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 to Sunday, Jan. 13-14.

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Massive destruction near Fort Pearce caused by treasure hunters on trust lands

The south face of Fort Pearce, Utah, April 2008 | Photo courtesy Washington County Historical Society, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — On Nov. 7, 2023, the Trust Lands Administration received a tip from a concerned citizen about vandalism and potential damage near Fort Pearce in Washington County.

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Are your leftover seeds from past years still usable?

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

FEATURE — As you scour the seed catalogs and websites for new and favorite flower and vegetable seeds, take time to inventory the seeds you have saved from previous years. You’ll save money by not buying more of the seeds you already have so you’ll have more to spend on something new.

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Out-of-state juvenile suspect identified in Southern Utah hoax threat

Police respond to Snow Canyon High School following alleged threat, St. George, Utah, Sept. 27, 2023 | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Law enforcement released a media release Saturday evening stating an arrest has been made for alleged swatting calls.

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Enterprise defendant sentenced for luring 13-year-old decoy could have been ‘serving years’

Composite image with background stock photo of 5th District Courtroom and overlay booking photo of Ramon Joe Betony, 24, taken in Washington County, Utah, June 23, 2023 |Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An Enterprise man who was arrested for reportedly arranging to meet up with who he believed to be a 13-year-old boy in Sept. 2023 appeared in court for sentencing last week.

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Judge tells Ivins defendant his actions to protect family were ‘unreasonable’

2022 file photo for illustrative purposes only of District Judge Keith C. Barnes during hearing in St. George, Utah, Oct. 27, 2022 | Court pool photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man accused of chasing six juveniles to a residence and firing a bullet in the ground appeared for sentencing last month. The judge rendered a ruling that tempered justice with mercy for the 74-year-old who had no prior criminal history.

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