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Mallory Cooke came to 5NEWS in August 2010 as a general assignment reporter. She is excited to call the River Valley home where the weather is as welcoming as the people. Mallory can't wait to try new restaurants and cheer for the Razorbacks.

Mallory graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University in 2009. After graduation she spent a year reporting for WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee and covered a little bit of everything including deadly tornadoes and floods in the Spring of 2010.

When she's not out chasing a big story, you can find Mallory shopping, traveling, or hitting the gym. She's an avid runner and finished her first marathon in December of 2009.


Recent Articles
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    150 Allens Canning Jobs Moving to NWA

    Approximately 150 jobs at Allens, Inc. canning in Van Buren will be moved to Northwest Arkansas when the canning company consolidates that location with its Siloam Springs operation.

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    Women Taken to Hospital After Truck Drives Off Cliff

    Two women were taken by medical helicopter to a River Valley hospital after their vehicle went off a 30-foot bluff north of Alma.

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    Sequestration Could Cost Local Schools Big Money

    School districts in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding. Budget cuts across the board take effect Friday if Congress cannot reach an agreement.

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    Crime Rate Drops in Fort Smith

    The Fort Smith Police Department released new crime statistics this week. Investigators say the numbers show overall criminal activity is down in the city over the past three years.

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    Home Invasion Suspect Wanted in Sebastian County

    Sebastian County deputies and state police troopers are searching for a home invasion suspect in the southern portion of the county. After receiving a frantic call from his wife that someone was trying to break into their house the homeowner called the sheriff’s office around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday to report the burglary in progress, according to Investigator Philip Pevehouse with the sheriff’s office. He told dispatchers he lost phone contact with his wife. When deputies arrived at the home located in […]

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    VIDEO: River Valley Hail Storm

    People living in the River Valley saw severe storms Monday. 5NEWS viewers sent in pictures and videos of the storms as they moved through the area.

  • Teacher Accused of Sending Inappropriate Texts to Student

    A local parent says a teacher at Van Buren High School sent his daughter inappropriate text messages on her cell phone. The Van Buren School District will not comment, but Van Buren Police confirm they are investigating the matter. “His wife should be very upset to say the least,” said Cliff Hall, the father of the 15-year-old girl science teacher Rhett Kelley is accused of messaging. “It would be no different if he was say sitting at a bar flirting […]

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    U.S. Marshals Museum Receives $200,000 Donation

    The Melanie Holt Speer Foundation donated $200,000 to the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

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    Sebastian County Asks Voters to Extend 1% Sales Tax

    Sebastian County leaders will ask voters to extend a 1-percent sales tax in a special election on May 14.

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    Fort Smith Schools Administration Explains Snow Day Policy

    More than 75 local school districts cancelled classes Thursday because of winter weather. Administrators with Fort Smith Public Schools say they were concerned about ice and road conditions.

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    Winter Weather Halts Greenwood School Buses

    Winter weather sidelined buses for the Greenwood School Districts, administrators said Wednesday afternoon.

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    Snow Causes Problems for Fort Smith Drivers

    Winter Weather caused problems for drivers in Fort Smith on Wednesday. The Fort Smith Street and Traffic Control Department plans to have a crew work throughout the night.

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