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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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    Travel Agent Charged With Stealing $272,500 From Southside Band Pleads Guilty

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Utah travel agent from Saratoga Springs charged with stealing $272,500 from the Southside band in Fort Smith pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 16), according to court documents. Calliope “Ope” Rocky Saaga, 40, accepted a plea agreement to drop two of his three charges. Saaga was charged with three counts of wire fraud on May 7. His plea deal stated he’d plead guilty to one of those charges and get the other two dropped, court documents state. “It was absolute […]

  • Tontitown Candidate Is Eligible To Run For Mayor, Judge Rules

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Tontitown mayoral candidate has been given the all clear by Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay on Oct. 21 to run in the upcoming Nov. 4 election, officials say. Citizens of Tontitown will be able to vote for Paul Colvin as a candidate when they’re voting for the office of mayor, according to officials. Toni Zulpo filed a lawsuit on Sept. 30 stating that Colvin didn’t actually live in Tonitown, and he instead just changed his Fayetteville address to his mother’s […]

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    Documents: Two Other Fayetteville Police Officers Were Suspended In Swanfeld Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two other Fayetteville officers were suspended due to evidence that came to light in the case of Sgt. Dominic Swanfeld, an officer who was suspended after a sexual harassment investigation, according to disciplinary documents from the city of Fayetteville. Those officers were Cpl. Leonard Graves and Sgt. Creston Mackey, the documents state. Both attended the June 21 Fraternal Order of Police State Conference at the Chancellor Hotel at 70 Northeast Ave. in Fayetteville (the same conference Swanfeld was […]

  • Joseph Gilliam

    West Fork Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Being Involved In Group Selling Pot

    WEST FORK (KFSM) – A West Fork man was arrested on suspicion of being apart of a group selling marijuana on Sunday (Oct. 20), deputies say. Joseph Gilliam, 25, was arrested as part of a 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force investigation looking into a group of men selling pot in Northwest Arkansas, deputies say. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Oct. 20 at 7:32 p.m. Gilliam faces charges of delivery of marijuana, possession of a […]

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    NTSB: Train Was Traveling At 25 Miles Per Hour At Time Of Impact

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The rescue train that collided Thursday with a passenger train in Washington County was traveling at 25 miles per hour at the time of impact, federal safety investigators said Friday. National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind said the brakes were applied at 28 miles per hour prior to the collision. The train should have been traveling at a safe limit of 20 miles per hour or lower, he said. The speed limit along the track […]

  • Gay Marriage

    New Motion In Ark. Gay Marriage Hearing Requests That The Case Be Expedited

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Two motions were filed on Friday (Oct. 17) in the gay marriage case that is before the Arkansas Supreme Court, officials say. The first motion requested that the Arkansas Supreme Court expedite the entire appeal case. The motion states, “The importance of the constitutional rights at issue her provide good cause for the court to expedite this appeal.” “Arkansas’ treatment of [same sex] relationships as lesser than the relations of opposite-sex couples who are married or want to […]

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    Two Suspects Arrested In Rogers Beating

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers man was beaten at his front door at his house near Roger High School on Friday (Oct. 17), and both suspects in the case were arrested, authorities say. The incident took place in the 2500 block of South Dixieland Road, police say. Authorities arrived at the victim’s residence at 3:15 p.m. The victim told police he opened his front door and was assaulted by two male suspects. During the fight, he received minor injuries, police […]

  • Eric Thompson

    Paris Man Pleads Guilty To Negligent Homicide In DWI Deaths, Sentenced To 90 Years

    PARIS (KFSM) – A Paris man pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in multiple DWI deaths and was sentenced to 90 years in prison on Thursday (Oct. 16), according to Logan County deputies. Eric Thompson, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of negligent homicide in Logan County Circuit Court. A jury was selected to hear testimony and give the sentencing, deputies said. After the proceedings, a jury sentenced Thompson to the maximum of 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for […]

  • Greenwood

    Greenwood Students Return To Class After Unspecified Threat Evacuation

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Greenwood Middle School students have returned to class after an unspecified threat led to an evacuation on Friday (Oct. 17), police say. A threat was found at the East Hills Middle School before 12:30 p.m., according to police. Faculty and students were moved to a safe area while police searched the building. Police found nothing, and everyone was allowed to resume their normal schedule, authorities said. The threat is still under investigation.

  • Michael Haney

    Barling “Career Criminal” Sentenced To 15 Years For Gun Violation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Barling man labeled a “career criminal” was sentenced to 15 years in prison for being a felon and owning a firearm, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Michael G. Haney, 36, was sentenced to 180 months plus three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the release states. Judge Paul K. Holmes III presided over the sentencing. U. S. Attorney […]

  • John Lea

    Fort Smith Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Child Porn

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday (Oct. 16) for child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. John Lea, 42, was sentenced to 360 months in prison and 10 months of supervised release on two counts of receipt of images of child porn, the release states. Judge Paul K. Holmes III presided over the sentencing. U.S. Attorney Eldridge stated, […]

  • NTSB

    NTSB To Hold News Conference On Train Collision

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold a news conference on this morning’s (Oct. 16) train collision that took place south of West Fork, according to a tweet from the NTSB. The conference will be held at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) at 6 p.m. in suite 100, the tweet states. Before 10:30 a.m. this morning, two trains collided south of West Fork in Washington County, and 44 passengers were injured. Those hurt were taken to […]


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