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
  • Former Razorback Bonds Out Of Jail In Murder Case

    Police arrested a former University of Arkansas football player Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder after he allegedly went into a “rage” and punched a man to death. Josh Melton, 33, was arrested in connection with a Fayetteville death after allegedly telling a 911 operator he was unable to wake the victim after a fight following an all-night alcohol binge, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. Melton was released from the Washington County Detention Center […]

  • Two People Escape Springdale House Fire

    Two Springdale homeowners ran for safety Wednesday morning (Aug. 28) as their house on Southfork Street caught fire. The fire started around 9 a.m., according to firefighters on the scene. The cause of the fire and where it started is unknown at this time. The home sustained heavy roof damage, but the two people inside managed to make it out okay. The homeowners said they will not be able to live in the home and will have to stay with […]

  • Hot Temps Expected For First Hog Football Game

    The first home game of the season Saturday (August 28) is expected to be a scorcher. University of Arkansas and emergency officials ready to tackle the heat as temperatures soar into the upper 90s. “First game of every year we see a number of heat-related emergencies, a lot of it is people drink alcohol during the day and they don’t drink water,” said Steve Harrison, Central EMS Assistant Chief. The the first home game of the season last year, Central […]

  • Dash Cam Video Captures Dramatic High-Speed Chase

    Curtis Coulter, 34, arrested and facing charges for reckless driving and fleeing after leading a Washington County Deputy on a high-speed chase through Fayetteville Monday (August 26). The chase around 2:45 a.m. was all caught on dash cam video with speeds reaching up to almost 100 miles per hour. The chase started on Gregg Avenue when the deputy said he heard the motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on I-540. “He`s putting everyone at risk, he`s running red […]

  • Bus Driver Accused of Child Abuse Resigns From School District

    A  Bentonville school bus driver arrested in a Benton County child abuse case has resigned from the school district, a district spokesperson told 5NEWS. The driver and her husband were arrested Saturday after an officer said their malnourished children looked “like they came from a Holocaust concentration camp.” James and Janefer Ogborn, of Bella Vista, were arrested Saturday on suspicion of several child abuse-related charges, including permitting the abuse of minors and endangering the welfare of minors. They were released […]

  • FEMA Visits Hardest Hit Area in Day 2 Flood Damage Tour

    For the second day federal and state officials are in Benton County getting a first-hand look at the destruction from recent floods. “The county has been severely damaged,” said Tim Gehring, Northwest Coordinator for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. Tuesday (August 20) they visited the worst-hit areas which are in the Northeast part of the county. Those roads include:  Limekiln Road, Bill Billings Road, North Old Wire Road, and Corinth Road. FEMA and Arkansas Department of Emergency Management officials […]

  • Bicyclist Injured in Rogers Crash

    A bicyclist was injured shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, according to Rogers Police.

  • Power Lines to Force Portion of Wildlife Park to Close

    The Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari in Gentry forced to close down a portion of the zoo as power lines are going up through the park. Section 4 of the safari makes up 25 percent of the zoo and is home to 200 large animals that roam on 104 acres. Safari manager Charles Wilmoth said right now they are figuring out where to put the animals at the park. “With that amount of animals and having land limited around, we […]

  • Road Dept: Former Supervisor Misused County Equipment In The Past

    After the arrest of three Benton County Road Department supervisors new details emerge about the past of Former Road Dept. Superintendent. An employee file shows that former Benton County Road Department Superintendent Jack Brown was hired in 2007 and almost a year later was suspended for three days and then fired for “running county equipment at his place.” Brown was rehired that same year. Brown was arrested Saturday (Aug. 10) on suspicion of theft and other charges after authorities said […]

  • VIDEO: Second County Official Resigns In Corruption Case

    The Benton County road superintendent resigned Monday following his arrest in a corruption case that has already claimed the job of another Benton County official. County Road Superintendent Jack Brown was arrested Saturday on suspicion of theft and other charges after authorities said he admitted to collected cash envelopes for scrap metal from Rogers Iron and Metal (RIMCO) for Scott Stober, the county public works director and road director who has since lost his job because of his arrest in […]

  • Benton County Activates Emergency Center After Flooding

    Benton County officials activated their Emergency Operations Center on Friday (Aug. 9) morning to assess damage to public and private from Thursday morning’s heavy rains that flooded much of the area, according to county emergency officials. The area got another 1-2 inches Friday morning. Calls starting coming into the center within minutes from residents reporting damage to their properties. Heavy rain early Thursday (Aug. 8) prompted Benton County Judge Bob Clinard to issue an emergency disaster declaration. Portions of the […]

  • Bella Vista, Avoca Hit Hard by Flooding, Water Main Breaks

    Bella Vista was one of the hardest areas hit as severe weather moved into Northwest Arkansas Thursday morning (Aug. 8). In the city, water lines broke and power outages left many people without electricity. Crews worked all morning to repair the water main break on Chelsea and Arthur Roads. It was one of many. An official with the Bella Vista Property Owners Association said there are only isolated areas without water. Workers had to re-route some of the water mains. […]