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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
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    U.S. 71B Near Brentwood Reopens After Train Collision

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – U.S. 71B near Brentwood reopened after being closed on Thursday morning due to a train collision, authorities say. The collision happened before 10:30 a.m. Multiple emergency agencies are at the crash site, according to authorities.  

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    Washington Regional Medical Center: We’re Prepared For Ebola

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Washington Regional Medical Center personnel say they’re prepared to deal with the Ebola virus, should the need arise, according to a news release. “In addition to our standard patient assessment protocol, at our Emergency Department and at our clinics we have added screening tools recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” says Executive Vice President and Hospital Administrator Mark Bever. “These tools include important questions about recent health history and travel.” Washington Regional’s health care […]

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    Woman Convicted Of Killing Road Worker Has DWI Arraignment Reset

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville woman convicted in the death of a road worker had her arraignment for the last of three DWI charges reset, officials say. Jo Jackson, 53, is serving a nine-month sentence after pleading guilty to two of her three DWI charges from the summer of 2014. Jackson had an arraignment scheduled for Oct. 15, but it was reset to Jan. 7, according to a court official. Following her negligent homicide conviction in June 2012, Jackson received […]

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    HBO To Offer Standalone Online Streaming Service In 2015

    (KFSM) – Speaking at the Time Warner Inc. Investor Meeting on Wednesday (Oct. 15), HBO CEO Richard Plelper announced that the company would offer a stand-alone HBO streaming service in 2015, according to a news release. HBO is home to popular shows like “Game of Thrones” and “The Newsroom,” and previously, in order to watch its shows online, one needed an HBO Go account. The only way to get an HBO Go account was to have an already-existing HBO subscription […]

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    Springdale Man Sentenced To 97 Months For Child Porn

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Springdale man was sentenced to 97 months for child pornography on Oct. 15, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Michael R. Pankey, 45, of Springdale was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on March 21. He was sentenced on Wednesday to a little more than eight years in prison without the possibility of parole and ten years of supervised release for knowing receipt of images of […]

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    Police: Sex Offender Spied On 16-Year-Old While She Showered, Raped Her

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A registered sex offender was arrested on Oct. 15 in Springdale after police say he spied on a 16-year-old girl while she showered and had previously raped her when she was younger. Harry Robinson, 50, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 8:04 a.m. and faces charges of rape, voyeurism and an unspecified civil matter, according to the jail’s intake report. On Oct. 10, police received a report that a 16-year-old girl had been showering […]

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    Six Vehicles Involved In Fayetteville Accident

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Six vehicles were involved in a Fayetteville accident on Wednesday morning (Oct. 15), police say. The accident took place at College Avenue and Sunbridge Drive. One person was transported to a local hospital, according to police. Of the six vehicles that were in the accident, only three had significant damage.

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    President Clinton Scheduled To Return To Arkansas For More Campaigning

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – President Bill Clinton is scheduled to return to The Natural State for some more campaign stops, according to a news release. Clinton was in Fayetteville and Rogers on Oct. 7 to stop at two different political events.  The president is scheduled to make stops in Hot Springs, Hope, North Little Rock, Pine Bluff and Forrest City on Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, the release states. In Hot Springs, he’ll speak at the Farmer’s Market, in Hope, he’ll […]

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    Police: Cornerstone Specialty Pharmacy Robbed, Man Takes 10 Bottles Of Pills

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A man robbed the Cornerstone Specialty Pharmacy and took 10 bottles of pills before being arrested by authorities, police say. Christopher Joiner, 32, of Huntington, Calif.  was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 14), according to the jail’s intake log. Joiner faces charges of aggravated assault, commercial burglary, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, fleeing, reckless driving, speeding, driving left of center, no turn signal, failure to stop […]

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    Former UAFS Professor Sentenced To Five Years For Child Porn

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A former University of Arkansas – Fort Smith professor was sentenced to five years in prison for child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge. Travis Brown, 45, of Fort Smith was sentenced to 60 months in prison without the possibility of parole, followed by 60 months of supervised release for receipt of child pornography, the release states. Brown pleaded guilty to the charge of receipt […]

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    Power Outage Hits Van Buren High School

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – A power outage hit the Van Buren High School on Tuesday (Oct. 14), an official with Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative said. The power outage was caused by an electric issue with the school’s equipment. It actually had nothing to do with Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, according to officials. The school called the power company and asked them to make some adjustments to the power levels on their end so school employees could work on the high […]

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    Police: Level Four Sex Offender Living In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A level four sex offender has started living within the city limits of Rogers, police say. The Rogers Police Department has a policy of informing the public when a level four sex offender moves to the area, according to police. Civin Everett Foster, the level four sex offender, lives at 1309 E. New Hope Rd, police said. He is legally allowed to live at that address as it is not within 2,000 feet of a public or private elementary […]


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