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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2013 1:00 am | Updated: 11:01 am, Sat Jun 15, 2013.

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

Fatal motorcycle crash on Bee Ridge and Tuttle

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Micheal Hicks of Sarasota was traveling north on Swift Road on a motorcycle approaching the intersection of Bee Ridge Road.

Son charged in neglect of mother who had legs amputated

Bonelli had recently taken her to the doctor for chest pains. Upon arrival, the doctor urged Bonelli to take his mother to the emergency room due to open sores and ulcers on her legs, to the point that the tendons were exposed on one leg.

High-ranking Venice City officials resign after sexual rendezvous

Director of Community Development Chad Minor and Planning Coordinator Kelly Bricker resigned back on May 31st.

Sarasota man injured in early morning motorcycle crash

Sarasota Police say 57-year old John Hart of Sarasota was on a motorcycle driving northbound on U.S. 301.

City says red light cameras also help solve disputes

The city started using the cameras in January of 2012, and now has twenty of them. “To us, it's about safety. And we think it's going to keep our community safer and reduce the number of serious collisions,” says Chief Bernadette DiPino.

Inmate arrested after defacing a salad in jail kitchen

43-year-old Anthony Gentile was arrested last week and charged with Battery of Facility Employee by Expelling Fluids.

Woman picks up tab for 180 at Fla. restaurant

A mystery woman who many say looked like the Florida woman who recently won the Powerball jackpot picked up the tab for 180 diners at a Plant City restaurant.

Wild pig creating problems in unusual location

"It's like he owns the place now," said Blunden. "He is rooting. He puts his whole snout in the ground and just pulls up. When he comes up, everything comes up with him."

Driver sought after passenger dies in rollover crash

According to Florida Highway Patrol, troopers say a Nissan Titan rolled over after its driver lost control while attempting to pass another vehicle.

Chief makes another off-duty arrest

Even though she had her daughter with her on vacation, DiPino headed north on the Trail to see if she could find the blue SUV in question. She found it near the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center.

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