Top 10 Thanksgiving weekend stories on St. George News

St. George resident Crystal McGee does a quad-crossing of the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Oct. 30, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Crystal McGee, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your Thanksgiving weekend recap of the top 10 most viewed stories published on St. George News from Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 26-29.

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

‘I just put my head down and ran’: St. George woman sets fastest known time on quad-crossing of Grand Canyon

ST. GEORGE — At the end of October, St. George resident Crystal McGee was running up the South Kaibab Trail on her first crossing of the Grand Canyon when she had an epiphany of sorts.

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As mysteriously as it came, Southern Utah metal monolith reportedly taken by unknown party

ST. GEORGE — A new chapter has opened in the mystery of the monolith that appeared in the remote Utah desert last week. This one might be an epilogue: the figure is reportedly gone.

Photos and video taken late Friday night by Riccardo Marino began to spread on Saturday, followed by other images from other visitors throughout the day.

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1 of only 3 in the world: Classic car damaged in crash in Santa Clara 

A 1911 Auburn classic car is involved in a crash on Highway 91 in Santa Clara, Utah, Nov. 27, 2020 | Photo by Hollie Stark St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Santa Clara-Ivins emergency personnel responded to a crash involving a rare classic car Friday afternoon.

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UPDATED: 15-year-old boy who went missing on Red Mountain Trail found

Britton Kelsey, 15, went missing on Red Mountain Trail on Nov. 27, 2020 and was located the next day | Photos provided by Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The teenage boy who went missing Friday on the Red Mountain Trail near Dammeron Valley was reunited with his family on Saturday.

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Volkswagen going 100 mph rolls 150 yards off I-15 near Littlefield

Volkswagen Jetta is destroyed in a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 near mile marker 8 in Mohave County, Ariz., Nov. 25, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Public Safety, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance Wednesday night following a rollover on northbound Interstate 15 that left a heavily damaged vehicle more than 100 yards from the roadway just south of Beaver Dam, Arizona.

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Thanksgiving, John F. Kennedy and the death of a Washington County turkey empire 

A turkey farm in Washington County, Utah, date and location unspecified | Photo courtesy of Washington County Historical Society, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Washington County was once home to a commercial turkey-growing empire that boasted 300,000 gobblers. But in a bizarre twist of fate, the downfall of one of the largest growers in the world was triggered by the assassination of a president.

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Fugitive arrested after allegedly fleeing scene of traffic stop, running across I-15

CEDAR CITY — A Minnesota man was arrested Wednesday after officers said he was fleeing from the scene of a traffic stop on Interstate 15 south of Cedar City.

Utah Highway Patrol officers said the man, later identified as Lamonte Jermaine Tyson, 30, ran across both the northbound and southbound sides of I-15, scaled a fence, and went into a nearby residential area before being apprehended and taken into custody.

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Southern Utah COVID Update: No sign of surge going down with 4 deaths, 663 new infections in 3 days

Photo illustration of the COVID-19 coronavirus. | Illustration by ktsimage/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — After a Thanksgiving day without any updates as far as the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Utah, limited updates were released Friday and Saturday from the Utah Department of Health.

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Passenger arrested when car search in Washington City reportedly nets a half pound of meth

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man was charged Monday with felony drug distribution following a previous traffic stop in Washington City when police reportedly found illegal substances during a vehicle search.

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Woman falls 30 feet in balloon accident

Dozens of hot air balloons fill the skies as part of the “Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival,” Mesquite, Nevada, Jan. 24, 2020 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A woman was injured when she fell 30 feet from a hot air balloon on Saturday.

The St. George Fire Department responded to reports that a woman fell from a hot air balloon Saturday just before 6 p.m., St. George Fire Department Chief Robert Stoker said.

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

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