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 9-10.

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Convict removes ankle monitor, allegedly flees Southern Utah case to Cambodia

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ST. GEORGE — A defendant and former police officer from northern Utah missed a sentencing hearing for a weapons charge. After being found in Washington County with a reported runaway, the man removed his ankle monitor and allegedly fled the country.

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Who has the best-tasting water? Ask the Rural Water Association of Utah

Judges at the 2024 Rural Water Association of Utah’s annual conference held at the Dixie Convention Center test the three finalist for the best tasting water in the state, St. George, Utah, March 1, 2024 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — One of the biggest gatherings of water system operators in the state met at the Dixie Convention Center last week for an annual conference to recognize excellence among their fellows. And to determine who had the best-tasting water in all of Utah.

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Driver blames brake failure for 3-car collision, toppled vehicle in St. George

A Subaru Forester turned on its side after it was side-swiped Auto Mall Drive and S. Black Ridge Drive, St. George, Utah, March 6, 2024 | Photo by Bridger Palmer, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Police said the driver of a Kia Telluride ran over the curb near the Mercedez-Benz of St. George dealership and tipped a Subaru Forester on its side before hitting another car on Saturday.

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Arrest made in connection with disappearance of missing Blanding men

File photo of street signs advertising attractions in downtown Blanding, Utah, May 10, 2017 | Photo by Michelle L. Price/Associated Press, St. George News

BLANDING — The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release about an arrest of one individual in connection with the disappearance of William Bull, 29, and Christopher Owens, 28, from the Blanding area in Southern Utah.

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‘It’s the best job I’ve ever had’: Meet St. George News’ senior reporter, Mori Kessler

In this file photo, St. George News senior reporter Mori Kessler flies through the air on his way to a perfect belly flop during the annual Polar Plunge in St. George, Utah, March 5, 2016 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — With nearly 5,000 published articles and over 20 million views across his stories, St. George News Senior Reporter Mori Kessler is very likely your No. 1 source for local news.

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