George, Utah, July 9, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Starting next week, those living in Washington County municipalities involved in curbside recycling have the opportunity to opt out of the program.

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