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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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    Four People Hospitalized, Accidents Reported on I-49 Due to Slick Spots

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – At least four people were taken to the hospital after they hit slick spots on Interstate 49 Tuesday morning (Dec. 2), according to state police. Troopers with Arkansas State Police said they responded to 12 accidents since midnight starting at  exits: 43 to 67. Most of the accidents were minor, with drivers just sliding off the roads after hitting icy patches, authorities said. The injury accidents included a rollover on I-49 near the exit 67 northbound […]

  • SmallBusiness

    Businesses Offer Sales For Small Business Saturday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Mustache Goods and Wears on the Fayetteville Square is one of many small businesses offering sales and discounts as part of Small Business Saturday. Brian Bailey, owner, said they have a box with surprise discounts. Customers choose a piece of paper to reveal how much they’ll save. Shoppers can save up to 50 percent off their purchase. He said this annual event helps their business. “Small Business Saturday for us, I mean it’s crazy,” Bailey said. “It’s just […]

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    VIDEO: Black Friday Shoppers Line Up At Cabela’s

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Black Friday 2014 brought a long line at Cabela’s in Rogers, which kept its doors closed until 5 a.m. unlike many other stores that opened since Thanksgiving Day. Will Sanders, 17, was part of the first group. He said he waited with his friends for 30 hours. “It’s just kind of neat, all the giveaway stuff, everybody coming out in the cold,” Sanders said. Shoppers bundled up with temperatures were in the 30s. Cabela’s offered coffee and hot […]

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    Church Delivers Hundreds Of Thanksgiving Meals

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The First Baptist Church in Rogers had hundreds of volunteers prepping food for its annual Thanksgiving meal delivery. This year, 2,500 people ordered a dish of ham, potatoes and gravy, dressing, and desert. Paul Olinger is a church member who helps coordinate the effort. He said he got the idea after seeing an organization do deliveries in Mcalester, Oklahoma. “Thanksgiving was a pretty easy time to use the kitchen, to get people to volunteer and so we started […]

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    Highway Dept. Shows Construction Delays For Thanksgiving Travel

    ARKANSAS (KFSM)- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) is expecting the highest traffic volume for Thanksgiving travel on its highway systems. It released a feature on IDriveArkansas.com highlighting interstate corridors and secondary routes that drivers may consider when travel is delayed. An estimated 46-million drivers will hit the road this Thanksgiving, which is the highest number since 2007, according to AAA. About 90 percent will travel by car. Gas prices are cheaper with drivers paying less than $3 […]

  • Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale Police Department is looking for a man who robbed the EZ Mart on Sunset Avenue Sunday (Nov. 23), according to Sgt. Jared Peña. It happened around 2 a.m. The caller told police the suspect showed a handgun and demanded money. The man, who was wearing dark clothing, ran away. No one was injured in the robbery. Phil Mason owns Skillz Unlimited Barbershop. It’s near the EZ Mart. “I’m actually surprised that it got robbed, nice people, […]

  • Bella Vista Fire

    Crews Investigate Cause Of Bella Vista Apartment Complex Fire

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – The Bella Vista Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire at a triplex that destroyed one apartment early Saturday morning (November 11th). Firefighters received the call at 5:32 a.m. The fire started at 18 Nantucket Drive. It destroyed the home. Fire Chief Stephen Sims said the home was engulfed and those living there were inside when firefighters got to the complex. “When we arrived on scene, they were coming out through the back of […]

  • UTeach Scholarship Package

    UTeach Arkansas Scholarship Contest: Win $5K in 15 Seconds

    Three Arkansas high school seniors will win a $5,000 UTeach Arkansas scholarship package.

  • Shoebox

    Christmas Shoeboxes Will Head To Kids Overseas

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- John Brown University (JBU) students will pack Christmas shoeboxes Wednesday (Nov. 19) at 8 p.m. at their Siloam Springs campus. This is part of a regional effort to send 20,000 boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items and toys. Bonnie Mitchum, JBU student, has been volunteering for Operation Christmas Child  for three years. The project is part of Samaritan’s Purse. “You’re packing stuff that we take for granted but the children overseas, they have nothing,” Mitchum said. […]

  • Garden

    Walmart Gives Grant To Farm To School Program

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Walmart awarded a $13,000 grant to the Fayetteville School District for its Seed to Student program, which is part of the Farm to School program. There will be a check presentation at Butterfield Trail Elementary at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18). All eight elementary schools and two out of the three middle schools have gardens where students grow everything from carrots, tomatoes and peppers. Dana Smith, sustainability director, said the money will be used to buy seeds and […]

  • Food Pantry

    Cold Weather Increases Need In Food Pantries

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Living Waters in Centerton is one of many churches doing its part to help families in need during the cold weather months. Its food pantry has seen a spike in recent days, said Diane Evans, pantry director. “As we get closer to the holidays and people are thinking about heating their house and buying Christmas gifts and things along those lines, we start to see a real increase,” Evans said. She said they’ve been helping families for […]

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    President George W. Bush Visits Bentonville For Book Signing

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – President George W. Bush visited Bentonville for a book signing event on Saturday (Nov. 15). He visited the Bentonville Walmart Supercenter at 406 S. Walton Blvd at 10 a.m. Bush’s new book is titled 41: A Portrait of My Father. It is a biography covering the entire scope of President George H. W. Bush’s life and career. The book “shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best by his family,” according […]


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