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WBFO Brief Thursday December 8, 2022

Doctors and hospitals are bracing for a "tridemic" - with the rise in RSV, COVID-19 and flu cases statewide. Also a ghost-gun possession arrest, and the annual law enforcement blitz to stop DWI.

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