Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

The Black Hill ablaze after the fallout of fireworks, St. George, Utah, July 4, 2020 | Photo by Cody Blowers, 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, July 4-5.

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

‘One of our more active years’: Mesquite to Cedar City, July 4th fireworks set dumpsters and brush ablaze

The Black Hill ablaze after the fallout of fireworks, St. George, Utah, July 4, 2020 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — More than a hundred fires blazed through brush across Southern Utah and Mesquite, Nevada, Saturday night, threatening some structures and lighting up the Black Hill beneath Tech Ridge.

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Woman falls to death at Grand Canyon

A mule train winds its way down the Bright Angel trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz., March 27, 1996. | Associated Press file photo by Jeff Robbins, St. George News

GRAND CANYON, AZ. — A woman fell to her death after hiking off-trail at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on Friday.

At approximately 12:35 p.m. Friday, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a visitor who fell from the rim west of Mather Point.

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Drowning man pulled out of Sand Hollow Reservoir by military veteran

Sand Hollow Reservoir, Hurricane, Utah, June 28, 2016 | File photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — At approximately 4 p.m. Saturday, medical crews responded to a reported drowning at Sand Hollow State Park. An adult male was reported submerged in shallow water and unconscious.

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Police arrest Iowa man following late-night break-in at St. George cemetery

Composite image with background photo by Ofc Picture/iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An Iowa man appeared in court Wednesday following an arrest over the previous weekend when officers found the suspect near the maintenance building of the cemetery on Tabernacle Street clad in rubber gloves.

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Man dies at Iron County Jail shortly after his arrest 

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

CEDAR CITY — A 49-year-old Cedar City man died Saturday night at Iron County Jail shortly after he was arrested on drug-related charges.

According to a news release issued Sunday by the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, Justin Anderson began “experiencing a medical episode” as he was being booked into the jail shortly before 6 p.m.

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

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