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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
  • Ten Commandments Law

    Senate Passes Bill Allowing 10 Commandments Monument At State Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas Senate passed a bill on Wednesday (March 25) that would allow a 10 Commandments monument on the grounds of the capitol, officials said. The bill passed with a vote of 27-3, according to legislators. Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, filed the bill on March 9 at 2:25 p.m., and it is called SB 939, according to legislative records. The bill states that the Arkansas Secretary of State may “permit and arrange for the placement on […]

  • white rock mountain

    Boy Who Fell From White Rock Mountain Still In Critical Condition, 911 Call Released

    FRANKLIN COUNTY (KFSM) – An eight-year-old boy who fell from a bluff at White Rock Mountain on Friday (March 20) is still in critical condition, authorities say. The boy and a 35-year-old man identified as Shane Trotter were with a Tulsa camping group when they fell 60 feet off a bluff near the gazebo on White Rock Mountain. The father was dead when first responders arrived, and the child was airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock in critical […]

  • severe weather

    Weather Blog: Storms Move Through Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Stay tuned to this blog for live updates on the weather as storms move through Arkansas.

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    Officials Respond To Fire At Van Buren Sand Plant

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Officials responded to a fire at the Arkhola Sand & Gravel Company on Wednesday afternoon (March 25). The call for the fire came in around 12:05 p.m., officials said. The fire was contained by 12:50 p.m. and started when some plastic storage bags caught fire. Fire Marshal Stanley Clark said he believes the cause is electrical in nature. The area was evacuated as a precaution, fire personnel said. “Everyone just kind of evacuated from the area – […]

  • James Bradley

    Homeless Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville police arrested a homeless man on March 21 on suspicion of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, authorities say. James Bradley was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 3:10 p.m. and faces charges of parole violation and second-degree sexual assault, according to jail records. On March 6, police were called to Kamp Laundry at 549 W. 15th St. in reference to a sexual assault report. Once there, officers spoke with an 11-year-old girl who said […]

  • Drone

    VIDEO: See A Washington County Controlled Burn From The Sky

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – On Monday (March 23), Bill McKinney’s Wildland conducted a prescribed burn at Fayetteville’s Woolsey Wet Prairie. A drone was brought in to capture an aerial view of the burn. Watch the footage below.

  • Knighe T. Rhoden

    Fort Smith Police Arrest Vietnamese Restaurant Shooting Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Police Department arrested a man on Tuesday (March 24) accused of shooting at the Pho Vietnam restaurant in the 2200 block of Rogers Avenue, according to a news release. Knighe T. Rhoden was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and faces charges of terroristic act and felon in possession of a firearm, police said. Police said the shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday night (March 24). The owner Erick Nguyen and his […]

  • World Gym

    Lawsuit: World Gym Manager Owes More Than $475,000 In Late Rent

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The manager of World Gym owes more than $475,000 in late rent payments, according to a lawsuit filed in Benton County Circuit Court. World Gym closed its doors this week at the Bentonville and Lowell facilities due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a note found at the businesses. One Bentonville World Gym is at 2614 SE J St., and the other is at 2103 SW Regional Airport Blvd. The Lowell location is at 1607 Empire St. The […]

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    Weather Pictures: Storms Move Through Arkansas

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Check out some of the amazing weather pictures sent to us as storms moved through Arkansas.

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    Culpepper Place Evacuated Due To Smoke, Officials Say

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)  – The Culpepper Place assisted living center in Fayetteville was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon due to smoke, officials say. The facility is at 4461 N. Crossover Rd. Fire personnel responded after smoke was found to be coming from the motor of an HVAC unit, according to officials. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident, and as of 5 p.m., residents were allowed back into the building, fire personnel said.

  • Security

    Prairie Grove Police Department Seeks Credit Card Fraud Suspect

    PRAIRIE GROVE (KFSM) – The Prairie Grove Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a credit card theft suspect, according to a post on their Facebook page. Police said the suspect has been using fraudulent credit cards throughout Northwest Arkansas. The male suspect is pictured in the bottom corner of the photo below. In anyone has information on the suspect’s identity or location, they are encouraged to contact the Prairie Grove Police Department at 479-846-3270 or the […]

  • Bone

    Fort Smith Resident Finds Possible Human Bone

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith resident called police on March 21 to report that he had found what appeared to be a human femur bone, according to an incident report from the Fort Smith Police Department. The bone was found near the Indian Mount Mobile Home Park on Cavanaugh Road, the report states. Police arrived at the mobile home park and located the caller. He said he lived across the street from the hill where the bone was […]

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