Top web stories: Week of December 9-13

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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:00 am

These are the stories that generated the most web traffic on MySuncoast.com this week.

St. Pete woman adopts Sarasota fat cat

Tiger the cat was wheeled into Cat Depot and relinquished by its owner who had to move into an assisted living facility.

Probation-only sentence in DUI wreck stirs ire

A juvenile court judge sentenced a 16-year-old boy this week to 10 years' probation for intoxication manslaughter in the crash, which happened June 15 on a dark rural road near Fort Worth.

University Town Center to bring 5 new restaurants

Developers confirm five new restaurants, coming to the University Town Center, slated to open October 16, 2014

Bob's Boathouse speaks up after employee's checks bounce

The Bob's Boathouse controversy began with several failed opening dates. Then, when it finally opened, there were noise and light complaints from neighbors; and now they're bouncing checks.

Police: Mother falls asleep in car with child after doing 'whippets'

According to the Sarasota Police, officers responded to the 5100 block of North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota on Friday evening after someone found 29-year-old Jennifer Ann Lee asleep at the wheel of a car at the intersection of University Parkway and North Tamiami Trail. In the backseat was Lee’s son, also asleep.

The "snow birds" are landing

The birds are back. Snow birds that is. Who can blame them? "This is heaven. At home it is not so nice right now." Coming from Michigan Peggy Ellenwood says it was well below freezing back home Tuesday morning. In fact it's cold most places around the country other then the sunshine state.

Suncoast man on the run

Edly is a Port Charlotte High graduate and still has family on the Suncoast. Investigators in California believe he could be headed to the Suncoast and the Charlotte County Sheriff says they will be on the lookout for him

Phone scam warning issued for Suncoast area

There are two recent reports of a caller claiming to be with the sheriff’s office warrants division who tells the victim that they are wanted but the matter can be cleared up if the victim loads the fine amount onto green dot card and provides it to the caller.

Punta Gorda man says horse's mane was stolen

According to the horse’s owner, the mane hair can be sold for as much as $250 to $300 a pound. The hair is used for such things as making jewelry, artist brushes and strings for instruments.

Officials: Laser hits 2 pilots, land jet safely

Officials in Florida say two pilots who were hit with a green laser were able to land the JetBlue plane safely.

 

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