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Proliferation of homeless encampments through the city of Sarasota means the local transient population is at "critical mass," according to an expert.
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Daily Headlines: Oct. 17, 2013

by: Alex Mahadevan News Innovation Editor

+ Man scattering fiancee's ashes caused mall shutdown

The Sarasota Police Department announced that the suspicious material that caused a shutdown at the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center was a woman’s ashes.

Garage delays frustrate developer

Pineapple Square developer John Simon believes delays at the State Street garage are not only a legal issue but could cause long-term damage downtown.s.

Town seeks telecommunications extension

Town Manager Dave Bullock will seek a state extension so a telecommunications ordinance and Comp Plan amendment can be reviewed together.

 Van Wezel sculpture’s future remains unclear

The owner of a sculpture on the Van Wezel property thinks the city should help move the statue, in place since 2006, after the city requested its removal.

 LBK police promote three employees

Chris Skinner, Randy Thompson and Tina Gohl received promotions effective Oct. 6.

 Homeless problem hits critical mass

Opinions are divided on what is to blame for a perceived spike in the size and geographic reach of Sarasota County’s homeless population.

 Business Observer: Gone Global

A Gulf Coast law firm recently expanded internationally, to more than 40 countries. Its attorneys, though, never have to board an airplane.

 Master of Macabre

The Powel Crosley Estate is perfect for weddings, but it's also perfect for the graphic and thrilling Poe stories this Halloween.

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