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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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    Free Flu Shots For Veterans In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The VFW Post 2952 in Springdale is hosting a free flu clinic for all veterans Thursday (Oct. 9) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. It’s located at 1006 N. Thompson Street. Veterans have to bring their VA registration and veteran identification. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville offers a walk-in flu clinic Monday through Friday. However, they are sending some of its nurses to the VFW for Thursday’s event. Randy George, VFW Post Commander, […]

  • Cory Ryan

    Three Murder Suspects Head To Jury Trial

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Three suspects accused in the stabbing death of Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday (Oct. 8). Their jury trial is scheduled for Dec. 10. Cory Ryan faces capital murder, aggravated robbery and theft. He’s accused of killing Ortiz-Espinosa at the Econo Lodge in Fayetteville in a fight over drugs. The second suspect, Erick Picker, faces accomplice to capital murder and aggravated assault. The third suspect, Stephen Scott, faces the same charges as Picker. All three suspects […]

  • Sam Hill

    Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Killing His Dad

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A 26-year-old Fayetteville man accused of shooting his father to death has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder charge against him. Samuel Hill made the plea before a Washington County judge Wednesday morning (Oct. 8). Hill was arrested in August, after authorities said he shot and killed his father during an argument and gunfight at his father’s home on Whitehouse Road. Earlier that night, authorities said the younger Hill had beat his wife at their Fayetteville […]

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    State’s Largest Job Fair Comes To NWA

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The largest and longest job fair in Arkansas will be held Wednesday (Oct. 8) at the John Q. Hammons Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are 78 exhibitors, according to the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce. Steve Cox, VP of Economic Development, said there is part-time, seasonal, and full-time work available. “There will be some that require a degree, but most of them do not,” Cox said. “It’s a lot of different positions that are out there […]

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    Sights & Sounds At The Paint The Park Pink

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Thousands took to the streets in Fort Smith to show their support in finding a cure for breast cancer. 5NEWS Photojournalist Andrew Brock shows the highlights of this year’s event.

  • HHM

    Hispanic Heritage Festival Celebrates Arts & Culture

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Northwest Arkansas Hispanic Heritage Festival kicked off its two-day event Saturday (Oct. 4) at Mae Farms near Lake Fayetteville. This year’s featured country is Mexico. It provides festival-goers with arts, culture and recreation. The purpose is to celebrate the region’s Hispanic population. Over the last decade, they have doubled in both Benton and Washington Counties to more than 60,000 people, according to the festival’s website. This is the festival’s second year. In 2013, the featured country was […]

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    Section of I-49 Will Be Reduced To One Lane

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will reduce northbound traffic to one lane on Interstate 49 between exit 76 and 78. Crews are widening that 2.6- mile stretch to three lanes and they are almost done. They’ll repave the two existing lanes to have three freshly paved lanes on that section. Steve Lawrence, AHTD District Engineer, said, they weren’t planning on repaving the existing lanes but noticed it had cracks and potholes, which caused them to […]

  • New School

    New School In Fayetteville Doubles In Size

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The New School will celebrate its 46,000 sq. ft expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 2). Dennis Chapman, president and head of school, said this expansion was needed. “A lot of the classrooms were a little bit crowded so we just needed the opportunity to be able to spread out,” Chapman said. “This was an important part of our Founder Bill Mandrel’s vision for the school to continue to grow it.” The school […]

  • Carnival

    Fall Carnival Will Kick Off At Parsons Stadium

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Fall Carnival opens at 6 p.m. at Parsons Stadium in Springdale Wednesday (Oct. 1). It goes on until Sunday. Arm bands are $20 Wednesday and Thursday, and $25 Friday through Sunday. Crews from Joplin, MO cleaned and inspected the rides to make sure everything was safe and ready to go. Culver said they’ve been holding a Spring and Fall Carnival for a decade at the Rodeo grounds. “It’s nice carnival rides so the kids can come out […]

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    Teen Crashes Into House and Two Cars

    LOWELL (KFSM)- A 13-year old boy was taken to the hospital after crashing his family’s car into his neighbor’s house and into a TK Martial Arts Academy’s mailbox, according to Lt. Paul Pilaro. His ride ended when drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into two cars that were stopped at a red light, Pilaro said. The first accident happened on South Michael Street. The second happened at Bloomington Street and Monroe Avenue in Lowell at 7:45 a.m. Lt. Pilaro said […]

  • Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross

    Bentonville Forum Will Feature Gubernatorial Candidates

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross, Democrat, and Asa Hutchinson, Republican, will take part in a forum Tuesday (Sept. 30) at the Arend Arts Center on the Bentonville High School campus. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dana Davis, president and CEO of the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce, said it will be a question and answer format. ”We think it’s more important to get information out to those individuals that are going to be voting as […]

  • Walmart

    Walmart Pick-Up Grocery Concept Opens

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Walmart launches a concept where shoppers order their groceries online and schedule a pick-up time. Walmart’s leaders and Bentonville Mayor Bob McCaslin held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Walmart Pick-Up Grocery location at the corner of Walton Boulevard and J Street. It’s free to use the service and customers have to place the order at least two hours ahead of time. They can also schedule a pick up three weeks in advance. “It’s all about, how do […]


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