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1 dead, 1 critical in gas station shooting

Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured Wednesday morning.

Witnesses told police just before 2 a.m., three white men went into the Marathon gas station in the 1800 block of Manatee Ave. E. While they were shopping, they were approached by three black men who fired several shots at them.

Troopers seek info on hit-and-run crash with injuries

Bradenton, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash involving two other vehicles on Dec. 23.

Troopers say around 7 o'clock Sunday night, the driver of a 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe reportedly rear-ended a red Pontiac G6, which then rear-ended a white Chevy Malibu, on 15th Street East.

The driver of the Pontiac was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and the driver of the Chevy Malibu was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Thieves target valuables inside home of Carlton Fisk

BRADENTON, Fla. - Carlton Fisk is best known for his famous 12th inning homer in Game 6 of the '75 World Series.

But the former Red Sox catcher who protected home plate from those trying to steal was not home this week when burglars broke into his home in the upscale Panther Ridge Neighborhood outside Bradenton.

"We responded when someone there at the home working pest control saw that there was a forced entry at the residence," said Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow.

Man hit twice in fatal hit-and-run

Palmetto, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a man while he was walking on US 41 early Tuesday morning.

Troopers say around 3:10 a.m., the yet unidentified 52-year-old was walking south on the east shoulder of US 41 near 85th Street E. when he was hit by a vehicle heading north in the outside lane. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Man steals employer's car, suspected in other burglaries

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota deputies were finally able to wrangle a man into custody after he stole his employer's car and fled when they tried to pull him over. And the charges, they say, may not stop there.

During the arrest of 34-year-old Frank Felix, deputies recovered a large jewelry box that was stolen in a Manatee County burglary and a crow bar. Authorities are continuing to investigate to see if he is connected with other burglaries in either county.

Two charged with two home burglaries

Sarasota, Florida -- Two Bradenton men were arrested Friday in connection with two Sarasota home burglaries that occurred last week.

Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies pulled over the two men on Friday and found a jewelry box, burglary tools and prescription drugs in their 2002 Grand Marquis. 

They were initially stopped because their car matched the description given by the resident of a home on Woodbirch Place that was burglarized earlier that day, along with the description given at a home burglary on Cedarwood Drive on Nov. 26. 

Man, woman shot after car breaks down

Bradenton, Florida -- A man and woman were rushed to the hospital early Friday morning after they were shot by a unknown male while trying to get help when their car broke down.

Manatee County deputies say Skyla Cowsert and Jerewy Thomas's car broke down in the area of 1100 block of 60th Avenue Dr. E. and were trying to get help. At one point, Thomas got into an argument with an unknown black male who pulled a gun on the pair and shot them.