Top stories: Week of Aug 12-16

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

Police: Beach flasher left a note propositioning girls

What's really new, says the chief, is that note. "I can't remember where somebody has done this and left a note. I have worked sex crimes here for many years as a detective. It's a new variation."

Venice Police: Officer interupted burglary in progress

26-year-old Eric Weed was charged with felony Burglary of a Conveyance and misdemeanor Petit Theft.

One dead in Bradenton shooting in front of home

The two victims, 32-year-old Lytreeon Collins and 18-year-old Markeith Laws, were reportedly sitting in front of a home when a gold-colored vehicle pulled up and an occupant began shooting. Both men were struck by gunfire and were taken to the hospital.

Truck falls on teen while working underneath it

According to Manatee County Fire Rescue, crews had to lift the truck off the teen's legs, and a helicopter took him to Blake Medical Center with what rescuers called "traumatic injuries."

Sarasota Police investigating vehicle burglaries

Recently, vehicle burglaries have been on the rise in the City of Sarasota and detectives want to remind residents to lock cars and vehicles when you leave and remove all valuables out of sight.

Condo community draws protestors over unmarried couple ban

In Florida that includes those with domestic partnerships, heterosexual, or gay couples. And while some are claiming the policy is discriminatory, it turns out it's legal.

Letter to Charlotte County residents in light of Sgt. Wilson's funeral Saturday

The following was written by Sergeant Ingrid Sebastian of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office District 3 on behalf of the entire Sheriff’s Office to the citizens of Charlotte County.

Bradenton man robbed, assaulted by 3 women he met at hotel

According to a Sheriff's Office report, the male victim met the female suspects at the hotel bar. The women invited him back to their room, which he agreed to.

Former Suncoast resident dubbed 'Black Widow' sentenced to prison

Melissa Weeks was facing Attempted Murder charges in Canada. However, last month she pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of Administering a Noxious Substance and failing to provide proper care for her husband.