Top stories: Week of December 2-6

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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 8:00 am

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

Venice toddlers found living in horrible conditions

Once in the home deputies saw two children, ages 1 and 2, walking barefoot on floors covered in garbage, blood and rotting food; dirty diapers smashed into the carpet; and beer cans and drug paraphernalia scattered around.

Bradenton man shoots caregiver checking up on him

Fletcher, who lives at the residence, told deputies he had just gone to sleep, when he heard a noise and saw someone enter his bedroom. Fletcher grabbed his gun, which he keeps next to his bed, and fired at the person who turned out to be Kirby.

Car drives off Tamiami Trail into Hudson Bayou

Police say witnesses claim the driver was swerving between lanes before driving through bushes and into the bayou near Sarasota High School around 12:30pm.

Beach resort once owned by dog up for sale

In 1953, the Helmsley Sandcastle Resort opened its doors for the first time on Lido Key Beach. But after 60 years, the property – which was passed on to Trouble after Helmsley died in 2007 -- is for sale.

Sarasota man dies from injuries after motorcycle crash

On November 17th around 3 a.m., 45-year-oild Darrick Hauser of Sarasota was involved in a motorcycle accident at Mound Street and Bayfront Drive in Sarasota.

Updated: Imagine school board backs principal in new report

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is reportedly recommending charges against Principal Selenia Quinones. The sheriff's office confirms it has turned the case over to the State Attorney's Office.

Sarasota approves plan for public pianos

Under the plan, local businesses would help sponsor the pianos, and store them inside during the night. Local artists would decorate the spinet pianos, and the public would be free to play the instruments.

2 million social networking & e-mail accounts hacked

The breach reportedly happened after keylogging software maliciously installed on computers around the world. The virus captured login information on more than 93,000 websites over the past month.

Man missing from assisted living facility found safe

Wednesday morning, a search team set out to find Mr. Mondello and were led to the area around Caspersen Beach. He was located along the west side of the Intracoastal Waterway a half mile south of Caspersen Beach

Neighbors on edge after attempted rape reported

The young girl says she was walking home from a friends house when she says she was attacked. Forced into the woods where the man tried to rape her. She says she was able to punch and scratch the man and escape.

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