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Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:00 am

Here's a look back at the most-clicked stories of the past week on MySuncoast.com.

Man arrested for beating boss's dog to death in Sarasota

The entire event was caught on a nearby surveillance camera. Now Koscielniak is behind bars and likely not going anywhere anytime soon.

103 arrest warrants issued after undercover operation for EBT card fraud

Steube said people facing charges sold their EBT cards for about 60% of their value, and used the money to buy drugs or alcohol. "A couple of them said I'm headed to get some rock cocaine," Steube said.

Fla. lawmakers pass texting-while-driving ban

The Senate passed a bill (SB 52) on Thursday by 39-1. Republican Sen. Joe Negron of Stuart was the only no vote.

2 critical after stabbing in Venice

31-year-old Ronald DiCapua and 37-year-old Kyle DeSantis and the victims were involved in an argument, which then turned physical. One of the suspects pulled out a cutting instrument and cut both victims.

6-year-old hospitalized after pit bull attack in Bradenton

It happened in the 1100 block of 36th Avenue West at a friend's home the victim's family had been staying at.

Pa. woman who disappeared in 2002 found in Fla.

Three years ago, her husband asked Lancaster County courts to declare her legally dead.

ABC 7 rides along with police busting panhandlers

The usual intersections were clear Monday. Officer Jaime Delcos eventually saw a man holding a sign near the road at Fruitville Road and Tuttle Avenue. When a driver gave him change, she moved in fast.

Woman escapes house fire in Sarasota

Sarasota County firefighters say they think they contained most of the damage to the attic, except for some smoke and water damage.

Florida alimony law one step closer to being reformed

"It's going to be tremendously more difficult to get alimony of any substantial duration or amount," said Family Law Attorney Leslie Loftus of Kirk Pinkerton P.A.

Passenger critically injured in golf cart DUI

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Nickoles Chanza of Port Charlotte was driving a golf cart with three passengers westbound on Sunnybrook and decided to make a sharp left turn onto Marine Terrace.

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