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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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    WATCH: Chicago Student Seeks Kisses With “Mistletoe Contraption”

    CHICAGO (KFSM) – Well. . . ’tis the season. One Chicago student walked throughout the city with a “mistletoe kissing contraption” to get people to lock lips with him, and it actually worked. Multiple women took him up on his offer, too. Video courtesy: Blake Gribsby

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    Springdale Police Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Raping 12-Year-Old Girl

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department arrested a man on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl, authorities say. Junior Clement, 18, of Springdale was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Dec. 11 at 1:40 a.m., according to the jail’s intake report. He faces a charge of rape, jail records state. On Dec. 9, investigators conducted a forensic interview with the victim, and she said that three weeks before the interview, a drunken Clement grabbed her by the neck […]

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    One Hospitalized After Bicycle Collides With Car In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – One person was hospitalized after a bicycle collided with a car in Fayetteville on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 11), officials say. The incident happened in front of Hardee’s at 2190 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., according to emergency personnel. The condition of the person injured is not known at this time. It happened before 3:45 p.m.

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    Walmart Plans To Pay More To Workers Making Minimum Wage In “Early 2015″

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Retail giant Walmart plans to pay more next year to its workers making minimum wage, according to a spokesman for the company. There is no exact timetable yet, but the spokesman said that it would likely happen in the first quarter of 2015. No details were given on just how much of a raise workers currently paid minimum wage could expect, either, the spokesman said. Walmart said of its 1.3 million workers, less than 6,000 are paid minimum wage. […]

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    Carrie Underwood Scheduled To Perform At Thunder On The Mountain

    OZARK (KFSM) – Country music star Carrie Underwood is scheduled to perform at the 2015 Thunder on the Mountain event in Ozark, according to a schedule on their website. Other musicians performing include Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, LoCash Cowboys and more, according to the schedule. The event is scheduled for June 26-28, 2015, the schedule states. For more information, click here. 

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    Sen. Pryor Is Engaged To Be Married, Officials Say

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., is engaged to be married, according to a tweet from one of Mike Ross’ staff members. The Democratic senator’s new fiancé is Joi Whitfield, the tweet states. Congratulations to @SenMarkPryor and his new fiancé, Joi Whitfield, on their engagement. They are two truly terrific people. #ARSen — Brad Howard (@BradHoward06) December 11, 2014 Pryor mentioned Whitfield in his farewell speech to the Senate, saying, “God has also brought an old sweetheart back into my […]

  • 25 People Released from the Hospital After Ammonia Leak At Tyson Plant

    ROGERS (KFSM) – All 25 people who were hospitalized with inhalation injuries after an ammonia leak at a Rogers Tyson plant Wednesday (Dec. 10) have been treated and released, hospital officials said. The patients were either taken by ambulance or drove themselves to Mercy Hospital in Rogers or Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, officials said. The ammonia leak happened around 3:30 p.m. at the Tyson Chick ‘n Quick at 400 W. Olrich St., according to the Rogers Fire Department, which […]

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    Jury Trial Scheduled For Siloam Springs Teacher Accused Of Sex With A Student

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Siloam Springs teacher accused of having sex with a student has a jury trial scheduled for July 28, 2015, officials say. Mary F. McCormick, 32, was arrested in August on suspicion of raping and exchanging explicit photographs with a 13-year-old boy. She was later released on a $50,000 bond. On Sept. 11, she resigned from her job, officials say. She’ll be back in court for a pretrial hearing on Wednesday, according to officials. Siloam Springs detectives began investigating […]

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    Meth, Cash Seized In Waldron Drug Arrest

    WALDRON (KFSM) – A man was arrested by the Waldron Police Department in a meth case, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Guillermo Lopez was arrested and booked into the Scott County Detention Center, authorities say. He faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, the post states. Both methamphetamine and an undisclosed amount of cash were confiscated during the arrest, according to the post.  

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    Walmart Gets New Chief Operating Officer

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Retail giant Walmart got a new chief operating officer, according to a news release. Judith McKenna, who previously served as chief development officer, has been promoted to chief operating officer and will assume her new job duties immediately, the release states. She is taking over for Gisel Ruiz, who was promoted to executive vice president of Walmart’s International People Division, according to the release. Ruiz will also assume her new job duties right away, the release states. […]

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    Letterman’s Final “Late Show” Broadcast Scheduled

    (KFSM) – David Letterman will host his final broadcast of the Late Show on May 20, 2015, according to a news release. “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corporation. “It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.” The late-night talk […]

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    Van Buren Police Seek Suspect Of High-Speed Chase

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The Van Buren Police Department is looking for a suspect they believe was involved in a high-speed chase from earlier this month, according to a news release. Bryan W. Tyler, 29, is wanted in reference to multiple outstanding warrants, including failure to appear and petition to revoke, police said. A petition to revoke warrant is often issued if a suspect breaks stipulations of a parole or a suspended sentence. The high-speed chase police say he was […]


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