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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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    Bella Vista Bypass Future Depends on Missouri Vote

    Voters in Missouri are deciding if they want to extend the Bella Vista Bypass into their state. The 19-mile project would be built from Bentonville in to Pineville, MO, which would become a section of Interstate 49. A three-mile stretch of the Bella Vista Bypass in Hiwasse is complete and being used by drivers. Arkansas voters approved the half cent sales tax to pay for its part of the two lane $150 million Bella Vista Bypass. However, voters in Missouri […]

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    Back-to-School: Walmart Slashes Prices for Cyber Monday

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Walmart is offering from 30 to 60 percent off on back to school items, according to Randy Hargrove, company spokesperson. It’s part of Back to School Cyber Monday, which follows the state-wide tax free weekend. “More and more people are using the internet for shopping or for browsing,” Hargrove said. “That’s part of our strategy of giving our customers the products and services they want, however they want to get it, whether it’s in store or it’s […]

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    Judge Denies Zachary Holly’s Appeal

    Zachary Holly appeared at the Benton County Circuit Court annex in handcuffs wearing civilian clothes on Friday (Aug1). Holly’s attorney, Madison Aydelott, sought to have the judge dismiss statements his client made to investigators. However, Circuit Judge Brad Karren ruled the statements could be used at Holly’s capital murder trial, which is set to begin Nov. 3. Holly is charged with rape and capital murder in the 2012 killing of six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville. During the first part of […]

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    Springdale Breaks Ground On Two Fire Stations

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Fire Department had a groundbreaking ceremony for two fire stations Thursday (July 31) on Don Tyson Parkway. Fire Chief Mike Irwin said this event was a milestone. “That’s what we’ve all been waiting for,” Irwin said. “It’s that turning of the ground and certainly that’s the start of it, so we’re excited.” “It’s certainly a move in the right direction in our perspective and certainly I think it will benefit the citizens with response times […]

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    FBI Arrests Fayetteville Man on Betty Jo Drive

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -The FBI arrested Katestrant Barefield after executing a warrant at a residence on Betty Jo Drive. Authorities said the warrant was issued around 6 a.m. Wednesday (July 30). Barefield was arrested on felony possession of a firearm, according to Debra Green, public affairs specialist with the FBI. Records show that Barefield has been arrested five times since 2010 and faced 22 misdemeanor charges including possession of controlled substances, driving while under the influence of drugs and third degree […]

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    Free Dental Services For Kids in NWA

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Services is offering free dental care to kids without insurance in Northwest Arkansas. They offer dental exams, oral hygiene, digital x-rays, extractions and other services. They have been stationed at the Jones Center in Springdale since Monday (July 28). They’ll stay until Wednesday (July 30) and be back Aug. 4-7. Their appointments are filled for the next couple of weeks but they plan to visit school throughout the region. Parents can schedule […]

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    New Rules For School Shots in Arkansas

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Students will need several shots this school year after the Arkansas Health Department announced new immunization requirements. Donna Johnson, registered nurse and clinic coordinator,  said the Benton County Health Department has doubled their appointments for shows, seeing about 50 students a day. “They will be informed if they come to school this year and they don’t have all of their vaccines,” Donna said,  “They usually have about 30 days.” “We are trying to impress upon our parents […]

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    Grant Adds Five Pre-K Classes in Springdale

    SPRINGDALE(KFSM) – The Springdale School District is having pre-k registration Monday (July 28) and 150 more kids will be able to sign up thanks to a Care Foundation Grant. Parents can register their three or four-year olds at the Early Chidhood Center on Thompson Street. The school district had pre-k registration in June. However, the grant opened it up for more students, according to Darlene Fleeman, pre-k director. Fleeman said pre-k gives kids a head start. “The biggest component that […]

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    Bike Program Expands, Volunteers Needed

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville School District bought 520 bikes after it received a $170,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation, The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation and the Endeavor Foundation. On Friday (July 25), volunteers will be assembling the bikes at Vandergriff Elementary and the school district needs volunteers to get the bikes ready for the first day of classes. The Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks has partnered with the school district in the past to provide the bike safety program […]

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    Washington Regional Family Clinic Evacuated After Fire Scare

    The Fayetteville Fire Department was called to the Washington Regional Family Clinic at 3053 N. College Ave. on Thursday morning (July 24) after employees claimed they smelled smoke, authorities say. Everyone in the building was evacuated due to the possible threat of a fire, according to authorities. Nothing caught fire, but they found a broken air conditioning unit, according to authorities. The call was placed around 8:30 a.m., and the employees left the building as a precaution, according to Clinic Manager Becky […]

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    Animal Shelter Makes Upgrades With $50,000 Donation

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The Rogers Animal Shelter is unveiling some major upgrades for its cats after it got a $50,000 check from Purina Cat Chow. The celebration is at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  and they’ll have live music and food. Pets are available for $61, which includes a microchip as well as spay and neutering. Daylen Schumacher, assistant manager, said they were speechless when the donation was announced. “We haven’t had much of anything like this before,” he said. “We […]

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    Gravette School District Voters To Decide On Millage Increase

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) – Voters in the Gravette School District will decide whether or not they want to help fund a new elementary school and six extra classrooms at the high school. If voters approve the 3.6 millage increase, the new elementary school will be built on Lancashire Road in Bella Vista. The location has a sign that reads “Future Site Highlands Elementary School.” In Gravette, grades Pre-K through 5th are divided into two schools. Pre-K through 2nd grade attend the […]


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