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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