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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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    Tractor-Trailer Fails To Make Sharp Curve In Waldron, Goes Off Road

    WALDRON (KFSM) – A tractor-trailer failed to make a sharp turn in Waldron on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 30) and ran off the road, police say. The trailer belongs to Tyson, and the driver was trying to make a sharp curve on Elm Street when it ran off the road, according to police. Big trucks are banned from driving on Elm Street for just this reason, police said. The driver apparently was following a GPS that led the truck onto Elm […]

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    Trial Date Reset For Woman Accused Of Shooting Husband In The Face

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The trial date has been reset for a woman accused of shooting her husband in the face, officials say. Robin Phillips was previously scheduled for a court date of Wednesday (Oct. 29), but now her trial has been rescheduled for Nov. 18, according to officials. She already had her trial date moved once so she could undergo a mental evaluation.  Police said Phillips shot her husband James in the face with a semi-automatic pistol following an argument […]

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    Arkansas Representatives To Move Back Into Restored Chamber Next Week

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Arkansas Representatives are set to move back into their restored chamber next week, officials say. The restoration project started on June 2, and next week representatives will be able to see the restoration for themselves, according to officials. In total, 330 panes of stained glass were removed one by one to be cleaned and repaired. Nineteen shades of paint were used to restore the dome back to its original colors from 1911, officials said. The chandelier pictured […]

  • Brandon Barber Sentenced To 65 Months In Fraud Conviction

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The former Northwest Arkansas developer convicted in a $200 million fraud scheme was sentenced to more than five years in a federal prison on Tuesday (Oct. 28), according to officials. He was sentenced to a total of 65 months with three years of supervised release, officials said. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bankruptcy fraud and money laundering. Judge P. K. Holmes, III presided over the sentencing, officials said. Brandon Barber, 38, of New York, pleaded guilty […]

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    ASP: Horses Get Loose On Interstate 49, Cause Car Crash

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A total of five or six horses got loose on Interstate 49 on Thursday morning (Oct. 30) causing a car crash, according to Arkansas State Police. At 7:59 a.m., troopers in Springdale got multiple calls concerning horses loose on Interstate 49 south of the North Walton Blvd exit (exit 93) in Bentonville, authorities said. While troopers were on their way, they were informed that a two-car traffic crash had occurred, according to the Arkansas State Police. […]

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    Fayetteville And Bentonville Officials Schedule Boots And Badges Fundraiser

    (KFSM) – Law enforcement and firefighters from Washington and Benton counties will be participating in their annual Boots and Badges for Special Olympics fundraiser on Saturday (Nov. 1), according to a news release. They’ll be in Fayetteville at the Walmart on Martin Luther King Blvd and in Bentonville at the Walmart on Walton Avenue, the release states. They’ll be at both locations from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. collecting donations for the athletes of Special Olympics Arkansas. Special Olympics Arkansas […]

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    VIDEO: Groom Carrying His New Bride Accidentally Drops Her

    (KFSM) – These two just finished tying the knot, and they were celebrating running down the sidewalk when the groom and bride tripped and fell. The groom was carrying his new bride when the two took a spill and hit the concrete. Both appeared to be okay afterward, but this probably wasn’t the way they wanted to cement their relationship.

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    Man Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Attempted Murder In Bella Vista Shooting Case

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Missouri man pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted murder in a Bella Vista shooting case on Thursday (Oct. 30), officials say. Orville Mitchell Goodwin, 62, of Pineville was sentenced to 12 years in prison with an additional 10 years suspended, according to officials. He was arrested on July 16, 2013, in the shooting case of Annette Rapalee. She was shot in the face and left for dead in a Bella Vista creek bed on May of 2013. Goodwin originally […]

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    Fayetteville Police Pull Unconscious Drunk Man From Burning Car

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department pulled an unconscious drunk man from a burning car, and when he woke up, he started arguing with police and didn’t believe they’d saved his life, authorities say. Timothy Marrs, 24, of Fayetteville was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Tuesday (Oct. 28) at 12:32 p.m. He faces charges of DWI, violation of implied consent and resisting arrest, according to the jail’s intake report. He bonded out the same day at […]

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    Alison Krauss Impostor Returning To Washington County After Halloween

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The woman who conned a local man by pretending to be country music star Alison Krauss is scheduled to return to Washington County from New Mexico after Halloween, officials say. Peggy Sue Evers, 53, was booked into the Bernalillo Metropolitan Detention Center on Oct. 1 at 10:37 p.m., the jail’s intake report states. Evers had a warrant issued for her arrest by Washington County Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay after she skipped her scheduled court hearing on Sept. 18, […]

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    VIDEO: Nothing Breaks This Cat’s Concentration

    (KFSM) – Cats may have nine lives and lightning quick reflexes, but some of them have trouble focusing on one thing for long, much like their human owners. This cat, however, is different. Watch the video above and see; its focus is razor-sharp, and it will not be distracted for any reason.

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    Dardanelle Man Arrested In Child Porn Case

    DARDANELLE (KFSM) – A Dardanelle man was arrested in a child pornography case on Tuesday (Oct. 28), according to a news release from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. Ronnie Ponder, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography and booked into the Yell County Jail. He faces 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, the release states. Agents with the attorney general’s Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at Ponder’s […]


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