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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
  • Alicson Reding

    Former Cedarville Treasurer Arrested On Suspicion Of Theft

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – The former Cedarville treasurer has been arrested on suspicion of theft, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Alicson Reding, 37, was booked into the Crawford County Detention Center and faces seven counts of felony theft of property, authorities said. Reding was investigated by Arkansas State Police in an embezzlement case involving money that went missing from the city of Cedarville while she was the recorder-treasurer in April. She resigned after the investigation was started. Her […]

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    Fayetteville School Employee Arrested In Steroid Trafficking Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville School District employee was arrested Thursday after police say he dealt illegal steroids in the area. Nathan Otwell, 26, was arrested at school and booked into the Washington County Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Otwell is an in-school suspension supervisor at Hold Middle School. He has been […]

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    Deputy That Was Accidentally Shot Gets Released From Hospital

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy that was shot by accident while responding to an incident on Aug. 20 has been released from the hospital, authorities say. Cpl. Taylor Reed was responding to a call from a mother who stated that her son had killed her husband, and when deputies arrived at the mother’s residence, she fired at them, mistaking them for her son. Reed was shot and transported to Washington Regional Medical Center in critical but stable […]

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    Tyson Foods Merges With Hillshire Brands

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods, Inc. announced the completion of a merger on Thursday (Aug. 28) with the Hillshire Brands Co., according to a news release. The merger makes Tyson an even larger leader in the prepared foods business, the release states. A combination of the two companies creates a single company with more than $40 billion in annual sales and includes brands like Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park and more, according to the release. “The integration of the two […]

  • Jorge Andrade-Garcia

    Lavaca Man Booked In Child Porn Arrest

    LAVACA (KFSM) – A Lavaca man is behind bars after Sebastian County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him on Aug. 27 in a child pornography case, authorities say. Jorge Andrade-Garcia, 27, was arrested and booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center. He faces three charges of possession of computer child pornography, according to a news release. On Aug. 27, the River Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant in the 4200 block of Boys Ranch Road near Lavaca. […]

  • Kristopher Gooch

    Police: Lincoln Man Arrested After His Dogs Died Of Neglect

    LINCOLN (KFSM) – A Lincoln man is behind bars after his dogs died of neglect, police say. Kristopher Gooch, 35, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday (Aug. 28). He faces a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, according to the jail’s intake log. On May 9, a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy was sent to a residence on South Wedington Blacktop Road in Lincoln. The deputy was responding to a call about an animal complaint, according to court documents. […]

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    Transportation Company Uber Offers Free Rides Through Labor Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Transportation company Uber is celebrating its move into Fayetteville by offering free rides until the end of Labor Day (Sept. 1), according to a post on their website. Uber allows people to order taxi-like transportation through company apps for smartphones. The company was founded in 2009 and has launched in over 70 cities across the globe, their website states. Now, the service is coming to Fayetteville as part of a move to expand into 22 college towns across […]

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    Two LeFlore County Towns Receive $1.1 Million In Grant Money

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – Two towns in LeFlore County received $1.1 million in grant money from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, according to a news release. The state agency awarded a $99,999 grant to Talihina and approved a $1,025,000 loan to Panama, the release states. Talihina is set to use its money to repair its sanitary sewer system, according to the release. “The town is under orders from the state Department of Environmental Quality to improve its sewage disposal system, […]

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    Rogers Fire Department Saves Dog In Residential Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department saved a dog in a residential fire on Thursday (Aug. 28), authorities said. The dog was a small terrier, and firefighters carried him out of the home located at 910 S. 13th Place in Rogers. After carrying the dog out of the home, it was placed in one of the fire trucks for safekeeping, according to Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. When firefighters arrived, the fire was working its way into the attic, and […]

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    UAPD Seeks Suspected Laptop Thief

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a laptop thief. The suspect pictured at right is thought to be involved in two laptop thefts on campus, police said. The thefts took place on Aug. 13 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., according to police. One laptop was taken from Vol Walker Hall, and another was stolen from the Arkansas Union building, police said. If anyone has information on the identity […]

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    Oklahoma Authorities Arrest Man In Child Porn Investigation

    MULDROW (KFSM) – Authorities arrested a Muldrow man on Wednesday (Aug. 27) in a child pornography investigation, according to a news release. Kaelyn L. Sharp, 31, had a search warrant executed at his residence in Muldrow, and the search resulted in investigators finding numerous video clips of what is believed to be child porn, the release states. The Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office got a tip from the Department of Homeland Security about possible downloading and distribution of child porn. After they […]

  • Andrew Brown

    Deputies: Suspect Tries To Kick In A Man’s Door, Leaves After Getting A Beer

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale suspect tried to kick in a man’s door on Aug. 26 at 10:16 p.m., but he left after being given a beer, authorities say. Andrew Brown, 36, was arrested and booked into the Washington County Detention Center on suspicion of residential burglary, assault on a family member, disorderly conduct and public intoxication, according to a preliminary report. Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 19000 block of Ramer Road in Springdale to deal with […]


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