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Posted: Saturday, October 5, 2013 8:00 am | Updated: 10:26 am, Mon Oct 7, 2013.

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

#1: Florida health officials give warning on deadly bacteria

Health officials in Florida are warning beach-goers and lovers of seafood to be cautious of a deadly flesh-eating bacteria as cases of it spread across the state. Officials say nine people in Florida have died so far in 2013 from the vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

#2: Caught on camera: Boater drives through waterspout in Keys

The pair captured the weather phenomenon six miles north of Marathon in an 11-minute video Johnsen posted on YouTube last week.

#3: Fire damages pier restaurant on Anna Maria

It happened around 9am. According to fire crews, the blaze started in the wall. It was quickly put out but the kitchen sustained a lot of water damage.

#4: Officials: Raw shellfish and open wounds increase risk of deadly bacteria

It is believed to be responsible for nine deaths in Florida this year. There was one non-fatal case in Sarasota County in 2012, and one in 2010.

#5: Military veteran opens fire on trooper in Oregon

Allen got out of his car wearing military fatigues with one hand behind his back. The trooper repeatedly asked Allen to get back in his car and then he opens fire. The trooper returned fire, hitting Allen, who then got back in his car and drove off.

#6: Fla. woman fought with husband before slaying

Jennifer Alonso wrote to a friend on Facebook that her husband had overslept and missed a date night with her the evening before the Aug. 8 shooting. The 26-year-old thanked her friend for helping her calm down.

#7: Biker arrested as part of SUV attack incident

The SUV driver pulled over, and the bikers surrounded his vehicle, hitting it and spiking the tires, police said. The driver pulled away, hitting three more bikers in the process, police said.

#8: Three dozen dogs rescued from Manatee Co. hoarding situation

The animals were discovered in a Manatee County home late Wednesday afternoon according to volunteers with Honor Animal Rescue. Very little is known about the owner of the home and whether that individual will be charged with a crime.

#9: Officials warn of bacteria after man's death

Central Florida health officials are warning residents about seawater bacteria after a man died from exposure last week.

#10: Sarasota authorities search for alleged identity thief

The man in the red shirt purchased two cartons of cigarettes at CVS, 1111 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, around 11:30 p.m., on September 19th. That was shortly after someone entered the victim’s garage on Bayview Drive and stole her purse from her car.

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