Ashton is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Mass Communication and an Alumna of the Alpha Omicron Pi, XI chapter. She was born in Fort Smith, AR and attended high school at the Poteau Senior High.
Ashton moved back to the area after graduating to work for 5NEWS. You can find her spending her spare time at the dog park, hiking, and taking in the scenery of the many outdoor opportunities in our area.
You can catch her Noon and First at Four newscast every week day.

Recent Articles
  • Roland Head Football Coach Dies Unexpectedly

    ROLAND, Okla. (KFSM) – The Roland School District is mourning the loss of head football coach Waymon Potts, according to a faculty member. The district held a meeting on Wednesday (Nov. 6) morning to inform faculty and staff of his passing. The district tells 5NEWS that it is not clear what caused his death. Coach Potts was hired as head coach back in May of 2018 after serving as an assistant coach under previous coach Jeff Streun. The Roland Rangers […]

  • Springdale Student In Custody After Bringing BB Gun To School

    SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KFSM) — A Don Tyson School of Innovation student was quickly taken into custody by the Springdale Police Department at 11:00 a.m Thursday (August 29) morning after administrators were informed the student had a BB gun on campus. The appropriate parties were quickly notified and the BB gun was confiscated immediately. In a statement released by the Springdale School District, they would like to thank the police department and staff for handling the situation quickly to prioritize student […]

  • Fayetteville Police Department Responds To Circulating Social Media School Threats

    FAYETTEVIILE, Ark. (KFSM) –  School districts around the state, as well as police departments, say they are taking seriously an FBI report of a possible school shooting threat. That is also the case in Northwest Arkansas, Tuesday (August 27) Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announcing that the department is working closely with Fayetteville Public Schools to provide additional officers to patrol schools in the district this week. On Sunday (August 25) the Fayetteville Police Department received a general awareness statement […]

  • Clarksville Police Department Investigating Student Threat At Junior High

    CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) – The Clarksville Police Department is currently investigating a threat to the Clarksville Junior High School. Earlier this week police were notified about an email concerning a conversation between two students — one of whom threatened other students in a classroom, according to Larry Boggs, public information officer for Clarksville police. Boggs says that School Resource Officer Jeremy Hatchett contacted other school officials, the Johnson County Juvenile Office, and the parent of the suspect Monday (Aug. 19)  […]

  • Fayetteville Police Chief Retiring From Department In September

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) — The chief of the Fayetteville Police Department is retiring after 34 years. Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor submitted his letter of resignation Monday (August 19) to Mayor Lioneld Jordan after 13 years as head of the police force. The resignation comes a year before the state’s retirement system limit. Law enforcement officers and firefighters are limited to 35 years of service. Tabor’s resignation will be effective on September 22, 2019. In Tabor’s letter of resignation, he […]

  • Former Teacher And Youth Pastor in Spiro Arrested On Rape And Molestation Charges

    SPIRO, Okla. (KFSM) — A former Oklahoma teacher, who is also a youth pastor was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 13) on charges of rape and lewd molestation, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). 34-year-old Justin White, who formerly was a youth pastor at the Spiro Baptist church in LeFlore County, is facing multiple charges according to the OSBI. A girl who was a member of the church when White was a youth pastor talked to OSBI agents about […]

  • Presidential Hopeful Beto O’Rourke Coming to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KFSM) — The Democratic Party of Arkansas and Chairman Michael John Gray announced Monday (July 22) that former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be visiting the natural state next month. O’Rourke is a candidate for U.S. President in the 2020 election. O’Rourke will deliver the keynote address at the Democrats’ Clinton Dinner during their Third Annual Summer Gathering in Little Rock on August 17, 2019. “Representative O’Rourke’s passion and energy are undeniable,” said Chairman Gray. “In 2018, […]

  • Former State Representative Jim House Dies In Tractor Accident

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Former State Representative and 2018 Washington County judge candidate Jim House died Wednesday (Dec. 5) in a reported tractor accident at his home, according to Arkansas State Representative David Whitaker. Whitaker confirmed House’s death to 5NEWS Wednesday evening. According to Tontitown Police Chief Joey McCormick, House was killed after a tractor he was driving turned over on top of him. Central EMS responded to the initial call around 1:38 p.m., and police were called out to […]

  • Alabama Senate Election: Doug Jones Scores Stunning Win Over Moore

    MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA (CNN) – Doug Jones became the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama on Tuesday (December 12), CNN projects, beating Republican Roy Moore amid a firestorm over the allegations of sexually abusing teens facing the GOP candidate. The results are nothing short of an embarrassment for President Donald Trump and a disaster for Republicans in Washington as the reliably red state of Alabama elected its first Democratic senator since the early 1990s. “I think […]

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