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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UPDATE: Almaraz has been captured in Texas. ROGERS, Ark. (KFSM) — Police responded to a shooting outside of a Rogers restaurant Tuesday (June 11) and 5NEWS has an exclusive video showing the intense moments that led up to the gunfire. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Freddy’s restaurant parking lot near I-49 and Walnut in Rogers. Eyewitnesses say they heard two men yelling at one another, and that’s when they pulled out their phone and began to […]
RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KFSM) — As floodwaters go down, debris pickup is underway in Fort Smith. The Fort Smith Streets Department started cleaning early this morning to help get the community back in order. Crews were out all day removing dirt, debris and sandbags. “I saw them out here before 8 o`clock and they were here last night until almost 8 o’clock,” said resident Debbie Bentley. “I don’t know when they sleep but I hope they do soon because they […]
RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — Residents are dealing with the aftermath of the historic flood as waters recede, but now they are also having to deal with thieves breaking into their homes and taking all that was left. “We already lost everything and now we have lost everything,” homeowner Shannon Harris said. Harris says they have been staying with family in Van Buren after their house got nearly a foot of water inside. “It was an 8-inch water line, I took […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Now that several people have started to clean the debris and grime out of their homes, what exactly do they do with it? The City of Fort Smith addressed the debris issue Tuesday (June 4) at a news conference about the historic flooding. Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken says the cleanup process will begin Wednesday (June 5). “Important to everyone is the cleanup process,” Geffken said. “I’d like to let everyone know that our […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 64, the Garrison Ave. Bridge, in Fort Smith, is now opened. The Arkansas Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes are not opening at this time. Officials say if you drive over the bridge to Oklahoma, you have to take I-40 to get back into Arkansas. Danny Straessle, spokesman for ArDOT, says residents can no longer walk in the streets on Garrison Ave. Bridge, but the sidewalks are opened […]
RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — As the historic flood waters start to recede, the cleanup process begins for many homeowners across the River Valley. The Harms family says it could be months before they are able to move back in. Service Master along with several other people came out early Monday (June 3) morning to help begin this long and heartbreaking cleanup process. “The Community Bible Church right up the street helped with sandbags a lot and it was enough to […]
GENTRY, Ark. (KFSM) — Residents in Northwest Arkansas are cleaning up after a powerful storm system ripped through the area Wednesday (May 29). In Gentry, two large trees crashed onto one family’s tractor, leaving it destroyed and leaving a huge hole in the ground. The owner of the tractor, Glenn Latham, says he’s thankful only his property got damaged rather than his animals or his family. “Any kind of property can be replaced quite easily its lives that can not […]
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (KFSM) — Severe storms rolling through Northwest Arkansas Wednesday (May 29) left some homes severely damaged. One tree slammed into a house while a 13-year-old boy was home alone. It happened at the Dawn Hill Country Club Condo in Siloam Springs. 13-year-old Andrew spoke with 5NEWS about what was going through his mind when he heard the loud boom. “I was really scared. I was in my upstairs. I have an upstairs room, and I was laying […]
FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The historic flood didn’t keep rodeo fans from having a good time at the Old Fort Days Rodeo. The 86th annual rodeo kicked off Monday (May 27) but several people say they didn’t attend because of the flooding and road closures in the River Valley. Even though they had to cancel Monday’s parade, the rodeo was still in full swing. Longtime Rodeo Fan Don Faldon says he’s noticed the lower number of people in attendance […]
OZARK, Ark.—One couple said they’re just lucky to be alive following Saturday’s (May 18) storms. Power lines and trees lay in the streets as crews worked to restore power to many in the River Valley following the storm. Family and friends of the Hartys, as well as professionals, helped remove several trees from their home. “I have never seen so much violent activity in the wind,” said James Harty. That violent activity led to several trees crashing down on top […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — Adam Garner says he first met Anne Carroll Dwinell when Farmers Table Cafe in Bentonville opened back in 2006, and Anne was hired as a chef. From then on, they weren’t simply co-workers, they were friends. He is now grieving the loss of Anne. She died after her car ran off of the roadway and struck a tree on Hwy. 71 in Winslow on Sunday (May 12). “On paper, it wouldn’t seem like we would be […]
BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFSM) — A Bella Vista father is expressing his frustration with a city ordinance after he was told he had to take down his children’s swing set in their front yard. “We’re upset because we’ve been here for 10 years, we did have a swing set that I did demolish this year,” said Bella Vista resident Matt Yockey. “It was metal and rusty and was somewhat unsightly and per their notice, this swingset is unsightly and needs […]