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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.

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    House Passes Bill Aiming To Establish Local Control Over Fluoride Levels In Water

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at providing local control over fluoride levels in water systems, according to legislative records. The bill passed on Thursday (Feb. 19) with a vote of 60 to 34. The House passes HB1355. Vote 60-34 — Arkansas House (@ArkansasHouse) February 19, 2015 Rep. Jack Ladyman, R-Jonesboro, filed the bill on Tuesday (Feb. 10). If it passes the Senate and becomes law, it will allow whoever owns or controls a […]


    Kentucky Police Issue Arrest Warrant For “Frozen” Character

    KENTUCKY (KFSM) – The Harlan City Police Department in Kentucky has issued an arrest warrant for a fictional character from the hit Disney film “Frozen.” Police issued the warrant for Queen Elsa in response to recent cold winter weather, according to a post on their Facebook page. The post states, “Suspect is a blonde female last seen wearing a long blue dress and is known to burst into song ‘Let it Go!” Describing the ice queen as “very dangerous,” police […]

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    Gov. Hutchinson Appoints New Director Of Alcoholic Beverage Control

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed a new director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control on Thursday (Feb. 19), according to a news release. Gary “Bud” Roberts has been given the position of Alcoholic Beverage Control director, the release states. Roberts was the founder of the Roberts Law Firm in Little Rock, and he led the firm for 19 years, according to officials. He also graduated from the William H. Bowen School of Law and Louisiana State University, the release states. […]

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    Arrest Made In Case Of Fayetteville Cat Shot Through Head With Arrow

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – An arrest has been made in the case of a Fayetteville cat that was shot through the head with an arrow, police say. The suspect taken into custody was identified as Micaeleb Prather, 19, according to police. On Jan. 21, workers with Fayetteville Animal Services saved a male cat named Simba that had been shot through the head with an arrow. They successfully removed the arrow from its head through surgery. The cat was found near Happy […]

  • Alicia Collins

    Tontitown Treasurer Accused Of Theft Fired From Bookkeeper Position

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) – The Tontitown Treasurer, who deputies said stole more than $25,000 from the city, has been fired as bookkeeper following Tuesday’s (Feb. 17) City Council meeting. Alicia Collins was arrested Feb. 12 and faces charges of theft of property and theft of services, according to an arrest report. She bonded out the same day after her bond was set at $25,000, according to jail records. In order to bond out, inmates need to pay 10% of their bond. […]

  • Two Men Arrested In Police Impersonation Case, Deputies Say

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two men were arrested in a police impersonation case, according to a news release. On Friday (Feb. 13) at 10:03 p.m., detectives with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a suspected law enforcement vehicle for improper display of a license plate near Bulldog Avenue in Benton County, deputies said. The car caught their attention because it had an Ohio license plate displayed through the rear window of the vehicle, the release states. Though the vehicle was […]

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    Gallup Poll: Arkansas Has The Fifth-Highest Church Attendance In The Country

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – A new poll released by Gallup reveals that Arkansas has the fifth-highest church attendance in the United States. According to the poll, 45 percent of Arkansas residents attend church on a weekly basis. Utah had the highest percentage of weekly attendance with 51 percent of its residents attending weekly religious services. Oklahoma placed at number ten on the list with 39 percent of its residents attending a weekly religious service, the poll states. The results are based […]

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    Greenwood Jr. High Students Return To Class After Bomb Threat

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – Students have returned to class at Greenwood Jr. High after being evacuated due to a bomb threat, officials say. All students were sent with their teachers at a safe location. Authorities cleared the building and found nothing, and the regular school day has resumed, according to officials.

  • Gay Marriage

    New Motion In Ark. Gay Marriage Case Requests Letting Gay Marriages Resume

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A new motion filed in the gay marriage case before the Arkansas Supreme Court requests that gay couples be allowed to marry once more, according to court documents. The motion requests that a stay placed on Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza’s ruling (which struck down the state’s gay marriage ban) by the Arkansas Supreme Court be lifted, court documents state. Piazza’s ruling came in May 2014 and was followed by a stay being issued by […]

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Right: Rep. Charlie Collins

    Legislator’s Gay Brother Writes Letter, Opposes Bill Banning Future Civil Rights Ordinances

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The brother of Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, wrote a letter opposing Collins’ vote on a measure (Senate Bill 202) that passed the House and Senate prohibiting future civil rights ordinances.  The letter, written by Donald Collins on Feb. 14, is described as a “letter to the Arkansas GLBT Community and their extended families and friends.” Donald Collins said he wrote the letter on his one-year wedding anniversary with his husband. In the letter, Donald Collins said SB202 […]

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    Uber Drivers Want Tipping Feature Added To App

    (KFSM) – A driver for transportation company Uber has started a petition asking the business to allow customers to tip drivers through the Uber smart phone app. The company operates in both Little Rock and Fayetteville (although it isn’t authorized to operate in Fayetteville). The driver who started the petition is named Peter Faris, and he said he has been an Uber driver for more than two years. He also said he has a “great working relationship with the company.” Uber doesn’t prevent drivers […]

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    Crews Put Out Fire At Superior Industries In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department put out a commerical fire in Rogers on Monday (Feb. 16), according to authorities. The fire happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday at Superior Industries located at 1301 N. Dixieland Rd., said Rogers Fire Captain Dennis Thurman. Flames were contained to the roof and were likely started by welding, Thurman said. Multiple emergency units were deployed to assist with the incident. The Superior Industries plant produced aluminum wheels while it was in operation. Superior Industries announced in July 2014 […]


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