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"Flu is so severe, and I think this is a good reminder that when flu circulates in the United States, we get thousands of deaths, or tens of thousands of deaths, and hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations," says CDC Dr. Joseph Bresee. "So, we really want folks to think about that and make sure they get vaccinated. If they haven't gotten vaccinated yet this year, go out and get it now."
Pennsylvania is one of the states hit hard by the virus, with about 11,000 confirmed cases so far, and 22 deaths. The elderly are most vulnerable. People over the age of 65 accounting for 20 of the 22 deaths. One hospital in Allentown built a mobile surge tent outside to treat victims with milder cases of the virus because of the overwhelming number of patients flowing into the ER. The CDC says the current flu vaccine has proven 62% effective. The flu outlook is constantly changing. You can get the latest 24/7 at Fox17.com. Just look for FLU under HOT TOPICS.
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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