Top stories: Week of October 14-18

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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:00 am

Here's a look back at the most-clicked stories of the past week on MySuncoast.com.

Hazmat responds to unknown white powder in Sarasota mall

Just before Noon Tuesday, someone walked into the Lens Crafters store and threw an unknown substance and fled the area.

Police: Suspicous powder was woman's ashes

Sarasota Police announced Wednesday that the person that spread the substance was a man mourning the loss of his fiancée, and decided to spread her ashes in the LensCrafters store.

Suspicious envelope closes Sarasota building

According to Sarasota Police, lobby workers at the Plaza Five Points building, located at 50 Central Avenue, received an envelope around 2pm Tuesday.

Deputies: Man used stolen credit card for cigarettes and soda

On September 19th, a man was seen purchasing two cartons of cigarettes and a Mountain Dew at the CVS on North Tamiami Trail in Nokomis with what later turned out to be a stolen credit card.

Deputies: Man carried loaded weapon into high school football game

Arresting deputies say Hegwein was acting in a bizarre and hostile manner, and made hateful comments toward Jewish, Polish and homosexual people. It was also noted the he had drawn swastikas on the back of his boots.

2 arrests made in death of bullied Florida girl

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Tuesday authorities arrested the 14-year-old girl after she admitted online over the weekend that she had harassed Rebecca Sedwick.

Two robberies reported an hour apart in Sarasota

Police are investigating two strong armed robberies that happened an hour apart early Saturday morning.

Four Sarasota homeless hospitalized after smoking 'spice'

According to the Sarasota Police Department, officers on patrol around 5pm noticed approximately 30 people in the park. An officer noticed a man face down near the center in the park and unresponsive. Almost simultaneously, three more people collapsed; two other men and a woman.

Englewood motorcyclist dies in single vehicle crash

It happened around 10:45pm on Placida Road just south of South McCall Road, at the intersection with the entrances to Merchants Crossing and Palm Manor.

Police: Bradenton man threatened to blow up his family

The bomb squad was called out in Manatee County Wednesday after they say a man threatened his family with a explosive device.

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