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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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    Gov.-Elect Hutchinson Announces New Insurance Commissioner

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Republican Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson announced a new insurance commissioner for Arkansas on Wednesday (Dec. 17), according to a news release. Hutchinson announced that Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock, would take on the position, the release states. “I am pleased to announce Representative Allen Kerr as my new Insurance Commissioner,” he said. “Along with his experience in the legislature and his breadth of knowledge in the insurance industry, Allen will also bring with him a fresh look […]

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    Four-Year-Old Girl Who Died In Fort Smith Fire Identified

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The four-year-old girl who died in an apartment fire in Fort Smith on Tuesday morning (Dec. 16) was identified as Erin Tash, officials say. Her parents were identified as Aaron Tash and Jessica Tucker, and her brother was identified as Tristan, according to the landlord. The fire took place at 310 S. 14th St. Aaron Tash was also injured in the fire and treated at the scene, officials said. Jessica Tash was at work when the fire […]

  • Courtesy: Jolene Creighton

    VIDEO: Pit Bull Is Terrified Of Pineapple

    (KFSM) – Something about this pineapple is very suspicious. . . at least to the pit bull barking at it. The pit bull’s owner tries to tell her that the pineapple is harmless, but the dog doesn’t seem to be falling for it. When the pineapple is moved closer to the dog, the dog backs away, scared the fruit will attack. Watch this hilarious video and share it with friends who need a good laugh.

  • Photo courtesy of the City of Fayetteville.

    Marinas To Be Closed At Lake Fayetteville And Lake Sequoyah

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The marinas at Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah will be closed for a few weeks, according to a news release. From Dec. 24 until Jan. 14, 2015, they will remain unavailable to the public, the release states. Boat stalls in the marinas will be available to rent at Lake Fayetteville. The prices are $250 for a Fayetteville resident and $325 for those that live outside city limits, the release states.

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    Company In Lowell Invests $2 Million In Expansion, Adds Jobs

    LOWELL (KFSM) – One company in Lowell is investing $2 million in an expansion and adding new jobs to the area, according to a news release. Wachter Inc., a national provider of electrical, data, communications, automation and other building systems, announced on Dec. 16 that it was expanding its Lowell facility, adding 20 new jobs, the release states. This new expansion brings the company’s employment number to 260 in Lowell, according to the release. Wachter Inc., was founded in 1930 by […]

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    Trials Rescheduled For Two Washington County Capital Murder Suspects

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Trials for two Washington County capital murder suspects have been rescheduled, officials say. Scott Rocha, 36, accused of killing his mother and then making a beer run, had his trial rescheduled to March 16, according to court officials. Brock Atkins, 19, accused of fatally stabbing a woman in Tontitown, had his trial rescheduled to April 13, officials said.  

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    Benton County Prosecutor-Elect Won’t Commission Rogers City Attorney In 2015

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Benton County Prosecutor-elect Nathan Smith has decided not to commission Rogers City Attorney Ben Lipscomb as deputy prosecuting attorney in 2015, according to a letter from Smith. “It has been the long-standing policy of the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to commission elected city attorneys. . . to prosecute state misdemeanor offenses in their cities. I feel I must depart from this policy in Mr. Lipscomb’s case because of his decision to refuse to engage in plea […]

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    Tyson Foods Gets New Animal Well-Being Programs Leader

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods has selected a new leader to oversee animal well-being efforts for the company, according to the news release. Dr. Christine Daugherty has been named vice president-Animal Well-Being Programs and Technology, replacing Dr. Dean Danilson who is retiring after 26 years with the company,” the release states. Daugherty’s new responsibilities will include leading the company’s commitment to proper farm animal treatment and overseeing the Tyson FarmCheck program, according to the release. She will also handle managing […]

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    Police: Rogers Mother And Child Bitten By Pit Bull

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A mother and two-year-old child were bitten by a pit bull in Rogers around 1:45 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 11), police say. The pit bull belonged to the family it attacked, and the dog is now in the custody of animal control, according to police. The animal has been quarantined. Medics from the Rogers Fire Department came to the 1100 block of West Poplar Street to deal with situation, police said. The injuries received by the mother […]

  • Courtesy: Kenna Patterson

    Clarksville Jr. High School Makes Anti-Bullying Taylor Swift Lip Dub Video

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – The Clarksville Jr. High School students got together and made an anti-bullying lip dub video set to a popular song from Taylor Swift. The music is set to her hit song “Shake It Off.” Be sure to share this fun video with friends.

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    Greenwood Buildings Damaged By Wind From Storm

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Two Greenwood buildings were damaged by wind from Sunday evening’s storm (Dec. 14), police say. The Greenwood Democrat building and new police station (which is still being built) were both in need of repair after the storm, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page. Part of the metal roof on the Greenwood Democrat building was peeled off, and the trusses on the new police station collapsed, the post states.  

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    Police: Brass Sign Stolen From Waldron Theatre

    WALDRON (KFSM) – The Waldron Police Department is looking for the people responsible for stealing a brass sign from a local theatre, according to a post on the city of Waldron’s Facebook account. The sign was stolen from the Scott Theatre and reads “K. Lee Williams,” the post states. It weighs approximately 200 pounds, according to the post. The theatre is at 281 S. Main St. If anyone has information about the stolen sign, they are encouraged to call the Waldron […]


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