Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

Smoke billows from garage of home when a structure fire is reported on North Bloomington Drive in St. George, Utah, Jan. 10, 2021 | 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, Jan. 9-10.

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

Bloomington home destroyed when early morning fire tears through residence, nearby homes saved

Firefighters tackle blaze as smoke billows from garage of home on North Bloomington Drive in St. George, Utah, Jan. 10, 2021 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE —Residents were awakened to smoke and flames when a structure fire at a residence on Bloomington Drive tore through the entire home and sent a plume of thick black smoke billowing across the sky on a frigid Sunday morning.

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‘Near everyone drinks wine in Southern Utah’: A brief history of Dixie Wine

Artist rendering of early Mormon settlers tilling the rich Southern Utah soil for the cultivation of wine grapes. Location and date undefined | Photo Courtesy Washington County Historical Society, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — With limited serving quantities of strong spirits at restaurants, beer and wine cooler sales offered only in grocery stores and the ability to purchase hard liquor largely restricted to state-run outlet stores, people across the nation think Utah is a semi-dry state.

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California man arrested in stolen U-Haul after off-duty officer spots truck in St. George

2020 file photo of police vehicles at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 near Exit 40, Washington County, Utah, Nov. 2, 2020 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News/ Cedar City News

ST. GEORGE — A Northern California man is in jail after an off-duty police officer in St. George initiated a traffic stop on a U-Haul truck that was believed to be involved in a series of thefts reported Christmas Day, during which authorities recovered a treasure trove of burglary tools, credit and identification cards and other items allegedly related to crimes committed across Washington County.

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London Bridge day: the story of Lake Havasu’s grandiose antique

During Christmastime, the London Bridge is adorned with lights and Christmas decorations, making it a joyful sight after dark, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Dec. 26, 2020 | Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. George News

FEATURE — Anyone wanting a dose of authentic European architecture and ambiance does not have to hop on a plane and “cross the pond” but drive just over four hours south of St. George to what one writer called “The largest antique ever sold.”

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Elizabeth Smart kicks off self-defense program in St. George

Elizabeth Smart speaks at Ace Martial Arts, St. George, Utah, Jan. 9, 2021 | Photo by Megan Webber, St. George News.

ST. GEORGE — Ace Martial Arts in St. George became the first Southern Utah location to implement Smart Defense programs with a free workshop and seminar featuring Elizabeth Smart on Saturday. 

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

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