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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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  • Rep. Clarke Tucker

    Legislator Files Bill To Allow Paid Maternity Leave In Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A legislator from Little Rock has filed a bill that, if passed, would allow paid maternity leave in Arkansas for state employees. Rep. Clarke Tucker, D-Little Rock, filed the bill, also known as HB 1426, on Monday (Feb. 23) at 11:29 a.m., according to legislative records. Under HB 1426, “paid maternity leave” is defined as “leave with pay for an employee for the birth of the employee’s child.” The maternity leave would only be for workers […]

  • Tomas Finch

    Fayetteville Police Find Previously-Missing 15-Year-Old Boy

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville Police Department was successful in finding a previously-missing 15-year-old boy, according to a post on their Facebook page. Tomas Finch went missing in Fayetteville this morning, the post states. He was wearing a Razorback hoodie, blue jeans and white shoes. Police said he was found unharmed.

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    Huntsville Middle School Students Return To Class After Bomb Threat Evacuation

    HUNTSVILLE (KFSM) – Students returned to class on Monday morning (Feb. 23) before 10:30 a.m. after being evacuated due to a bomb threat, authorities say. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to the situation. Authorities eventually gave the “all clear” and allowed students to return to class.

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    LIVE BLOG: Snow Moves Into Arkansas, Oklahoma

    (KFSM) – More snow moved into Arkansas and Oklahoma on Monday morning (Feb. 23). Stay tuned to this blog for more updates. Send pictures to

  • Matthew Sides

    Springdale Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Having Sex With A 14-Year-Old Girl

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Matthew Sides, 24, of Springdale was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Thursday (Feb. 19) at 9:16 p.m., according to jail records. Those same records also state he faces charges of sexual indecency with a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and violation of probation. On Jan. 8, a parent filed a report with the Springdale Police […]

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    Arkansas Game And Fish Officer Rescues Owl Tangled In Fishing Line

    ROGERS (KFSM) – An Arkansas Game and Fish officer rescued an owl tangled in fishing line on Friday morning (Feb. 20). While authorities were working an incident where an SUV drove into Lake Atalanta in Rogers, ultimately leaving a 17-year-old dead, someone noticed an owl tangled in a tree, its wing tied with fishing line. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was contacted, and an officer was able to free the owl (pictured below). The owl was taken to a […]

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    Man Accused Of Shooting Cat Through Head With Arrow Bonds Out Of Jail

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A West Fork man accused of shooting a cat named Simba through the head with an arrow has bonded out of jail, according to detention center records. Micaeleb Prather, 19, of West Fork was booked into jail on Feb. 18 at 6:48 p.m. and faces a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty, according to authorities. His bond was set at $5,000, and he bonded out of jail on Feb. 19 at 3:28 p.m., jail records state. Prather’s […]

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    Second Teen Arrested In Greenwood Bomb Threat Case

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A second teen was arrested in a bomb threat case that led to the evacuation of the Greenwood Jr. High on Wednesday (Feb. 18). The first teen arrested was a 15-year-old 9th grade girl, according to police. The second teen was a 13-year-old 8th grade student whose gender was not specified, police said. Both face a felony charge of communicating a false alarm.

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    Facebook Page, Petition Started To Back Van Buren Teacher In Battery Case

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A Facebook page and petition were started on Thursday (Feb. 19) to support a Van Buren teacher accused of hitting two students.  Denan Cagle, a science teacher at Northridge Middle School, has a warrant out for her arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor third-degree battery, according to court documents filed in Crawford County on Wednesday. Van Buren police said Jan. 29 they were investigating Cagle following allegations she struck a student on his arm during class. Detectives […]

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    Senator Files Bill To Update Clean Indoor Air Act To Include E-Cigarettes

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – An Arkansas senator has filed a bill to amend the Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 to include electronic cigarettes. Sen. Larry Teague, D-Nashville, filed the bill, also known as SB 447, on Wednesday (Feb. 18), according to legislative records. The bill changes the term “tobacco” to include cigars, cigarettes, pipes and e-cigarettes in already-existing Arkansas law concerning public smoking in medical facilities. It also amends language in the Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act of 2006 […]

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    Greenwood Police Make Arrest In Bomb Threat Case

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The Greenwood Police Department made an arrest in Wednesday’s bomb threat case, according to authorities. The threat led to the evacuation of the Greenwood Jr. High School, but after authorities searched the building they found nothing suspicious. A 15-year-old 9th grade girl was arrested on suspicion communicating a false alarm, police said. Her name is being withheld because she is a minor.

  • Rep. Jack Ladyman

    House Passes Bill Aiming To Establish Local Control Over Fluoride Levels In Water

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at providing local control over fluoride levels in water systems, according to legislative records. The bill passed on Thursday (Feb. 19) with a vote of 60 to 34. The House passes HB1355. Vote 60-34 — Arkansas House (@ArkansasHouse) February 19, 2015 Rep. Jack Ladyman, R-Jonesboro, filed the bill on Tuesday (Feb. 10). If it passes the Senate and becomes law, it will allow whoever owns or controls a […]


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