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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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    Winter Coat Drive To Benefit Local Kids

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Buffalo Wild Wings partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County and Fayetteville to kick off its coat drive Monday (Sept. 15). Buffalo Wild Wings will be accepting clean and gently-used coats of all sizes. They will give donors a $5 gift certificate and the limit is four per person. “Something that I was always able to take for granted is that I was going to be able to have a jacket, that I was […]

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    Crystal Bridges Opens Exhibition With Today’s Artists

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The new exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now features 102 artists across the U.S. that may not be well known in the national level. These galleries open to the public for free Saturday (Sept. 13) until Jan. 19, 2015. The museum’s curatorial team traveled more than 100,000 miles across the country to discover these artists that are still around and working. This is the largest exhibition the museum has. It’s 19,000 sq. ft. There are […]

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    Funeral Set For Victim In Fayetteville Stabbing Death

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)-A funeral service has been set for a 32-year-old man who was stabbed to death in Fayetteville last week. Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa was killed at a Fayetteville motel on Sept. 6, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. A viewing will be held for Ortiz-Espinosa on Saturday (Sept. 13) at 7 p.m. at the Fuente de Paz church in Rogers. His body will be cremated the next day, according to his family. On Sept. 10, three capital murder suspects in the […]

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    VFW Will Hold A Sept. 11 Vigil in Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM)- The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Rogers is hosting a vigil to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held at the Rogers Airport Thursday at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. If it rains, they plan to move the event to the VFW Post on Old Wire Road in Rogers. Carol Gold, auxiliary president, is from New Jersey. She said her cousin’s husband worked in the New York City Fire Department […]

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    Capital Murder Suspects Appear In Hearing

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Three capital murder suspects appeared in a hearing before a magistrate judge at the Washington County Detention Center Wednesday (Sept. 10). They are accused of stabbing Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa to death at the Econo Lodge in a drug deal on Sept. 6, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. Cory Bryan, 24, faces a capital murder charge. Erick Picker, 34, and Stephen Scott, 23, face an accomplice to murder charge. All three also face charges of theft of property and aggravated […]

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    Walmart Releases Top 20 Toys List

    Rogers (KFSM)- The retail giant released its Top 20 Toys List Wednesday (Sept. 10) with Christmas just a few months away. The company invited hundreds of kids between 18 months and 12 years old to play with some of the hottest new toys. This is the second year in a row, Walmart lets the kids help decide which toys would top the list. “I think that it’s really cool that they are chosen by kids and that we got to […]

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens in Siloam Springs

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – City leaders and store officials will celebrate the grand opening of a new Walmart Neighborhood Market today (Sept. 10) in Siloam Springs. The store is located at the intersection of S. Holly street and Highway 412. Officials say, it will bring up to 95 jobs to the city. Store Manager Billy Cunningham says the store will provide customers with a different type of selection than they normally would not find at a Walmart Supercenter. “We want […]

  • B17 Flying Fortress Lands At XNA

    Highfill (KFSM)- One of the 9 surviving B17 Flying Fortresses is at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) Monday (Sept. 8).  The vintage bomber landed around 6:00 p.m and stay until Wednesday. The B17 Flying Fortress played a crucial role in WWII. The Texas Raiders is owned by the Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing, a non-profit organization. The bomber went through eight years of extensive restoration. It cost more than $600,000 to bring it to flying condition. Lt. Colonel Buster McCall […]

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    Healthwatch: Allergies Don’t Have to Affect Kids’ Education

    ROGERS (KFSM)- Food allergies can make going to school difficult for kids and their families, which is why health professionals said parents should create a team between the school nurse, doctor and their family. Christine Bryant, nurse practitioner with Mercy Hospital, said to give the school a list of allergies and reactions the child might have as well as any medications they need. She said food allergies can be mild to life threatening. “It depends on the severity of your […]

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    Arvest Kicks Off 1 Million Meals Campaign

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- Arvest Bank started its fourth annual 1 Million Meals Campaign. Its representatives are asking its employees and customers to bring nonperishable food items to its bank branches.They are also accepting cash and asking donors to spread the word to their friends and family. The campaign helps about 25 locations in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley, which includes organizations, churches, food banks and schools. Beth Presley, marketing director, said the bank hopes to beat last year’s food […]

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    Beaver Lake Drowning Victims Identified

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The drowning victims at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1 have been identified as Sean Kelley, 21, and Wilson Laibwij, 17, officials said. Both victims are from Springdale. Both bodies are at the Benton County Coroner’s Office. The bodies were recovered from two different drowning sites at Beaver Lake on Sept. 1, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The body of the first victim was that of Kelley, who was diving off a bluff at Hickory Creek […]


    Springdale Firefighters Train Residents for CERT Progam

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Fire Department will hold an 8-week training course for its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program starting Tuesday (Sept. 2) night. An instructor from Benton County will train residents how to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. Those who attend the classes will also learn how to work alongside firefighters if something major were to happen. “On a day-to-day type incident we deal with, we have more than enough equipment and people to handle it,” said […]


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