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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CENTERTON (KFSM) — At the behest of Bentonville police, Centerton police altered an accident report involving a Bentonville police officer’s daughter, which has led to an arbitration issue with the other driver’s insurance. Centerton Lt. Tony Keck said he changed the report after “much deliberation” to show that the driver who was hit by the officer’s daughter contributed to the crash by failing to yield. The issue came to light when Frankie Roughton, who owned the vehicle, learned from his […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — A Fort Smith bus driver is being called a hero today. Andy O’Brien made sure all of his passengers made it off safely after flames flooded a transit bus Thursday (April 11). O’Brien said he’s just thankful he and all of the passengers, who are regulars on his route, are alive. He has been a driver with the city for two and a half years. “Well, ya know this is the route I’ve driven over […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — People as young as 18 are now able to join certain Arkansas fire departments, including Rogers Fire Department. Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins said he’s looking forward to the new law and how it could help expand the pool of potential recruits. “We have to look at ways that we can be agile and attract those candidates and I think if you can serve your country at 18 if you can certainty vote at 18 then it`s […]
WINSLOW, Ark. (KFSM) — You can now legally drive all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), like four-wheelers through a local scenic town. “100 to 500 people coming through Winslow. Stopping buying fuel, eating at the local establishment and restaurants,” said Robert Blake, President of Off-Highway Visions. Blake brought this idea to the Winslow City Council, and they loved it. “We think it’s going to benefit the merchants, we want to see them succeed and prosper,” said Winslow Mayor, Charles Dwyer. “We think this […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — University of Arkansas students are reacting after a college student in South Carolina was killed after getting into what she thought was her Uber. Students say this tragedy has been an eyeopener for them. Some say they have ridden in an Uber alone several times but now say they will think twice before making that decision again. “That’s something that could happen to any of us because Ubering is so common in our day now,” said […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Former Highfill mayor Stacy Digby’s sexual assault case was dismissed Monday (April 1) in Benton County Circuit Court after the victim declined to cooperate with prosecutors. Nathan Smith, Benton County prosecutor, said he respects the victim’s decision. “The wishes of the victim are always important in deciding how to proceed in a criminal case,” Smith said. “The victim is now an adult and able to make her own decisions. Her decision not to cooperate made the […]
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Okla. (KFSM) — A couple is coming forward after they say all of their farm animals were killed by their neighbor’s dogs. The incident reportedly happened over the weekend just outside of Roland, Oklahoma in Sequoyah County. Breana and Jason Daws describe the attack as a massacre that left every last one of their farm animals dead. They told 5NEWS they believe their neighbor’s dog did this, killing more than 50 animals ranging from goats, rabbits and chickens. […]
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — 5NEWS spoke with the aunt of Elizabeth Dawson, the 20-year-old shot and killed at the South Creekside Apartments on Thursday, March 14, following her death. Dekota Harvey, 22, is facing charges of capital murder and attempted capital murder following the shooting. He is being held without bond at the Washington County Jail. Dawson and her girlfriend,21-year-old Courtney Willie, were shot by Harvey after he open-fired on the pair while at their apartment. Police records state that Willie […]
GRAVETTE, Ark. (KFSM) — An attempted break-in at a local drug store early Monday (March 18) morning was caught on camera. The owner of Teasley Drug Store in Gravette says two men were caught on surveillance cameras cutting wires they thought would deactivate the camera system, but instead cut the store’s cable and phone lines, making it impossible for customers to get their medications for the majority of today. “It’s been bad for our customers in the sense of they […]
SALLISAW, Okla. (KFSM) — Sallisaw Police were involved in a fatal shooting Thursday morning (March 14). 27-year-old Shawn Watie of Stillwell, Oklahoma was walking to work when he was approached by two officers. The officers were responding to someone stating Watie matched the description of a man who escaped from a Missouri jail. Investigators say Watie pulled out a knife, which led officers to shoot him. Watie’s brother-in-law Jerod Neal says their entire family is distraught and doesn’t know what […]
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — A student-led candlelight vigil was held Wednesday (Feb. 27) to honor two teens killed in a car crash over the weekend. George “Buddy” Milawski of Fayetteville High School and Kyle Daugherty of Eureka Springs High School were both sophomores. People packed into the Eureka Springs High School gym for the vigil at 4:50 p.m., which is the exact time of day the accident happened last week. “In Eureka, everybody is like family, we lean on […]
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The United Methodist Church, America’s second-largest Protestant denomination, faces a likely surge in defections and acts of defiance after delegates at a crucial conference Tuesday rejected a move to ease the faith’s ban on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy. Some supporters of greater LGBT inclusion were in tears, while others vented their anger after delegates, on a 449-374 vote, defeated a proposal that would have let regional and local church bodies decide for themselves […]