Allie joined the 5NEWS team as a reporter in July of 2018.
She was born in Russellville, Arkansas but grew up in Marlton, New Jersey. Although she loved growing up in the Northeast something about the south stuck with her throughout her childhood. Allie is a proud alum of the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. While in college, Allie was an anchor and reporter for Arkansas’ student run television station, UATV.
Allie loves college sports and is always cheering on the Razorbacks. In her spare time, she loves to travel and explore the outdoors.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — There were many somber moments inside Bud Walton Arena Thursday (Dec. 12) as family, friends, community members, law enforcement officers and lawmakers honored fallen Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr. On Saturday (Dec. 7) Officer Carr was executed while sitting in his patrol cruiser behind the Fayetteville Police Station. Speakers described Officer Carr as kind, loyal and intelligent. Seats filled up quickly in the arena and not many were empty. Officer Carr’s uncle, two best friends and Fayetteville […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A candlelight vigil was held Tuesday (Dec. 10) night for fallen Fayetteville Officer Stephen Carr. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street to show their support for Officer Carr. Officer Carr was shot and killed moments before he was about to start his shift on Dickson Street Saturday (Dec. 7) night. In his honor, the Fayetteville community wanted to put a vigil on to show everyone how much he […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Friends are remembering fallen officer Stephen Carr after he was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol vehicle. Carr was 27-years-old and had been with the Fayetteville Police Department for two and a half years. David Layman lived with Carr for four years during college at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. He says Officer Carr came from a law enforcement family and always knew he wanted to be a police officer. He says Carr was […]
GENTRY, Ark. (KFSM) — Parents are opening up after their toddler died in a house fire trying to save his puppy. Everything was lost in the fire that erupted on Saturday (Nov. 30). Nearly all of the family’s possessions were lost that night, but they say none of that compares to the loss of their 23-month-old son Loki Sharp. Deshay Wilson and Kurtis Sharp’s say Loki was a spunky, fun-loving and happy boy all around. Amid the chaos of trying […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith’s first medical marijuana dispensary could be opening its doors soon. Fort Cannabis General Manager Jordan Mooney told 5NEWS they are looking forward to serving the people of the River Valley, and are working hard to open as soon as they can. Recently, Arkansas officials say they may consider revoking medical marijuana licenses for dispensaries that aren’t open by June 2020. They say licenses may not be reissued when they are up for renewal […]
(KFSM) — The holidays are right around the corner and while it can be fun for many, for others it comes with added pressure and financial burdens. Local law enforcement and the LeFlore County Women’s Crisis Center talked to us about how to be prepared if faced with domestic violence. “When you combine financial stress, alcohol consumption, and unrealistic expectations that’s just a ticking time bomb for an explosion,” said Bethany Turner with the Women’s Crisis Shelter. Police say it’s […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A devastating fire has destroyed one woman’s home in the River Valley. Christina Arroyo and her nephew made it out safely, but she lost everything inside her home. Arroyo woke up early Monday (Nov. 25) morning to say goodbye to her family before they left for work. She laid back down in bed around 5 a.m. and that’s when she smelled smoke and saw flames underneath her bedroom door. She quickly got her nephew and […]
GREENWOOD, Ark. (KFSM) — A new project aimed at alleviating traffic could be coming to the city of Greenwood soon. It’s all up to a special bond election on Dec. 10. A town hall meeting was held on Tuesday (Nov. 19) for any residents who had concerns or questions about the plan. “I’ve lived in Greenwood all my life and probably for the last 30 years, it’s been discussed what to do about the traffic and how to take care […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police say several teens were involved in a serious car accident over the weekend and one is in serious condition after being ejected from the vehicle. Four teenagers were involved in the accident at the corner of Jackson Street early Saturday (Nov. 16) morning. Part of the road is a very steep hill and neighbors who live near the area say wrecks happen often, but never one this bad. “I heard the noise, […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ar. (KFSM) — The Huntsville Fire Department responded to a report of a three car collision with possible entrapment early Sunday morning, November 17. HFD personnel, Arkansas State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, and other emergency services were all on scene. Multiple victims were taken to area hospitals, and one victim was air lifted. The Huntsville Police Department has not released any information on the exact location of the wreck, the condition of the victims, or their identities. This […]
SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) — Sebastian County Justice of the Peace Rick Reedy passed away suddenly from a heart attack on a hunting trip this past weekend. Karla and Rick Reedy have known each other since they were just teenagers. “It would have been 45 years. I met him when I was 16 and we got married when I was 18 and so we’ve been married 42 years,” Karla said. Not only was Rick a father, friend and husband, colleagues say […]
VAN BUREN, Ark. (KFSM) — The wintry weather didn’t stop community members from honoring the men and women who dedicate their lives to serve our country during the Van Buren Veterans Day Parade. Katerina Bucham and her family braved the winter weather to show support for their daughter who’s a part of the Van Buren Junior Reserves officer training corp program. “If it wasn’t for them fighting for our lives then we wouldn’t be here right now. It’s really important […]