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Jocelyne Pruna joined the 5NEWS team in October 2011 and is super excited to stay in Northwest Arkansas. She was born in Miami, Florida but has called Fayetteville home since 2000.

She graduated from Fayetteville High School with high honors and received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science with a minor in Spanish at the University of Arkansas. At the U of A, she made the Dean’s List, received the Broadcast Education Association Scholarship, and the Trish Joyner Journalism Scholarship.

Before joining the 5NEWS team, she worked for La Prensa Libre where she contributed to the newspaper since 2006. She worked for KUAF, the local NPR affiliate, producing on air public service announcements. She also worked for Univision Arkansas covering Northwest Arkansas, the River Valley, and Little Rock.

Her passion, other than news, is encouraging students to get a college education

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    Zach Holly Appears In Court For Supression Hearing

    Zachary Holly appeared at the Benton County Circuit Court annex in handcuffs wearing civilian clothes before 10 a.m. Friday (Aug 1). Holly’s attorney Madison Aydelott said he wants the judge to dismiss statements his client made to investigators. Holly is charged with rape and capital murder in the 2012 killing of six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville. The suppression hearing before circuit judge Brad Karen started around 10 a.m. and they took a break at noon. During the first part of […]

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    Springdale Breaks Ground On Two Fire Stations

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Fire Department had a groundbreaking ceremony for two fire stations Thursday (July 31) on Don Tyson Parkway. Fire Chief Mike Irwin said this event was a milestone. “That’s what we’ve all been waiting for,” Irwin said. “It’s that turning of the ground and certainly that’s the start of it, so we’re excited.” “It’s certainly a move in the right direction in our perspective and certainly I think it will benefit the citizens with response times […]

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    FBI Arrests Fayetteville Man on Betty Jo Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -The FBI arrested Katestrant Barefield after executing a warrant at a residence on Betty Jo Drive. Authorities said the warrant was issued around 6 a.m. Wednesday (July 30). Barefield was arrested on felony possession of a firearm, according to Debra Green, public affairs specialist with the FBI. Records show that Barefield has been arrested five times since 2010 and faced 22 misdemeanor charges including possession of controlled substances, driving while under the influence of drugs and third degree […]

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    Free Dental Services For Kids in NWA

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Services is offering free dental care to kids without insurance in Northwest Arkansas. They offer dental exams, oral hygiene, digital x-rays, extractions and other services. They have been stationed at the Jones Center in Springdale since Monday (July 28). They’ll stay until Wednesday (July 30) and be back Aug. 4-7. Their appointments are filled for the next couple of weeks but they plan to visit school throughout the region. Parents can schedule […]

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    New Rules For School Shots in Arkansas

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Students will need several shots this school year after the Arkansas Health Department announced new immunization requirements. Donna Johnson, registered nurse and clinic coordinator,  said the Benton County Health Department has doubled their appointments for shows, seeing about 50 students a day. “They will be informed if they come to school this year and they don’t have all of their vaccines,” Donna said,  “They usually have about 30 days.” “We are trying to impress upon our parents […]

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    Grant Adds Five Pre-K Classes in Springdale

    SPRINGDALE(KFSM) – The Springdale School District is having pre-k registration Monday (July 28) and 150 more kids will be able to sign up thanks to a Care Foundation Grant. Parents can register their three or four-year olds at the Early Chidhood Center on Thompson Street. The school district had pre-k registration in June. However, the grant opened it up for more students, according to Darlene Fleeman, pre-k director. Fleeman said pre-k gives kids a head start. “The biggest component that […]

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    Bike Program Expands, Volunteers Needed

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville School District bought 520 bikes after it received a $170,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation, The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and the Endeavor Foundation. On Friday (July 25), volunteers will be assembling the bikes at Vandergriff Elementary and the school district needs volunteers to get the bikes ready for the first day of classes. The Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks has partnered with the school district in the past to provide the bike safety program […]

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    Washington Regional Family Clinic Evacuated After Fire Scare

    The Fayetteville Fire Department was called to the Washington Regional Family Clinic at 3053 N. College Ave. on Thursday morning (July 24) after employees claimed they smelled smoke, authorities say. Everyone in the building was evacuated due to the possible threat of a fire, according to authorities. Nothing caught fire, but they found a broken air conditioning unit, according to authorities. The call was placed around 8:30 a.m., and the employees left the building as a precaution, according to Clinic Manager Becky […]

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    Animal Shelter Makes Upgrades With $50,000 Donation

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The Rogers Animal Shelter is unveiling some major upgrades for its cats after it got a $50,000 check from Purina Cat Chow. The celebration is at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  and they’ll have live music and food. Pets are available for $61, which includes a microchip as well as spay and neutering. Daylen Schumacher, assistant manager, said they were speechless when the donation was announced. “We haven’t had much of anything like this before,” he said. “We […]

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    Gravette School District Voters To Decide On Millage Increase

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) – Voters in the Gravette School District will decide whether or not they want to help fund a new elementary school and six extra classrooms at the high school. If voters approve the 3.6 millage increase, the new elementary school will be built on Lancashire Road in Bella Vista. The location has a sign that reads “Future Site Highlands Elementary School.” In Gravette, grades Pre-K through 5th are divided into two schools. Pre-K through 2nd grade attend the […]

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    Improvement Project For Park Near Crystal Bridges

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department is asking city council to approve a bid award for new pathways at Orchards Park. The project will be built by Diamond C. Constuction  and will cost $68,985.68, according to the city’s agenda. Orchards Park is located in front of the entrance that leads to Crystal Bridges. “It’s certainly a huge quality or amenity of that,” said David Wright, director. “It appeals to our residents but also to our visitors who […]

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    Walmart Announces Discount for Teachers

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Walmart announced that teachers who shop for school supplies at its stores between July 25 to 31 can receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10 percent back. Teachers need to register their receipts on its website by Aug 15. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, the company surprised a group of teachers who were attending orientation at the Bentonville Schools Administration Building Monday (July 21).  They received a basket with school supplies and a $25 gift card. […]