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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Police get a wheel deal from anonymous citizen
An anonymous citizen recently contacted the town with an offer to buy the Longboat Key Police Department a new bicycle.
Surprise daytime turtle encounter
On his evening beach walk, Longboat Key resident Mike Haycock was in for a big surprise when he spotted a sea turtle coming out of the water Sunday.