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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SHERWOOD, Ark. (KFSM) — New information is revealed in the case of a Fort Smith man who was killed during a hit and run while riding his bicycle in Sherwood. Police surveillance video shows the car that struck John Mundell in the Little Rock metro area, and they are now actively searching to find it. Last week, Mundell was hit by a car while riding his bike on Highway 107 in Sherwood, he died from his injuries four days later. […]
MOUNTAINBURG, Ark. (KFSM) — A Mountainburg cemetery is getting some heat after some people are claiming the cemetery removed all of their decorations from loved ones’ headstones without them knowing. That’s not what the cemetery board is saying, though. The Conley Cemetery revised its rules and regulations in September 2018 regarding when residents can decorate their loved ones’ headstones. Leann Morris says she has been visiting the cemetery since 1986 when she buried her brother, but last Sunday she showed […]
MULDROW, Okla. (KFSM) — A 14-year-old Muldrow native won the World Championship at a Junior National Rodeo Event. “It just runs through me, I can’t really explain it, I’ve never found anything else I like to do,” said Tybo Watson. Watson won first place in the Junior Boys Flag Racing Competition at the National Finals of the Little Britches Rodeo Association earlier this month in Guthrie, Oklahoma. “My expectations were to make it to the short go because there are […]
SHERWOOD, Ark. (KFSM) — A man who just recently moved from Fort Smith to Little Rock was killed after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle. The driver who hit him is still on the loose and there is no suspect or vehicle description to help find the person responsible. John Mundell was hit on the bike lane around 8 p.m. Thursday (July 18) night but died early Monday (July 22) morning. Our sister station out of Little […]
LOWELL, Ark. (KFSM) — A new project is underway in Lowell that will soon help ease the dreaded Northwest Arkansas commute for many. Officials broke ground Monday (July 22) on a project called the Dixieland Road Expansion which will connect south Dixieland Road to West Apple Blossom Road. “It will allow a lot of people to get where they need to go a lot faster,” said Raymond Burns, President and CEO for the Rogers/Lowell Chamber of Commerce. The project will […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Northwest Arkansas medical marijuana dispensary is one step closer to opening its doors in the next few weeks. The Re-Leaf Center in Bentonville should be the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Northwest Arkansas. Officials with the dispensary announced last Saturday that the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will be inspecting their facility on July 29. This is the last step before the dispensary can officially open. “That’s our goal for sure, to be the […]
ALMA, Ark. (KFSM) — A smart water meter is to blame for nearly 30,000 gallons of water that flooded the Alma High School gym. Faulty installation of the water meter left the sports arena and several classrooms submerged under several inches of water. The arena floor has now been ripped up and school officials are working to get things back to normal before school starts back up this fall. “Our primary focus is gonna be classrooms,” Alma High School Principal […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — A favorite College Avenue coffee shop in Fayetteville will soon be reopened. This comes after a car slammed into it in March, while people were inside. A car rammed through the wall of Baba Boudan’s Coffee Shop a few months ago injuring at least five people. The owner, Stanley Lancaster, says his wife and son were two of those hurt in the accident. He says he’s thankful no one was killed and they are looking forward […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — With the Fourth of July just around the corner, a lot of people might be planning to set off fireworks. Firefighters from both Springdale and Rogers have some tips on how to stay safe during the holiday. “What’s important for people to understand is what they are dealing with, so they need to read the instructions for the firework. If they don’t know what it does or what the outcome don’t use them, ” said Rogers Fire […]
ARKANSAS (KFSM) — This week in some cities in the state residents can begin shooting off fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. Fayetteville and Springdale are now allowed to shoot off fireworks starting Monday (July 1) through Thursday (July 4). Other towns across our area don’t have those same rules though. 5NEWS spoke with local first responders and law enforcement officers about safety tips ahead of the holiday. “It boils down to good old fashion common sense,” said […]
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 […]