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Top Stories: A Record Year For Hail, A Year After The Dallas Police Shootings

Jul 5, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News: New numbers show hailstorms caused more than $5 billion in damage to Texas homes last year. That's the highest annual loss ever – more than doubling the previous record set the year before, of almost $2 billion.

Last year in April and May, 45 hailstorms pummeled some part of the state. 

Other stories this afternoon:

  • A year ago this week, a gunman opened fire on a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas. When the shooting was over, five police officers were dead. In the year since, the Dallas Police Department has been buffeted by the retirement of a chief, a contentious pension battle and a continuing exodus of officers. KERA's Christopher Connelly takes a look at life as a Dallas cop though the eyes of two brand new officers
  • KERA's Think explores why teen pregnancy is at an all-time low nationwide, but Texas is bucking the trend.

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