Did you get lost on news this weekend? Check in every Monday for the Monday News mashup to catch up on the hottest stories from the weekend and current trending news items.
+ Quotes Observed featured soundbytes from local and national topics ranging from Grand Theft Auto V to wild hogs in East County.
+ Sarasota Police arrested a local man for capital sexual battery on a 5-year-old boy.
+ Sarasota and Manatee County political and business leaders discussed the need to court young professionals to stay in the region during a Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel discussion.
+ The Sarasota Police Department cited a school bus driver for a crash after two students told detectives she was texting while driving.
+ Local arts organizations launched the Sarasota Culture Collective to foster interest in the arts from local young professionals.
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The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
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A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.