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, Feb. 24-25.

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St. George man sentenced to serve decades in prison following conviction in Texas death

Composite image with background photo by Matt Gush/iStock/Getty Images Plus, overlay booking photo of Tracey Keith Loy, 56, of St. George, taken in Texas, location, date not specified | Bookings photo courtesy of the Comal County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man who was arrested in connection with the slaying of a Texas man more than three decades ago was sentenced to serve decades in a Texas prison after pleading guilty to capital murder earlier this month.

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Mind bender: Toquerville carpenter makes secret compartment furniture in castle shop

Interactive furniture by David Lundell contains puzzles, hidden compartments and drawers with an epoxy top design, Toquerville, Utah, Feb 6, 2024 | Photo by Jessi Bang, St. George News

TOQUERVILLE — Step into the enchanting world of puzzle furniture crafted within the ancient walls of a castle-like woodshop, where each piece tells a story. With every twist, turn, and lock, these mystical creations promise not just functionality, but an adventure in decor.

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Letter to the Editor: St. George friend severely injured in t-bone. What can be done?

Stock image | Photo by Bilanol/Getty Images, St. George News

OPINION — Laws need to change. My dear friend was t-boned in her car while stopped. Obviously, not her fault. The at-fault driver lives on government and church assistance. He had rock-bottom, basic insurance.

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Suspect accused of assaulting St. George neighbor charged with aggravated burglary

File photo for illustrative purposes only of several St. George Police officers responding to a scene in St. George, Utah, Sept. 24, 2023 | Photo by Alysha Lundgren, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A 56-year-old St. George man is in jail charged with a first-degree felony after allegedly beating a female neighbor to gain entry into her residence, police say.

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Hiking near Southern Utah: ‘Off the beaten track’ book of treks for all levels

The Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park is one of the places showcased in a new book by veteran author Bruce Grubbs, Bryce, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Bruce Grubbs, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Avoiding overhyped hikes and getting off the beaten trail is the aim of the new 101 Classic Hikes of the Southwest from Falcon Press. Veteran author Bruce Grubbs told St. George News that he wants trekkers to have outstanding experiences. Grubbs is an outdoor photographer and writer.

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