Top 10: News stories this week, April 19-25

10 News takes a look back at some of the top stories from the Bay area and beyond for the week of April 5-11.

10. Gay veteran denied burial with partner in cemetery

A 74-year-old Navy veteran says she wants her partner buried with her in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Officials say the couple can't be buried together because same-sex marriages aren't recognized in Idaho.

9. Kickoff party to the 'Bollywood Oscars' invades Tampa Bay

The party signals the beginning of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) coming to Tampa Bay. This is the first time the show's being hosted on U.S. soil in its 15-year history.

8. Mom bites off dogs ear as it attacks her daughter

She shoved her fist into the dog's mouth and even bit its ear off all while telling her daughter to turn over so she didn't choke on blood.

7. Miracle twins live out dream, meet Winter the Dolphin

For two little boys in Ireland, Winter has been a true inspiration. And Wednesday, those boys came to Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet Winter in person.

6. 3 boys reel in 692-pound Mako shark

hree fathers and their 12-year-old sons visiting Sarasota from Ohio went fishing and returned to shore with a story about "the one that didn't get away."

5. Restaurant owner believes Jesus' face appeared in pancake

Karen Hendrickson, the owner of Cowgirl Café, said a server initially noticed the biblical figure show up in the breakfast favorite on Good Friday.

4. Army vet reunites with lost dog

A military veteran was reunited with his dog after losing her in a car accident thanks to everyone's support on social media helping to spread the word!

3. More charges for teacher accused of sex with student

The Polk County Sheriff's Office slapped her Wednesday with 20 additional counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after yet another student came forward. On Friday, bond was set on those new charges at $300,000.

2. Theft of toy from baby's grave caught on video

On Saturday, about four to five hours after parents Scott and Jaclyn Sheridan placed a yellow stuffed duck at their son's gravesite for Easter, a woman is seen on the police surveillance footage taking the toy. Soon after the story went viral, she was arrested.

1. 'LA Fitness day care lost my kid,' mother complains

"I open the bathroom door to find my son on the floor in the pitch black crying, covered in toilet water -- the toilet had pee in it," Melissa Simoneau Van Hoven says.


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