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Top Stories: Five More People Die From Flu Complications In Dallas County


The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Dallas County Health and Human Services says five more people have died from the flu. That brings the county's total of flu-related deaths to 67 this season.

All patients had high risk health conditions, and they ranged in age from 31 to 93.

Mobile clinics are traveling through Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Dallas and DeSoto to provide free flu vaccines to adults.

114 people across North Texas have died from the flu.

Other stories this morning:

  • Texas ranked 47th for voter turnout in 2016, so researchers with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life wanted to find out why.
  • The Big Screen’s Oscars series continues with “Dunkirk” and “The Darkest Hour.”

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM. 

Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.