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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
  • Charles Briley

    Carroll County Deputies Arrest Suspected Rapist At Sex Offender’s Home

    GREEN FOREST (KFSM) – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested a person of interest in a Boone County rape case at the home of a registered sex offender near Green Forest, according to a news release. Charles Briley, 38, was booked into the Carroll County jail on Monday (Oct. 27), deputies say. He was wanted on an absconder warrant from multiple law enforcement agencies, according to the release. Deputies originally looked for Briley on Oct. 22, but they were unable […]

  • Theft Suspect

    Police: Man Robbed By Woman He Let Inside To Get A Drink Of Water

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – A Clarksville man was robbed by a woman he let inside his home to get a drink of water, police say. The suspect pictured at right showed up at the man’s front door on Oct. 24 seeking a drink of water, and he let her in. After she left, he realized that the woman had taken his wallet and a bank bag, according to police. Inside the wallet were the victim’s ID, credit cards and checks, police […]

  • Arkansas Missouri Railroad

    Lawsuits Filed In Railroad Crash Near West Fork

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two lawsuits were filed against the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad after the crash on Oct. 16 that left 44 people injured, according to court documents. The lawsuits were filed in Washington County on Oct. 27 on behalf of Margaret K. Harkins, of Lowell, and Corliss Johnson, of Rogers, court documents state. Both were riding the excursion train when the crash occurred, and their lawsuits state that the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad was negligent in protecting its passengers during the trip. Both […]

  • Fort Smith Good Samaritan Finds And Returns Lost Heirloom Wallet

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An unnamed good Samaritan in Fort Smith found a man’s lost heirloom wallet and returned it to him anonymously via the mail. Tom Cook was admitted to Sparks Regional Medical Center with a life threatening issue and released on Thursday (Oct. 23). Between his room and the parking lot he lost his wallet, according to Cook. The wallet is special because it was left to him by his grandfather before he died, Cook said. Upset, Cook […]

  • Photo courtesy: Buzzfeed

    VIDEO: These 11 Dogs Are VERY Sorry For What They Did

    (KFSM) – Many have seen it before, the “sad puppy dog eyes.” A dog owner comes home and finds cushions on the couch torn and fluff scattered all across the living room. No, the mess wasn’t caused by a burglar. . . it was a furry four-legged animal that is likely hiding for fear of punishment. When they’re found, they give a trademark “sorry” look that is sometimes hard to stay angry at. Of course, depending on what was destroyed, […]

  • Credit Card Theft

    Springdale Police Seek Credit Card Theft Suspect

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department is looking for a suspect thought to be using a stolen credit card, authorities say. The suspect used the card at a Springdale Walmart, and he drove away in a red sports car, police said. The credit card and other items purchased with it were stolen out of a vehicle between Oct. 20 and Oct. 24, according to police. Anyone who can identify the suspect is encouraged to call the Springdale Police Department […]

  • Darius Lamell Collier

    Fayetteville Student One Of 12 Suspects In Prostitution Sting

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One of the 12 people arrested in a prostitution sting late last week in Benton County is a student in the Fayetteville School District, school district officials said. Darius Collier, 19, faces charges of trafficking of persons, endangering the welfare of a minor, fleeing and loitering, deputies said. Collier is enrolled at the Agee-Lierly Life Preparation Services (ALLPs) center, which serves as Fayetteville High School’s Alternative Learning Program, said Alan Wilbourn,  Fayetteville schools spokesman.  Wilbourn said the district is investigating […]

  • Walmart

    Walmart Now Selling Used Video Games

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Walmart made the announcement on Monday (Oct. 28) that the retail giant has officially started selling used video games, according to a news release. The store is selling pre-owned video games in 1,700 stores and now competes with other businesses that sell used video games like Gamestop and GameXChange, according to officials. In March, Walmart began to accept used games for the first time in the store’s history. Customers could trade in used games for a Walmart gift card […]

  • michael tate reed

    Local Man Who Destroyed Oklahoma Ten Commandments Monument Faces Multiple Charges

    OKLAHOMA CITY (KFSM) – A Roland man accused of crashing his car into a controversial Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol building is being held at the Oklahoma County Jail on multiple charges. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, around 7 p.m. on Oct. 23, troopers received a report that someone had driven their vehicle into the Ten Commandments monument, destroying it, then abandoned the vehicle. Michael Tate Reed Jr., 29, was detained Oct. 24 by the Federal Protective […]

  • KKK Letter

    KKK Fliers Distributed In Bentonville Neighborhood

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Bentonville woman called authorities and said she and several of her neighbors received Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda on their doorsteps on Friday morning (Oct. 24), authorities say. The letter identifies the KKK as a Christian organization and is addressed to “ladies.” It asks the “ladies of America” if they’re tired of: The liberal public school systems teaching children that being a homosexual is a normal way of life Other non-Christian teachings and the absence of voluntary […]

  • Elm Springs Arkansas

    State Investigates Elm Springs Disposal Field

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is investigating whether the town of Elm Springs is properly maintaining an evaporation field where liquid waste is disposed of, officials say. State investigators traveled to Elm Springs on Thursday (Oct. 16) to examine the field and are putting together a written report on whether the field has been maintained properly as spelled out in the town’s state permit, according to officials. Another name for the 6.2-acre piece of land […]

  • Rogers Fire Department 2

    Rogers Fire Department Responds To Lumber Truck On Fire

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department responded to a lumber truck on fire near Interstate 49 on Friday (Oct. 24) before 4:45 p.m., according to a post on their Facebook page. The truck is at the Kum & Go gas station near Interstate 49 and AR 264, the post states. The Lowell Fire Department is assisting in the incident, according to the post. Stay tuned to 5NEWS for more information on this story as it becomes available.


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