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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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    Bentonville Schools Increase One-On-One Technology

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Brookelyn Bates, 8, is a third grader at R.E. Baker Elementary. This school year she has a laptop to work on all of her subjects. “I look forward to coming to class,” she said. She’s one of 25 students in Mrs. Nanci Krapf’s class. “I think the laptops are cool because we can research on them and we can do our math on them instead of having to write them down,” Bates said. “It’s way more fun […]

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    Farm To School Program Expands in Fayetteville

    For the past few years the Farm to School program was in pilot schools in Fayetteville, however this year the initiative has spread district-wide, according to Ally Mrachek, nutrition supervisor. This is Mrachek’s first year with the Fayetteville Public Schools. Owl Creek Elementary, a year round school, is part of this initiative. The students have a vegetable garden and also buy food from local farmers. The Farm to School program is a nationwide movement to get more food and nutrition […]

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    Bentonville Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing His Grandmother

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Bentonville murder suspect accused of killing his grandmother pleaded not guilty to a capital murder charge at his arraignment on Monday (Aug. 11) in Benton County Circuit Court. Michael Conklin, 26, was arrested on July 26 and booked into the Benton County Jail on suspicion of stabbing his 76-year-old grandmother, Nelma Darline Conklin, to death. At his arraignment before Judge Robin Green, the suspect was given an Oct. 6 trial date. In addition to the capital […]

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    The “Grapes” Behind The Tontitown Grape Festival

    From the grape stomp, to the grape run and Queen Concordia, the Tontitown Grape Festival revolves around the fruit. For 116 years they’ve been celebrating its importance. The Ranalli family is the only ones who sell their grapes at the festival. They’ve been in Tontitown their entire lives and have 18 acres of grapes. Chris Ranalli, 55, said he works with his two brothers Norbert and Paul. He said they grow 10 different varieties of grapes. Ranalli said his family […]

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    Tim McGraw Concert & Inclement Weather Policy

    Grammy award winning country music star Tim McGraw will perform at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) Thursday (Aug. 7). However, rain could be in the forecast during his performance. It’s rare for the AMP or the Walton Arts Center (WAC) to cancel an event due to bad weather, according to its inclement weather policy. If it does cancel, the notification will get posted on its website and social media accounts. If the performance is still scheduled, but the weather […]

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    Sports Physicals Are Crucial in The Game

    From elementary to high school, sporting events are about to kick off, which means it’s time for sport physicals. The Arkansas Activities Association requires every student athlete to get a physical exam. Dr. Steve Goss is with internal medicine and pediatrics at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. He said the 15-minute exam could save a student’s life. Physical screenings include checking the heart, lungs, blood pressure, flexibility and family history, Goss said. “If there have been family members that have had […]

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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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