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Manhunt Underway After a Mother of 3 Was Killed When a Rock Was Thrown From Overpass and Into Her Car



Temple, Texas police are still looking for the person or persons responsible for a mom of three’s death.

As ABC News reports, on March 9, Keila Flores, her boyfriend, and her three children were driving down Interstate 35 when a rock was thrown from an overpass and into the windshield of Flores’ boyfriend’s car.

Flores, 33, was in the passenger seat of the vehicle while her three children sat in the back. After the rock crashed through the windshield, it then struck Flores, killing her.

Flores’s boyfriend, Christopher Rodriguez, told “Good Morning America” that when the rock hit the windshield of his car, it sounded like an explosion:

“It was a loud impact, almost like an explosion, that went off in the car — I didn’t know what it was. When it impacted the car, my instinct was to turn away, not knowing what happened. When I looked over to my right I see Keila just laying there with no response.”

After realizing Flores was injured, Rodriguez quickly pulled the car over so that he could flag someone down for help. He told ABC 7:

“Her daughter immediately saidCall 911! Pull over, pull over! Call 911!”

According to ABC News, Flores never responded to CPR and was immediately transported to a local hospital where she passed away the following day.

Rodriguez called the tragic situation “very frustrating”:

“There’re so many emotions, like anger. You just kind of want to take things into your own hands, knowing that’s not the right thing. I know there are certain steps the police have to take. I know eventually they will catch the person who did this and justice will come.”

Rodriguez continued by saying one of the most difficult parts has been trying to explain to Flores’ children what happened to their mom.

Posted by Keila Flores on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

He told GMA:

“It’s something you don’t forget. I just hope that it doesn’t affect them in the long run and that they will realize what a good mother they had.”

According to reports, police have already interviewed a person of interest in regards to this case. However, no other details have been released.

Nonetheless, Rodriguez is confident that law enforcement will not allow Flores’ death “be in vain” and that they will find the person responsible.

Flores’ two brothers told GMA that their focus is on remaining a family and ensuring “that her children are enjoying life,” even though the situation feels “unreal.”

Authorities are asking that anyone with information or surveillance footage from the surrounding areas contact the Temple Police Department.

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California cops’ Memorial Day tribute busted by spelling police



Just throw in the “e” for effort.

A well-meaning salute to heroes by the San Jose Police Department was cited for bad spelling on Twitter, where the cops botched an operative word.

“Remembering and Honoring Our Heros,” reads a graphic celebrating Memorial Day.

Missing from the SJPD’s spelling of the word “heros” is the letter e.

Several commenters, all of whom should expect to get a ticket if pulled over for speeding in the Silicon Valley area, noted that a heros is a type of fish found in South America.

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Only 10 people who’ve gotten Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine have had severe allergic reactions – and more than 4 million doses have been given out



The odds of having a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine are looking incredibly slim.

On Friday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its first comprehensive trove of data detailing how many people have had confirmed allergic reactions after getting Moderna’s new shot.

Among more than 4 million doses of the vaccine that were administered nationwide from December 21 to January 10, just 10 people reported confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after vaccination, which is a severe allergic reaction requiring administration of epinephrine. That rate of anaphylaxis cases is 2.5 per million.

An additional 43 vaccine-takers had less severe nonanaphylactic allergic reactions, with symptoms including itching (especially in the mouth and throat), rashes, and “sensations of throat closure.”

There have been no reports of death so far, and patients have generally recovered well after these allergic reactions, though five of the 10 severe cases had to be admitted to intensive care first. ( Pfizer’s new COVID-19 vaccine , too, has been very rarely associated with severe allergic reactions .)

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10 women have had severe, allergic reactions to the Moderna vaccine
The first day of Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations in Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky State Fair and Exposition Center on January 4, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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All of the confirmed cases of anaphylaxis after administration of Moderna’s shot so far were in women, which isn’t a huge surprise when you consider that most of the non-elderly people who’ve been vaccinated so far are healthcare workers, an industry which is 76% female in the US.

In addition, according to CDC data, more than 2.4 million woman have gotten Moderna’s shot, compared with 1.4 million men (an additional 125,000-plus people who got Moderna shots didn’t record a sex.)

Most of the anaphylactic reactions happened within just minutes of vaccination. Only one of the ten cases took longer than 30 minutes to present, post-vaccination:

For these reasons, the CDC is recommending that all vaccine sites have doses of epinephrine on hand, and that people who get vaccinated should wait 30 minutes at the vaccine site before heading off, just in case something happens.

“It’s important that anybody who has had anaphylaxis talk to their vaccinator about that, and make sure that if they choose to be vaccinated, they wait the 30 minutes,” Dr. Thomas Clark, who’s been tracking allergic reactions after vaccination at the CDC, told reporters earlier this month .

Nine of the 10 patients who had severe, allergic reactions after Moderna’s shot had a history of allergies, and the most common allergies among them were to drugs (six patients). Just one patient with a severe reaction after vaccination had a food allergy.

“You know, many, many people with histories of allergies were vaccinated uneventfully,” Dr. Clark added.

People who do have an allergic reaction after their first shot of Moderna or Pfizer’s vaccine should not get their second dose, the CDC says.

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office: Woman charged with second-degree murder following shooting



PINEY FLATS, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged a woman with second-degree murder following a shooting investigation.

According to a release, Teresa Sherrill, 48, is charged for the death of John Sherrill, 71.

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call Sunday just before 9:00 p.m. from 341 Warren Road in Piney Flats in “reference to a shooting.”

“The caller identified herself as Teresa Sherrill and stated that her boyfriend, John Sherrill, had attacked her,” the press release said. “Ms. Sherrill stated that she shot Mr. Sherrill.”

According to the press release, upon arrival, deputies discovered John Sherrill was dead.

The release stated the victim appeared to have both knife and gunshot wounds.

Sherill is being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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