Allison Woods’ television career began in western Arkansas and now she’s thrilled to return to an area that means to so much to her.

She comes back to Northwest Arkansas after spending time as the weekend Anchor in Joplin MO for the ABC affiliate.

Allison graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a B.S in Mass Communications.

Allison grew up in a small Kansas town with her three sisters. Since she was a kid, Allison has enjoyed traveling.

Allison is glad to be back in Arkansas, which she considers “home.” She says the beautiful outdoors is what draws her to Arkansas, as she spends whatever free time she has on the rivers in the area.

Recent Articles
  • Bentonville Asst. Band Director Remembered After Deadly Crash

    Bentonville schools were not in session Monday (Oct. 14) due to in-service, but band practice was still scheduled, beginning with grief counseling after the death of 27-year-old Zachary Roddy, the assistant band director. State police said he drove off the road on Creek Turnpike on Friday night, rolling his car three times before hitting a wall. Roddy was pronounced dead shortly afterward. His passenger, fellow teacher Peter Hillborn, was able to climb out of the car despite a partially collapsed […]

  • Walmart: New Toy Facility Brings Jobs to Rogers

    A new toy manufacturing and distribution facility is bringing more than 70 jobs to Northwest Arkansas. During a news conference Monday (Oct.7), Governor Mike Beebe, Redman & Associates, and Walmart announced Redman will open a manufacturing and distribution facility in Rogers. The company will invest $6.5 million in the facility and employ 74 people, according to a news release. “We’re going to start, over a three year process in converting all this merchandise from overseas to Rogers Arkansas,” said Mel […]

  • Pea Ridge National Military Park Closed, Turns Away Visitors

    The Pea Ridge National Military Park shut its gates Tuesday (Oct. 1) and posted a sign saying they’re closed because of the government shutdown. About 15 park employees were sent home and visitors were turned away. “Employees showed up at their normal hours this morning at that time they received a furlough notice, they shut down their offices and did any last minute things that they needed to do and went back home,” said U.S. Park Ranger, Matt Fry. Two […]

  • Government Shutdown Poses Threat To Beaver Lake Campgrounds

    As the deadline for a possible government shutdown looms some federal agencies in Northwest Arkansas are scrambling to come up with a plan. All 401 National Park Service sites will be closed if the government shuts down. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees were in meetings all day Monday (Sept. 30) talking about what could happen if congress can’t agree on a spending plan. “It’s just up in the air right now, we will see what happens in the […]

  • Parent Accused of Threatening Springdale School Arrested

    Sammie Polite, 30, was arrested Friday (Sept. 27) on felony charges of terrorist threatening after he allegedly threatened to fire a gun at an elementary school. Polite turned himself in to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Fayetteville police Friday afternoon. Parson Hills Elementary was locked down briefly Thursday morning after a security issue, according to Rick Schaeffer, Springdale School District communications director. Police say a teacher received information from Polite’s family members that he planned to ‘take a gun […]

  • Student Safety Top of Mind For Area Schools

    The safety of students is on the minds of many school officials in the area after police say a Fayetteville junior high student had a loaded gun in his backpack on campus Wednesday (Sept. 25) School districts across the region are taking different steps to make sure students are safe. Security cameras and key swipe entry cards were installed at Bentonville schools this summer. One thing that most schools in our area are doing is restricting access points into schools. […]

  • Game & Fish Commission Won’t Budge on Out-of-State Deer Ban

    It was a packed room at the Springdale City Council Chambers Wednesday (Sept. 25) as legislators, meat processors and taxidermists tried to persuade the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to change  a ban that prevents out-of-state deer and elk carcasses from being brought into Arkansas. “A lot of our processors in Crawford County, Sebastian County, 30 percent or half their business comes from Oklahoma,” said Charlotte Douglas, State Representative for District 75. “Three plants within Crawford and Sebastian County, we […]

  • Northwest Arkansas Community Experiencing Rapid Growth

    Construction cones along Highway 102 in Centerton, a sign of growth as the road expands from two to five lanes. Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards said the city has grown 433 percent in ten years, adding 1,000 people every year. “We do know that we are getting a new liquor store there was a liquor license approved near the White Oak in Centerton, we are also getting a new Medical center,” said Edwards. Major projects are popping up, including a 41,000 […]

  • New Walmart to be Built in Centeron

    Walmart has announced plans to build a supercenter in Centeron, a city that’s seen dramatic growth over the last few years. The 41,000 square-foot store will built off Greenhouse Road and is expected to bring about 95 jobs to the area. The store is expected to open in the fall of 2014. Just last week, voters approved a millage increase to build a second Bentonville High School in Centerton, which will have more than 2,000 students.  

  • Wal-Mart Exec Hired to Repair Troubled Road Department

    Benton County Judge Bob Clinard hired a Wal-Mart executive to repair the troubled road department. Terry Nalley is currently a Sr. Construction Manager with Wal-Mart  and will soon become the county’s public services administrator who will oversee the road department. “I’m really excited, I’m really looking forward to the challenge of bringing this department and putting it to basically on the map in a positive manner,” said Nalley. He will replace Scott Stober, who was arrested in July on theft […]

  • Neighbor: Explosion At Fire Site Sounded Like A Cannon Going Off

    Fire crews and emergency vehicles responded to a house fire and possible explosion in West Fork at about 11 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 19). A neighbor told 5NEWS he was in bed when he heard an explosion at the nearby residence sounding like a cannon going off. The neighbor said he then went outside and saw the house on fire. No information was available early Thursday on whether there were any injuries. Property records show the house at 89 Northwood […]

  • First Day of Bikes, Blues & BBQ

    The first day of Bikes, Blues and BBQ kicked off Wednesday ( Sept. 19) More than 90 vendors set up at Baum Motorcycle Village filling up the parking lot. People were able to take test ride on bikes at Indian Motorcycles’ newest model. “We`ve engineered it, manufactured it from the ground up, it`s a brand new bike, no one unless they have gone to a demo ride has ridden this bike or seen this bike, it was launched in Sturgis […]

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