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) — The Washington County quorum court met Thursday (Oct. 17) and a big topic was a red dirt mine off Harmon Road west of Fayetteville. Every single seat was taken at Thursday’s meeting which lasted over three hours. The court approved the issue for a third reading. A similar project was denied in 2014 but was later approved by the Washington County planning board in August of this year. Residents voiced their concerns and are working to […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Northwest Arkansas couple is set to premiere their HGTV series later this month. Jenny and Dave Marrs will be the latest duo to show off their home renovation skills on their new show called Fixer To Fabulous which features homes in our area. “The people here are what make it such a special place. Everybody is so welcoming and people still wave at you when you drive by. It just feels very small town, almost […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Family members are speaking out after Fort Smith rapper was shot dead near Las Vegas over the weekend. 40-year-old Ronnie Cravens was shot and killed around 10 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 12) in the city of Henderson, about 30 minutes south of Las Vegas. Police found Cravens dead on the scene along with another man with gunshot wounds, who survived. Family members say he loved to travel the world and was blessed with a God-given rapping […]
BELLA VISTA (KFSM) — Drivers in Benton County say they construction and traffic will be worth the wait when the Bella Vista Bypass connects to Missouri. “I used to drive this every day on my way to school and it would take me 30-45 minutes just stop and go,” said Jacob Spurlock of Bentonville. “And I would be late to class so many times. I had so many absences because it took me forever to get to school.” The Arkansas […]
PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KFSM) — Pea Ridge had its 31st Annual Mule Jump today (Oct. 12). Families from all over joined the unique event. This event began as a friendly competition between coon hunters but has now turned into an annual tradition attended by thousands each year. “I’ve lived here 22 years and I’ve always wanted to do this but I always find out about it too late and this year we found out about in time. How cool is […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The recent uptick of vaping related deaths has prompted Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to take action. Rutledge hosted a vaping summit at Bentonville High School Wednesday (Oct. 10) and spoke with several people about how they feel about what’s being called an epidemic. “We don’t know what’s contained in these products and certainly the 13, 14, 15-year-olds who are using vapes do not know what’s in those products and what impact it will have on […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Country star Luke Bryan shared some big news for one couple who are expecting their first child. The singer revealed the gender of the couple’s baby mid-concert. Ashley and Jon Link say it’s a day they will remember forever. The two have gone to so many Luke Bryan concerts they’ve almost lost track of how many. “I told Jon we aren’t going to be able to go to any more concerts because we can’t top this,” […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — Animals needing rescued will soon be able to use a new shelter in Springdale. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday (Oct. 8) at the new location. The new site is more centrally located than the current one and sits right on Don Tyson Parkway. Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse says they are outgrowing their current shelter, and appreciates the voters passing the bond that helped fund the new facility. Residents approved a $4.7 million bond for […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Northwest Arkansas’ first medical marijuana clinic opened Monday ( Oct. 7) in hopes of making it easier for patients to get their medical marijuana card. Arkansas Marijuana Card in Fayetteville is an organization that is dedicated to helping patients get their medical marijuana cards faster and more conveniently. “We have doctors that are certified, knowledgable and compassionate to the cause and understand that traditionally, medicine does not work for everyone,” said owner Connor Shore. Shore says […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Less than a month after 17-year-old Austin King was shot in the neck in front of his home, police have arrested two juveniles accused of the shooting. Austin’s father Kevin says there is so much hurt and sadness for everyone involved, but he is just glad that his son is alive. “I didn’t get the kind of relief I would have expected,” Kevin said. Two juveniles were arrested Tuesday (Oct. 2) in connection to the shooting, […]
(CNN) — A Dallas jury on Tuesday found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder for fatally shooting her unarmed neighbor, Botham Jean, in his own apartment, which she said she mistook as hers. The jury deliberated less than 24 hours. The verdict followed a trial that has captured national attention and sparked outrage. Judge Tammy Kemp asked Guyger and her lawyers to stand as she delivered the verdict. “We the jury unanimously find the defendant, Amber Guyger, guilty […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Professional golf is making its way back to the River Valley as the All-Pro Tour and the United Way of Fort Smith Area announced a two-year partnership. The United Way Charity Golf Classic will feature 132 of the best PGA hopefuls at the Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith next year, May 4-9. “It’s really exciting that level of play here with these guys who are trying to make the tour because you’re going to […]