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Curt Lanning is from Russellville, Arkansas.

He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with his master's degree in multimedia journalism.

Curt loves covering technology, breaking news, and anything related to The Natural State.

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  • NAthan Rotramel

    Cedarville Man Pleads Guilty To Second-Degree Murder, Gets 20 Years

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – A Cedarville man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday morning (April 13), officials say. Nathan Rotramel, 31, pleaded guilty to killing Brian Fisher, who was found shot near Cedarville on Aug. 2, 2014, according to authorities. The convict was sentenced to 20 years in prison with an additional 10 years suspended, according to Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune. Fisher’s family was at the courthouse and said they were in agreement with the plea and sentence, McCune […]

  • Sen. Eddie Williams

    Bill Signed Into Law Adding $25 Fine For Crimes Committed Near Children

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill on Wednesday (April 8) adding a $25 fine for any individual convicted of a crime that involves a child or that was committed in the presence of a child, according to legislative records. The bill was called SB 867, and it was filed by Sen. Eddie Williams, R-Cabot, on March 9. Now that the legislation has been signed into law, it is called Act 1220. The $25 court fine is […]

  • Jon Woods

    Gov. Hutchinson Signs Bill Allowing Ark. Distillers To Produce Hard Cider

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill on Wednesday (April 8) allowing Arkansas distillers to produce hard cider, according to legislative records. Hutchinson signed the bill at 2:14 p.m. on Wednesday. It was originally known as SB 1032, but once signed into law, it became known as Act 1237, legislative records state. The new hard cider law passed the Senate on March 25 with a vote of 30-1 but then the House voted it down on March 30 […]

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    Report: Arkansas Has Second-Highest Combined State & Local Sales Tax In U.S.

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Arkansas has the second-highest combined state and local sales tax in the country, according to a report from Tax Foundation. The report, published on April 8, analyzed local sales tax rates and state sales tax rates across the country at the start of 2015. The Arkansas state tax rate is 6.5 percent, and the average local tax rate is 2.76 percent, adding up to a combined total of 9.26 percent, the report states. The combined rate is […]

  • David Duffin

    Chicago Man Accused Of Kidnapping Underage Girl Arrested In Decatur

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Chicago man is in custody after deputies say he kidnapped an underage Illinois girl. David Duffin, 45, was booked into the Benton County Jail and faces charges of rape and kidnapping, jail records state. Duffin had been using the Internet to communicate with a juvenile from Chicago since October 2014, deputies said. On Saturday (April 4), Duffin and the juvenile left Chicago and traveled to Northwest Arkansas, renting a room from Motel 6 in Bentonville, according […]

  • Ten Commandments Law

    Gov. Hutchinson Signs Bill To Allow 10 Commandments Monument At Capitol

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill on Wednesday (April 8) allowing a monument of the 10 Commandments to be displayed at the Capitol, according to legislative records. The bill, called SB 939, had previously passed the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate to be delivered to the governor on April 1. Hutchinson signed the bill on Wednesday at 2:12 p.m., and the law became known as Act 1231, legislative records state. Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, filed […]

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    Benton County Deputies Seize $83,000 Worth Of Meth

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County deputies seized $83,000 worth of methamphetamine on Tuesday (April 7) during a special operation in both Bentonville and Rogers, according to a news release. The drug bust resulted in a total of 830 grams of meth being seized, along with one firearm, deputies said. Federal agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration participated in the investigation and arrests, officials said. The following individuals were arrested in the case: Kevin Hull, 41, of Springdale faces a […]

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    Rogers Police Seek Suspected Scooter Thief

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department is looking for a suspected scooter thief, according to a post on their Facebook page. On April 1 at 11:50 p.m., police say the suspect pictured below went into a garage that was accidentally left open at a residence in Shadow Valley and stole a Razor electric scooter. He also entered a vehicle in the garage and stole multiple pieces of jewelry, the post states. If anyone knows the identity of the suspect, they are […]

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    Memorial Service Scheduled For Former U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt

    HARRISON (KFSM) – A memorial service has been scheduled for former U.S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, who died on April 1 at the age of 92. The service will take place in Harrison on May 4 at the First Presbyterian Church. The church is at 220 N. Arbor Dr., and the memorial service starts at 2 p.m.

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    Tractor-Trailer Loses Brakes, Runs Off Road To Avoid Construction Worker

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – A tractor-trailer in LeFlore County lost the use of its brakes and swerved off the road to avoid hitting a construction worker on Wednesday morning (April 8) at 10:11 a.m., according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP). Wendall Barnes, 42, of Mena was driving a 1999 Freightliner north on US 259 near Big Cedar when the incident occurred, authorities said. Barnes was approaching a flag man and a previously stopped 2002 Ford pickup truck when he realized he’d […]

  • Katherine Juarez

    Police Make Arrest In Theft Case Three Hours After Requesting Public’s Help

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department made an arrest in a debit card theft case on Wednesday (April 8) within three hours of asking for the public’s help, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Katherine Juarez, 25, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Wednesday at 4:41 p.m. and faces charges of fraudulent use of a credit card and theft of property, jail records state. The Springdale Police Department made a post on their […]

  • First Methodist Church

    Eureka Springs Church Apology Petition Gets Over 16,000 Signatures

    EUREKA SPRINGS (KFSM) – A petition seeking an apology for a Eureka Springs church that says it was kicked out of the town’s 2015 Easter Parade has received more than 16,000 signatures. Members of the First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs say they were barred from the 2015 Easter Parade because they wanted to carry a banner reading, “Jesus loves all.” The church has been in Eureka Springs for 136 years and includes members of the LGBT community within […]


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