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Posted: Apr 11, 2014 6:00 AM

Updated: Apr 11, 2014 6:01 AM

DENTON, Texas (AP) An insurance industry trade group estimates a hailstorm that battered North Texas a week ago has left behind about $300 million in property damages. About 24,000 vehicles and 12,000 homes sustained damage when softball-size hail and winds topping 80 mph swept in north of Dallas. Most of the damage was centered in Denton County.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas Center for Identity is using $5 million in state money for a resource center that will allow Texans to better deal with identity theft and online fraud. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs got the money as a rider to the current state budget. She says she hoped the center would enable people to better manage identity risks.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A Fort Worth man has been convicted of aggravated sexual assault for an attack that took place 10 years ago. A check of DNA in a database two years ago led to the arrest of Charles Anthony Green for the February 2004 abduction and assault of a woman. A Tarrant County jury took 30 minutes Thursday to convict him.

HOUSTON (AP) Harris County authorities are trying to determine why a man walked through a suburban Houston neighborhood and punctured the tires of dozens of cars. Tires on about 35 cars were flattened, causing about $25,000 in damage. A Harris County constable's office says Christopher Schreiber is in custody.

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