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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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  • Farmington Walmarat

    Traffic Signal Approved Near Farmington Neighborhood Market

    A traffic signal will be installed on Grace Lane in Farmington, according to Mayor Ernie Penn. It will be near the Walmart Neighborhood Market that’s under construction on Main Street. Penn said there’s a traffic concern in the area because Bob Folsom Elementary School is close to the construction project. There will be an increase in shoppers driving in and out of the store and students crossing the road, he said. The Walmart Neighborhood Market is expected to open in […]

  • Walmart Shareholders Hyped As Musical Talent Took The Stage

    From Grammy award winning artists to actors and musicians, the Walmart Shareholders meeting celebrated its financial gains and its employees. Hip Hop and R&B singer Pharrell Williams took the stage and sang his latest hit, “Happy.” Robin Thicke took the stage next with “Get Her Back.” Pharrel joined him to sing  “Blurred Lines.” Other performances included Sarah McLachlan, Florida George Line and Aloe Blacc. The host of the Walmart Shareholders Meeting was musician and actor Harry Connick Jr. Walmart officials […]

  • Protest at Walmart

    Group Protested at Walmart Headquarters

    About 50 protesters were at Walmart’s Home Office in Bentonville. They demanding higher wages from the company ahead of the annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting Friday (June 6). The protesters represent a group called Our Walmart. They are asking the company to pay them at least $25,000 per year, which works out to $12.25 an hour. Currently, the average hourly wage for a sales woman working at Walmart is $10.58. Moronica Owens, an associate from Minnesota, carried her 3-year old son […]

  • Shareholders Meeting Has Humble Beginnings

    The Walmart Shareholders Meeting has brought out big names in past years, but the evolution of the event started with humble beginnings. According to Walmart, The first shareholders meeting took place in 1970 inside a coffee shop near Walmart’s warehouse. Late founder Sam Walton was there along with six shareholders. After that, meetings have been held in various places including the Benton County Fairgrounds, Bentonville High School, and the Walmart home office. This year, there are 14,000 associates and shareholders […]

  • Shareholders

    Day 3: Walmart Shareholders Week

    Hundreds of Walmart associates started their day before the sun came up to get breakfast at the UA campus before the day’s festivities. Each country sported their flags and sang in their native language. However, all with one purpose: to support Walmart, which brought them to Northwest Arkansas. One destination spot during their visit in NWA is the Walmart Museum at the Bentonville Square. It’s the town that saw the company start and prosper. Tiffany Norwood, owner of the souvenir […]

  • Shareholders

    Walmart Pays UA $1.3 Million For Shareholders Week

    An estimated 4,500 Walmart associates will sleep in the University of Arkansas’ dorms for the week, according to Steve Voorhies, UA Manager of Media Relations. Walmart pays UA an estimated $1.3 million to use its services. UA provides the company housing, parking, transportation and security. Voorhies said the crowd on campus means more people will learn about the university. “It’s not about the money,” Voorhies said. “This is fantastic exposure for the University of Arkansas.” The company’s Shareholder’s Week kicks […]

  • Bike3

    Student Fitness Festival Kicks Off Saturday

    Organizers for the Student Fitness Festival are prepping for Saturday’s event. Alan Ley, director for Bike Bentonville, expects between 300 to 400 people to participate. It will start at 9 a.m. at Lawrence Plaza in Bentonville. There will be a bike and running relay, which is non-competitive.  There will be a walk and running relay for athletes with disabilities. The third activity are the bicycle drag races. In the drag races, two people race each other for 100 yards to […]

  • Bentonville Parent Forum Discussing Child Rape Investigation

    Parent Forum On School Rape Investigation Heats Up

    The Bentonville School District hosted a parent forum Thursday night after one of its former employees was arrested on suspicion of raping or sexually assaulting at least three students during an after-school program. Ali Matar, 21, remains in the Benton County Jail on $250,000 bond. He faces two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault after a five year old and two six year olds from R.E. Baker Elementary School in Bentonville came forward and accused Matar of […]

  • Centerton Trail

    Centerton Builds A New Trail Around Lake

    The city of Centerton is building a concrete trail around the Centerton Lake at Highway 102 and Sienna Drive. Ricky Hudson, streets superintendent, said they’ve cleared the area and installed a wooded bridge. He said it’s been a project three years in the making. “We’ve become a first class town, were becoming a growing town, an extremely fast growing town,” Hudson said. “This is our first attempt at developing our own trail system in connecting into the main trail system […]

  • Rogers Avenue

    Work to Begin on Rogers Ave. In Fort Smith

    The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will begin work on Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith from Garrison Avenue to the 1-540 interchange Tuesday night (May 27). Drivers can expect lane closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Kerri Fitzgerald has lived in Fort Smith her entire life. She said it’s something that will create some driving headaches but said it’s something the city needs. “With summer coming up, teenagers being on the road more, maybe not the best […]

  • Memorial Day

    The Fayetteville National Cemetery Celebrates Memorial Day

    The Memorial Day Ceremony  at the Fayetteville National Cemetery kicked off with the recognition of colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. Francis Ferguson, 89, and Preston C. Ferguson, 93 are brothers and WWII vets. They attended the ceremony and remembered their time overseas. The brothers said they enjoyed the annual ceremony at the cemetery. “I love to come over here and  meet the people,” said Preston C. Ferguson, an Air Force vet. “I’ve got lots of relatives […]

  • Ali Matar

    Bentonville School Rape Suspect Accused Of Two More Sexual Assaults

    Ali Matar, 21, was arrested Thursday (May 22) on suspicion of rape and 2nd degree sexual assault. Matar is being accused of sexually assaulting two six-year old girls, according to the Bentonville Police Department. He had previously been arrested on May 14 on suspicion of raping a five year-old girl. Police said it happened during the after-school program Adventure Club at R.E. Baker Elementary, where he was employed. Matar was still in custody when he was arrested for a second […]