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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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    Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Kids With Food Allergies

    CENTERTON (KFSM)- Tempest Oxley’s son Jordan, 3, has severe food allergies, which can make Halloween extra challenging. He’s allergic to peanuts, tree-nuts, eggs and his mom said his biggest offender are cashews. “This time of year is the most terrifying for parents like me who have children with food allergies,” Oxley said. “To see a child say ‘thank you’ for some thing they’re really not going to get and that they know they can’t have, is very heartbreaking.” One mistake […]

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    New Section of Highway 62 in Prairie Grove to be Dedicated

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM)- The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) along with Prairie Grove leaders will celebrate a new section of highway 62. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be Wednesday (Oct. 29) at 10:45 a.m. at the City Hall parking lot. Event though, the ribbon will be cut, drivers have been using the new road for about a month. Larry Oelrich, public works director, said there have been mixed reactions. “There’s always the worries about what it will do to […]

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    Investments Continue To Pour Into Wedington Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The $12 million Hilton Garden Inn opened Monday (Oct. 27) off of Interstate 49 at the Wedington Drive exit. It has 115 rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The growth on Wedington Dr. doesn’t stop with the multimillion dollar hotel. In the past three years, the city has seen $100 million in business and real estate investment off of Wedington, according to Steve Clark, president and CEO of the Chamber […]

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    Jail Overcrowding Major Issue In Washington County Sheriff’s Race

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM)- Voters will decide if they want Sheriff Tim Helder to stay in office or if they want a new top boss with his opponent, Mort Marshall. Helder is finishing his 5th term in a position he has held since 2004. He has also worked for the Fayetteville Police Department. He has 35 years of law enforcement experience. Marshall is a retired Farmington police chief. He has also worked for police departments in Elkins and Lincoln. He has […]

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    Campaign To Increase Latino & Asian Vote In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM)- The Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) has a mission to double the Latino and Asian vote in the state since the 2010 elections. The campaign is called “Do It Again!” Their goal is to get 50,000 registered Latinos and Asians voters to cast ballots in this election, according to Mireya Reith, AUCC’s executive director. Reith said they have teams in every congressional district in the state. AUCC doesn’t have a party affiliation, she said. Volunteers are knocking on […]

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    Bikers Donate Teddy Bears To Children’s Shelter

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- A group of bikers donated teddy bears to the children of The Hamilton House in Fort Smith Saturday (Oct. 25). The Thunder Heads, BACA, and West Side crew all met in downtown Fort Smith at the Old Fort Harley Davidson for the second annual teddy bear round up. More than 100 bikers delivered what they call Thunder Buddies to children who’ve suffered abuse. “We’re just basically getting together,  riding and working towards a positive end, getting some […]

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    Fred’s Hickory Inn Closes Temporarily After Fire

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Fred’s Hickory Inn on Walton Blvd. will remain closed until the owners repair and replaced the damage caused by an late night fire, according to general manager Greg Cockrum, Most of the damage is in the attic, roof, and there’s water damage in the kitchen area. The Fire Marshal is investigating what caused a fire. No one was inside the barbecue and Italian food restaurant when it caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 22), according to the […]

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    Walton Arts Center Broadway Series Begins

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Broadway Series kicks off at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. The musical Nice Work If You Can Get It starts the season this week. It’s a 1920s era feel good music with extravagant dance numbers and glittering costumes. Alex Enterline, who plays the main character Jimmy Winter, he loves being a part of this show. “It really is like a screw ball romantic comedy,” Enterline said. “These stock characters get themselves into a lot of trouble […]

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    High Voter Turnout For Early Voting

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM)- More than 2,000 Washington County voters cast their ballots in the first two days of early voting, according to Jennifer Price, election coordinator. “We anticipate that the voter turnout would be quite large this year in comparison to 2010, which would have been the last Governor’s race,” Price said. This year’s ballot features highly contested races. There’s the U.S. Senate race between Democratic Senator Mark Pryor and Republican Representative Tom Cotton. There’s also the Governor’s race with […]

  • Tontitown Candidate Is Eligible To Run For Mayor, Judge Rules

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Tontitown mayoral candidate has been given the all clear by Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay on Oct. 21 to run in the upcoming Nov. 4 election, officials say. Citizens of Tontitown will be able to vote for Paul Colvin as a candidate when they’re voting for the office of mayor, according to officials. Toni Zulpo filed a lawsuit on Sept. 30 stating that Colvin didn’t actually live in Tonitown, and he instead just changed his Fayetteville address to his mother’s […]

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    Bentonville Kicks Off Trail Art Project

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- It took months for the city to choose its sculptures that will decorate the North Bentonville Trail for the year-long display. It’s at the intersection of N. Walton Blvd. and NW A Street. They want to celebrate the new art project with a celebration Tuesday (Oct. 21) at the site from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with tours, food and music. “We’re obviously very excited about the sculptures installation on the North Bentonville trail,” said Troy Galloway, community […]

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    Early Votings Begins In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Voters can start casting their ballot Monday (Oct. 20) for the Nov. general election.There are five issues on the ballot including a measure that would increase Arkansas’ minimum wage and the statewide alcohol initiative. The Natural State is split down the middle with 38 wet counties and 37 dry. The group Let Arkansas Decide is pushing for the initiative’s approval. David Couch said it would help boost the state’s economy.”You’re going to see that this will generate over […]

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