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Police: Shot fired during Palmetto High School football game

PALMETTO, Fla. — A single gunshot rang out Wednesday night during a Palmetto High School spring football game, according to the Palmetto Police Department. Police say it happened around 9:30 p.m. As the game was nearing its end, a group of high schoolers began fighting near the sidelines. Just as school staff and police officers moved toward the group in order to break up the fight, police say a single gunshot was heard.
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Manatee County Sheriff issues phone scam alert

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has issued a phone scam alert for residents. Detectives are investigating recent reports of scams involving people pretending to be members of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, while telling people they must pay fines or face jail time. The calls have reportedly appeared on Caller IDs as (941) 747-3011 – the actual MCSO non-emergency line.
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Manatee seeks federal funding for second span of Fort Hamer Bridge

Manatee County commissioners visited Washington, D.C. with the hope of obtaining federal funding for the future construction of a second span at the Fort Hamer Bridge. According to Commissioner Carol Whitmore, some of the individuals with whom the commission will be meeting are Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, Rep. Vern Buchanan and federal transportation officials.
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Shot fired during fight at Palmetto High spring football game; no injuries reported

PALMETTO, Fla. (WWSB) - No one was injured Wednesday night when a scuffle at a spring football game at Palmetto High School ended with a single gunshot, police say. Palmetto Police Chief Scott Tyler says at about 9:45 p.m., toward the end of the game between Palmetto and Tampa Jesuit High School, a fight between high school-aged persons broke out near the sideline.
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Hit and run driver kills Ellenton woman while riding her bicycle

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - An Ellenton woman has died after she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Manatee County. Cuc Luong, a 61-year-old Vietnamese woman was riding east on Mendoza Road and Ridgewood Boulevard at around 11:45 p.m. Florida State Troopers say. The driver of the sedan that hit Luong did not stop and authorities are looking for them.
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