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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:00 am

It was a busy week on mysuncoast.com. Here's what you might have missed:

Bass Pro Shops confirms Sarasota store at Fruitville Road

Long rumored to be opening a Sarasota location, Bass Pro Shops confirmed Monday plans for a new store at the proposed Fruitville Commons development. It will be the company's first Suncoast location. Local merchants welcomed the competition.

Lawmakers at work on medical marijuana distribution plan

While recreational pot is still somewhat unthinkable here in the Sunshine state, plans are in the works to legalize marijuana for medical use here in Florida.

Rumors of Casey Anthony sightings on Siesta Key

Is one of Florida's most infamous tabloid fixtures living on Siesta Key? That's the rumor that one Suncoast private investigator is currently digging into.

Sarasota Police warn drivers of red light camera citation scam

here's a new phone scam going around the Suncoast, and it revolves around red light cameras. ABC 7 talked to one woman Thursday who shared her story on how she was almost scammed.

Famed Tampa-area restaurant Taco Bus rolling into Sarasota

Taco Bus plans to open a location in the downtown area on Main Street.

"Zombie foreclosures" still plaguing the Suncoast

According to RealtyTrac, a company that compiles real estate data, there are over 1500 properties in Sarasota and Manatee counties that have begun the default process but have not yet been repossessed. Real estate industry professionals have a name for these properties: “Zombie foreclosures.”

Citizens demand staff changes at Manatee County Animal Services

Community concerns over Manatee County Animal Services lead to a big turn out Wednesday night’s advisory board meeting. Hundreds of angry residents packed the meeting to call for the firing of officials with Animal Services.

Sarasota County agrees to sell its half of Warm Mineral Springs

Sarasota County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to sell their half of Warm Mineral Springs to the City of North Port. The vote came during a meeting about what to do with the landmark. The two boards recently failed to reach a consensus to find a long term operator.

Chemical sunscreens getting a closer look

Sun lovers may have to read labels more carefully. Consumer Reports advises against spray-on sunscreen for children until the FDA completes a new study.

Mote's long-time 'Bone Lady' passes away

It's the end of an era at Mote Marine Laboratory. Ruth DeLynn, the long-serving volunteer who cataloged the bones that Mote collected has died.

Suncoast Scene

If you're looking to escape the heat this weekend, we've got some cool entertainment going on here.

LeBron James says he's returning to Cleveland

James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat.

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  • ray posted at 9:51 am on Sat, Jul 12, 2014.

    ray Posts: 1

    [beam]she is still guilty

     

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