Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Scene of an airplane crash near 6500 W. 4000 South, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 2, 2020 | 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 and Sunday, Aug. 1-2.

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UPDATED: ‘Cocoon’ star, local resident Wilford Brimley dies

Composite image | Wilford Brimley inset photo courtesy of Dixie State University professor Stephen Armstrong, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — St. George News has learned that local resident, Utah native and renowned actor Wilford Brimley has died. The character star, known for bringing a loveable folksy curmudgeon personality to such popular films as “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The China Syndrome” was 85.

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Vandal alters Dutchman’s Market marquee to include racial slur

The marquee at Dutchman’s Market in Santa Clara, Utah, Aug.1, 2020 | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — When employees at Dutchman’s Market arrived at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday morning, they noticed that their marquee had been rearranged to include a racial slur. Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department Sergeant Reed Briggs confirmed on Saturday afternoon that the sign had been altered and they are currently looking into the incident.

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UPDATED: 2 men killed when small airplane hits tower, crashes in field near Cedar City

Scene of an airplane crash near 6500 W. 4000 South, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 2, 2020 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A small airplane crashed in a field southwest of Cedar City Sunday morning, killing both men aboard. 

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SUV and travel trailer destroyed in I-15 rollover in Cedar City

Scene of a rollover involving an SUV and a large travel trailer near Interstate 15 Exit 59, Cedar City, Utah, Aug. 1, 2020 | Photo courtesy of All Ways Towing, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — An SUV pulling a recreational travel trailer rolled on Interstate 15 as it was passing through Cedar City Saturday afternoon.

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Latter-day Saints handbook updates policies, including on medical marijuana

In this Sept. 14, 2016, file photo, the Salt Lake Temple, is shown in Salt Lake City, Utah. | Associated Press photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published updates Friday to 15 chapters of its General Handbook, an online resource for leaders and members throughout the world. It included changes to five chapters and additional clarification about Church policies and guidelines.

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