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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.

Recent Articles
  • Shawna Talkington

    Authorities Make Thanksgiving Day Pot Bust

    BARLING (KFSM) – Authorities made a Thanksgiving day marijuana bust, police say. Investigators with the Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 6 a.m. on Nov. 27 at 405 Chateau Street and found multiple marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia, according to a news release. Christopher Noel, 34, and Shawna Talkington, 31, were both booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center, the release states. On Nov. 26 at 7 p.m., officers with the Barling Police Department arrived at Chateau Street […]

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    Cave Springs Home Destroyed In Thanksgiving Day Fire

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) – Several fire departments responded to a house fire in Cave Springs on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 27), according to the Lowell Fire Department fire chief. The Cave Springs, Lowell, Rogers, Springdale and Highfill Fire Departments were called to the home in the 100 block of East Johnson Avenue around 4 p.m.,  Lowell Fire Chief Mike Morris said. The family was not home at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries. Morris said when […]

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    WATCH: Sea Of People Try To Get Electronics Deals At Fort Smith Walmart

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – It was a sea of shoppers trying to get Black Friday deals at a Fort Smith Walmart in the video above. Dozens gathered without any major incidents to get the latest gadgets at sale prices. Video Courtesy: Scotty B

  • Arkhoma Fire

    Authorities Respond To Grass Fire In Pocola

    POCOLA (KFSM) – Authorities responded to a grass fire in Pocola on Friday afternoon (Nov. 28), officials say. The Pocola Fire Department and Pocola Police Department both sent people to help with the incident. Officers were called out to help around 1:15 p.m., according to the police department. Firefighters on scene said it started in the yard of a home on West Standfield Rd. The fire spread to trees and nearby farmland. The house was not damaged. The Arkhoma Fire […]

  • Courtesy: Walt Disney Pictures

    Break Out Your Lightsaber, The New Star Wars Trailer Is Here

    (KFSM) – It’s time to break out your lightsaber because the first new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film is here. Directed by J. J. Abrams, the same man who rebooted the Star Trek series in 2009 and 2013, the new Star Wars movie is set to be released in December of 2015. The film is called Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

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    Fort Smith Man And Woman Killed In Sequoyah County Car Crash

    SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man and woman were killed in a Sequoyah County car crash on Thursday (Nov. 27), police say. Diana Lozano, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, and her body will be transferred to the medical examiner’s office in Tulsa, according to a crash report. The incident took place at 3:35 a.m. on East 1120 Road one mile southwest of Roland, the report states. Lozano was riding in a 1996 Nissan […]

  • Michael Inbody

    Trial Date Set For Accused Rogers Rapist

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A trial date has been set for an accused Rogers rapist, according to court records. Michael Inbody, 29, was booked into the Benton County Detention Center on Nov. 8, 2013, at 1:25 p.m., according to the jail’s intake report. Inbody’s jury trial has been scheduled for Feb. 3, 2015, at 8 a.m., court documents state. He was charged with rape on Jan. 3, and he had an arraignment scheduled for Jan. 10, but it was suspended due […]

  • Fire Risk

    NWS: Elevated Wildfire Conditions Spread Across Arkansas, Oklahoma

    (KFSM) – The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a notice, saying there is an elevated wildfire risk on Friday (Nov. 28). Citing gusty south winds and warmer temperatures, the National Weather Service warned of an elevated risk near Siloam Springs and closer to Tulsa. Areas further east like Fayetteville and Fort smith have a limited risk of wildfires, officials say. According to officials, south winds will be a steady 10 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts up […]

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    Sen.-Elect Cotton Delivers Thanksgiving Republican Address

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Sen.-Elect Tom Cotton, R-Ark., delivered the Thanksgiving Republican address on Nov. 27. Cotton discussed a few different topics in the four minute video, one of which being: overseas troops that are not spending the holiday with their families. “For many, there will be no homecoming this week,” Cotton said. “From Afghanistan to Iraq to Korea, our troops continue to patrol the world to bring peace and security for us all.” He continued, “From Marines in Liberia to […]

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    Jeep Collides With Train In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Jeep Grand Cherokee collided with a train in Fayetteville on Nov. 26, police say. The collision occurred before 2 p.m., according to police. The driver of the Jeep was identified as Alexander Lindstrom, 22, of Fayetteville, police said. Lindstrom was cited for careless driving, according to police. No injuries were reported from the crash; the driver had just pulled the Jeep forward too far and struck the train, according to police. The driver was distracted at […]

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    Power Restored After Outage In Lavaca

    LAVACA (KFSM) – More than 500 Oklahoma Gas and Electric customers were without power in Lavaca on Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 26), but it has since been restored, according to outage records from the power company. The cause of the outage was a burnt switch in a power substation, officials say. Power was restored by 5:30 p.m., according to officials.

  • Kenneth Lewis

    Deputies: Pea Ridge Man Arrested After Failing To Register As A Sex Offender

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Pea Ridge man was arrested after deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office say he failed to register as a sex offender. Kenneth J. Lewis, 35, was booked into the Benton County Detention Center on Nov. 22 at 12:03 a.m., according to the jail’s intake report. Lewis pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault on March 5, 2008, according to court records. His charge stemmed from a 2007 sexual assault case, court records state. On March 5, […]


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