Top web stories: Week of January 20-24

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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 8:00 am | Updated: 10:07 am, Mon Jan 27, 2014.

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

Semi collides with 2 horses, killing them on Sarasota road

According to an FHP release, 57-year-old Matthew Rooney was driving an International semi and trailer west on State Road 72 near the Sarasota National Cemetery around 3:40am, when several horses that escaped from a nearby farm ran into the road.

Man beat his girlfriend, shoved girl's face in fire pit, police say

"He came in here and started pouring gas all through the hallway, and he goes ‘everybody in this m*****f***** gonna burn tonight!’" says Coston.

Sarasota woman dies in parking lot mishap on Siesta Key

According to Florida Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Maria Fernandez was in a stopped vehicle in a parking space when she accidentally pressed the accelerator. That caused the SUV to drive through the bushes and across the sidewalk, striking Goodwin.

Deputies: Woman strangled her dog so nobody else could have it

Sarasota County Animal Services was contacted by the Venice Police Department in November after receiving a report that 28-year-old Shelley Bezanson had killed her 7-year-old dog, Diamond, and planned to bury it at her mother's Base Avenue home in Venice.

Death investigation at Bradenton private school/daycare

"An infant did die while in the care of the school how ever we do not have a definitive cause of death," says Natalie Harrell from DCF.

Suncoast area bikers want driver license laws changed

“You just got to be real careful when you are riding. You got to look out for everything and everybody,” said Rod “Fat Boy” Girwood.

No charges filed in Clark Road incident Tuesday night

The chase led both vehicles onto Blount Avenue, and at the dead-end a homeowner chased them off their property by firing a shotgun, striking both vehicles.

Man charged with crack possession after telling officer: "I smoke weed"

Officers observed 41-year-old Charles Williams turn and drop a cigarette box. When they told Williams that he dropped his cigarettes, he told officers "I don't smoke cigarettes, I smoke weed."

Yahoo features Siesta Key Beach on beach 'bucket list'

The beautiful beaches on Siesta Key are no secret to American travelers. But now a national website ranks it among the best in the world.

Mediterranean diet associated with lower risk of peripheral artery disease

Researchers at the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, Spain, have found a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil can do more than reduce heart attack and stroke.

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