Top stories: Week of April 22-26

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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2013 12:30 am

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

Sheriff: Office manager performed medical procedure

A witness working in the office the day of the incident told investigators she asked Patterson if performing a procedure was a good idea, and Patterson responded that she had seen the procedure done “plenty of times.”

Warning out about group impersonating law enforcement officers

The male victim was ordered to get on the ground, but when the female victim was ordered out of the car she noticed scratches and damage to the front end and remarked that it was not a real police car. The suspects fled.

Update: New swan arrives at Bay Indies

When the swan arrived at Bay Indies, some of its feathers were ruffled after a long day of traveling. The swan jumped out of its crate, and chased a bystander down the road before it eventually jumped in the water.

Man finds brother/mother dead from apparent murder-suicide

They say they were called by a man who arrived at the home to find his mother and brother dead in the garage from apparent gunshot wounds.

Sarasota girl describes encounter with burglars in her home

“When I woke up, he had pillows in his hand and was going through stuff in my bed, so it was weird. They were very, very close to me,” she says. “And I screamed and said a couple of mean words, and I was just like ‘who are you?’ And they ran out.”

Family: Boy died a 'hero', saving drowning sister

"He is our hero and we will always remember him as our hero," says Amanda Jones, the rescued girl's mother.

Man crushed by elevator at St. Pete resort

According to Sheriff's deputies, 45-year-old Mark Allen Johnson was working on an elevator at the Tradewinds when the elevator fell on top of him.

2nd suspicious package in Sarasota a false alarm

A passerby called in the report at 5:45 p.m. Authorities responded and closed the area to traffic, particularly Beneva between Queen & Clark, and some residents were being notified to stay in their homes until the investigation was complete.

Boy, 6, presumed dead in Coquina Beach disappearance

"I didn't even think," said Espinoza, "I just jumped in and went to save her I didn't even know how strong the current was when i jumped in."

Two injured in Sarasota shooting Monday night

It happened in the 1900 block of 32nd Street, near Gillespie Avenue in Sarasota around 11pm.

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