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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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    Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Arkansas, Oklahoma Counties

    (KFSM) – The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for multiple Arkansas and Oklahoma counties on Tuesday (March 24). The following Arkansas counties are included in the watch: Benton Carroll Crawford Madison Washington Franklin Sebastian The following Oklahoma counties are included in the watch: Cherokee Muskogee Sequoyah Adair LeFlore The severe thunderstorm watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

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    New Abbot Elected To Subiaco Abbey And Academy

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) –  A new abbot was elected to Subiaco Abbey and Academy, according to a post on their website. Leonard Wangler was elected by the monastic chapter on Tuesday (March 24) as the seventh abbot of Subiaco Abbey and Academy, the post states. Leonard was ordained as a priest on June 6, 1970, and he succeeds Jerome Kodell who served as abbot for 25 years. The Catholic encyclopedia defines an abbot as a title given to a superior of […]

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    Two People Taken To Hospital In Fayetteville Crash

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Two people were taken to a local hospital on Tuesday morning (March 24) after a vehicle crash on North College Avenue, police say. The incident took place before 9:20 a.m. near the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville. A white Hyundai sport utility vehicle and a black car were involved in the crash. The condition of the two people taken to the hospital is unknown at this time, according to police.


    Bella Vista Police Investigate Thefts From Cars, Storage Areas

    BELLA VISTA (KFSM) – The Bella Vista Police Department is investigating numerous thefts from various cars and storage areas, according to a news release. Police began taking calls concerning the thefts on Sunday (March 22), the release states. The thefts took place in the Melanie Drive and Merrit Drive areas of town, and in all the reports, the vehicles and storage areas were unlocked, police said. Anyone with information on the incidents is encouraged to call the Bella Vista Police […]

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    Tontitown Source Gas Line Repaired After Rupturing On Duggar Property

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) – The Source Gas line in Tontitown that ruptured on Monday morning (March 23) after construction crews hit it while digging has been repaired, according to Aaron Owens, spokesman for Source Gas. Temporary repairs were made to the line using specialized clamps that are designed to stop gas from escaping, Owens said. Arbor Acres Avenue was shut down after the Tontitown Fire Department responded to the scene of the explosion at 10:08 a.m. and it reopened just before […]

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    Report: Arkansas Ranked Worst State For Retirement

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Arkansas is the worst state in the nation to retire in, according to a new report from Bankrate.com. The report analyzed cost of living, crime rates, health care quality, tax rates and weather. “At first glance, Arkansas may seem like a good retirement option. Its residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living, and there’s ample opportunity for outdoor recreation in the Natural State. Unfortunately, Arkansas received below-average marks for everything else, including weather, crime, health care, taxes and […]

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    Sallisaw Man Accused Of Killing Mother To Undergo Mental Evaluation

    SALLISAW (KFSM) – A court order has been issued for a Sallisaw man accused of killing his mother to undergo a mental evaluation, according to Oklahoma court records. Jessie Mosby, 35, faces a first-degree murder charge in the investigation involving the killing of his mother Karen Gregg, according to Sallisaw Police Chief Terri Franklin. On Monday (March 23), a motion was filed in the case requesting a mental evaluation for Mosby, court records state. Later that same day, a court order was […]

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    Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Arrests 43 In Parole Check

    CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department conducted a parole check on all the parolees in their county last week, and 43 people were arrested, according to a report from the sheriff’s department. The check took place on March 16, 17 and 18. Of the 43 parolees arrested, 13 face drug charges, 20 were served warrants, seven were found to be illegally in possession of firearms and three had absconded, the report states. A total of 21 guns […]

  • Ian Evans

    Court Date Set For Springdale Shooting Suspect

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A court date has been set for a Springdale man accused of shooting his neighbor in the stomach, according to jail records. Ian Evans, 39, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on March 22 at 10:07 a.m., and he faces charges of first-degree battery and aggravated assault, authorities said. His first hearing took place on Monday morning (March 23) at 7:45 a.m., and his next court appearance is scheduled for April 20 at 7:45 […]

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    New Mission: Impossible Film To Hit Theatres In July, Watch The Trailer Here

    (KFSM) – Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to watch the new trailer just released for Mission: Impossible 5. Tom Cruise is back in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation. The movie is set to hit theatres on July 31, roughly four years after the last release (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). Are you excited about a new release in the Mission: Impossible series?

  • Ernesto Cardena-Garcia

    Springdale Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping A 13-Year-Old Girl

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A Springdale man was arrested on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl, deputies say. Ernesto Cardena-Garcia, 42, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Friday (March 20) at 7 a.m. and faces a charge of rape, according to jail records. On Thursday (March 19), the Springdale Police Department contacted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office about a rape that took place outside of Springdale city limits, according to an arrest report. Investigators with the sheriff’s office […]

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    Fayetteville Police Officer That Was Suspended Multiple Times Leaves Department

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville Police officer that has been suspended multiple times has left his job at the police department, according to the city of Fayetteville. A letter from the city of Fayetteville states, “Effective immediately, Dominic Swanfeld is no longer an employee of the Fayetteville Police Department.” Previously, Swanfeld was suspended during a sexual harassment investigation and also during a later investigation, in which, a woman said he slapped her.


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