Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Traffic comes to a standstill Sunday morning following a four-vehicle collision, Virgin River Gorge, Sept. 13, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Beaver Dam Littlefield Fire Department, 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, Sept. 12-13.

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

2 crashes involving 7 vehicles clog up Virgin River Gorge

A four-vehicle collision halts southbound traffic on Interstate 15 to a standstill in the Virgin River Gorge between St. George, Utah and Littlefield, Arizona, Sept. 13, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Jeff Hunt, St. George News

ST. GEORGE —Traffic on southbound Interstate 15 came to a standstill Sunday morning after a four-vehicle collision followed by a three-vehicle collision occurred in the Virgin River Gorge between St. George and Littlefield, Arizona.

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St. George ranks sixth in ‘safest city’ study; relationship between citizens, police gets credit

Composit image with background stock image of St. George; 2018 overlay image by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — St. George ranked in the middle of a top 12 list of safest cities in Utah according to an analysis released last week using data compiled by the FBI.

The analysis was conducted by AdvisorSmith – a research and consulting firm that specializes in compiling data used by business owners to determine the safest cities to open a business, public relations specialist Brenda Franco told St. George News.

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CDC study indicates kids in day care are bringing coronavirus home, new infections on the rise locally

Photo illustration. | Photo by yaoinlove, iStock/Getty Images Plus, St. George News

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp spread it to their relatives, according to a new report that underscores that kids can bring the germ home and infect others.

The study comes as Southern Utah and the state have seen their highest rate of new coronavirus infections since early August.

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Local youth football team’s game-winning play makes ESPN’s Top 10

Screenshot from video of game-winning touchdown play, Desert Hills vs. Cedar at Canyon View, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 5, 2020 | Photo courtesy of Mike Brownstein, St. George News / Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE — A local youth football team made the national sports highlights last weekend when a dramatic game-ending play cracked ESPN’s Top 10 plays of the week.

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Wild horses in need of a home ready for adoption

Utah’s wild horse and burro population is estimated at 5,746 animals; however, according to the Bureau of Land Management the land can only support 1,956. Location and date undefined | Photo courtesy Bureau of Land Management, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — It has been said that horses are the projection of people’s dreams about themselves – strong, powerful and noble. The majestic animal has roamed the west since the Spanish first introduced them to the New World in the 1500s.

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

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