Allison Woods’ television career began in western Arkansas and now she’s thrilled to return to an area that means to so much to her.

She comes back to Northwest Arkansas after spending time as the weekend Anchor in Joplin MO for the ABC affiliate.

Allison graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a B.S in Mass Communications.

Allison grew up in a small Kansas town with her three sisters. Since she was a kid, Allison has enjoyed traveling.

Allison is glad to be back in Arkansas, which she considers “home.” She says the beautiful outdoors is what draws her to Arkansas, as she spends whatever free time she has on the rivers in the area.

Recent Articles
  • Johnson Nursing Home Under State Investigation

    A Johnson assisted care center is under state investigation because of problems with flooding at the site, a state official said Tuesday (Aug. 6). “They are looking into the flooding situation,” Amy Webb, Department of Human Services spokeswoman, said of state employees investigating the Blossom Hill Assisted Care Living Center on Hewitt Street. Better Home Living, LLC CEO, Aronica Reed which operates the center in Johnson said they notified the Department of Human Services office of Long Term Care the […]

  • Deputies: Highfill Arson Suspect Arrested

    Benton County deputies arrested Gary Hoggatt, 54, on Tuesday (August 6) in connection with recent house fires.

  • Johnson Mayor Vows to Fix Flooding Problem

    With more rain in the forecast, Johnson city officials are trying to avoid the flooding like residents experienced last week. Mayor Buddy Curry said Monday (Aug. 5) his solution for the problem begins by re-routing Little Sandy Creek. Last week residents living at Blossom Hill Assisted Care Living Center were evacuated as flood waters reached waist high. Residents and others in that neighborhood were taken from the facility by boat to safety. Johnson has long had a problem with flooding […]

  • Family Grieves As Search For Diver Called Off

    The family of 28-year-old Michael Burton mourning their loss, but left without closure as the search at Beaver Lake was called off. Burton leaves behind his wife Annemarie and son Isaac who will turn a year old in a couple of weeks. Annemarie Burton sent an email to 5NEWS on Friday saying her husband had a passion for water sports. “Michael lived what he loved and loved what he lived: his Catholic faith, his family, and God’s beautiful creation,” she […]

  • Sheriff Calls Off Search for Missing Beaver Lake Diver

    Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek said the weeklong search for a missing spear fisherman has been called off because of dangerous conditions underwater. Grudek said he has been in contact Michael Burton’s family to tell them of the decision. Burton, of Omaha, Neb., disappeared while spear fishing in a Beaver Lake with a friend on July 27, and search teams have been looking for him since. The cove Burton, 28, went missing in is heavily covered in underwater trees, bushes […]

  • Flooding Evacuates Johnson Nursing Home, Nearby Residences

    An assisted living center and multiple residences were evacuated after flash flooding swept through parts of Johnson Wednesday morning.

  • Benton County Administrator Arrested, Accused Of Misusing County Money

    A Benton County administrator has been arrested on suspicion of theft after officials say he mishandled county money. Scott Stober is the public services administrator for the county. He has not been fired from that position, but he may be terminated as early as Wednesday, according to county officials. Officials said Stober’s arrest concerns suspicion that he misappropriated county funds for personal use. He was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Benton County Jail and faces a charge of felony theft […]

  • Fungus That Kills Bats Found in Devil’s Den State Park Cave

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have reported a low level of fungus (Geomyces Destructans) that causes white-nose syndrome has been found in a cave at Devil’s Den State Park and a private cave in southern Baxter County. “At this time we do not have any disease, no bats inside our park at this time are affected by this disease, but we do have the fungus,” said Park Superintendent, Monte Fuller. White-nose syndrome is responsible for the deaths of millions […]

  • Crews Break Ground on Hilton Hotel

    A Hilton Hotel is going up in one of the fastest growing parts of Northwest Arkansas. Crews broke ground on the Hilton Garden Inn on Wedington Drive in Fayetteville Tuesday (July 23). The hotel will have 115 rooms, a convention center and a restaurant called the Great American Grill. The developer also owns the Holiday Inn Express and Homewood Suites which neighbor this property. The 8,000 square foot convention center is expected to connect all three hotels. For the last […]

  • Three Arrested in Fayetteville Taxi Machete Robbery

    A taxi driver for NWA Taxi said he was held up by a man with a machete around 2:45 a.m. Friday (July 19) at Betty Jo Drive.

  • 911 Calls Released in Pedestrian’s Highway Death

    One person is confirmed dead and police have shut down parts of I-540 in Fayetteville.

  • Grant Adds Members to Fire Department’s Special Operations

    A special operations team of high-tech first responders in Northwest Arkansas is ready to roll if tornadoes or other disasters strike. Six members were added to the Rogers Fire Department’s team thanks to a $750,000 federal grant which will fund the team for the next three years. Federal grant money was used in beefing up the team. “It’s historical for the city of Rogers Fire Department because it’s the first time we really ever added firefighters to staff a fire […]