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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
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    Dead Greenwod Father Remembered As A “Wonderful” Person, Family Says

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – The family of man who was found dead with his 10-month-old son in the Ouachita Mountains this week issued a statement praising the father as a “wonderful” person. Authorities found the bodies of Brian Floyd, 33, of Greenwood and  his 10-month-old son, Harper, in a remote area near the father’s abandoned pickup on Tuesday. His wife and the child’s mother, Brooke Floyd, was jailed in Dardanelle on suspicion of felony child endangerment and has been released […]

  • Mitchell Tudor

    Police: Fort Smith Suspect Attacks Man For Stealing His Playstation, Flees Arrest

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A man in Fort Smith is behind bars after attacking someone for stealing his video game system and then running away when the cops arrived, authorities say. Mitchell Tudor, 46, was arrested after a witness stated he attacked another man for stealing his Playstation, according to an incident report. Police responded to a call of a runaway suspect at 3:25 p.m. on July 29 in the 8000 block of U.S. 271. When they arrived, two men […]

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    U.S. Department Of Agriculture: Poultry Plant Line Speeds Won’t Increase

    WASHINGTON (KFSM) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new regulations on Thursday (July 31) concerning the safety of workers in poultry plants and processing line speeds, according to a news release. One of the biggest announcements to come out of the regulations is that processing lines in poultry plants will continue to run at current speeds and will not increase, as originally proposed in 2012, the release states. Members of the Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center traveled to Washington, D.C., in […]

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    Sales Tax Holiday Approaching For Arkansas, Missouri And Oklahoma Residents

    A somewhat tax-free weekend on certain items is just ahead for Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma residents as many prepare to go back to school, according to officials. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, August 2, Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers to purchase certain school and art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax, according to officials. According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, all retailers are required to […]

  • James Manken

    Okla. Murder Suspect Arrested In Benton County

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – An Oklahoma man that was wanted as a suspect in a Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) homicide case was booked into the Benton County Detention Center on Wednesday (July 30), officials say. James Manken, 40, of Watts, Okla., was declared a suspect in the murder case of Wayne L. Wennerholm, according to a news release from OSBI. The OSBI offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Manken on July 29, […]

  • Superior Industries To Close Rogers Plant, Cutting 500 Jobs

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Superior Industries announced that it was going to close its Rogers plant at the end of 2014, according to a news release. The aluminum wheels manufacturer said it was closing the plant as “part of an initiative to reduce costs and enhance its global competitive position,” the release states. The closure will result in production being shifted to other Superior manufacturing plants, including one in Fayetteville and one in Mexico, according to the release. This move is […]

  • Jose McGuire

    Gentry Man Steals Church’s Equipment Then Writes Apology Letter, Authorities Say

    GENTRY (KFSM) – A Gentry man is behind bars after deputies say he broke into the Living Hope Assembly church, stole equipment and then wrote an apology letter, authorities say. Jose McGuire, 26, was arrested after deputies took a burglary report on July 13. Several guitars were stolen, along with other musical equipment, according to probable a cause report. Deputies located one of the stolen items, a Fender amp sold by McGuire at a pawn shop, the report states. Speaking […]

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    Fort Smith Newspaper Moving Printing Operations To Northwest Arkansas

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Stephens Media, owner of the Southwest Times Record, announced on Wednesday (July 30) that it would be moving all printing and mailroom operations from the Fort Smith and Van Buren production facilities to Springdale and Lowell, resulting in 37 layoffs. The move will “increase the color capacity of the newspapers and improve packaging and mailroom efficiency,” the report states. All moving operations will be done by the start of September, according to the report. “With our partnership […]

  • Kevin Byers

    Benton County SWAT Responds To Bella Vista Residence

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – Bella Vista police officers and Benton County SWAT were called to a residence on Monday (July 28) in response to a man who said he was going to commit suicide, according to a probable cause report. Kevin Byers,  45, of Bella Vista told a relative that he was going to kill himself, and when police arrived, the relative told them to break the door down if they needed to get into the house on York Drive, […]

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    Benton County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Guns, Cash And Drugs In Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division seized drugs, cash, guns and more during an investigation on Monday (July 28), according to a news release. Detectives served two search warrants, one at 615 Smith Ridge Turn Off in Rogers and another at 15594 Twelve Corners Rd. in Garfield, the release states. After an instigation, six people were arrested: Thomas A. Thomas, 44 Jerry Carnes, 60 Macaila Thomas, 20 Kenneth Martin, 40 David Jones, 43 Marla […]

  • Trenton Coney

    Springdale Police Department Arrests Suspect In Burglary Case

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department released security footage from the scene of a burglary on July 25 that showed a suspect in the theft case, and since then, the suspect has been arrested, authorities say. Trenton Coney, 18, of Fayetteville was arrested after police received tips from viewers identifying him, according to officials. Coney was arrested on Monday (July 28), and police recovered three of the four guns stolen in the burglary, officials said. The investigation is still […]

  • Chelsea Boggs

    Police: Drunk Cave Springs Woman Fights Others, Puts Her Baby In ‘Choke Hold’

    CAVE SPRINGS (KFSM) – A drunk Cave Springs woman physically fought with others at a residence while holding her baby, according to a probable cause report. Chelsea L. Boggs, 23, was arrested on Sunday (July 27) after police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Bright Street in reference to Boggs being drunk and fighting off family members who were trying to take her 1-year-old daughter away so no harm would come to the baby, the report states. […]