Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Scene of an incident involving SWAT team near 475 West and 800 South, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 9, 2021 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City 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 to Sunday, Oct. 9-10.

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

DUI possible cause behind Friday crashes in Washington City

Aftermath of a two-vehicle collision on the top on the northbound on/off ramp for the Washington Parkway/Exit 13 interchange, Washington City, Utah, Oct. 10, 2021 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Two separate crashes Friday evening in Washington City saw vehicles run off the road as one slid down an embankment by Exit 13 and another ended up overturned in a ditch along Buena Vista Boulevard.

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Woman safely taken into custody following police standoff in Cedar City

Scene of an incident involving SWAT team near 475 West and 800 South, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 9, 2021 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A woman was safely taken into custody in Cedar City on Saturday morning following a three-hour standoff with law enforcement officers from multiple agencies.

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Arrest of man who allegedly stole catalytic converters mirrors crime that has seen 600% spike in Utah

Composite image with background photo by Matt Gush/iStock/Getty Images Plus,; overlay stock photo of St. George Police uniform by Cody Blowers | St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A LaVerkin man is in custody facing multiple charges filed in connections with several unrelated investigations, including a case involving the theft of several catalytic converters – a specific crime that has increased by more than 600% across the state over the last two years.

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Washington County Sheriff Pulsipher, Undersheriff Standley both announce retirement

L-R: Sheriff Cory Pulsipher, Undersheriff James Standley and Chief Deputy Nate Brooksby address the crowd during the Washington County Republican Women’s luncheon, St. George, Utah, Feb. 7, 2019 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher announced his retirement in a statement around 1 p.m. Saturday. In the statement Pulsipher also said that Undersheriff James Standley will retire from his post.

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‘I could employ you every single day’: Washington County seeks help amid substitute teacher shortage

Stock photo courtesy of Ronald Felton via Unsplash, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Substitute teachers are an absolute necessity when it comes to keeping schools running and providing continuity for students when their regular teachers are away, and their support is in greater demand than ever in Washington County as a result of several factors, not least of which is the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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