Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

In this May 2020 file photo, the Washington County Search and Rescue team responds to a report of an injured woman at Gunlock State Park, Washington County, Utah, May 2, 2020 | File photo by Hollie Reina, 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, Oct. 24-25.

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

‘I don’t know what to do’; County officials fear constant search and rescue calls will burn out, deter volunteers

The Washington County Search and Rescue helping an injured hiker in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, Oct. 15, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Search and Rescue, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — As calls for search and rescue operations increase – and happen almost daily in some instances – county officials are worried. Their concern is whether the volunteers who donate hundreds of hours of their time may either burn out or respond less so they can still earn a living at jobs they’ve consistently had to leave for the sake of others.

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From Tremonton to St. George, Trump Train rolls through Utah

I-15 Trump Train rolls into St. George for a rally held in downtown St. George, Utah, Oct. 24, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A six-mile-long stream of vehicles – many flying American and Trump flags – rolled into St. George Saturday evening as the “Utah I-15 Trump Train” concluded its southbound journey with a rally held in a downtown park.

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Pickup slides off I-15 in Virgin River Gorge, driver airlifted to hospital 

A Ford F-150 slid down an embankment in the Virgin River Gorge, Arizona, on Oct. 24, 2020. |Photo courtesy of Beaver Dam Fire Department, St. George, News.

ST. GEORGE — Part of northbound Interstate 15 was closed for a time Saturday morning after a single-vehicle crash near the Virgin River Gorge. One woman was flown to the hospital, but no major injuries were sustained.

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Elderly couple injured in rollover crash on I-15 near Leeds

A damaged Lexus SUV at the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash on northbound Interstate 15 near Leeds, Utah, Oct. 24, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Two people were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 15 near Leeds on Saturday morning.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Larry Mower told St. George News the incident involved a gray Lexus SUV with two occupants, a married couple in their mid- to late-70s.

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DUI stop on Sunset Boulevard turns into felony arrest for 2 locals

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

ST. GEORGE — A traffic stop for a revoked driver’s license landed two suspects in jail Saturday after narcotics and paraphernalia were recovered by an alert police officer, along with the K-9 unit that responded to assist.

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

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