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, March 2-3.

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Video of crime in progress illustrates ‘alarming’ uptick in St. George thefts

Screenshot of video depicting a suspect removing a wallet from an unsuspecting customer’s purse at a local store in St. George, Utah, date not specified | Image courtesy of the St. George Police Department, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Police Department released a video of a wallet and other items being taken from the shopping cart of an unsuspecting shopper, just one type of criminal activity that has escalated at an alarming rate across the city.

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State park officials stress safety as Gunlock waterfalls make an early return

With the Gunlock waterfalls making an early appearance this year, officials at Gunlock State Park are urging visitors to be cautious as injuries and fatal incidents have occurred around the falls in the past, Gunlock State Park, Utah, March 1, 2024 | Photo by Chris Reed, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — With the melting of snow from Pine Valley Mountain and the surrounding area, spillway-created waterfalls have returned to Gunlock State Park.

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Officials seeking information for Lake Powell vessel salvage program

Water levels at Lake Powell shrunk to historic lows this year, location and date not specified | Photo by Rick Bowmer, The Associated Press, St. George News

ST. GEORGE Glen Canyon National Recreation Area staff are seeking information regarding large debris currently existing on Lake Powell to be better informed for future salvage and cleanup efforts.

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2 alleged money launderers arrested near Cedar City after UHP finds $19K in cash

File photo of Utah Highway Patrol vehicle, Parowan, Utah, Sept. 27, 2023 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Two people were arrested following a traffic stop just north of Cedar City Thursday morning, after Utah Highway Patrol troopers reportedly found $19,000 cash inside their rental vehicle.

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4 Canyon View athletes, 1 from Parowan, sign letters of intent to play collegiate football

Canyon View seniors Jaxon Jensen (left) and Traie Buhler sign letters of intent to play football for McPherson College in Kansas, Cedar City, Utah, Feb. 8, 2024 | Photo courtesy of Canyon View High Athletics, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — Four Canyon View High School seniors and another athlete from Parowan High recently signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.

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

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