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) — 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 […]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The recent weather across our area has now left some extra bumpy roads for drivers. “My tires are getting ruined right now and you just have to go slow over the bumps and everything, so it’s just kind of annoying when I’m trying to get somewhere in a hurry and I’m like all these potholes,” said Danielle Light, a University of Arkansas student. With the heavy rainfall last week, potholes are now becoming more prevalent throughout […]
PEA RIDGE, Ark. (KFSM) — With a few schools in Northwest Arkansas seeing an increase in sickness among students and teachers, some are now debating whether to cancel classes so everyone has a chance to get healthy again. “Our staff is working extremely hard by cleaning desks, cleaning door handles, knobs and using and basically the same chemicals that mercy health would use,” said Rick Neil, Pea Ridge Superintendent. Pea Ridge School District posted on its Facebook page today that […]
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A University of Arkansas Law School associate professor claims he was assaulted by a Delta Airlines pilot at XNA. Khaled Beydoun claims he was moved out of first class because he is Arab, but Delta says that’s not true. Beydoun says he was flying to Northwest Arkansas from Atlanta yesterday (Feb. 10) and was moved out of first class because of his race. He says that when he confronted the flight’s captain about it after landing, […]
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — One student who has undergone several surgeries got to play during the last basketball game of the season. Jamarion Bradford is a 7th-grade student at Helen Tyson Middle School in Springdale. Due to having severely clubbed feet, he has had to undergo several surgeries. Last Thursday (Feb. 7) Helen Tyson Middle School took on their rivals Helston Middle School for the final game of the season. “First coach just looked at me and all the players […]