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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
  • Bobby Martin

    Police: Lavaca Man Chokes Girl, Gives Her Pot

    LAVACA (KFSM) – A Lavaca man is behind bars after authorities say he choked a girl and gave her marijuana on Monday (Sept. 8). Bobby Martin, 42, was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and faces charges of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, driving while intoxicated, endangering the welfare of a minor and aggravated assault, according to a news release. On Sept. 8, the Lavaca Police Department and Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office came to Martin’s residence on Bugscuffle Road in […]

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    Three Men Arrested In Washington County Burglary Investigation

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Three men were arrested in a burglary investigation on Tuesday (Sept. 9), deputies say. Ronald D. Hale, 53, of Canehill, Ronald A. Hale, 24, of Lincoln, and Shawn R. Sewell, 29, of Lincoln were booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Sept. 9, and all three face charges of residential burglary, theft of property, possessing instruments of crime, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, according to deputies. On Tuesday evening deputies were […]

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    NWACC Enrollment Shows Increase During Fall

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Northwest Arkansas Community College announced slightly higher enrollment figures for the fall 2014 semester, according to a news release. The college enrolled 8,164 students in the fall of 2014, and that was an increase of 0.77 percent over the fall semester in 2013, the release states. The unofficial census was released on Tuesday (Sept. 9), the 11th day of classes for the fall semester. The figure is up 62 students from the 8,102 student head count on […]

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    Seven Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Benton County Drug Bust

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Benton County detectives seized guns, money and marijuana from a 65-year-old Rogers man’s home on Monday (Sept. 8). Authorities said Larry Burch was booked into the Benton County Jail Monday night. He faces multiple charges including, simultaneous possession of firearms and drugs, possession of firearms by certain persons and possession with intent to deliver controlled substance. The Benton County Special Operations Division conducted an investigation at Burch’s home located at 1602 W. Green Acres Dr. in Rogers, which ultimately led to a search […]

  • Stephen Urich

    Fayetteville Man Pleads No Contest To Sex Assault, Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man pleaded no contest to a sexual assault charge on Sept. 8 and was sentenced to 60 days in jail, officials say. Stephen M. Urich, 61, was booked into the Benton County Detention Center on Sept. 8 after pleading no contest to second-degree sexual assault. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and then 10 years of supervised probation, according to officials. After he is released, he is not allowed to have any […]

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    Police: Sallisaw Student Found With Pellet Gun At School

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – A Sallisaw High School student was taken into custody on Tuesday morning (Sept. 9) after bringing an airsoft gun to school, police say. The student was taken into custody around 11:27 a.m., and police were originally alerted by a mother of a student who received a text message from her daughter saying someone at the school had a gun, according to police. Police responded, and when they arrived, they were met by school officials that advised them the […]

  • NuvZN

    Arkansas Toy Company Announces Layoffs, Closing Of Facility

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Arkansas-based toymaker Nuvzn Technologies, LLC announced on Sept. 5 that it would layoff 24 workers and stop its manufacturing operations in the U.S., according to a news release. Nuvzn Technologies was a local manufacturing company that worked with Walmart and Redman & Associates, LLC in connection with a Made in the USA initiative, the release states. In Oct., 2013 Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Nuvzn Technologies and Walmart were going to join together to bring back manufacturing […]

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    Victim Identified In Fayetteville Stabbing Death

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The name of the victim in the stabbing death that took place on Saturday (Sept. 6) has been released by authorities. Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa was identified as the man who was stabbed fatally in the neck at the Econo Lodge at 1000 S. Futrall Dr. in Fayetteville, authorities said. He was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, according to authorities. Three suspects thought to be involved in the incident were arrested and booked into […]

  • Oklahoma Health Department

    Oklahoma Department Of Health Testing For Widespread Respiratory Virus

    OKLAHOMA (KFSM) – A widespread respiratory virus known as human enterovirus 68 has affected hundreds of young children across the U.S., and now Oklahoma officials are testing some patients for the virus, authorities say. The respiratory virus has already sent dozens of children in Colorado to intensive care units at various hospitals, according to CBS. Although cases of the virus have been confirmed in other states like Missouri, none have been confirmed yet in Oklahoma, according to Laurence Burnsed, head of the […]

  • Van Buren School District

    Van Buren Superintendent Receives Letter Alleging Constitutional Violations

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Van Buren School District Superintendent Kerry Schneider received a letter on Monday (Sept. 8) from the Freedom From Religion Foundation alleging that constitutional violations took place at a Van Buren school on Sept. 3, officials say. The letter states an assembly that violated constitutional rights took place at Central Elementary School at 913 N. 24th St. Students were told that the assembly was for “everyone,” and there were games and snacks, according to the letter. When students arrived […]

  • Cory Ryan

    Suspects In Deadly Fayetteville Stabbing Booked Into Jail

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The three men Fayetteville police say were involved in Saturday’s deadly stabbing were booked into jail Monday, following questioning by authorities. Cory Lee Ryan faces a charge of capital murder, while Erick Picker and Stephen Scott face charges of being accomplices to capital murder. All remained in jail Monday night without bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The three suspects also face charges of theft of property and aggravated robbery. Police said they were involved […]

  • Alma Police

    Alma Police Warn Of New Scam

    ALMA (KFSM) – The Alma Police Department has released information on a new scam working its way through the city on Friday (Sept. 1). A scammer was calling businesses and residences on Friday posing as a representative of the Alma Basketball Team, police said. The scammer said they were selling ads for the upcoming seasons program, charging $500, according to police. Alma Basketball Coach Stan Flenor confirmed that this was a scam, and the person was not affiliated with the […]


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