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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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    Two Injured In Rollover Accident In Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Two people were hospitalized in a single-vehicle rollover accident in Springdale on Sunday evening (July 20), police said. The incident happened around 6:11 p.m. at Briggs Equipment at 477 E. Robinson Ave., according to police. A gray Chevrolet Blazer was traveling eastbound on Robinson Avenue and attempted to turn into the Briggs Equipment parking lot. The vehicle was going too fast, and it rolled over, police said. Two people were inside the vehicle when the incident occurred. Both were taken […]

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    Bikes, Blues & BBQ Set To Expand To Arvest Ballpark

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The City of Springdale has announced that Arvest Ballpark will host a large expansion of the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Motorcycle Rally in the fall, according to a news release. The rally’s new Springdale venue will host a car show, vintage bike show, steak cooking contest, live music and more on Sept. 26 and 27, the release states. “Utlizing Arvest Ballpark for the expansion of Bikes, Blues & BBQ was made possible by the recent completion of […]

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    Farmington Gas Station Clerk Refuses To Give Would-Be Robber Money

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) – With a shotgun pointed at him, a cashier at a Farmington gas station refused to hand over money to a would-be robber, according to Farmington police. The clerk was working at the Green Oak Center at 243 W. Main St. when a man with a shotgun came into the store, put a black bag on the counter and told the clerk to give him money, police said.  The suspect, a white male approximately 170 to 180 pounds and six […]

  • Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment Falls Short On Signatures

      LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The proposed Arkansas alcoholic beverage amendment that would enable all counties in the state to sell booze whether they were previously wet or dry fell short of the required number of signatures, officials say. In total, the initiative had 61,000 signatures verified by the office of the Arkansas secretary of state. The initiative needed 78,133 total to be included on the upcoming November ballot, according to officials. This means that organizers with the group Let Arkansas […]

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    Warrant Of Seizure Issued Against Fort Smith Woman With Approximately 200 Cats

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A warrant of seizure has been issued against a Fort Smith woman on Friday (July 18) with approximately 200 cats, according to a news release for JoAnn Barton with the Sebastian County Humane Society. Suzanne Lafontaine was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and is facing a animal cruelty charge. “There were 203 that were removed alive, probably four that we found in the house that were deceased and then another 15 in the freezers,” Sebastian […]

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    Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Initiative Falls Short Of Signature Goal

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A ballot initiative to increase the Arkansas minimum wage did not meet the required number of signatures to get on the November ballot, according to the Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office. The signatures were originally submitted on July 7, and a total of 62,507 valid signatures were needed to get the ballot initiative approved, according to Little Rock attorney David Couch. The group behind the initiative, Give Arkansas A Raise Now, aims to raise […]

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    LeFlore And Sequoyah Counties Not Releasing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – Court clerks in two Oklahoma counties have decided not to issue same-sex marriage licenses following a ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finding Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages unconstitutional, according to officials. Officials in court clerk offices within both LeFlore and Sequoyah county told 5NEWS they had no plans to being issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The reason behind their decision was that the appeals court issued a stay on its ruling pending an appeal. As a result, neither […]

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    Suspect Arrested After A Rogers Man Was Attacked And His Dogs Protected Him

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers man living in the 2000 block of West Oak Street was attacked in his home by two suspects on June 2, and his two dogs helped to protect him, according to an arrest report. Joshua Wilson, 25, of Bentonville was arrested after police identified him as one of the two suspects involved in the fight with the Rogers man, according to the report. The Rogers Police Department arrived at the residence at 5:39 p.m. on June […]

  • Gay Marriage

    Court Makes Major Ruling On Oklahoma’s Gay Marriage Ban

    OKLAHOMA (KFOR) – The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has made a big ruling on a case involving the Oklahoma gay marriage ban, according to a report from affiliate station KFOR. The ruling states that’s Oklahoma’s law is unconstitutional, saying, that gay couples have a right to be married, and that right is protected by the constitution, the report states. “The Court has been vigilant in striking down impermissible constraints on the right to marriage, but there is nothing in […]

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    Heavener Woman Accused Of Animal Cruelty, 101 Animals Confiscated

    HEAVENER, OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – A LeFlore County woman was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after authorities found approximately 101 animals living within her home and on her property, according to an incident report. Ann-Marie Duhon was arrested at her home on Mount Pleasant Road near Heavener after deputies served her with a felony arrest warrant, the report states. Upon arrival at the home, deputies told her about the warrant, and she said she had an 11-year-old daughter in her […]

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    Sen. Pryor Agrees To Participate In Second Televised Debate

    Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., has agreed to be part of a second televised debate, according to a news release on Thursday (July 17). Pryor’s campaign announced that the senator had accepted a second debate with Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to be held on Oct. 14, the release states. The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville will host the debate, and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor it, according to the release. “The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has proposed a traditional […]

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    Police: Woman’s Car Broken Into While She Shops At X-Mart

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – The Fort Smith Police Department is investigating a theft case, in which, a woman’s car was broken into on July 14 while she shopped at X-Mart, according to a news release Thursday (July 17). The incident happened at 12:45 p.m. at the X-Mart store located at 3800 Century Dr., the release states. The victim, shopping with her friend, came outside and found her passenger-side window shattered, according to the release. A purse and Garmin GPS unit […]