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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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    Three Drug Traffickers Sentenced To More Than 32 Years

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Three drug traffickers were sentenced to a total of more than 32 years on Wednesday (Jan. 28), according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Leonel Padilla, 27, Andres Diaz, 50, and Jonni Diaz, 47, were all convicted on drug charges, officials said. Padilla was convicted of distribution of methamphetamine and sentenced to 87 months followed by four years of supervised release, Eldridge said. Andres Diaz was convicted of […]

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    Fort Smith Couple Say Dog Was Taken, Sold On Facebook

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith couple said their English Bulldog was taken and sold on Facebook for more than $200. Justin Morris and his fiancé, Christina Brake, said their dog, Arby, was taken from their backyard around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 24). They also said it was possible the dog escaped the backyard and was then taken. Within three hours, the couple found their dog Arby listed on a Facebook garage sale group for $220, Morris said. […]

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    Former Van Buren High School Coach Dies

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A former coach at Van Buren High School died on Sunday (Jan. 25), according to his obituary. Norman Dale “Coach” Coomer, 61, of Kibler, Ark. died at a local hospital, his obituary states. His funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday (Jan. 28) at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Van Buren. The burial will be at the Yoestown Cemebery in Kibler, the obituary states. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Coomer, and […]

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    Mulberry Mountain Gets New Music Festival

    OZARK (KFSM) – Mulberry Mountain is scheduled to host a new music festival, according to a post on the event organizers’ website. The festival, called Phases of the Moon, will take place between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18. The post states, “Welcome to the 2nd annual Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival, a grass-roots music festival created by music fans, for music fans! Join us for 3 days of 100% organic feel-good music, awe-inspiring art, camping and more!” […]

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    Report: Uranium Found In Fayetteville Residence

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Small quantities of Uranium were found in a Fayetteville residence on Jan. 13, according to a report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The uranium was found by Fayetteville residents renting a home that used to be owned by a former professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at the University of Arkansas, said Steve Voorhies, a spokesman for the university. The former professor, who died on June 11, 2013, was named Cecil O. Cogburn. He was 94 years old and […]

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    Two Injured In Accident On Interstate 49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Two people were injured in an accident on Interstate 49 in Rogers on Tuesday morning (Jan. 27), according to fire personnel. The accident took place north of the New Hope Road exit, according to authorities. The call came in at 11:02 a.m. The two people injured were taken to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, and they were both in stable condition at the time of transport, according to fire personnel. Officials said, as of 12 p.m., the accident site […]

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    23-Year-Old Man Dead After Crash In Carroll County

    CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM) – One man is dead after a collision in Carroll County on Monday (Jan. 26), according to a crash report from Arkansas State Police. Victor E. Williams II, 23, of Little Rock was killed while driving on U.S. 412 west of Osage, police said. According to authorities, the collision took place at 9:20 p.m. Williams was driving a 2007 Toyota Corolla east, and the other person involved in the accident, Stephen J. Turner, 35, of Fayetteville, was […]

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    Flights Cancelled And Delayed At XNA

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – As a large winter storm moves closer to the east coast, some flights are being cancelled or delayed at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. American Airlines flight 3553 from LaGuardia Airport at 5:20 p.m. and American Airlines flight 3553 to LaGuardia Airport at 5:55 p.m. have both been cancelled, according to a tweet from XNA. The tweet also states United Airlines flight 4602 to Newark Liberty International Airport at 6 p.m. has been cancelled.  

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    Report: Fayetteville Police Support Specialist Dead After Crashing Into Tree

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville Police support specialist died on Sunday (Jan. 25) after her vehicle crashed into a tree, according to an accident report. Michelle J. Chickillo, 49, of Fayetteville died after her truck crashed at 8 a.m. on Round Mountain Road, east of Fayetteville, police say. Both Arkansas State Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash. Chickillo was driving a 2001 Ford pickup truck south when she drifted off the east side of the […]

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    New App Allows Bathroom Rentals, One Available In Southwest Missouri

    MISSOURI (KFSM) – People who hate using public restrooms now have a new option available to them thanks to a new smartphone app called Airpnp. The app, only available on iPhone as of Jan. 25, allows people who are out and about to rent private restrooms, according to the maker’s website. “Airpnp gives you access to a ton of restrooms all over the planet,” a post on the app’s website states. “Whether you’re just out and about, at a big […]

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    KKK “Disappointed” In Bill That Would Remove Robert E. Lee’s Birthday As State Holiday

    HARRISON (KFSM) – The KKK has said it is “disappointed” in a bill filed by Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, that would remove Robert E. Lee’s birthday as a state holiday. Thomas Robb, national director of The Knights Party, said Bell is “acting contrary to the wishes and interests of the majority of his constituency.” “Men and women throughout the state of Arkansas continue to revere Robert E. Lee and recognize him for his strong moral character and defense of the founding […]

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    Arkansas AG Requests Second Oral Argument In Gay Marriage Case

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Jan. 23 requested a second oral argument in the gay marriage case before the Arkansas Supreme Court, according to court documents. “The state respectfully requests that the court schedule a second oral argument in this appeal, for the benefit of Chief Justice Hannah, Justice Wynne and Justice Wood,” the documents state. One of the reasons given for requesting a second oral argument in the case is the first oral arguments were heard […]


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