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