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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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  • Meals

    Chili-Cook Off To Benefit Meals On Wheels

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- The 10th Annual Keller Williams Realty Charity Chili Cook-Off and Wine Tasting will take place at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale Monday (Sept. 29). The event is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It benefits Meals on Wheels in both Benton and Washington Counties. During the last 10 years, the charity event has raised more than $40,000 with half going to Meals on Wheels. The rest of the proceeds goes to Fayetteville Cares, which is a group […]

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    Food Allergy Walk To Be Held In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The local chapter of Food Allergy, Research and Education (FARE) is organizing a food allergy walk at the Village on the Creeks Saturday (Sept. 27) at 9 a.m. The walk promotes research and education to help kids with food allergies stay safe. It also raises money to find a cure for food allergies. Heather West is a member of FARE. Her daughter Danielle, 4, and son Jacob, 19 months, have severe food allergies. Danielle is allergic to eggs, […]

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    Bandanas: A Biker Fashion Statement at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Bikes, Blues and Barbecue isn’t just about motorcycles. It’s also about fashion and one thing many bikers like to sport are their bandanas. Delight Rella and her co-worker Anthony Bambino traveled from Summerfield, Florida. They work at the Daredevil Durags tent at Baum Motorcycle Village. These durags or bandanas are a common trend in the biker culture. They come in all colors and designs, which some are plain and others have a lot of bling. “They are very […]

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    Bikes Blues & Barbecue Helps Charities

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Peace at Home Family Shelter has received close to $25,000 from Bikes Blues and Barbecue over the years. The organization provides services and shelter to domestic violence victims. Since 2000, Bikes, Blues and Barbecue has donated more than $600,000 to local charities. ”It has such a huge impact on us,” said Jamie Kern, development associate. Kern said in past years, they’ve use the money to provide support groups and activities for children in the shelter. They’ve also […]

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    Soccer Fields Construction Project To Get Amenities

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The Rogers Soccer Complex at Veterans Park will get amenities if city council approves several contracts Tuesday (Sept. 23). David Hook, facilities development manager, said this includes field lighting, concessions and maintenance buildings.The amenities will cost $1.5 million while the entire project will cost $3.5 million. The money has already been approved. ”We have a very large soccer community here,” Hook said. “In fact, I think we had the largest enrollment this Fall that we’ve every had before […]

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    Company Accepting Donations For Military Care Packages

    LOWELL (KFSM)- Central Research, Inc. in Lowell plans to to mail 150 care packages to U.S. Military service members who won’t be home for the holidays. Operation H.O.G. (Handing Out Gratitude) started in 2011. They are accepting donations like canned food, clothing and toiletries. Its employees prep the care package and ship it. John Dillard, president of the Office for Central Research, is a Vietnam veteran. “I was back there in the Vietnam era and quite frankly there weren’t a […]

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    Apple Fans Camp out To Get iPhone6

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- University of Arkansas biology student Matt Morris grabbed his lawn chair and camped out in front of the Verizon Wireless on Shiloh Dr. since 11 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 19) to get an iPhone6. “First one in line and no wait is the reason I got here so early,” Morris said. He said his phone quit working about a week ago and he needs a new one. He said his friends don’t think he’s crazy. “They kind of know […]

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    Water Main Broken In The Hickory Creek Area

    LOWELL (KFSM) – Crews with the Springdale Water Utilities are repairing a six-inch water main break for a second time on Hickory Creek Road where it intersects with Little Hickory Creek, according to Executive Director Heath Ward. It’s outside of the city limits of Lowell and it happened around 2 a.m. At this time, no boil order is in effect. But, the utility company will notify residents if this changes. Twenty-two to 23 customers and the Hickory Creek Campgrounds are without […]

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    Lightning & Rain Could Affect Morning Commute

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The rain started coming down about 4 a.m. The downpour was accompanied by a lot of lightning and thunder. 5NEWS Reporter Jocelyne Pruna is reporting live on highway 102 in Bentonville where the rain is slowing down traffic. However, it hasn’t caused any accidents. Follow 5NEWSJocelyne for traffic and weather updates.

  • Vets

    VA Honors POWs and MIAs

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Former Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action were recognized at the Veteran Healthcare System of the Ozarks Wednesday (Sept. 17). It was held at the auditorium of Building 3. The young generation of service men and women included members of the University of Arkansas Army and Air Force ROTC. Kathleen L. Johnson, social work services advocate for former POWs, said most are from WWII and Vietnam. It’s an aging population, which means it’s difficult to get […]

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    Police Respond To Minor Bus Accident In Fayetteville

    Fayetteville police responded to clear a minor school bus accident on Wedington Drive near Salem Road in Fayetteville on Tuesday morning (Sept. 16), authorities say. No injuries were reported in the accident, according to authorities. The kids were later picked up by another bus and taken to school as usual, authorities said. No one was cited for the incident due to the bus having a mechanical issue that caused the accident, according to authorities.

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    New Dunkin’ Donuts Opens in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new Dunkin’ Donuts opened its door in Fayetteville Tuesday (Sept. 16). To celebrate the grand opening on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering free coffee for a week. This is for any medium sized hot or iced coffee at the new location. The new store, located near the University of Arkansas, is locally owned and open from 5 a.m. until midnight will a full menu.


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