The week in review: Father and daughter killed in Venice plane crash, “flesh eating" bacteria, red tide bloom and more…

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Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2014 7:00 am

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

Man killed by plane in Venice was Army Sergeant in Georgia

36-year-old Ommy Irizarry and his young daughter, 9-year-old Oceana were walking along Caspersen Beach around 3pm when the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says the pilot a 1972 Piper Cherokee, 57-year-old Karl Kokomoor of Englewood, reported that his single engine plane couldn't make it back to the airport and he was going to try and land on the nearby beach.

Girl injured in weekend plane crash pronounced dead

Via Facebook, both the Suncoast community and those who knew the family share their prayers and thoughts. Sarah Musgrave writes: “Many prayers for you and your family. May God help you find comfort. Thinking of you."

Early morning shooting in Bradenton leaves one teen dead

"A very energetic child who came to school every single day, great attendance, solid grade point average. She probably was going to do something in the field of medicine when she graduated."

Two arrested for murder of Suncoast teen

Manatee County Sheriff's deputies have made two arrests in the shooting death of a 17-year old girl, and we're learning more about the events that led to the shooting early Monday morning.

Dr. Nick's bikes spread the message of happiness in Sarasota

They certainly catch your eye, those elaborately-decorated bikes parked on downtown Sarasota streets or cruising along with Dr. Nik aboard.

Rare "flesh-eating" bacteria invades Sarasota County

It's called Vibrio vulnificus, but it's better known as "flesh-eating bacteria."

Sarasota County seeks public input on stand-up paddleboards

Sarasota County Parks and Recreation officials are seeking community input on a proposal to allow the rental and use of stand -up paddleboards at county-owned beaches.

Rising rents pricing out Sarasota residents

"Rent or food or clothing, light bill, water bill -- everything is so exorbitantly high but the salaries aren't increasing at all.”

Red tide bloom bigger than Rhode Island heads for Suncoast

The tide is about 50 miles offshore, between Dixie and Pascoe counties. It stretches 80 miles long and 50 miles wide—larger than the State of Rhode Island.

Lionfish banned from Florida pet shops starting today

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the lionfish was first introduced into Florida waters in the late 1980s, with populations booming in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat.

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