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Curt Lanning is from Russellville, Arkansas and loves all things "nerd."

He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with his master's degree in multimedia journalism.

Within the realm of journalism, Curt loves anything in the area of technology, breaking news, and any headlines related to the natural state.

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    WATCH: Woman Arrested In Van Buren Aggravated Assault Gun Incident

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A woman was arrested in a Van Buren aggravated assault gun incident on Nov. 20, police say. Lynn McGhee, 49, of Van Buren was arrested and booked into the Crawford County Detention Center, and she faces charges of aggravated assault, obstruction of governmental operations and refusal to submit to arrest, according to a news release from the Van Buren Police Department.   At 2:30 p.m., Van Buren police were called out to the 1000 block of […]

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    Firefighter Injured In Prairie Grove House Fire

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) -A Farmington Fire Department firefighter was treated and released from the hospital after a house fire in Prairie Grove Friday (Nov. 21) morning, according to the Farmington fire chief. Firefighter William Watts fell through the floor into the basement after walking through the front door of the house at 13138 Butler Road after he and the rest of the fire crews checked if there was anyone inside the home, Fire Chief Mark Cunningham said. Firefighter Bret Cunningham pulled […]

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    Deputies: Hartman Sex Offender Arrested After Guns, Dead Deer Found In Home

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Hartman sex offender was arrested by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on suspicion of a weapons charge and Arkansas Game and Fish violations, according to a news release. Jerry Bohannon, 55, is a level-two registered sex offender who was convicted of first-degree violation of a minor, according to the Arkansas Crime Information Center. On Nov. 21, deputies visited his home on Private Road 3151 and discovered one antlered deer head and one full carcass of […]

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    VIDEO: “Polite” Robber Hits Tobacco Store “Sorry I Scared You. Have A Nice Day”

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A robber with a gun stole cash from a tobacco store in Russellville on Friday evening (Nov. 14), police say. At 7:36 p.m., the armed robber walked into Tobacco Row at 125 E. 4th St. and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, according to police. There were no reported injuries from the robbery, police said. The video shows the individual with a gun walk in, and the suspect lets two customers leave while taking money from the […]

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    Fort Smith Man Convicted Of Bankruptcy Fraud, Gun Charge

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man was convicted of bankruptcy fraud and a gun charge on Nov. 20, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Randall B. Blythe, 58, was found guilty of three counts of bankruptcy fraud and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm after a trial that spanned four days in Fort Smith, the release states. Judge P.K. Holmes, III presided over […]

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    Arkansas Tech VP Stepping Down To Resume Teaching

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – The vice president for academic affairs, Dr. John W. Watson, at Arkansas Tech University is stepping down to resume full-time teaching, according to a news release. The Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees recently promoted Watson from professor of mathematics to distinguished professor of mathematics at its meeting on Nov. 20, the release states. Watson will take a sabbatical during the spring 2015 semester to prepare for his return to the classroom, and he’ll begin teaching again in […]

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    Day After Greenwood Schools Ban App, It Shuts Down Calif. School

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – One day after the Greenwood School District banned a smartphone app, a message was posted in the app that shut down a California school for two days. The app is called Yik Yak, and it allows people to share comments anonymously with others in the immediate area of the person using the app. The Greenwood Police Department worried kids would use it for bullying, but it can also be used to make threats, officials said. CBS News reported […]

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    Walmart, Tyson Scores Raise In Human Rights Campaign LGBT Equality Report

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Some Fortune 500 companies that have headquarters in Northwest Arkansas like Walmart and Tyson Foods Inc. have raised their scores on the annual 2015 Human Rights Campaign LGBT Equality Report. This report marks the 13th year since the Human Rights Campaign started measuring LGBT equality in the workplace, the report states. The Human Rights Campaign report looks at how Fortune 500 companies make progress in the area of equal rights in the workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual […]

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    Woman Hospitalized After Springdale Apartment Fire

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A woman was hospitalized after a Springdale apartment fire, officials say. The apartment is located at 1605 Oriole St, and the fire took place at 9:10 a.m., according to Capt. David Kissinger with the Springdale Fire Department. The fire was contained to a small heater closet, but everyone in the apartment and surrounding units were still evacuated, Kissinger said. A mother and her child live in the apartment, and the mother went to the hospital for smoke […]


    Trial Date Scheduled For Alison Krauss Impostor

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - The woman who conned a local man by pretending to be country music star Alison Krauss has a trial date scheduled, according to jail records. Peggy Evers, 54, of New Mexico has her trial scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2015, according to the jail’s intake report. She was charged with failure to appear after skipping a scheduled court hearing back on Sept. 18, authorities say. She was arrested in New Mexico and booked at the Bernalillo Metropolitan Detention Center on Oct. […]

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    Gov.-Elect Hutchinson Asks Three Directors To Stay After He Takes Office

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Republican Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has asked three directors to stay in their positions after he takes office in January of 2015, according to a news release. He has requested that Jay Winter, Director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, Kermit Channel, Director of the Arkansas State Crime Lab and Arthur Boutiette, Director of Disability Determination for Social Security Administration in Arkansas all continue to do their jobs under his administration in 2015, the release states. Hutchinson […]

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    Razorback Fan Starts “Penalty Fund” To Pay SEC Fine For Rushing The Field

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – One Razorback fan started a GoFundMe to pay for the SEC fine the University of Arkansas received when its fans rushed the field following LSU’s defeat on Nov. 15. The University of Arkansas was fined $25,000 after fans stormed the field for the second time in the university’s history. The first time was in 2006 when fans stormed the court after a men’s basketball game. If fans storm a Razorback playing field a third time, the school […]


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