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Last week, cyber attackers took on targets ranging from the White House to the town of Cleburne in North Texas.


Five stories that have North Texas talking: the FBI is investigating a cyber attack on Cleburne, Sam Wyly gets into more trouble over selling art, gas prices keep falling in North Texas, and more.


UPDATE: Friday, 5/31  The North Central  Texas Council of  Governments says online applications will be accepted starting Wednesday, June 5th instead of Monday. 

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Starting Monday, the North Central Texas Council of Governments will take online applications for FEMA rebates on tornado safe rooms.  Officials say demand is growing after this month’s tornadoes in North Texas and Oklahoma.

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Three North Texas counties hit by tornadoes last week won’t get any federal help to clean up and rebuild.

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Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain says he thankfully knows of no fatalities in his community but damage is extensive and at least seven citizens received minor injuries. 

He has declared a local state of disaster this morning and Cleburne schools are closed today. 

Mayor Cain says the Winchester area on the west side of town was the hardest hit and he is asking the public to avoid that area.

The city of Dallas is reporting 10 mosquito pools testing positive for the West Nile Virus.

The latest is in Lake Highlands. Mosquito spraying trucks will be out Tuesday night in the neighborhood bounded by Royal, Skillman, Walnut Hill and Ferndale Road.

Michael Wheeler, with the city’s mosquito control team, is on the road testing for the virus. He says the infected insects are showing up very early this year.

“It’s about two months quicker than we usually get our positive results for West Nile virus,” said Wheeler.