Good morning, friends. It’s me, Nicole Fallon-Peek, your host of the Dallas Daily — here to tell you all the most important things happening in town.
But first, today’s weather:
Cloudy, a passing shower. High: 61 Low: 54.
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Here are the top three stories in Dallas today:
- In the afternoon on Jan. 27, the Dallas Police Department was preparing for a possible protest after the release of police body camera footage from the killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis. Dallas Chief Garcia said the police plan to “ensure anyone who chooses to peacefully protest can do so safely and securely in our city” and take “appropriate action” if anyone is violent or threatens to harm people or property. At a candlelight vigil on Jan. 26, Tyre Nichols’ mother urged people to “protest in peace.” (Fox 4 News)
- According to a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, four people were hospitalized and multiple customers were treated for minor injuries after an SUV crashed into Speranza Ristorante Italiano, a restaurant located in the 18200 block of Preston Road, on Jan. 26. A woman was seen being handcuffed and placed into a police cruiser, but Dallas PD has not announced any arrests or charges against the driver as of Jan. 27. According to a Dallas Police spokesman, the investigation is ongoing. (NBC DFW)
- White Rock Coffee, a beloved indie Dallas coffee shop chain, opened a new location at the Rosewood Court office tower in Uptown Dallas. Located at 2101 Cedar Springs Road #130, between Ocean Prime and Flower Child. The company has a goal to connect each location to its neighborhood, and used modern decoration and details for the uptown location including mid-century seating and light fixtures. The new shop will officially open on Tuesday, Jan. 31. (CultureMap Dallas)
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- According to data from Dallas County Health and Human Services, the spread of mpox in Dallas has slowed significantly since the virus was discovered in June 2022. Dallas clinicians say the virus is still present in the county. CEO of Prism Health North Texas John Carlo said, “I do think it’s important to say we still have a risk, we still see cases. We’ll be in the summertime soon, and there’s nothing to say we couldn’t see a rebound.” (KERA News)
- Along with a growing list of Texas colleges and universities, Dallas ISD banned TikTok on their networks. Yesterday, Jan. 27, Chief of School Leadership Tiffany Huitt wrote that Dallas students, teachers, and visitors can no longer access TikTok on school district Wi-Fi, devices, or networks. (The Dallas Morning News)
- Princess Leia (PAP), a Domestic Short Hair cat, and Eckert, a Mixed Breed dog, are looking for homes in your area! Check out Princess Leia (PAP), Eckert, and more adoptable pets in the Dallas area. (Dallas Patch)
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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow with another update.
— Nicole Fallon-Peek
About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and copywriter with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has served as a freelance reporter, managing editor, copy editor, and editorial director for a variety of B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.