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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Recent Articles
  • SUV Crashes Into Box Truck, Springdale Building

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A 57-year-old man driving a green Nissan Xterra crashed into a box truck and then a building in Springdale on Friday morning (July 24), police say. The crash took place at Christian Avenue and North Thompson Street, according to the Springdale Police Department. The box truck was being driven by a 55-year-old man, and no injuries resulted from the crash, police said. As of 10 a.m. on Friday, no citations were issued in the crash, and the vehicle […]

  • Three Razorback Basketball Players Arrested In Forgery Case Bond Out Of Jail

      FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – All three of the Razorback basketball players arrested in a forgery case bonded out of jail on Thursday (July 23), according to jail records. Anton Beard, 19, Dustin Thomas, 19, and Jacorey Williams, 21, were arrested on Wednesday (July 22) after police say they were caught using counterfeit $20 bills. They all bonded out of the Washington County Detention Center after 1 p.m. on Thursday. Each had a bond set at $2,500, according to jail records. […]

  • Bella Vista Officials To Allow Public Input On Land Annexation Near Gravette

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – The Bella Vista City Council will allow public input at their July 27 meeting when they discuss annexing some land near Gravette, officials say. On Monday (July 27) at 6:30 p.m., the city council meeting will begin, and one of the items on the agenda is an ordinance to annex lands completely surrounded by the municipal limits of Bella Vista and Gravette. As seen in the map below, the land that Bella Vista Alderman aim to […]

  • Three Razorback Basketball Players Accused Of Using Counterfeit Bills

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Three Razorback basketball players were arrested on Wednesday (July 22) after police say they were seen spending counterfeit $20 bills. Jacorey Williams, 21, Anton Beard, 19, and Dustin Thomas, 19, were booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Wednesday after 1 p.m., and each faces a charge of forgery, according to jail records. All three are scheduled to appear in court on Friday (July 24) at 7:45 a.m., jail records state. They were all suspended indefinitely from […]

  • Lawsuit: Fort Smith School Board Violated FOIA With Meeting To Ban Rebel Mascot

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith School Board violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act with its June meeting that led to the banning of the “Dixie” song and rebel mascot, a lawsuit filed on Thursday (July 23) alleges. On June 23, the Fort Smith School Board committee passed a motion to ban the “Dixie” song during the 2015-2016 school year and to replace the rebel mascot for the 2016-2017 school year, officials said. The lawsuit states the meeting […]

  • Springdale Police Seek Credit Card Fraud Suspects

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying two credit card fraud suspects, authorities say. On Wednesday (July 22), police released the above photos of the suspects. Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to contact the Springdale Police Department at 479-750-8139 or the crimestoppers tip line at 970-TIPS.

  • Arkansas Senators Call For Planned Parenthood Investigation

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are both calling for an investigation into Planned Parenthood following the release of two videos that allege the organization sold tissue and organs from aborted fetuses for profit. In a letter signed by 48 other U.S. senators on Wednesday (July 22), Boozman and Cotton request the full cooperation of the Department of Health and Human Services in a congressional investigation. The senators have asked the department to complete a “thorough […]

  • Authorities Identify U Of A Staff Member Saved By UAPD In June

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Authorities identified the University of Arkansas staff member who was saved by two UAPD officers performing CPR on June 11. Janice K. Harrison, 49, thanked the two officers in person on Wednesday (July 22), according to a post on the University of Arkansas Police Department Facebook page. On June 11, two UAPD officers, Cpl. Waddell and Officer P. Edwards, used both CPR and a defibrillator to save Harrison’s life. The incident took place in the Arkansas Union building, […]

  • Water Line Breaks In Siloam Springs, Affects Multiple Neighborhoods

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – A water line broke in Siloam Springs on Wednesday (July 22), officials say. The break affects residents in Country Acres, Meadow Wood, Fisher Ford, Oak Ridge and other neighborhoods in those areas. Officials said the water department is working to solve the issue.

  • Multiple DWI Offender Jo Jackson Gets New Court Date

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Multiple DWI offender Jo Jackson was arraigned on Wednesday morning (July 22) and was given a new court date, officials say. Jackson, 54, of Fayetteville was arrested on June 23 after police say she set a driveway on fire. While she was in custody a warrant was issued for her on suspicion of filing a false report, according to jail records. She appeared in court on Wednesday and was charged with filing a false report, according to the […]

  • Bentonville Swim Coach Arrested, Accused Of Sexual Assault

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A former Bentonville swim coach was arrested on Monday (July 20) after police say he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy. Stephen Duwel, 50, was booked into the Benton County Jail on Monday at 5:26 p.m. and faces charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and Internet stalking of a minor, according to jail records. Duwel was the head coach for the Northwest Arkansas Aquatics Sharks for 15 years, but has been suspended indefinitely, according to the team board. He […]

  • Five-Year-Old Boy Dies Drowns At Buffalo River

    BUFFALO RIVER (KFSM) – A five-year-old Mayflower boy died on Monday (July 20) after drowning in the Buffalo River at the Tyler Bend area, officials say. On Monday, the little boy began wading into shallow water and inadvertently got into deeper water, according to a news release. His float ring failed to keep him above the water. The boy’s father pulled him from the water, and a group canoeing nearby came over to start CPR, officials said. Medical personnel arrived […]