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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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    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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    Improvement Project For Park Near Crystal Bridges

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department is asking city council to approve a bid award for new pathways at Orchards Park. The project will be built by Diamond C. Constuction  and will cost $68,985.68, according to the city’s agenda. Orchards Park is located in front of the entrance that leads to Crystal Bridges. “It’s certainly a huge quality or amenity of that,” said David Wright, director. “It appeals to our residents but also to our visitors who […]

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    Walmart Announces Discount for Teachers

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Walmart announced that teachers who shop for school supplies at its stores between July 25 to 31 can receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10 percent back. Teachers need to register their receipts on its website by Aug 15. As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, the company surprised a group of teachers who were attending orientation at the Bentonville Schools Administration Building Monday (July 21).  They received a basket with school supplies and a $25 gift card. […]

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    Springdale To Make Big Announcement Today

    The city of Springdale will make a major announcement Monday (July 21) at 11 a.m. at Arvest Ballpark. It’s an event that will take place in the Fall, according to the Springdale Chamber of Commerce. They won’t say what it is until the announcement. Bill Rogers, VP for Communications, said it’s a popular event and it will bring a lot of people to the city. “This is just going to be the first of what we think are a lot […]

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    Bentonville Community Center Will Hold Ceremony

    The Bentonville Parks and Recreation Department will hold a “Topping Off Ceremony” at the Community Center’s construction zone at 11 a.m. It’s located at S.W. Citizen’s Circle. They will offer tours and a free lunch for the first 200 people who attend. It’s expected to last two hours. Lee Farmer, recreation services manager, said construction is on schedule. “It’s a good opportunity to show the public the current construction and where we are at in the construction process,” Farmer said. […]

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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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