Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Firefighters using extrication equipment at scene of a crash, photo location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Fire Rescue I, 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. 5-6.

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


Man arrested on warrant for allegedly beating woman with socket wrench

Composite stock images show a St. George Police vehicle with Smith’s Food and Drug in the background | St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man accused of brutally attacking a woman near Logan last year was apprehended in St. George Saturday.

Shawn Christopher Jeppson, 35, of St. George, was taken into custody on an active warrant out of Cache County for third-degree felony aggravated assault. St. George Police officers arrested the defendant after he exited Smith’s Food and Drug on Bluff Street at around noon and then transported him to Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane where he remains without bail.

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Low-speed pursuit ends when minivan hits Washington City police vehicle

A Washington City Police vehicle is struck head-on in a low-speed impact by a driver arrested for suspected DUI, Washington City, Utah, Jan. 4, 2019 | Submitted photo, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — A Washington City man is in jail after allegedly taking officers on a low-speed pursuit in a minivan that ended when he hit a police officer’s patrol vehicle head-on Friday afternoon.

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Traffic stop leads to arrest of man accused of possessing stolen car, taking money from blind woman

Stock image, St. George News

ST. GEORGE  A Hurricane man is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor changes from two unrelated cases involving accusations of evading police, possessing a stolen vehicle, forgery and stealing money meant for a blind woman.

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Guests evacuated after motel room catches fire

A cleanup services truck is parked outside the section of El Rey Inn where an early morning fire occurred in one of the motel’s rooms, Cedar City, Utah, Jan. 5, 2019 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — The occupants of a motel in downtown Cedar City escaped injury after an early morning fire started in one of the suites.

Cedar City Fire Chief Mike Phillips said the initial call came in to dispatch at 2:29 a.m. Saturday reporting a fire at El Rey Inn, 80 S. Main St.

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How one Southern Utah fire department is defying the odds to save lives with powerful new equipment

This 2017 file photo shows a crash on state Route 59 near Hildale, Washington County, Utah, Jan. 23, 2017 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Hildale-Colorado City Fire Department unveiled new, state-of-the-art equipment designed to assist in extricating the injured from crushed vehicles or confined spaces, thanks to a grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.

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The top 5 honorable mention stories can be found below in the related stories.

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