Top web stories: Week of June 2-6

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Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014 8:00 am

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

Debate stirs over US-Taliban captive swap

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.

FHP: Bradenton motorcyclist ran red light, fatally crashed

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Brian Casey of Bradenton was headed northbound on 75th Street as a "high rate of speed" and drove through a red light.

Sarasota man arrested for exposing himself to officers

Police arrested a homeless man last week after they say he exposed his genitals to them during questioning.

Amazing Women of the Suncoast: Courtney Astore

"Take positive away from a negative experience. Say ‘this happened’, but I can make something better out of it that other people can take away from."

Bradenton man goes patriotic to protest code enforcement

"We painted it to remind the city that this is still America, and that others people’s freedom of expression doesn't trump my freedom of expression."

Undercover street operation nets 10 in Sarasota

On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Sarasota Police Department Narcotics Unit, with the assistance of the Street Crimes Unit, Criminal Investigations Unit and Patrol Unit, conducted an Undercover Street Reverse Operation in Fredd Atkins Park, 2581 N. Washington Court, Sarasota.

Sarasota Ballet dancer killed in bicycle accident

According to Sarasota Police, 20-year-old Sarasota Ballet member Pedro Pupa of Brazil was killed when the bicycle he was riding collided with a delivery truck.

Six Manatee County men indicted for multiple murders

The Department of Justice announced a series of arrests in Bradenton Thursday. Six individuals are facing federal charges in a racketeering conspiracy case involving 9 murders.

Historic Bradenton home on verge of being demolished

According to the Bradenton Herald, the Beth Salem-Reasoner Home on State Road 70 just east of U.S. 301 could soon be torn down.

Winter Haven man arrested for throwing crying baby

Finlayson told detectives he told the baby, “I’ll give you something to cry about,” before throwing the baby into the air toward the end of a bed causing the baby to hit face first on the floor.

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