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Deputy opened fire when a man holding a sword over his head rushed him, says sheriff. (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Deputy Fatally Shoots Sword-Wielding Man

Deputies were responding to domestic disturbance call when a man charged them with a sword raised over his head, says sheriff.

CBS Tampa–08/28/2014

Brent Greer says he wants to remind Bradenton officials this is "still America." (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Veteran Paints Home Like American Flag To Protest Housing Code Enforcements

Brent Greer says he wants to remind Bradenton officials this is “still America.”

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (Credit: John Li/Getty Images)

Woman Who Killed 3 In Church Parking Lot Loses License

Two months after running over and killing three people in a parking lot following a church service, a 79-year-old Florida woman had her license suspended for a year and was fined $1,000 by a judge.

04/03/2014

File photo of police lights.(photo: Thinkstock)

16-Year-Old Boy Causes 23 Crashes As Deputies Chased Him In Stolen Truck

Authorities say a 16-year-old southwest Florida boy stole a truck and caused 23 crashes as deputies chased him.

CBS Tampa–03/05/2014

File photo cf a crime scene. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images)

Police: 3 Killed After Driver Backs Up Car At Clubhouse

Authorities say 5 other hospitalized after a woman backed her SUV into a group of people.

CBS Tampa–02/02/2014

File photo of an ambulance.  (photo: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

Sherriff: Man Shoots Dog That Bit Off Son’s Finger

A preliminary investigation supports a father’s account of shooting and killing a dog that bit his 11-year-old son in order to recover the boy’s severed pinky, a Manatee County Sheriff’s report said.

03/30/2013

File photo of a man fishing in a boat.  (credit: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)

Deputies Search For Missing Boater Near Bradenton

Deputies are searching for a Bradenton man who is missing, along with his 16-foot boat Stump Knocker.

01/29/2013

File photo of a school bus. (credit: Getty Images)

Bus Driver Cited After Crash With Fire Truck

A school bus driver was cited after authorities say he collided with a fire truck in Manatee County.

12/19/2012

File photo of the Facebook homepage. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Parents Infuriated Over Teacher’s Facebook Comment

Parents are infuriated over a Florida school district’s decision to issue only a verbal warning to a teacher who described a student as the “evolutionary link between orangutans and humans” on Facebook.

07/12/2012

File photo of empty courtroom. (Credit: Pool Photo/Newsmakers)

Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of Underage Girls

A Bradenton woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to sex trafficking of minors, recruiting four underage girls to work as prostitutes and promoting the business by taking sexually explicit photos of the girls and posting them on the Internet.

CBS Tampa–05/10/2012

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