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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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — With a wintry mix of weather making its way into our area, schools are preparing to make the decision of whether or not to cancel or delay opening tomorrow (Jan. 22). Students, parents and teachers are watching this expected weather closely, especially our largest district in Springdale, to see what this weather turns out to be like. Several school districts announced they are monitoring the roads beginning at 3 a.m. Officials with each school will actually […]
CENTERTON, Ark. (KFSM) — A mother and her three children are without their home tonight after a fire. Tessa Evans says her estranged husband James threatened to burn down their home several times. He was arrested Sunday (Jan. 19) night for allegedly doing just that. “He didn’t do it to harm us. Drugs just took over his life. He ruined our lives without truly knowing what he was doing,” Tessa said. Tessa, her two sons and 13-month-old daughter narrowly avoided […]
GREENWOOD, Ark. (KFSM) — The Greenwood Police Department will be implementing an extra layer of security during church services in the city. With the church’s permission, officers on duty will make every effort to do walkthroughs during the service. “We wanna try and be proactive and offer Greenwood citizens the chance to worship and have a little bit more peace of mind because it’s not confined to just larger city,” said Richie Wolford, Assistant Greenwood Police Chief. Wolford says the […]
WARNING: STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A mother of three is recovering after being accidentally shot by her neighbor at an apartment complex in Fayetteville. The incident happened after the neighbor, 22-year-old Andrew Witt, was cleaning his gun and thought it did not have a round in the chamber when he “dry fired” at the wall he shared with neighbor Savannah Garcia, 23. Garcia was at home with her three children when the bullet went through the […]
CENTERTON, Ark. (KFSM) — Police departments in Fayetteville and Centerton now have an extra layer of security for officers. This comes one month after Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed in the back parking lot of the Fayetteville Police Station. “We’ve upgraded the lighting and camera systems and stuff like that so to speak but it’s shame that we had to have a terrible event like this shed light on it so to speak,” said Sgt. Anthony Murphy with […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A mother of three who was shot in the shower at her own apartment is speaking out about the incident. 24-year-old Savannah Garcia was unintentionally shot through her apartment wall after her neighbor, 22-year-old Andrew Witt, thought he was dry firing after cleaning his gun. “I got shot, I don’t know what happened. Just something hit me and I turned around and he saw all the blood coming from my back,” Garcia said. She says she […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — On Christmas Eve many people in our area like to celebrate the night before with a candlelight service. The campus pastor from Fayetteville Cross Church tells 5NEWS around 2000 people came out today (Dec. 24) for candlelight services. These services were centered around the importance of Christmas and the real reason behind it all. “The reason we have this holiday is because 2000 years ago the only God sent his son to be born as a […]
MANSFIELD, Ark. (KFSM) — Investigators say a woman was found dead in her Mansfield home yesterday (December 23) around 4 p.m. The body was found at 1009 Broadway Street in Mansfield. The front door of the home appeared to be kicked in, investigators said. Mansfield Police Chief, Everett Robb, says officers responded to a welfare check and found the body. Arkansas State police is now investigating.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Support continues to pour in for the Fayetteville Police Department after the murder of one of its officers. Not only are people in Fayetteville showing their support, but people throughout the entire country are as well. Hundreds of letters thanking, supporting and praying for the department have flooded in over the last week after the murder of Officer Stephen Carr. “Just the outpouring of support has just been overwhelming for our police department,” Sgt. Anthony Murphy […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Plans are moving forward for the new Fayetteville Police Department after voters approved a sales tax extension in April. However, it will take a few more years to complete. “If the police aren’t safe than how will I be safe here in Fayetteville,” said Fayetteville resident Julia Sampson. For now, the department is making sure they are doing everything they can to keep their officers safe, especially after one of their own was recently killed. The […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A pro impeachment rally is taking place outside the historic Washington County Courthouse Tuesday (Dec. 17). The rally began around 5:30 p.m. and protesters who support the impeachment of President Trump rallied around the Center Street and College Avenue. Some signs read “impeach” while others state “preach and impeach.” Multiple rallies, titles “nobody is above the law” are taking place around the country. The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment […]
Warning – This video may be disturbing for some viewers. ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — A violent video circulating online of two Rogers High School students involved in a fight on a school bus caught parent’s attention Monday (Dec. 16). The fight landed one student, a freshman, in the hospital, and the other, a senior, behind bars. The Rogers Polie Department says they have already investigated the incident that happened in November. Still, parents of the victim took to social media […]