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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
  • Ali Matar Back In Court, Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Rape

    Ali Matar’s Lawyers Seek Separate Trials For His Three Charges

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The defense lawyers for former Bentonville School District employee Ali Matar want separate trials for all three of his charges, according to court documents. Matar, 21, was arrested on May 14 in a rape investigation involving a young girl and later charged with two counts of rape and one count of second-degree sexual assault, according to Carly Marshall, a Benton County deputy prosecuting attorney. His defense attorneys filed a motion on Sept. 10 for a severance of Matar’s […]

  • Howard Cain

    Benton County Deputies Arrest Huntsville City Attorney In DWI Case

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Huntsville City Attorney at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 18) on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI), authorities say. He was arrested at North 2nd Street and North Locust Avenue after deputies observed him speeding and driving left of center, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Howard Cain, Jr., 70, was booked into the Benton County Detention Center and held until he was sober, authorities said. […]

  • Jamison Boyster

    Body Found In Arkansas River Identified As Missing Barling Man

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The Arkansas State Crime Lab identified the body of a man found in the Arkansas River on Sept. 11, authorities say. The man was identified as Jamison Boyster, who was reported missing from Barling by his family on Sept. 9, according to authorities. The Barling Police Department started the missing person investigation, and the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the case. The body was first seen floating in the river near the Arbuckle Island area, […]

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    U.S. Marshals Museum Gets Anonymous $5 Million Gift

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A few days before the U.S. Marshals Museum groundbreaking ceremony, officials announced that the museum had received an anonymous $5 million pledge, according to a news release. The pledge will be payable before the end of 2015, the release states. “We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for this $5 million gift,” said Jim Dunn, president and CEO of the museum. “It represents the largest pledge we’ve received to date, and it provides us a great deal of momentum […]

  • Caleb A. Bates

    Escaped LeFlore County Inmate Recaptured

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – An escaped LeFlore County inmate was recaptured by authorities after being missing for a few hours on Thursday (Sept. 18), authorities say. Deputies with the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office started looking for an escapee from the Oklahoma Department of Correction Thursday afternoon, but the search ended after 3:30 p.m. when the inmate was recaptured. Caleb A. Bates, 24, walked away from the outside work crew he was assigned to in the town of Howe, according to authorities. […]

  • Jeremiah Smith

    Deputies: Man Tries To Break Up Disturbance, Gets Stabbed In The Arm

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A man tried to break up a disturbance after seeing another man slap a woman on Thursday morning (Sept. 18), and when he did, he got stabbed in the arm, authorities say. Jeremiah Smith, 34, of Decatur was seen slapping a woman, and when another man approached to try to breakup the disturbance, Smith stabbed him in the arm, according to authorities. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was first notified of the incident at 4 a.m. on Thursday. […]

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    Rogers Police Respond To Rollover Accident

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department and Rogers Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on Thursday (Sept. 18), police say. A truck struck a utility pole and rolled over at South 15th Street and Cypress Avenue, according to police. Don Sutterfield, 43, of Rogers was driving his 2002 Ford pickup truck southbound on South 15th Street and swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road, according to police. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with […]

  • Second Bomb Threat

    Students Return To Hackett Elementary After Second Bomb Threat Evacuation

    HACKETT (KFSM) – Students returned to class at the Hackett Elementary School after it was evacuated due to a bomb threat on Thursday morning (Sept. 18), police say. Students were taken to a safe area, according to police. Authorities searched the school and found no bomb, police said. This was the second time in two days that the school has been evacuated due to a bomb threat.

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    Convicted Sex Offender Returns To Benton County For Court Date On Sex Assault Charge

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A convicted sex offender has returned to Benton County for his next court date, according to the Benton County Detention Center intake report. Bradley D. Page, 63, was brought from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for failing to register as a sex offender, to the Benton County Detention Center on Monday (Aug. 15) for his next court date, the jail’s intake report states. He was convicted and sentenced for […]

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    Fort Smith Red Barn Steak House Catches Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Fire Department responded to a fire at the Red Barn Steakhouse on Wednesday morning (July 23), officials say. Crews were called to the restaurant at 3716 Newlon Rd around 10:15 a.m., according to officials. When they arrived, they found flames and smoke already visible from the outside of the restaurant, officials said. The Red Barn Steakhouse has been open for business for more than 50 years. Officials do not know yet how the fire […]

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    Owners: Red Barn Steakhouse Won’t Be Rebuilt After Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The owners of the Red Barn Steakhouse in Fort Smith have decided not to rebuild their restaurant after it caught fire on July 23, according to Virginia Crotzer, a former manager of the restaurant and current secretary. The barn was first constructed in 1947, and it has been open for business for more than 50 years. Crotzer said that the owners told her it would be too expensive to rebuild the steakhouse. So, they decided not to reopen […]

  • Suspect Arrested In Crawford County Murder Investigation

    CEDARVILLE (KFSM) — A suspect has been arrested in a Crawford County murder investigation after a man named Brian Fisher was found shot near Cedarville on Aug. 2, authorities said. Nathan Rotrammel appeared in a bond hearing on Wednesday (Sept. 17), and his bond was set at $75,000. He was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center on Tuesday (Sept. 16) around 12:50 p.m. He faces a charge of second-degree murder, according to authorities. Rotrammel and Fisher had a complicated […]


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