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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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    Springdale 911 Call Center To Go Digital

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale City Council approved Tuesday (Aug. 26) the transfer of $310,000 from the salary to the equipment budget. This money will switch the dispatch center from analog to digital. Dispatchers use an outdated system, said Becky Bacon, communications manager. The 911 call center will buy new equipment and workstation upgrades. “The new technology makes it ergonomically for them to be here, be able to stand and sit, and they have the option,” Bacon said. Their consoles will […]

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    Washington County Fair 2014 Begins

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Washington County Fair kicks off Tuesday (Aug. 26) at the Fairgrounds located off of Interstate 49 exit 66. There are carnival rides, a petting zoo and competitions that promote agriculture. The competitions start with poultry and dairy cattle judging. The Hill Family arrived at the Dairy Barn before 5 a.m. to groom and feed their cattle. Dale Hill helps his four sons, Conner, Eric, Trey and Sawyer. They live in Fayetteville and are members of a 4-H […]

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    Fayetteville Parking Deck Groundbreaking Is Cancelled

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The groundbreaking for the Spring Street municipal parking deck has been delayed. It was scheduled for Monday (Aug. 25) at 1 p.m. They city wants to re-evaluate and rebid the project based on “new information relating to concrete prices,” according to a news release. The future groundbreaking date hasn’t been determined. The parking deck will be located near Dickson Street in Fayetteville behind the Walton Arts Center. It will add 245 parking spots. The groundbreaking means the […]

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    The 30th Annual Frisco Festival Kicks Off

    The Frisco Festival in Rogers celebrates its 30th anniversary in downtown Rogers Friday and Saturday (Aug. 22-23). It starts at 5 p.m. The main stage will be the focal point of the festival where live bands will perform. “Friday night we’re going to have Boom Kinetic, which is going to play some 80s music and then we’re going to have Members’ Only, which is a cover band for the 80s and they are going to be coming and playing on […]

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    Sheriff: Man Kills Father, Mother Shoots Washington County Deputy

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Washington County man shot and killed his father late Wednesday night (Aug. 20), after which his mother accidentally shot a deputy, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Taylor Reed was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, where emergency crews described his status as critical but stable. His wounds are non-life-threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office. “He’s in good spirits and feeling grateful today,” said Kelly Cantrell, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. […]

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    Volunteers Help UA Students Move In

    About 1,000 University of Arkansas students are scheduled to move into the dorms Wednesday (Aug. 20). There were about 350 volunteers doing some heavy lifting. Dr. Lynette Bryant dropped off her 18-year-old daughter at the UA. They traveled from Little Rock. “When I first drove up, they said I had 30 minutes to get all of this stuff out of the car and I was like, ‘what!'” she said. “Then all of these folks came, all I had to do […]

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    School of Innovation Gives Real Life Spin To Education

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Springdale School of Innovation opened to students this week at the Jones Center with about 200 eighth graders. By the time the high school students graduate, they’ll have a high school diploma, as many workforce area certificates as they want to pursue and an associates degree, according to Principal Joe Rollins. “I think what we are seeing now is that we are getting beyond high school graduation,” Rollins said. “Students are starting to understand, what can I […]

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    It’s Back to School Time in NWA

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- It’s 6-year-old Jake Carr’s first day of kindergarten at Janie Darr Elementary School in Rogers. He said he was “happy” to be in school. His mom Cindy said, “He was ready to come just because his sister has been here for two years. So it was a little easier probably than most kindergartners.” Cindy had mixed emotions about leaving her son behind in Mrs. Wilkins class. “It’s bitter-sweet, Cindy said. “I mean we are glad he’s going […]

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    Deadly Car Accident In Elkins

    ELKINS (KFSM) – A driver was killed after he lost control of his Huyndai Sonata Saturday (Aug. 16) about 11 a.m., according to a state police report. The report states Billy Vanbrunt was traveling eastbound on highway 16 near Elkins when he drove off the road. Vanbrunt crashed into a ditch as well as branches and a small tree, state police said. The driver’s car then got a flat tire, went up an embankment overturning his car before coming to a stop […]

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    Teacher Celebrations Before Back To School

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville School Districts are having activities for teachers Friday (Aug. 15) three days before their students return to class. In Bentonville at the high school’s Arend Arts Center, close to 2,000 faculty and staff are meeting to celebrate the start of the school year. There will be a vendor fair featuring businesses from across Northwest Arkansas. The event started at 8 a.m. Superintendent Michael Poore is outlining the school year’s goals as well as […]

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    Benton County Fair: It’s The Sheep’s Turn to Shine

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- Martha Elvira Smith-Gomez, 9, has been training her lambs Fudge and Daffodil for months. She’s part of the 4H Club in Decatur in Benton County. Kids and teens compete in the Market Lamb Show at the Benton County Fair. They are divided in age groups. “I’ve been showing for six years now and I’m pretty good at it,” Smith-Gomez said. Smith-Gomez was the grand champion in the five to eight year olds division in 2013. However, this […]

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    Second Walmart Supercenter Opens In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- A Walmart Supercenter on Elm Springs Road had its grand opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 13). It created about 300 jobs. There were vendors and a ribbon cutting ceremony. There are two Walmart Supercenters in Springdale. The other Walmart is off of hwy 71. Sherry Curtis- Swenson is the store manager. She’s from Springdale and started her career at the other Walmart in town 21 years ago as a cashier. “I’m from this area so I’m […]

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