Dallas Parker joined the WHNT News 19 news team as a reporter/multimedia journalist in October 2018. She was born and raised in the barbecue capital of the world, Kansas City, Missouri, and is delighted to make Huntsville her new home.
Dallas is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism. During her time at Mizzou, she was a multimedia journalist for the school’s news station, KOMU 8 News, and worked with several other newsrooms throughout the Missouri School of Journalism.
In her free time, Dallas loves having listening parties for new music releases, online shopping, trying new restaurants and traveling.
If you run into Dallas outside the newsroom don’t be afraid to say hello! If you have any news tips, comments or concerns, shoot Dallas an email at Dallas.Parker@whnt.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @ParkerReports or Facebook @DallasParkerReports.
ATHENS, Ala. – Elise and Eric Ferrary are still moving into their newly built Athens home. The two recently relocated their family to Alabama from Michigan. But they say they can’t even enjoy it right now because they can’t connect to the internet. That is a huge problem because the Ferrarys work from home. “I can see McDonald’s from one of our windows. We’re in a developed neighborhood,” explained Elise Ferrary. “So we didn’t anticipate this, it’s been very frustrating. […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – We all know that we aren’t supposed to throw trash out of car windows or allow debris to fly from truckbeds onto the road. In the past, Huntsville city officials say enforcing litter laws have not been a big priority. Landscape management says that’s going to change. The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team has a new member. Someone who will help better enforce litter ordinances. “The chief of police, the administration, and the mayor let me […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – To commemorate Alabama’s bicentennial along with Juneteenth, community members in Huntsville are coming together to highlight the history along Church Street during that era. Organizers say this weekend’s Juneteenth celebration has been years in the making. Members of Alabama’s bicentennial sub-committee said years ago Church Street was one of the few places Black people, their businesses and churches could thrive. On Saturday, in honor of the state’s history, the community will stage a precession from two ends […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Imagine driving along the interstate and trash starts to hit your windshield. That’s what happened to one driver this week. So, what happens when a truck is long gone but the garbage remains? The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team said several groups come together to sweep the streets. “One is landscape management. As a team we go out two hundred eighteen square miles picking up,” explained Joy McKee, City of Huntsville Landscape Management Director. “We also […]
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Search teams called off the search Wednesday afternoon for a man who went missing in Wheeler Lake the night before. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency said it suspended the search for Derek Lane, 56, due to weather and water conditions. Teams were called to the lake at the end of Motter Drive around 9 p.m. Tuesday. ALEA Marine Patrol officials said Lane was on a boat with another man when he either fell off the boat […]
MADISON, Ala. -The Alabama Department of Transportation installed traffic signals at Highway 72 and Burgreen Road in Limestone County. Timing for the traffic lights was surveyed under ALDOT supervision Tuesday. The department plans to observe the signal and make adjustments over the coming days. ALDOT said this is needed at such a busy intersection. “There was a number of crashes along that corridor that caused us to take a look at that. We had a consultant look at it and […]
MADISON, Ala. – An Operation KidSafe child safety center opened on County Line Road Friday morning. The new center will provide families with Amber Alert ready bio cards for children. The safety center is located inside the Wallace Allstate insurance agency. The agency owner says something like this could be crucial to law enforcement in case of an emergency. The process is simple: “We print off their picture, we print off their fingerprints they take it home and fill out […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Produce buyers in North Alabama say they are already seeing slight increases in the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables. With the chance of tariffs increasing Mexican-grown produce prices by potentially 25 percent, local markets and healthy food organizations are reaching out to better inform the communities they serve. “Our co-op mission is to help everyone to eat healthier for less. To get those fresh fruits and vegetables in their diets for less money,” said Beth Haynie, […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – 75 years ago brave soldiers executed the largest seaborne invasion in history. Retired U.S. Air Force veteran Howard Polin held an unusual, but very important title. “A meteorologist, a weatherman.” And at only 20 years old, “I was just a young kid, naive, didn’t know much about what was going on in the world.’ The duties were tough. “My job, among others in the weather staff was to brief pilots on the weather. En route to the […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – HudsonAlpha dedicated an auditorium on its biotechnology campus today in Huntsville. The room was named after Wayne Widener, who lived more than a decade with a rare neurodegenerative disease. June is Alzheimer and Brain Awareness Month, Widener’s daughter and wife have started a fund for the study of neurodegenerative diseases. The money will benefit HudsonAlpha’s memory and mobility program. The Widener family says genetic research gives families hope. “What sustains you through these kinds of things is […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Randolph School’s women’s basketball players are conditioning indoors but the workout is still tough on their bodies. From drills to sprints athletes’ bodies are constantly working. The Associate Athletic Director for the school said indoors or outdoors, the key is staying hydrated. “Go get some water, go hydrate. And make them do it,” explained Wright Ward. “Because a lot of them are going to say, ‘I don’t want to. I don’t need anything to drink.’ Yes, […]
JOPPA, Ala. – The Arab community is recovering after a fatal wreck on Monday. The crash happened along Highway 67 in Joppa when a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix collided head-on with a Peterbilt log truck. Allen Gore, 41 of Somerville, was driving the car. Holly Young, 23 of Arab and her two children were passengers in the vehicle. All four died at the scene. A GoFundMe is circulating on social media to help with the burial costs for Young and her […]