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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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    Legislators Pass Bill Requiring $5 Fee Each Time Written Driver’s Exam Is Taken

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas Senate passed a bill on Wednesday (April 22) requiring a $5 fee every time someone takes the written exam to get their driver’s license, according to legislative records. The bill is known as SB 633 and was filed by Sen. Bill Sample, R-Hot Springs. SB 633 was filed on Feb. 26. If the legislation becomes law, it would require that applicants taking the written exam for a driver’s license pay $5 each time they take […]

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    Former Okla. Deputy Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Drug Evidence

    LATIMER COUNTY (KFSM) – A former Latimer County deputy was arrested on Thursday (April 23) around 12 p.m. on suspicion of stealing drug evidence, authorities say. Bobby J. Eubanks was booked into the Latimer County Detention Center on Thursday but bonded out later the same day, according to detention center records. Eubanks is accused of stealing drugs from the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office evidence room on two occasions, according to a news release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). […]

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    Bekaert Corp. In Van Buren Facing 12 OSHA Violations, $76,000 Fine

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Bekaert Corp. in Van Buren is facing 12 citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a $76,000 fine, according to U.S. Department of Labor documents. Bekaert Corp. is at 1881 Bekaert Dr., and the company works at improving bulk and surface properties of steel wire. OSHA issued 12 citations to the company on Tuesday (April 21), according to the documents. The violations contained within the documents relate mostly to lead exposure and some […]

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    Criminal Trespass Arrest Leads Fayetteville Police To Pot Growing In A Field

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A criminal trespass arrest led police to find multiple marijuana plants growing in a field near the Mud Creek Trail in Fayetteville, authorities say. On Thursday (April 23) at 12:29 a.m., police found Jacob Wetzel, 19, wandering in a building at 695 E. Van Asche Dr., according to an arrest report. Officers questioned him, and he said he was just inside the building looking around. The property owner was contacted and told police he wished to press […]

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    Bigfoot Conference Scheduled In Arkansas

    VILONIA (KFSM) – A Bigfoot conference has been scheduled in Arkansas and is set for Saturday (April 25), according to a news release. The conference will take place in Vilonia from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arkansas Municipal Building at 18 Bise Road. Four guest speakers have been scheduled for the conference, as well as a town hall meeting of witnesses and reports, the release states. Tickets for the event are $10, and proceeds will support the Museum […]

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    Benton County Deputies Seek Theft And Forgery Suspect

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a theft and forgery suspect, according to a post on their Facebook page. The man pictured above is wanted for questioning by deputies. His vehicle is a late model silver Jeep Cherokee (also pictured above). Anyone with information on the suspect’s identity or location is encouraged to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 479-271-1009 or the crimestoppers tip line at 790-TIPS.

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    Bentonville Man Gets 20 Years For Child Pornography

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Bentonville man was sentenced to 20 years for child pornography on Tuesday (April 21), according to court records. Wesi A. Robinson, 36, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting child sex, court records state. On Dec. 17, 2013, a search warrant was issued for Robinson’s residence, and authorities seized a Macbook, an Apple desktop computer, a red plastic box with three floppy disks inside and two hard drives, a search warrant inventory […]

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    Walton Arts Center Awarded $1.5 Million Grant By Walmart Foundation

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Walton Arts Center was awarded a $1.5 million grant by the Walmart Foundation, according to a news release. The grant will contribute to the Walton Arts Center’s $23 million campaign to add 30,000 square feet of space, the release states. Part of that 30,000 square feet of space will include a new and expanded atrium lobby that connects the center to Dickson Street. “The goal is to complete the Dickson Street renovation by fall of 2016,” […]

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    Rogers Fire Department: No Hazard Found At Reported Chemical Odor Site

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department responded to reports of a “chemical leak or odor” on Wednesday morning just after 11 a.m., but they later determined there was no hazard at the site, according to a post on their Facebook page. Reports of the odor came from Vantine, Barrett & VanWinkle CPA at 302 S. 7th St. in Rogers, according to the post. Workers have since returned to their offices. Multiple fire vehicles and one ambulance were called to […]

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    Group Aims To Eliminate Smoking In All Fayetteville Workplaces

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A group called Smokefree Fayetteville is aiming to eliminate smoking in all Fayetteville workplaces. The group is made up of “community organizations and advocates that strive to make all workplaces in Fayetteville, Arkansas smoke-free,” their Facebook page states. In 2006, the Clean Indoor Air Act was signed into law, making it illegal to smoke in Arkansas workplaces. There are three exceptions to the law for businesses. Hotels and motels with fewer than 25 guest rooms that choose to […]

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    Van Buren Police Investigating Series Of Vehicle Break-Ins

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The Van Buren Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle break-ins that have taken place over the last three weeks, according to a news release. All the break-ins took place in parking lots, and in every instance, a window was shattered to get at items of value, police said. The release states most of the items stolen were left in plain sight, and the break-ins have taken place during daylight hours. The following locations are […]

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    UAPD: Suspect Went Into Student’s Dorm, Urinated On Rug

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas Police Department is investigating a burglary and criminal mischief case in which a suspect entered a student’s dorm and urinated on a rug, authorities say. The incident took place on Thursday (April 16) around 6:30 a.m. in Pomfret Hall, according to an incident report. Pomfret Hall is the largest residence hall on the University of Arkansas campus and houses 750 students, according to the university’s website. The student told police the suspect also […]

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