Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A Toyota Tundra has extensive damage after crashing on Interstate 15 near mile marker 33, Washington County, Utah, Feb. 2, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, 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, Feb. 2-3.

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

State of the City address to include a ‘big announcement’

St. George Mayor Jon Pike gives the State of the City address to the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah, Feb. 7, 2018 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — St. George Mayor Jon Pike will discuss a variety of topics pertaining to the city and its future during his 5th annual State of the City address, set for Wednesday at noon at the Dixie State University Gardner Center Ballroom.

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Speed triggers multiple crashes on I-15 in Southern Utah during heavy rains

A Toyota Tundra has extensive damage after crashing on Interstate 15 near mile marker 33, Washington County, Utah, Feb. 2, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Multiple crashes were reported throughout the Interstate 15 corridor as motorists navigated through heavy rains Saturday evening.

The first crash was reported at 5:30 p.m. on northbound I-15 near milepost 32 just north of Pintura. The crash involved an 18-year-old driver who was traveling in the far left lane when her vehicle hydroplaned across three lanes of traffic toward the right shoulder where the front of the vehicle struck the guardrail, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Grant Hintze said.

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Court filing: Family made billions on opioids as deadly crisis raged

In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses leave pill bottles in protest outside the headquarters of Purdue Pharma, which is owned by the Sackler family, in Stamford, Conn. | Associated Press photo by Jessica Hill, St. George News

BOSTON (AP) — The family behind OxyContin raked in billions of dollars as it pushed to keep patients on the powerful painkiller longer despite evidence that the drug was helping to fuel the nation’s deadly opioid crisis, authorities allege in newly public court documents.

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3 sent to hospital after driver veers into oncoming car for ‘unknown reason’

A Buick Rainier is towed from the scene of a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of Main Street and Fir Street, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 2, 2019 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A two-vehicle collision on Main Street in Cedar City sent three people to the hospital Saturday afternoon.

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FaceTime eavesdropping bug found by Arizona teen could rattle Apple

Grant Thompson and his mother, Michele, look at an iPhone in the family’s kitchen in Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019. The 14-year-old stumbled upon a bug in the iPhone’s FaceTime group-chatting feature on Jan. 19 while calling his friends to play a video game. | Associated Press photo by Brian Skoloff, St. George News

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — At the heart of Apple’s shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action.

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

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