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Curt Lanning is from Russellville, Arkansas.

He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with his master's degree in multimedia journalism.

Curt loves covering technology, breaking news, and anything related to The Natural State.


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  • Felisha L. Carshall

    911 Calls: Oklahoma Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In The Head

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Police Department has arrested a woman accused of shooting a man in the head on Saturday morning (April 18) at 7 a.m., authorities say. Felisha L. Carshall, 23, is accused of entering the residence of Tyler Dunnigan on Cowshed Crossing Road east of Spiro and shooting him in the back of the head, deputies said. She then left the residence and stole a vehicle from another home in the area, according to police. Dunnigan was taken […]

  • Homewood Suites

    Rogers Homewood Suites Gets $1.6 Million Renovation

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Homewood Suites in Rogers had a $1.6 million renovation and has announced an event to celebrate the makeover, according to a news release. The hotel is at 4302 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Homewood Suites will have the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile and Planters NUTmobile present at the event to provide free hot dogs and peanuts, the release states. Staff will show the renovations to the lobby and rooms by offering tours of the hotel, the release states.

  • lindsey sweetin

    U Of A Student Accused Of Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault Booked And Released

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A University of Arkansas student accused of falsely reporting a sexual assault was booked and released from the Washington County Detention Center Friday (April 17), according to jail records. Lindsey Sweetin faces a felony charge of filing a false police report, according to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. She was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 8:58 a.m. and released at 9:57 a.m. Her first hearing has been scheduled for May 18 at 7:45 a.m., […]

  • Savannah S. Veale

    Woman Flees Johnson County Deputies By Swimming, Caught By K-9 Loki

    JOHNSON COUNTY (KFSM) – A woman fled from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday (April 18) and attempted to outswim deputies near Tick Hill, only to be caught by a K-9 unit named Loki, according to a news release. Savannah Veale, 22, was booked into the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday at 9 a.m. and faces charges of failure to pay fines or court costs, possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal impersonation, fleeing and more, according to […]

  • POLICE LIGHTS

    Farmington Police Still Searching For Stabbing Suspect

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) – The Farmington Police Department says it is still searching for a suspect in a stabbing case that took place early Saturday morning (April 18). A 23-year-old man was stabbed twice under his right arm while trying to stop a fight between two men at the Metroplex Event Center between 2:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., police said. The victim was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries and later released, according to authorities. He was […]

  • Jonathon Guthrie

    Principal Selected For Bentonville West High School

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A principal has been selected for the new Bentonville West High School scheduled to open in fall 2016, according to a spokesman for the Bentonville School District. Jonathon Guthrie is currently the principal at Lincoln Junior High, but starting in July of this year, he will begin preparing to take on the role of principal of Bentonville West. “We want to make sure we get this right, when we open Bentonville West it has to be right, […]

  • Fernando

    Eureka Springs Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Distributing Meth

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – A Mexican citizen living in Eureka Springs was sentenced to 10 years for distributing methamphetamine, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Fernando Canales-Mendoza, 52, was sentenced to 120 months followed by five years of supervised release, according to Eldridge. He was convicted on two counts of distribution of meth, one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of meth and one count of […]

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    Bomb Threat Found At Fort Smith Elementary School

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A bomb threat was found at Carnall Elementary School in Fort Smith on Friday (April 17), police say. The school was evacuated, and authorities checked the building for safety after the word “bomb” was found on a bathroom toilet paper holder, according to police. The incident took place before 12:45 p.m.

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    Power Restored In Washington County After Lightning Strike

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Power has been restored for 15,000 people throughout Fayetteville and Farmington, according to Ozarks Electric Cooperative. The incident was caused by a lightning strike in west Fayetteville, and substations in the southeast part of the city were disabled due to a blink in a transmission line, a news release states. Two substations were re-fed from another delivery point, but an open breaker in a Farmington substation had power off to nearly 15,000 people, according to Ozarks […]

  • Zachary Holly

    Attorneys For Accused Benton County Child Killer Request DNA Evidence Suppression

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Attorneys for Zachary Holly, a man charged with capital murder in the 2012 killing of six-year-old Jersey Bridgeman, filed a request on April 15 to suppress DNA evidence in the trial, according to court documents. Jersey Bridgeman lived at 608 S.E. A St. with her mother, who called the police early in the morning of Nov. 20, 2012, to report her daughter was missing. Officers found the child’s body fewer than 15 minutes later in a nearby vacant […]

  • Star Wars

    VIDEO: New Star Wars Trailer Released

    (KFSM) – A new trailer was released on Thursday (April 16) for this year’s upcoming “Star Wars” sequel. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is scheduled to hit theaters on Christmas Day. Are you excited for the new movie?

  • leslie-rutledge

    Attorney General Won’t Investigate Washington County Bridges

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has said she will not investigate Washington County bridges. Rutledge said she doesn’t have the authority to investigate. In a letter sent on Thursday (April 16), Rutledge told Justice of the Peace Eva Madison that she does agree there are “critical public safety issues” that must be addressed immediately, but she is “charged with no oversight regarding a county judge’s fulfillment of his or her obligations in this regard.” She explained […]

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