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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
  • Hackett Schools

    Parents Pick Up Kids After Hackett School Bomb Threat Evacuation

    HACKETT (KFSM) – Parents picked up their kids after the Hackett Elementary School was evacuated due to a bomb threat that was found on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 17), a faculty member says. Police looked room by room through the school but located no bomb. The investigation is ongoing, authorities said. The Hackett Police Department announced the evacuation around 1:30 p.m. on their Facebook page. Students were evacuated to a safe location and later picked up by parents, the Facebook post states.

  • Michael McElroy

    Police: Intoxicated Fayetteville Man Wrecks Scooter With Daughter On Board

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An intoxicated Fayetteville man was arrested on Tuesday (Sept. 16) on suspicion of crashing his scooter while his daughter rode with him, police say. Michael McElroy, 44, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Sept. 16 at 1:32 a.m. on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (police believe the intoxication was drug related), careless driving and driving on a suspended or revoked license, according to the jail’s intake report. His bond was set at $2,000, and he was […]

  • Peekaboo

    VIDEO: Game Of Peekaboo Goes Horribly Wrong

    (KFSM) – One moment, a little girl is playing peekaboo with her bearded father, and everything is fine. Then, the father went and shaved without her seeing and tried peekaboo again with disastrous results. Apparently, the daughter didn’t like her beardless father. Watch the funny video above, and share it with friends.

  • XNA

    XNA, River Valley Airports To Receive $2.2 Million In Grant Money

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) is set to receive $2.2 million in grant money, according to a news release. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., together announced that multiple Arkansas airports are set to receive $4.1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to support upgrades and expansions, the release states. “Arkansas airports play a central role in advancing our state’s economic capabilities,” Pryor said. “By making these infrastructure investments, we […]

  • Alcohol Sales in Barling

    County Judges Association Opposes Alcoholic Beverage Amendment

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The County Judges Association of Arkansas has come out against the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment that is set to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, according to a news release. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters in the November election, would make all counties in the state wet and allow alcohol sales all over The Natural State, regardless of whether the counties were previously dry. The County Judges Association of Arkansas cited “infringement of local […]

  • High Speed Rail

    AHTD Seeks Input On High-Speed Rail Plan At Fort Smith Meeting

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department  (AHTD) is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Fort Smith to seek input on a new plan to extend high-speed passenger rail service across the state, according to a news release. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday (Sept. 25) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River Parks Events Building at 121 Riverfront Dr., the release states. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and submit […]

  • Swanfeld

    Fayetteville Police Officer Suspended After Sexual Harassment Investigation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville police officer has been suspended for 30 days after an investigation into sexual harassment claims, according to Police Chief Greg Tabor of the Fayetteville Police Department. Sgt. Dominic Swanfeld, who has been with the Fayetteville Police Department since 1997, was suspended after a joint investigation involving the Fayetteville Department of Human Resources and the Fayetteville Police Department found he violated several department policies. “By state law and our civil service rules, the most someone can be suspended for is […]

  • dustin-mcdaniel

    Arkansas Attorney General Sent To Hospital

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was sent to the hospital on Monday (Sept. 15), according to a news release from his office. McDaniel was sent to the hospital due to a reaction to his new blood-pressure medication, the release states. He was admitted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Monday morning, according to affiliate station KTHV. McDaniel was sent to the hospital for observation, but he is “doing well,” according to the release. […]

  • Hayden Vernia

    Police: Suspect Climbs Pole To Get Into Ex-Girlfriend’s Home, Attacks Her Boyfriend

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man is behind bars after police say he climbed a street pole to get into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and punched her boyfriend in the face 20 times on Thursday (Sept. 11). Hayden Vernia, 22, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and faces charges of burglary, third-degree assault on a family member, third-degree battery and interference with emergency communication, according to the jail’s intake report. On Thursday, around 12 a.m., the victims of the attack were […]

  • Cosplay

    Fans Gather In Fort Smith For Science Fiction Convention

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fans of Japanese cartoons, video games and science fiction are gathering in Fort Smith for a convention this weekend (Sept. 12 – Sept. 14). Konsplosion, an annual science fiction convention in Fort Smith, kicked off on Friday (Sept. 12) and will run until Sunday evening (Sept. 14), according to the event’s website. The convention calls itself “A One of a Kind Convention” featuring special events, people in costumes, celebrity guests and more, the website states. Tickets […]

  • Traffic

    Arkansas State Police Respond To Rollover Accident Near Johnson

    JOHNSON (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police responded to a rollover accident on Interstate 49 on Friday evening (Sept. 12), authorities say. The accident happened near the Johnson exit in the northbound lane, and traffic is backed up all the way to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Fayetteville, according to authorities. Arkansas State Police said the accident happened around 5:08 p.m. Officials are still at the accident location, police said.

  • David Tovar

    Walmart VP Of Communications Leaving The Company

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The Walmart Vice President of Communications is leaving the company, officials say. David Tovar will leave Walmart by the end of September, according to officials. “He’s onto his next adventure,” an official with the company said. Tovar’s last day with Walmart is set to be Tuesday (Sept. 30), according to officials.


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