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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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    Man Who Hit And Destroyed Oklahoma 10 Commandments Monument Identified

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFSM) – The man accused of crashing his car into a controversial 10 Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol building has been identified, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Authorities said around 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 troopers were called to an abandoned vehicle that was driven into the monument, demolishing it. Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29, of Roland was identified as the man who drove the vehicle into the monument, according to OHP. He was taken to an […]

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    KKK Fliers Distributed In Bentonville Neighborhood

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Bentonville woman called authorities and said she and several of her neighbors received Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda on their doorsteps on Friday morning (Oct. 24), authorities say. The letter identifies the KKK as a Christian organization and is addressed to “ladies.” It asks the “ladies of America” if they’re tired of: The liberal public school systems teaching children that being a homosexual is a normal way of life Other non-Christian teachings and the absence of voluntary […]

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    State Investigates Elm Springs Disposal Field

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is investigating whether the town of Elm Springs is properly maintaining an evaporation field where liquid waste is disposed of, officials say. State investigators traveled to Elm Springs on Thursday (Oct. 16) to examine the field and are putting together a written report on whether the field has been maintained properly as spelled out in the town’s state permit, according to officials. Another name for the 6.2-acre piece of land […]

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    Rogers Fire Department Responds To Lumber Truck On Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department responded to a lumber truck on fire near Interstate 49 on Friday (Oct. 24) before 4:45 p.m., according to a post on their Facebook page. The truck is at the Kum & Go gas station near Interstate 49 and AR 264, the post states. The Lowell Fire Department is assisting in the incident, according to the post. Stay tuned to 5NEWS for more information on this story as it becomes available.

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    Police: Springdale Man Cut His Girlfriend With A Machete

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale man cut his girlfriend with a machete on Thursday (Oct. 23), police say. Ramey Flemon, 42, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Oct. 24 at 3:27 a.m. He faces charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member and second-degree domestic battery, according to the jail’s intake report. Police were called to Flemon’s residence on 2100 Carlton St. at 9:22 p.m. on Oct. 23 in response to a domestic disturbance, according […]

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    AT&T U-verse Customers Report Seeing Emergency Alert On Their TVs

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – AT&T U-verse customers in Arkansas reported seeing an emergency alert on their television screens on Friday morning (Oct. 24). Multiple viewers posted on the 5NEWS Facebook page saying they had channels muted and an emergency alert displaying on their TV screens for a short while. The alert actually came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and had nothing to do with AT&T, according to Anita Smith with AT&T Arkansas. “A nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with […]

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    Springdale School Bus Involved In Accident

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale school bus was involved in an accident on Friday afternoon (Oct. 24), according to Communications Director Rick Schaeffer. The bus was involved in a minor collision, and there were no kids hurt, Schaeffer said. Another bus was sent to pick up the kids and take them home, according to Schaeffer.

  • Kelley Cradduck

    Benton County Sheriff Assists Wife With Medical Issues, Delegates Duties

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck is delegating additional day to day operations to Chief Conner due to his wife’s “very serious” medical issues, according to a news release. He is not taking a leave of absence, but he is freeing up more time to be available for his wife’s doctors visits and anything else she needs, the release states. Cradduck said that this latest announcement concerning the delegation of additional day to day duties to Conner […]

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    14-Year-Old Pea Ridge Girl Saves Family From Fire

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – Dino Collins, the assistant fire chief with the Pea Ridge Fire Department, and his family lost their home and personal belongings in a fire on Oct. 22, but they are all still alive thanks to Collins’ 14-year-old daughter. Collins said his daughter was awoken by one of the family dogs at 5:25 a.m., and she went to wake up her father, thinking there was a burglar in the house. Collins and his son both grabbed a […]

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    Springdale Dog Released After Owner Fights Against Incarceration

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Siberian husky named Poseidon was released to his owner after spending numerous days in the Springdale Animal Shelter, due to him biting a city employee. Poseidon’s owner sent 5NEWS the videos above and below this story of the dog reunited with his owner, Jesus Marquez, and his mate. He and his female partner Storm broke out of the family’s fenced yard in July, and an animal control worker attempted to catch the two stray dogs. “My dog kind of […]

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    VIDEO: Crawford County Deputies Seek Commercial Burglary Suspect

    ALMA (KFSM) – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify and locate a commercial burglary suspect that hit a gas station in Alma on Wednesday morning (Oct. 22), deputies say. The suspect seen in the surveillance video above broke into the Short Stop #2 gas station at 6519 Highway 71 North at approximately 4:20 a.m., according to deputies. The burglar was wearing camouflage and a mask. He broke in the front door with a hammer, entered the store, […]

  • Zachary E. Stokes

    Russellville Police Seek Shooting Suspects, Woman In ICU

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – The Russellville Police Department is looking for two shooting suspects, according to a post on their Facebook page. Police came to the 1800 block of West Main Street on Oct. 22 at 10:03 p.m. in response to a shooting victim. They found the victim and transported her to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center (which was less than a block away), the post states. Officers at the location the victim was found determined the shooting happened in the […]


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