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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
  • Forrest Williams

    Lowell Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    LOWELL (KFSM) – A Lowell man was arrested on July 22 on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl, according to a probable cause report. . Forrest C. Williams, 36,  was arrested after deputies responded to his residence concerning a sexual assault tip they’d received, the report states. Deputies arrived at the residence in the 15000 block of Hickory Lane in Lowell and asked Williams if he would talk with them in a sheriff patrol vehicle. He agreed to do so and told the […]

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    Rogers Police Seek McDonalds Theft Suspect

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a McDonalds theft suspect, according to a post on their Facebook page. On July 20, the suspect pictured at right entered the McDonalds at 4208 S. Pleasant Crossing Blvd., in Rogers, the post states. The suspect ordered $18 worth of food and then paid for the merchandise with a $100 bill, according to the post. The cashier gave the suspect $82 in change without actually collecting […]

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    Cities Announce Storm Debris Cleanup Dates

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The cities of Bentonville and Fort Smith have announced that they will conduct a city wide clean-up of debris from the storm that took place on July 23, according to a news release. The date for the cleanup in Bentonville has been set as Tuesday (July 29) at 7 a.m., the release states. This will give residents time to place all their gathered debris outside near the curb so that city crews can collect it, according to the […]

  • Washington Regional Family Clinic

    Washington Regional Family Clinic Evacuated After Fire Scare

    The Fayetteville Fire Department was called to the Washington Regional Family Clinic at 3053 N. College Ave. on Thursday morning (July 24) after employees claimed they smelled smoke, authorities say. Everyone in the building was evacuated due to the possible threat of a fire, according to authorities. Nothing caught fire, but they found a broken air conditioning unit, according to authorities. The call was placed around 8:30 a.m., and the employees left the building as a precaution, according to Clinic Manager Becky […]

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    PHOTOS: Severe Storms Damage Buildings, Cut Power to Thousands

    (KFSM-TV) – Severe Storms caused damage and power outages in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley Wednesday (7/23) afternoon . In Northwest Arkansas, XNA Airport recorded wind gusts up to 59 mph, while Drake Field recorded a 60 mph wind gust.  A 65 mph wind gust was recorded at the Fort Smith airport. Here are live updates and damage reports:  

  • Bobby Douglas

    Two Men Arrested In Sebastian County Robbery Investigation

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Two men were arrested on July 21 as part of a Sebastian County robbery investigation, according to a news release. Taylor Haralson, 24, of Greenwood was arrested after an arrest warrant was issued, and during his interview, he told investigators that he had an accomplice in the burglaries, the release states. Haralson also admitted to committing a burglary in Fort Smith and stealing appliances from a Greenwood apartment, according to the release. Bobby Douglas, 34, of Lavaca was […]

  • Eureka Springs Fire

    Arkansas Department Of Health Launches Investigation Into Eureka Springs Death

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Arkansas Department of Health Section of Emergency Medical Services has launched an investigation into the death of a Little Rock biker who died in Eureka Springs, according to a news release. Eureka Springs Fire & EMS was notified on Tuesday afternoon (July 22) about the investigation into Little Rock biker Laura Wooldridge, 39, the release states. Woolridge died as a result of injuries sustained after a bicycle crash at Lake Leatherwood Park, according to the release. […]

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    Arrest Warrant Issued For Fort Smith Shooting Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a Fort Smith shooting case that took place on Wednesday morning (July 23), police said. Authorities have issued the warrant for Stacy Lisenbery on suspicion of first-degree battery. Lisenbery was last seen driving a gold SUV, according to police. The shooting left one woman hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury, police said. The woman identified as Elisa Nakedhead was shot once inside a duplex on Phoenix Avenue near […]

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    Fort Smith Red Barn Steak House Catches Fire

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Fire Department responded to a fire at the Red Barn Steakhouse on Wednesday morning (July 23), officials say. Crews were called to the restaurant at 3716 Newlon Rd around 10:15 a.m., according to officials. When they arrived, they found flames and smoke already visible from the outside of the restaurant, officials said. The Red Barn Steakhouse is a century old horse barn that was remodeled years ago to operate as a restaurant. It has been […]

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    Arkansas State Police Respond To Rollover Accident In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police responded to a rollover accident in Springdale on Wednesday morning (July 23), authorities say. The accident took place near exit 76 on Interstate 49, according to authorities. Authorities from Springdale and Lowell also responded to the scene of the accident, according to officials. Officials at the site of the accident called for a wrecker, and it is unknown at this time if there are any injuries, authorities say.

  • Damian Kelley

    Man Arrested After Two Girls Were Pulled Into A Ditch And Bound With Duct Tape, Police Say

    LINCOLN (KFSM) – A man was arrested after pulling two girls into a ditch and tying them up with duct tape, police say. The Lincoln Police Department responded to a call in the 1200 block of Maple Lane in Lincoln about a man tying up a juvenile girl, according to a preliminary report. Damian Kelley, 22, was arrested after police say he pulled a 15-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl into a ditch and tied them up with duct tape, the […]

  • Kyle Flanagan

    Police: Fort Smith Man Arrested After Chasing A Woman With Knives

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man is behind bars after chasing a woman around with knives, police said. Kyle Flanagan, 22, had multiple active warrants for his arrest before the Fort Smith Police Department arrested him at the Capri Motel at 1833 Midland Blvd. on July 21, according to a preliminary report. On July 9, Flanagan went to his residence and got into a fight with a woman that also lived there. The fight got physical and resulted in the woman […]