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Killer Flu Hits Bay Area; Possible 'Knockout Game' Assault; Justin Bieber Sightings

And a high school lockdown was among the top Patch stories around the greater Bay Area on Thursday.

Reunited and seen the Bay Area? Such are rumors that are circulating about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, shown here in a Jan. 7, 2014 posting on a celeb website.
Reunited and seen the Bay Area? Such are rumors that are circulating about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, shown here in a Jan. 7, 2014 posting on a celeb website.

By Genevieve Bookwalter

People are dying of the flu around the Bay Area, and Patch readers have been checking coverage all day today, Thursday, to learn more about the disease and how they can prevent it. In addition, the deadly “knockout game” has come to Los Gatos, and a Half Moon Bay high school is on lockdown after a carjacker was found nearby.

Plus, there were reports of a Justin Bieber, possibly reunited with Selena Gomez, spotted in Santa Cruz.

The flu has started taking a deadly toll this season with reported flu-related deaths reaching nine just in the nine-county Bay Area by this afternoon, up from four reported statewide on Friday. 

Here are the day's top stories on Patch from the Bay Area region:

Flu-Related Death in Alameda County – At Least 9 in Bay Area So Far

Other flu articles Thursday:

Other top stories Thursday:

Assault Suspect Sought by Los Gatos Police, Woman Could be 'Knockout Game' Victim

Is Justin Bieber Having Some Fun in Santa Cruz? Bieber and Selena Gomez Spotted by Fans

Carjacking Suspect Located in Half Moon Bay, High School on Lockdown

Super Bowl XLVIII Could be an All Marin Affair

Ask A COP: Are Tinted Windows Still Illegal?

Mama Rosa’s Mysterious Closure

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