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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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Recent Articles
  • Power Tool Theft

    Van Buren Police Seek Power Tool Theft Suspects, Merchandise Worth $1,500

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The Van Buren Police Department is looking for two suspects they say stole $1,500 worth of power tools. The tools were Dewalt brand, and the suspects stole them from the Lowes at  2120 Fayetteville Rd, police said. After stealing the tools, authorities said the suspects left in a white passenger car. According to police, the suspects are thought to be from Sequoyah  County. Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to contact the Van Buren […]

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    Police Identify Washington County Fatal Motorcycle Crash Victim

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police identified the man who died in a motorcycle crash in Washington County on Tuesday (June 23). David L. Scott, 28, of Huntsville was driving a 2004 Honda motorcycle west on U.S. 412 near Arkansas 303 when he struck a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck pulling out onto U.S. 412, police said. The pickup truck was stopped at a yield sign at Arkansas 303 and U.S. 412. Then, the driver of the truck pulled out […]


    Police: DWI Offender Jo Jackson Arrested After Setting Driveway On Fire

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Multiple DWI offender Jo Jackson is back in jail again after police say she set a driveway on fire Tuesday evening (June 23). Jackson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center around 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday (June 24), jail records state. She faces charges of of reckless burning, public intoxication, resisting arrest and fleeing, her intake report states. On Tuesday at 11:02 p.m., police responded to 2670 N. Valencia Ave. in Fayetteville for a call of […]

  • Flooding on Highway 23 at Turner Bend

    Report: More Than $6 Million Worth Of Damage Done During May Flooding

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – More than $6 million worth of damage was done in Arkansas as a result of flooding during May, officials say. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (working with FEMA) estimated the amount after completing preliminary assessments of all of the damage, according to a news release. In total, 370 Arkansas homes were damaged in some way by the flooding that started on May 7, the release states. Damage amounts broken down county by county can be seen […]

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    Officials Respond To Fayetteville Rollover Accident

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Fayetteville officials responded to a rollover accident on Interstate 49 on Wednesday (June 24). The incident took place before 4:50 p.m. near the Porter Road exit, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. The department said the vehicle was rolled over on its roof. It’s unknown at this time if any injuries resulted from the incident.

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    Gas Station Armed Robbery Suspect Sought By Fort Smith Police

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A gas station armed robbery suspect is being sought by Fort Smith police, according to a news release. On Tuesday (June 23) at 11:37 p.m., police responded to the Flash Market on Rogers Avenue for a call regarding an armed robbery that had taken place, according to a news release. The clerk told authorities a slender white man that was nearly six feet tall had entered the business with a revolver and demanded money, the release […]

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    Sebastian Co. Shelter Resuming Adoptions After Puppy Found With Distemper

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – A Sebastian County animal shelter is resuming dog adoptions after a puppy tested positive for Canine Distemper on June 19, according to a news release. The Sebastian County Humane Society ceased all dog adoptions last week after a puppy was found to have the deadly virus. Canine Distemper is a “very serious and often fatal viral illness” that affects dogs, according to the humane society. Shelter vets extensively tested other dogs in the shelter to see if […]

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    FTC Names Five Area Funeral Homes With Pricing Violations

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The Federal Trade Commission has revealed the five funeral homes that it found to have price list disclosure violations during a series of undercover inspections. On May 5, the FTC published a report detailing the results of a series of undercover inspections. Investigators found multiple failures to disclose pricing information to customers as required by the FTC. The inspections were conducted in six states. In Northwest Arkansas, 16 funeral homes were investigated. In May, 5NEWS sent a Freedom of […]

  • Beaver Dam

    Army Corps Of Engineers To Open Beaver Dam Spillway

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – The Army Corps of Engineers is set to open the Beaver Dam spillway, officials said. The spillway releases from Beaver Dam will take place during an unscheduled outage of its hydropower turbines, according to a news release. “Because of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill, rainfall runoff is still causing Beaver Lake to rise,” the Army Corps of Engineers said. “The minimum flood release is required to ensure the lake does not exceed its flood storage […]

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    Ark. Libertarian Party Submits Enough Signatures For 2016 Ballot Access

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Libertarian Party of Arkansas has submitted enough signatures for access to the 2016 ballot, officials say. According to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office, the Arkansas Libertarian Party submitted 15,619 signatures on June 2. They needed 10,000 to gain ballot access for their candidates, and 11,918 signatures were found to be valid, according to a news release. Before Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin can provide a certificate officially recognizing the Arkansas Libertarian Party as […]

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    One Hospitalized After Motorcycle And Truck Crash

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – One person was hospitalized after a motorcycle and pickup truck crash in Madison County on Tuesday morning (June 23), authorities say. Arkansas State Police said the incident took place at Arkansas 303 and U.S. 412 east of Spring Valley. A medical helicopter was called in, but the extent of the person’s injuries is unknown at this time.  

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    Employees Evacuated From Fayetteville Tyson Plant After Fire

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Employees were evacuated from the Tyson plant in Fayetteville after a fire on Monday afternoon (June 22), according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. The plant is at 2615 S. School Ave. Sprinklers activated, and the fire was under control before 3 p.m., according to fire personnel. No injuries were reported from the incident, officials said.


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