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Curt Lanning is from Russellville, Arkansas.

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

Curt loves covering technology, breaking news, and anything related to The Natural State.

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    Wilkins Brothers Outdoors In Russellville Set To Close

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – Wilkins Brothers Outdoors in Russellville is set to close its doors after being open for more than 60 years. The business specializes in outdoor goods including hunting gear, fishing equipment, clothing and more. A post on the Wilkins Brothers Outdoors Facebook page said that it was having a store closing sale and plans to shut down at the end of June. “After many years of serving the River Valley, we will be closing out retail store at […]

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    Fayetteville Police Offer “Safe Zone” For Online Transactions

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department has created a “safe zone” to make online transactions safer. The department said its parking lot and lobby may now be used to conduct transactions from sites like Craigslist. “Fayetteville residents can feel safe conducting business in a well-lit parking lot or a lobby that is monitored with video cameras,” a news release states. Lobby hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The parking lot is available anytime.


    Former Gov. Huckabee Calls Media “Blood-Thirsty” For Duggar Coverage

    (KFSM) – Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called the media “blood-thirsty” on Friday morning (May 22) for coverage of Josh Duggar’s molestation accusations. Duggar, of TV’s “19 Kids and Counting,” resigned from the Family Research Council after it became public that he was accused as a teen of molesting five underage girls, according to People magazine. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” […]

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    Arkansas Tech Trustees Approve Tuition Increase For 2015-2016 Year

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A tuition increase for Arkansas Tech University was approved by the school’s board of trustees on Thursday (May 21), officials say. Students will see a nearly three percent tuition increase from $209 per student semester credit hour to $215 per credit hour, according to the university’s news and information website. Graduate tuition is also increasing from $261 per student semester credit hour to $269 per credit hour. The same rate applies for students seeking the university’s new doctor […]

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    Fort Smith Police Arrest Man Wanted On Suspicion Of Credit Card Fraud

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith police arrested a man on May 20 wanted on suspicion of credit card fraud after local media ran the suspect’s photograph and surveillance footage, according to a news release. John Root, 37, of Ozark was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and faces charges of breaking or entering, fraudulent use of a credit card and failure to appear, the release states. Root is accused of going to the Elite 24 Health Club at […]

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    Gov. Hutchinson Sets Agenda For Special Legislative Session

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson has set the agenda for the upcoming special legislative session, according to a news release. Hutchinson made the official call to legislators on Wednesday (May 20) and set the agenda for the special session that will convene on Tuesday (May 26). Agenda items include considering a “super project” in Calhoun County, merging state agencies to be more efficient, making a “minor fix” to DWI law to assure continuation of federal highway funds, moving […]

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    Greenwood School Evacuated For Second Time This Week Due To Bomb Threat

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A Greenwood middle school was evacuated for the second time this week on Wednesday (May 20), officials say. East Hills Middle School was evacuated after a bomb threat was received, according to the Greenwood School District. Children were moved to a safe location, and authorities searched the building. Students returned to class around 11:30 a.m., officials said. The same school was evacuated on Monday (May 18) when a bomb threat was received.

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    Jury Deliberation Begins In Accused Child Killer’s Trial

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Jury deliberation started on Wednesday morning (May 20) shortly before 11 a.m. in the trial of accused child killer Zachary Holly, officials say. Holly is accused of raping and killing six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman in Bentonville on Nov. 20, 2012. Closing arguments started around 10 a.m., according to officials. On Tuesday (May 19), the 12-person jury heard from state Assistant Medical Examiner Frank Peretti, who testified the child died of strangulation after her pajama bottoms were wrapped around her […]

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    40-Year-Old Man Dead After Pope County Crash

    POPE COUNTY (KFSM) – A 40-year-old man was killed in a Pope County crash that took place on Monday (May 18) near Russellville at 11:25 p.m., authorities say. Carl Boyster, 40, of Austin was identified as the man who was killed in the crash, according to Arkansas State Police (ASP). He was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by 35-year-old Crystal Crouch, police said. She was driving east on Arkansas 124 nearly four miles from Russellville when she lost control, […]

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    Burglary Suspect Sought By LeFlore County Deputies

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a burglary suspect wanted in multiple counties, according to a post on their Facebook page. Bobb Jay (B.J) Blankenship is wanted on suspicion of burglary, vehicle theft, home invasions and robbery, the post states. Deputies say he is being sought by law enforcement agencies in multiple counties including Haskell, McIntosh, Sequoyah, Sebastian and Polk. Authorities are encouraging people to avoid attempts at apprehending Blankenship and instead to contact […]

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    Fort Smith Police Seek Credit Card Fraud Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Police Department is looking for a credit card theft suspect, according to a news release. The man seen in the video above is accused of going to the Elite 24 Health Club at 1200 S. Waldron Rd. on April 25, getting a one day pass and stealing keys to a vehicle while he was at the club, police said. The victim whose keys were stolen also reported multiple items taken from his vehicle. […]

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    Bethel Heights Police Seize Marijuana, More Than $10,000 In Cash

    BETHEL HEIGHTS (KFSM) – The Bethel Heights Police Department seized marijuana and more than $10,000 in cash on Monday (May 18), according to a news release. Officers executed a narcotics search warrant at 3392 E. Garrett Ln. in Bethel Heights and found more than 800 grams of pot, the release states. The marijuana was valued at $16,000, authorities said. In addition to the cash and drugs, two vehicles and a pistol were seized, the release states. Police said the owners of […]


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