Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Oklahoma, Arkansas Counties
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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.

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    Senator: Cities And Counties Can’t Prohibit Property Owners From Cutting Trees

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – An Arkansas senator has filed a bill that, if passed, would prohibit cities and counties from denying private property owners the right to cut down or trim trees, bushes or shrubs on their land. Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, filed the bill on Feb. 26, according to legislative records. The bill is called SB 637. “It is the intent of the General Assembly by this act to preserve and protect the property rights of citizens by […]

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    Vehicle Flips Over Into Creek, One Hospitalized

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A vehicle went off the road and flipped into a creek near the Northwest Arkansas Regional airport on Friday afternoon (Feb. 27),  police say. One man was taken to a local hospital. Officials say weather may have played a role in the crash. Traffic is heavily delayed on the way to XNA. DEVELOPING: vehicle drives off road near XNA. Officials say weather may have played role in crash. @5NEWS #arwx — Dillon Thomas (@5NEWSDillon) February 27, […]

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    LIVE BLOG: Snow Moves Through Oklahoma, Arkansas

    (KFSM) – Snow is moving through Arkansas and Oklahoma today. Stay tuned to this live blog for updates.

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    Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Oklahoma, Arkansas Counties

    (KFSM) – A winter weather advisory for snow was issued on Friday (Feb. 27) for multiple Oklahoma and Arkansas counties. The advisory is in effect until 12 a.m. on Saturday (Feb. 28). “Light to moderate snow will continue to move across eastern Oklahoma and into western Arkansas this afternoon. Most accumulating snow is expected to shift east of the region late tonight,” the advisory states. The advisory calls for one or two inches of snow to accumulate until 12 a.m. […]

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    Fayetteville Police Seek Car Wash Break-In Suspect

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville police are looking for a car wash break-in suspect, according to a post on their Facebook page. The vehicle pictured below has been involved in multiple break-ins at a car wash in the north part of Fayetteville, police said. According to the post, the suspect that drives the vehicle was described as a very tall white male with blond hair. Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 479-587-3555 […]

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    Mother Of Slain Child Proposes Firing Squad Execution Bill

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A state representative whose daughter was murdered by a man now on death row has proposed a bill that, if passed, would add firing squads as an alternative method to carry out executions under Arkansas law. Rep. Rebecca Petty, R-Rogers, said she plans to file the bill on Friday (Feb. 26). “The purpose of this act is to provide for alternative constitutional methods to carry out a sentence of death for the offenses of capital murder […]

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    Cox Communications Opposes Recent FCC Vote On Net Neutrality

    (KFSM) – Cox Communications, a provider of Internet, cable and phone services, released a statement on Thursday (Feb. 26) saying the company opposed the FCC’s recent vote on net neutrality. On Thursday, the FCC voted to adopt net neutrality policies and regulate the Internet under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, which currently applies to telephone service. The ruling will enable the FCC to enact new rules that would prevent Internet service providers (ISPs) from manipulating how quickly or […]

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    Arkansas Youth Minister Arrested In Sexual Assault Case

    NASHVILLE, ARKANSAS (KFSM) – An Arkansas youth minister from Nashville was arrested in a sexual assault case on Monday (Feb. 23), authorities say. Jonathan Neeley, 31, was booked into the Howard County Jail on Tuesday (Feb. 24), according to detention center records. Those same records state he faces a charge of first-degree sexual assault. In August 2014, a report was filed by multiple women regarding sexual abuse by a youth minister at the Mineral Springs Church of Christ, deputies said. That […]

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    Fort Smith Man Sentenced To More Than 10 Years For Distributing Meth

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man was sentenced on Feb. 25 to more than 10 years for distributing meth, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Joe Gordon, 30, was sentenced to 130 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, officials said. “Our office remains steadfast in our commitment to rid our communities of those who choose to participate in the trafficking of illegal narcotics,” Eldridge […]

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    Man Accused Of Attacking 13-Year-Old Girl Walking Home From School

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department arrested a man accused of attacking a 13-year-old girl while she walked home from school, according to a news release. Julian Rivera, 20, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Feb. 25 at 11:45 p.m., according to jail records. Those same records also state he faces charges of second-degree sexual assault, kidnapping, sexual indecency with a child and harassment. On Feb. 24 at 4 p.m., Springdale police were sent to the […]

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    Gallup: Arkansas Reports Biggest Reduction In Uninsured Rates In U.S.

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The Natural State showed the sharpest reduction in uninsured rates in the nation, according to a report from Gallup. A total of 22.5 percent of Arkansas adult residents were uninsured in 2013, and that number dropped to 11.4 percent in 2014, when the Affordable Healthcare Act made it a requirement to have health insurance or face a fine, the report from Gallup states. The difference between uninsured rates for Arkansas adult residents in 2013 and 2014 is […]

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    Walmart Opposes Arkansas Law Banning New Civil Rights Ordinances

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Retail-giant Walmart has said it is against a new Arkansas law that prohibits cities and counties from enacting ordinances to protect the civil rights of those not already covered by state or federal law. Lorenzo Lopez, senior director of communications for Walmart said, “Every day, in our stores, we see firsthand the benefits diversity and inclusion have on our associates, customers and communities we serve.  It all starts with the core basic belief of respect for the […]


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