Top stories: Week of October 7-11

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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:00 am

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

Officials: 3rd grader brought gun to school

According to school principal John Weida, a 3rd grade student says another student showed him a pistol he had brought to school. He alerted his sister, who reported it to the teacher.

Sweetbay supermarkets in Florida to be renamed

Sweetbay supermarkets in Florida will soon have a new name: Winn-Dixie.

Police: Man stabbed by man he thought was woman

He told police that she was wearing a dress and had her hair in a pony tail; but once he discovered that this woman was a male, later identified as Ricardo Toro, he asked him to exit the truck. Toro refused and produced a knife and stabbed the victim, then took the vehicle's keys, threw them from the vehicle, and began to walk away.

I-75 crash causes traffic snarl Monday morning

The crash happened just before 11am along the overpass at Fruitville Road, at mile marker 210.

Suncoast visitor gets to thank teen who saved his life

On Monday evening, 15-year-old Sam Somogyi convinced his mom to take him to Turtle Beach so he could surf.

Bradenton woman sexually battered in the driveway of her home

According to a Sheriff's report, it happened late Friday night at the 1000 block of 35th Avenue Drive West in Bradenton. The victim was getting into her car, outside her home to go to the store, when a man came from the area of a shed that is near the victim's driveway.

Officials: Saltwater bacteria killed 2 in SW Fla.

Lee County health officials say a Florida resident in his 50s died last month after going into the Gulf of Mexico with an open wound. A tourist who was over 60 years old died in July, also from Vibrio vulnificus.

Visitor hoping to find young man that saved his life

Monday night after dinner and despite dangerous water conditions, Jonathan decided to go swimming. “I got out probably 30 or 40 yards,” Kiviniemi told ABC 7, but that is when he got into trouble. Alexa was on the beach taking sunset pictures when she saw Jonathan struggling.

Mom arrested, child found safe after Amber Alert

Florida State Agricultural Officers arrested 46-year-old Christine Riemer on Interstate 75 near the Florida-Georgia state line late Tuesday. They say 7-year-old Crystal was found safe.

Bradenton man shot while walking down road

According to the Sheriff's Office report, 18-year-old Terrance Jacobs was walking northbound when he felt something hit his arm. Apparently he was shot.

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