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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
  • Julie Simpson

    Police: Drunk Woman Breaks Glass On Motel Fire Alarms, Tries To Bite Officer

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A drunk homeless woman tried to steal sunglasses and broke the glass on multiple motel fire alarms on Aug. 31 at 9:17 p.m. in Fayetteville, police say. Julie Simpson, 31, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center  and faces charges of public intoxication, obstructing government operations, fleeing, resisting arrest, third-degree assault and first-degree criminal mischief, according to the jail’s intake report. Police responded to a silent panic alarm at 3010 N. College Ave. When they arrived, […]

  • George Friend

    70-Year-Old Springdale Man Accused Of Rape While Wife In Hospital

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A 70-year-old Springdale man was arrested on suspicion of fondling a woman on Sunday (Aug. 31) outside a hospital where his wife was a patient, police say. George A. Friend, 70, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 4:20 p.m. and faces a charge of rape, according to the jail’s intake report. Friend was in the parking lot of Northwest Medical Center in Springdale at 9:15 a.m. He was approached by the victim and another […]

  • Dog

    WATCH: Funny Dog Puppet Scares Real Dogs Away From Bone

    Every dog has his day, and apparently, that includes dog puppets, too. This stuffed canine scares real dogs in the funny clip above, protecting his bone. Watch the hilarious video, and share it with anyone needing a good laugh.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    More Than 100 Celebrities Hacked, Nude Photos Leaked

    CBS News – Celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were the target of what appears to be one of the biggest celebrity hackings. Dozens of private, nude photographs were said to be accessed from phones and leaked online, reports CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason. The pictures were allegedly taken from a cloud-based Internet data storage system. Posts on the websites 4chan and Reddit said the celebrities were exposed when a hacker broke into their cloud-based storage. Online posts claim more than […]

  • policelights

    Three-Vehicle Crash In LeFlore County Sends Three People To Hospital

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A three-vehicle crash in LeFlore County on Aug. 29 at 4:05 p.m. sent two women and one man to the hospital, according to a crash report. John E. Osborne, 74, of Spiro was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he failed to yield to a stop sign and collided with a 2007 Dodge pickup truck driven by Finif Thomas, 58, of Spiro, the report states. The collision occurred at US 271 and Casey Lane east of […]

  • Dog The Bounty Hunter

    Dog The Bounty Hunter Coming To Walton Arts Center

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Dog the Bounty Hunter is scheduled to come to the Walton Arts Center in September, according to a news release. Duane Dog Chapman, the star of “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter” is scheduled to appear at the Walton Arts Center on Sept. 30, the release states. Dog is credited with more than 10,000 captures through a 40-year career, according to the release. Tickets go on sale Friday (Sept. 5) at 10 […]

  • Alcohol

    Voters To Decide Whether Arkansas Becomes Wet

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Arkansas voters heading to the polls in November will decide whether the entire state will be able to sell alcohol, regardless of whether counties were wet or dry in the past, according to a news release. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment has made the general election ballot this fall, the release states. Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced on Friday (Aug. 29) that the initiative had reached its needed 78,133 signatures to be on the ballot. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Lightning 2

    Lavaca Man Sent To Hospital After Lightning Strike, Police Say

    LAVACA (KFSM) – A Lavaca man was sent to the hospital after a lightning strike on Friday (Aug. 29), according to Lavaca Police Chief Phil Beshoner. The man was outside taking flowers off of his porch to prepare for the storm when lightning struck a tree in his neighbor’s yard about 30 yards away. The static charge from the strike led to the man being sent to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, according to Big Creek Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Noel. […]

  • Fernando

    Carroll County Man Arrested In Meth Investigation Appears In Court

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – A Carroll County man accused of distributing methamphetamine appeared in court on Friday (Aug. 29), according to a news release from U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Fernando Canales-Mendoza, 52, of Green Forest appeared in Fort Smith before Judge James Marchewski, the release states. In early 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into a drug-trafficking organization in Eureka Springs, according to the release. Law enforcement […]

  • Bill Nye The Science Guy

    Bill Nye “The Science Guy” Coming To Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is coming to Fayetteville, according to Steve Voorhies Manager of Media Relations for the University of Arkansas. Nye will be speaking at Barnhill Arena on the University of Arkansas campus on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., Voorhies said. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the event is free to attend for all members of the public, according to Voorhies. Nye is speaking as part of the Student Distinguished Lecture Series, Voorhies said. Barnhill arena […]

  • Tyson

    Tyson Announces Layoffs

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods is eliminating some jobs in Northwest Arkansas and elsewhere, a company spokesman said on Friday (Aug. 29). “We are currently eliminating some positions,” Dan Fogleman, Tyson spokesman, said in a statement. “While the number of people affected is small, we don’t take such a decision lightly.  Those affected will be treated respectfully. We’ll also make sure they’re aware of other open jobs in the company.” Fogleman declined to say how many jobs are being eliminated […]


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