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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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    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 […]

  • 61st Annual War Eagle Fair Begins

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- Craft lovers head to the War Eagle Fair for the 61st annual Fall festival. The four-day festival has more than 250 booths with handcrafted products displayed by its creators. They’ve got everything from watercolor paintings, to pottery, even quilts and country clothing. Cole Seal, social media coordinator, said the War Eagle Fair is special in its own way. “I think it’s getting harder and harder to actually go to a craft show and meet the person who made what you […]

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    School District Teams Up With An Anti-Bullying Initiative

    ALMA [KFSM] – On Monday (Oct.13) and Tuesday (Oct. 14), a national anti-bullying group called Rachel’s Challenge visited Alma schools to teach students about creating a positive environment at school. Rachel’s Challenge is an initiative that began when the parents of the first victim in the Columbine School massacre in 1999 found a diary their daughter had written. In the diary, Rachel Joy Scott said she had a theory about a chain reaction of showing kindness. The Rachel’s Challenge program […]

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    Candy Lee & The Suites Gives 5NEWS A Taste Of Harvest Fest

    Candy Lee and the Suites will perform on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark for Harvest Fest Wednesday night (Oct. 15). They visited the 5NEWS Studios to share a little bit of their music. Click on the video for the interview.

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    Rogers Home Burns After Being Struck By Lightning

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Deloria Gray and her husband Ray salvaged some of their clothes and pictures Friday (Oct. 10). Their home caught fire after being struck by lightning, according to authorities. There were burnt pieces of furniture scattered outside and a large hole where the lightning struck the home in the second floor. The couple made it out safely along with their three dogs Maggie, Fancy and Buddy. The home is located at 1431 Monte Road. Rogers firefighters received the […]

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    Free Breast Cancer Screenings In Springdale

    SPRIGNDALE (KFSM)- Washington Regional Cancer Support Home is offering free breast exams at the Community Clinic at 614 E. Emma Ave., Suite 300 in Springdale Friday (Oct. 10). This is part of the “No Excuses Program” and will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The test will be provided by physicians and registered nurses. It’s a manual test and doesn’t include a mammogram. Ryan Worley, cancer support home manager, said if they see an issue, they can refer […]

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    Power Is Restored In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- There were 987 customers without power in Benton County Thursday (Oct. 9), according to Carroll Electric. By 10 a.m., the power was restored. It was out for 22 minutes, said Nancy Plagge, spokesperson for Carroll Electric. Substation 63 in the Ashdown area was the one affected, which is the eastern part of Bella Vista, according to Carroll Electric. A contractor working on a main feeder line that comes out of the substation had an issue, which caused […]


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