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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
  • Ramey Flemon

    Police: Springdale Man Cut His Girlfriend With A Machete

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale man cut his girlfriend with a machete on Thursday (Oct. 23), police say. Ramey Flemon, 42, was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Oct. 24 at 3:27 a.m. He faces charges of aggravated assault on a family or household member and second-degree domestic battery, according to the jail’s intake report. Police were called to Flemon’s residence on 2100 Carlton St. at 9:22 p.m. on Oct. 23 in response to a domestic disturbance, according […]

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    AT&T U-verse Customers Report Seeing Emergency Alert On Their TVs

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – AT&T U-verse customers in Arkansas reported seeing an emergency alert on their television screens on Friday morning (Oct. 24). Multiple viewers posted on the 5NEWS Facebook page saying they had channels muted and an emergency alert displaying on their TV screens for a short while. The alert actually came from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and had nothing to do with AT&T, according to Anita Smith with AT&T Arkansas. “A nationally syndicated radio show not affiliated with […]

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    Springdale School Bus Involved In Accident

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale school bus was involved in an accident on Friday afternoon (Oct. 24), according to Communications Director Rick Schaeffer. The bus was involved in a minor collision, and there were no kids hurt, Schaeffer said. Another bus was sent to pick up the kids and take them home, according to Schaeffer.

  • Kelley Cradduck

    Benton County Sheriff Assists Wife With Medical Issues, Delegates Duties

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck is delegating additional day to day operations to Chief Conner due to his wife’s “very serious” medical issues, according to a news release. He is not taking a leave of absence, but he is freeing up more time to be available for his wife’s doctors visits and anything else she needs, the release states. Cradduck said that this latest announcement concerning the delegation of additional day to day duties to Conner […]

  • Pea Ridge

    14-Year-Old Pea Ridge Girl Saves Family From Fire

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – Dino Collins, the assistant fire chief with the Pea Ridge Fire Department, and his family lost their home and personal belongings in a fire on Oct. 22, but they are all still alive thanks to Collins’ 14-year-old daughter. Collins said his daughter was awoken by one of the family dogs at 5:25 a.m., and she went to wake up her father, thinking there was a burglar in the house. Collins and his son both grabbed a […]

  • Husky

    Springdale Dog Released After Owner Fights Against Incarceration

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Siberian husky named Poseidon was released to his owner after spending numerous days in the Springdale Animal Shelter, due to him biting a city employee. Poseidon’s owner sent 5NEWS the videos above and below this story of the dog reunited with his owner, Jesus Marquez, and his mate. He and his female partner Storm broke out of the family’s fenced yard in July, and an animal control worker attempted to catch the two stray dogs. “My dog kind of […]

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    VIDEO: Crawford County Deputies Seek Commercial Burglary Suspect

    ALMA (KFSM) – The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify and locate a commercial burglary suspect that hit a gas station in Alma on Wednesday morning (Oct. 22), deputies say. The suspect seen in the surveillance video above broke into the Short Stop #2 gas station at 6519 Highway 71 North at approximately 4:20 a.m., according to deputies. The burglar was wearing camouflage and a mask. He broke in the front door with a hammer, entered the store, […]

  • Zachary E. Stokes

    Russellville Police Seek Shooting Suspects, Woman In ICU

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – The Russellville Police Department is looking for two shooting suspects, according to a post on their Facebook page. Police came to the 1800 block of West Main Street on Oct. 22 at 10:03 p.m. in response to a shooting victim. They found the victim and transported her to Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center (which was less than a block away), the post states. Officers at the location the victim was found determined the shooting happened in the […]

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    Judge Rules Special Election For Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance Can Go Forward

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A judge ruled on Thursday (Oct. 23) that the special election for a Fayetteville civil rights ordinance can move forward, according to Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams Division Six Circuit Judge Mark Lindsay ruled against a lawsuit brought against Fayetteville City Clerk Sondra Smith by registered Fayetteville voter Kristin Higgins that requested the petitions calling for the special election on the civil rights ordinance be thrown out. The controversial civil rights ordinance was passed by the Fayetteville City Council […]

  • Credit Card Theft Suspect

    Clarksville Police Identify Credit Card Theft Suspects Thanks To Facebook

    CLARKSVILLE (KFSM) – The Clarksville Police Department identified two credit card theft suspects thanks to people who named them on Facebook. Police posted a photo on Oct. 23 of two people involved in a credit card theft case and asked for help identifying them on Facebook. Within 24 hours police were able to determine their identities and start tracking them down, according to Greg Donaldson, the Clarksville Police Chief. Multiple residents of Clarksville identified the girl in the photograph as “Dee” and […]

  • Robert Dacus

    Court Date Reset Again For Former Razorback In DWI Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A court date has been pushed back for a former Razorback linebacker in a DWI case, according to a court official. Robert W. Dacus, 28, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated on Sunday (Aug. 17) at 2:54 a.m., according to an arrest report. His court date, which had already been pushed back once before, is now scheduled for Nov. 5, officials said. The police officer who performed the arrest used radar to confirm that Dacus was […]

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    Supreme Court Denies Expedited Review Of Shadow Lake Annexation Case

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – The Arkansas Supreme Court denied a request for an expedited review of the Shadow Lake annexation case on Thursday (Oct. 23), according to court documents. On Oct. 8, Sebastian County Judge Michael Fitzhugh struck down ordinances from the Nov. 4 ballot made to annex the Shadow Lake community into Greenwood, saying there were Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violations in the way the ordinances were handled with the Greenwood City Council and Greenwood city attorney, according to […]


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