Top web stories: Week of July 1-5

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Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:56 am

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

Justices: Government can't make employers cover contraception

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Photo depicts two-headed gator in Tampa

A photo posted to Facebook this weekend has been generating internet buzz, but many doubt its authenticity.

Man spots father's stolen boat being towed away in Sarasota

"Cops started popping (appearing) left and right, bam bam bam, a helicopter above, next thing you know they had the suspects and apparently the van was stolen, so I got my boat back and I got somebody's van back as well," he said.

Garbage truck driver stops to help woman having a stroke

A Waste Management driver is being credited with saving a woman's life and he saw her in distress and stopped to help.

17 prostitution arrests made; law enforcement officer among them

According to the sheriff's office, undercover detectives posed as prostitutes and “Johns”, and engaged in online conversation with potential suspects.

The Civil Rights Act turns 50

On July 2nd, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion and national origin.

Sarasota resident advertises 'marijuana' plants for sale; says it's a joke

One Sarasota man's unique advertising campaign is turning heads along 17th Street.

Meeting the often expensive financial needs of our pets

Sarasota residents Eugene & Sara Clark are without insurance and currently face a $4,000 procedure to help their dog, Keeva.

Fireworks can be PTSD trigger for veterans

A bright explosion, a whistle followed by a bang, and the smell of gun powder. Most people will associate those words with a fireworks display, but for some veterans the sights, smells and sounds of the Fourth of July holiday bring back memories they'd much rather forget.

Audit claims Manatee YMCA scammed county out of thousands

he Manatee County Clerk has released an internal audit and found the Manatee YMCA defrauded the county to the tune of at least $100,000.

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