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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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    UA Sports Complex Will Get Named After $2.5 M Gift

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas’ Baseball And Track Training Center will get a new name, after a  family donated $2.5 million to help fund the facility. Wallace and Jama Fowler announced the pledge. The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees is scheduled to approve naming the facility the Fowler Family Baseball And Track Training Center at its meeting Thursday (July 17). The facility will be connected to the north end of the Randal Tyson Track Center and in […]

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    Pea Ridge Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge opened Wednesday, July 16 following a ribbon cutting. The 41,000-square-foot store is located at 240 Slack St. and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We’ve got a lot of associates making sure that the counters are clean, everything is pulled forward and everything is looking nice,” said Store Manager Scott McMillan,  who started his Walmart career in 2005 as an assistant manager trainee. […]

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    Jogger Hit By SUV And Killed Near Prairie Grove Identified; Driver Cited

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – The driver whose Jeep Cherokee hit and killed a  jogger on Tuesday (July 15) near Prairie Grove has been cited, police said. Jason Purvis, 35, of Prairie Grove was cited on suspicion of negligent homicide, reckless driving and driving right of roadway, said Capt. Jeff O’Brien of the Prairie Grove Police Department. The victim, Deborah Hildebrand, 46, was struck and killed while on a routine run near her home. “She typically jogs in the morning and jogs […]

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    Demolition Planned To Make Way For Parking Deck

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville City Council will vote to move forward with the first phase of a parking deck near Dickson Street. The location is behind the Walton Arts Center at the corner of Spring Street and School Avenue. The first phase includes demolition of the Walton Arts Center offices and excavation since part of the deck will be underground, according to Jeremy Pate, development services director. The WAC’s offices will share space with the parking deck that will be […]

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    Arkansas Storm Shelter Rebate Deadline Approaches

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) is giving Arkansans until Tuesday (July 15) to postmark their application for the Storm Shelter Rebate program. Homeowners must have bought their storm shelter or safe room after January 1999. In Benton County, as of Monday morning, the emergency management office had mailed 319 applications to the state, according to Robert McGowner, director. The rebate is either 50 percent of the cost or $1,000, whichever is less.The application must […]

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    Tontitown Makes Pasta For Its 116th Festival

    The 116th Tontitown Grape Festival is less than a month away and dozens of volunteers are getting their hands full of flour for its famous spaghetti supper. They started making pasta this week and plan to continue next Monday (July 14) and Thursday (July 17). They’ll serve spaghetti Aug. 7-9, which benefits St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Tontitown. Margie Ceola has helped with the spaghetti dinner for 57 years and she said their sauce is unique. “I know that I […]

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    CROSSMARK Center For Collaboration Opens In Bentonville

    The grand opening ceremony for the CROSSMARK Center for Collaboration will be Thursday (July 10) at 3 p.m. It’s located next to the Walmart Home Office in Bentonville. The state-of-the-art facility opened July 1 to provide interactive meetings between Walmart and its suppliers. There are 13 conference rooms where the company’s clients create ideas that get shoppers to buy their products. “We’ve got people in marketing, you have people in finance, you have analysts, you have all kinds of supply […]

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    Air Rifle Championship Will Wrap of Three-Day Match

    The Daisy Air Rifle Championship Match will end Wednesday (July 9). There are 98 competitors between the ages of 12 and 18. The first relay is at 8 a.m. at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers and anyone is welcome to watch the competition. Shooters have 60 shots, 20 in each position: prone, sitting and kneeling. They are about 33 feet away from their target, which is scored electronically. Coach James Eberwein said the match is an open invitational […]

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    Hwy 265 Closure Causes Confusion

    Construction crews are building a bridge over Clear Creek on Highway 265. There are barriers from Joyce Boulevard in Fayetteville to Don Tyson Parkway in Springdale. However, local traffic can access parts of the road, with the exception of the section around the bridge. Some drivers think they can access the entire stretch of road since local traffic can drive through. But when they get to the closed section, they are forced to make a detour. “I’ve seen a lot […]

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    New Don Tyson Interchange To Reduce Traffic Congestion

    Traffic congestion should be less of a problem for drivers traveling through Springdale, now that the Don Tyson Interchange is open. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Monday (July 7) at 1:30 p.m. for the interchange. The project consists of the new exit 70 on and off ramps of Interstate 49 and an overpass. The $23 million project opened to drivers after remarks from Scott Bennett with the Highway Department, Highway Commissioner Dick Trammel and city of Springdale officials. […]


    Authorities Search For Armed Robbery Suspects

    Authorities in the River Valley are searching for two armed men after they robbed a convenience store in the Moffett bottoms late Sunday night (June 29), according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart. He said the robbery happened around 11:15 p.m. The suspects left in a silver Nissan Frontier crew cab pickup truck with a luggage rack on top, authorities say. Surveillance video from the crime scene showed the men walked into the store wearing dark clothing with scarves covering their faces. […]

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    Arvest Ballpark Preps for Firework Show

    Arvest Ballpark in Springdale plans a three-day firework extravaganza. However, the large show will be tonight (July 4). Pyrotechnics are prepping for the 15 minute presentation, which starts after the 7 p.m. baseball game against Midland. The Naturals announced its Fourth of July game is sold out. The last day for a firework show is Saturday. Matt Tate is the lead shooter. He said they plan to shoot off about 500 shells and 45 cake boards. He said he uses […]


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