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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ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) — A couple says they had a nightmare experience deliver their son at a local birthing center. Suzie and Corley Bigler told 5NEWS they went to a birthing center in Roland where two midwives were responsible for delivering their baby. But they say it did not go as they planned. For Suzie Bigler, May 27, 2019, is a day she will remember forever. It’s the day her first baby was born, but it’s also a day she […]
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — City Church and RIP Medical Debt worked together to abolish more than $3 million in debt for people in Pope, Conway and Johnson counties. RIP Medical Debt is a non-profit that buys medical debt from collection agencies in order to forgive it. “Our return on this we eliminated over $3,000,000 with $26,000,” Campus Pastor David Howell said. Howell says he read an article this spring about a church in Kansas that had raised money to eliminate […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — One River Valley bar is cleaning up after a hit-and-run left a huge hole in the side of the building. The owner of Roosters On The Avenue in Fort Smith says just after 7 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 18) a couple who had just left the bar rammed their Jeep into the west side wall. “Shock as you can imagine. There was debris, brick and all the chairs were knocked over, so it was pretty dramatic,” […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — With this year’s historic flooding now behind us, businesses in the River Valley are reopening after months of repairs. One of those businesses, Rainwater’s Men’s Clothing, is finally opening its doors back up. Owner Gayle Rainwater’s family has owned this business since 1974. He says they had about 24 hours to evacuate all of their inventory before floodwaters took over. “Move everything out, find a warehouse and get prepared for water to come in our […]
RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KFSM) — Many medical marijuana cardholders are wondering when exactly dispensaries will be opening in the River Valley and why exactly it’s taking so long. “I don’t have the time to drive five hours round trip or three hours, maybe or whatever the case may be. I just don’t have it, it should be right here,” said medical marijuana patient Kenneth Finch. Finch explained what his daily medications consist of without medical cannabis. “12 pharmaceutical prescription pills […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Fayetteville police are still baffled after what seems like a heist straight out of a movie took place at a local Best Buy store. The burglary suspects cut a hole in the roof of the Best Buy on Joyce Blvd., rappelled down from the ceiling and escaped with thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. “It was a lot of computer products some expensive equipment and a lot of it. There was a hole cut in the […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) inspected Northwest Arkansas’ second medical marijuana dispensary Monday (Aug. 12), which is now one step closer to opening its doors. What used to be “AMS Patient” is now called “The Source.” This name change comes after the company’s marketing consultant recommended a shorter name. Owner of The Source, Erik Danielson, says he thinks the ABC inspection went well and they expect a letter from the state as soon as tomorrow (Aug. 13). […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — On Wednesday (Aug. 7) the Benton County chapter of Moms Demand Action held a vigil for the victims of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The vigil was held at Wilson Park in Fayetteville. The Moms Demand Action group invited community members out to remember the 31 victims killed over the weekend due to gun violence. Several people from the community, Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan, and several members of the group showed up to the […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The day is here for Arkansans to purchase medical marijuana in Northwest Arkansas. ReLeaf Center’s doors open today (Aug. 7) at 8 a.m. for VIP guests only. It will be open to the rest of the public at 12 p.m. “The community has been fantastic, they have been very supportive, but especially very patient, they have waited for years,” said ReLeaf Superintendent Buddy Wayne. Those years of waiting are now over as the ReLeaf Center becomes […]
ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Tactical medics taught some Arkansans how to handle a situation where someone has been shot. On Monday (Aug. 5) people packed in at Bass Pro Shops in Rogers to learn how to handle a mass shooting situation. Many say they planned to attend the class for a while, but now after several mass shootings, attendees say they are especially glad they came. “In light of what has happened recently, this will reinforce the need for more […]
HEAVENER, Okla. (KFSM) — Those who travel along a stretch of road in Heavener, Oklahoma, say it’s in bad shape and has even caused severe damage to their vehicles. Twilla Pettis says a piece of road flew up and punctured her gas tank. “We can’t go out and get our cars fixed every time something happens, you know it’s not right,” Pettis said. Pettis says she was driving on Independence Road in Heavener on Tuesday when loose asphalt punctured her […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Highway 64 eastbound bridges between Roland and Fort Smith are now back open to one lane. This comes after it has been closed for a few months because of historic flooding. Traffic is slow, but it is still moving. Many drivers are looking forward to a shorter commute to work now that the bridges are back open. The speed limit right now is 35 miles per hour. Before the reopening of the eastbound lane, […]