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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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    Lawmakers: Let Crime Victim Families Watch Executions In Person

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two legislators from Benton County say they’ll push for a law allowing families of crime victims to watch in person as the convict who murdered their loved one is executed. Rep.-elect Rebecca Petty, R-Rogers, said her family wanted to view the execution of the man who raped and killed her 12-year-old daughter but were told they couldn’t observe it in person. “You get there and you don’t know that you have to sit in a stuffy warden’s […]

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    Benton County Sheriff Travels To Minnesota Clinic With Ill Wife

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck has traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota with his ill wife, according to a post on the Benton County Sheriff’s Facebook page. Kelley Cradduck’s wife Sabrina Cradduck went to the clinic because she has been “very ill” for several months with no diagnosis from local doctors or specialists, the post states. The clinic they traveled to was recognized as the best hospital in the country for 2014-2015 by U.S. News […]

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook Donates To Human Rights Campaign Project In Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Apple CEO Tim Cook donated an undisclosed amount of money to a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) project in three southern states, including Arkansas, according to a blog post from the HRC. The Human Rights Campaign was involved with the organization Keep Fayetteville Fair, which aimed at stopping the repeal of the civil rights ordinance. That ordinance was later repealed by a special election on Dec. 9. Cook is the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 […]

  • Amazon Announces One-Hour Delivery For Prime Members

    MANHATTAN (KFSM) – Online retail-giant Amazon announced on Dec. 18 it would launch one-hour delivery in Manhattan, according to a news release. The service is for Amazon Prime members and will be called “Prime Now.” It will cost $7.99 per delivery and be available from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., the release states. Amazon plans to roll out the service to other cities in 2015. One-hour delivery will be available for thousands of daily essential items, the release states. Available […]

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    Rogers Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault, Sentenced To 10 Years

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers man pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault on Dec. 15 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to court documents. Bryan M. Evans, 24, was scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 5, but his trial was reset to Dec. 15. He will be eligible for parole about 1.5 years into his sentence, and he will have to register as a sex offender upon completing his prison term, according to court officials. He was […]

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    Technology Company To Bring Up To 100 Jobs, Production Facility To Fort Smith

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fayetteville company TiFiber, Inc. announced on Dec. 18 that it would locate its pilot production facility and future company headquarters in Fort Smith. This will allow them to “further develop and produce innovative new materials that safely and effectively control dangerous microorganisms,” the release states. Fort Smith was chosen mainly because of regional leaders’ efforts to attract technology-based companies like TiFiber, according to the release. In 2015, pilot-scale production will be established in order to get […]

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    AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Sold Out

    Arkansas, Texas set to kick off on Dec. 29 in Houston

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    Arkansas Supreme Court Could Rule On Gay Marriage “Anytime”

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – People eager to hear the ruling of the gay marriage case before the Arkansas Supreme Court can expect it to be handed down “anytime,” according to a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments on Nov. 20, and after they ended, an opinion was expected from the court within a few weeks. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza overturned the state’s ban on gay marriage in May, which was followed by a […]

  • AHTD Agrees To Pay More Than $100 Million For Springdale Bypass

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) agreed on Wednesday (Dec. 17) to pay nearly $101 million for the construction of the first section of the U.S. 412 bypass of Springdale, according to a news release. The project should start being built in early 2015, the release states. A bid of $100,620,381 went to Eutaw Construction of Mississippi, according to the release. The four-mile, four-lane section of highway will make the drive to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport […]

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    Fort Smith Man Gets Life Sentence For Killing His Pregnant Girlfriend

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man convicted of killing his pregnant girlfriend was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday (Dec. 17), officials say. Douglas D. True was charged with two counts of capital murder after his pregnant girlfriend was found knifed to death, according to court records. Officers found the body of 22-year-old Briana Butler, along with a sleeping two-year-old, who suffered minor injuries to her face, according to Fort Smith police. The girl was treated at […]

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    Sony Cancels Christmas Release Of “The Interview”

    (KFSM) – Sony cancelled the Christmas release of their movie “The Interview,” which has caused the company quite a lot of buzz, even getting Sony hacked, according to a news release. “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film “The Interview,” we have decided not to move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release,” Sony said in a statement. “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share […]

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    Driver Crashes Car Into Springdale Telephone Pole

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A driver crashed a car into a telephone pole in Springdale on Wednesday morning (Dec. 17), police say. The vehicle was a white Honda Civic, and no injuries were reported from the crash, according to police. The image to the right shows the car climbing the pole. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) was notified to check the status of the pole, police said. A wrecker was also called to remove the vehicle from where it was crashed. The […]


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