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Curt Lanning is from Russellville, Arkansas.

He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with his master's degree in multimedia journalism.

Curt loves covering technology, breaking news, and anything related to The Natural State.

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  • Kid Rock

    Kid Rock To Perform At Walmart AMP

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Kid Rock is scheduled to perform at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. He will be performing with special guests Tim Montana & The Shrednecks when he comes to Rogers, according to a news release. Tickets will go on sale Friday (May 29) at 10 a.m., and prices range from $46 to $101, the release states. For more information on the upcoming concert, click here.

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    LeFlore County Cell Tower Damaged During Storm

    SHADY POINT (KFSM) – A cellular tower in LeFlore County was damaged during strong storms that moved through the county on Monday (May 26), officials say. The tower is on Burkle Avenue near Shady Point just west of U.S. 59, according to LeFlore County Emergency Management. According to records, the tower was built in November 2000 and is owned by Pinnacle Towers Acquisitions of Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of Crown Castle.

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    More Than 4,500 Residents Still Without Power In Scott County

    SCOTT COUNTY (KFSM) – More than 4,500 residents in Scott County were still without power on Tuesday morning (May 26) after strong storms hit the area. Severe weather moved through Scott County and surrounding areas on Monday afternoon (May 25). As of 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday, a total of 1,640 SWEPCO customers still didn’t have power, according to the company’s outage website. That number represents 76 percent of their Scott County customers. Arkansas Valley Electric is reporting nearly 3,000 power […]

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    WEATHER BLOG: Storms Move Through Oklahoma And Arkansas

    (KFSM) – Large storms moved through Oklahoma and Arkansas on Monday evening (May 25). Stay tuned to this blog for the latest photos and information.

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    Voluntary Evacuation Order Issued For Wister Lake Residents

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A voluntary evacuation order was issued for homes and businesses near Wister Lake on Monday (May 25). Officials say Wister Lake is continuing to rise, and additional flooding is expected for the Wister Lake area and Caston Creek corridor just outside of Wister. The voluntary evacuation order applies to homes and businesses along U.S. 270 from Pocahontas Road to Lake Wister State Park, according to a news release from LeFlore County Emergency Management. Water has already […]

  • Alligator

    WATCH: Alligator Vs Truck, Gator Wins

    LOUISIANA (KFSM) – Anyone wondering what would win in a fight between a truck and an alligator now has their answer. It’d be the alligator. YouTube user Keet246 uploaded a video on May 21 showing a truck slowly advancing on an angry alligator in a field. The gator then proceeded to tear the bumper off the truck.


    Names Released In Deadly LeFlore County Shooting

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – The names of those involved in the deadly LeFlore County shooting that took place on Saturday (May 23) have been released, authorities say. On Saturday, authorities say 70-year-old Troy Lindsey and his 50-year-old son David Lindsey were drinking and got involved in a verbal argument. David Lindsey walked away from the porch of the residence where the shooting took place, and his father fired at him with a pistol, hitting him twice, according to deputies. David […]

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    Arkansas Is One Of Best States To Raise Children In, Report Says

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Arkansas is one of the best states to raise children in, according to a 2015 report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. The report ranked the best and worst states (plus Washington, D.C.,) to raise kids in, and Arkansas came in at number eight. Oklahoma was ranked the twelfth best state in the country to raise children in, according to the data. Data in the report was based on factors such as paid leave legislation, elder and […]

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    Wilkins Brothers Outdoors In Russellville Set To Close

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – Wilkins Brothers Outdoors in Russellville is set to close its doors after being open for more than 60 years. The business specializes in outdoor goods including hunting gear, fishing equipment, clothing and more. A post on the Wilkins Brothers Outdoors Facebook page said that it was having a store closing sale and plans to shut down at the end of June. “After many years of serving the River Valley, we will be closing out retail store at […]

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    Fayetteville Police Offer “Safe Zone” For Online Transactions

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department has created a “safe zone” to make online transactions safer. The department said its parking lot and lobby may now be used to conduct transactions from sites like Craigslist. “Fayetteville residents can feel safe conducting business in a well-lit parking lot or a lobby that is monitored with video cameras,” a news release states. Lobby hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The parking lot is available anytime.


    Former Gov. Huckabee Calls Media “Blood-Thirsty” For Duggar Coverage

    (KFSM) – Former Gov. Mike Huckabee called the media “blood-thirsty” on Friday morning (May 22) for coverage of Josh Duggar’s molestation accusations. Duggar, of TV’s “19 Kids and Counting,” resigned from the Family Research Council after it became public that he was accused as a teen of molesting five underage girls, according to People magazine. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” […]

  • Tech

    Arkansas Tech Trustees Approve Tuition Increase For 2015-2016 Year

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – A tuition increase for Arkansas Tech University was approved by the school’s board of trustees on Thursday (May 21), officials say. Students will see a nearly three percent tuition increase from $209 per student semester credit hour to $215 per credit hour, according to the university’s news and information website. Graduate tuition is also increasing from $261 per student semester credit hour to $269 per credit hour. The same rate applies for students seeking the university’s new doctor […]


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