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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
  • Sparks

    Patient Checks Into Sparks Fearing Ebola; Patient Doesn’t Have Virus, State Says

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – An unidentified patient, fearing he or she may have Ebola, checked into a Fort Smith hospital, but the Arkansas Department of Health confirmed that patient didn’t have Ebola, officials say. The patient checked into Sparks Regional Medical Center and said he or she had been to Dallas. After that, hospital officials contacted the Arkansas Department of Health, and when state officials asked if the patient had been to any west African countries, they found the response […]

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    Lawsuit Filed Against Fayetteville City Clerk Over Civil Rights Special Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A lawsuit has been filed against Fayetteville City Clerk Sondra Smith over the upcoming special election that aims to decide the fate of a controversial civil rights ordinance, according to court documents. Kristin Higgins, of Fayetteville, filed the lawsuit challenging the special election on Oct. 10, court documents state. The controversial civil rights ordinance was passed by the Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 20 at 3:20 a.m. after nine hours of public discussion. The ordinance prohibits local businesses […]

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    Siloam Springs Teacher Accused Of Sex With A Student Pleads Not Guilty

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – A Siloam Springs teacher that was accused of having sex with a student pleaded not guilty on Monday (Oct. 13), officials say. Mary F. McCormick, 32, was arraigned before Circuit Judge Brad Karren on Monday, accused of raping and exchanging explicit photographs with a 13-year-old boy. She was arrested in August and spent a night in the Benton County Jail before being released on a $50,000 bond, authorities said. Her next court date is scheduled for […]

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    Flights Delayed At XNA

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Flights to and from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport have been delayed due to weather, officials say. Delayed Arrivals: AA3325 from Dallas delayed to 12:03 p.m. AA3036 from Dallas delayed to 1:50 p.m. Delayed Departures: AA3325 to Dallas delayed to 12:30 p.m. AA3298 to Chicago delayed to 1:15 p.m. DL5467 to Atlanta delayed to 1:35 p.m. US4607 to Houston cancelled AA3036 to Dallas delayed to 2:05 p.m.

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    Police: Man Tries To Pry Open ATM, Doesn’t Realize It Has A Camera

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Apparently unaware that most ATMs have security cameras on them, a man without a mask tried to pry open a Fort Smith ATM, police say. Dakota Davis, pictured below, attempted to pry open the Arvest ATM located at 3812 Midland Blvd on September 26, according to police. His face was right in front of the camera, but that didn’t stop him from damaging the machine in excess of $1,000, police said. Fort Smith Police received an […]

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    VIDEO: Angry Hawk Takes Down Drone

    CAMBRIDGE (KFSM) – A drone being flown at a park in Cambridge, Mass. was no match for a nearby angry hawk. The bird of prey made the quadcopter drone its target, and it took the drone down. Watch the amazing video above as a hawk forces a drone to crash to the ground.

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    16-Year-Old Arrested After Greenwood High Bomb Threat Evacuation

    GREENWOOD (KFSM) – A 16-year-old girl was arrested following an investigation into a bomb threat evacuation at the Greenwood High School on Friday morning (Oct. 10), police say. She is a sophomore and faces a felony charge of communicating a false alarm, according to police. Students returned to class at approximately 2 p.m., authorities said. The threat was found within the high school campus, but after a sweep of the building, authorities found nothing, according to police. The entire school […]

  • Murder Suspect: Gregory Aaron Kinsey

    Judge: No Mental Exam Required In Machete Killing Case

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man accused of killing two people with a machete in 2013 is not going to be required to have a mental exam, a judge ruled. Gregory Aaron Kinsey, 21, is accused of stabbing Nathan Young, 32, and Brandon Prince, 39, near the intersection of North 16th Street and North D Street in Fort Smith, just before 10 p.m. on June 26, 2013, according to a police report. Officials said that the defense already had […]

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    3-Year-Old Falls Into Jaguar Exhibit At Little Rock Zoo

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A 3-year-old fell into the jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo on Friday (Oct. 10) around 10:45 a.m., according to a news release from the zoo. The Little Rock Police Department came to the zoo after reports came in of the child falling, officials said. The 3-year-old was injured from the fall, and zoo staff immediately called for help over the radio. More staff arrived and used a fire extinguisher to keep the jaguars away from the child, the […]

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    Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma, Felt In Arkansas

    (KFSM) – Oklahoma saw a total of six earthquakes on Friday (Oct. 10), with one of the largest being a 4.3 magnitude quake west of Tulsa, officials say. That earthquake hit approximately a mile southwest of Cushing and happened at 8:51 a.m., according to data from the United States Geological Survey. LeFlore County Emergency Management reported that the quake was felt in northern parts of the county. A seismograph at Hobbs State Park even recorded the earthquake, according to officials. Residents in […]

  • Mule Jump

    Pea Ridge Mule Jump Cancelled

    PEA RIDGE (KFSM) – The Pea Ridge Mule Jump scheduled for Saturday (Oct. 11) has been cancelled due to inclement weather, the organizers announced in a post on their website. The Mule Jump was going to be held at the Pea Ridge High School. The event started 26 years ago as part of the fall festival called Battlefield Daze, sponsored by the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce. The Mule Jump features three categories of mules jumping over fences, and mules are […]

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    Rep. Cotton Announces His Wife Is Pregnant

    YELL COUNTY (KFSM) – Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced on Thursday (Oct. 9) that he and his wife Anna were expecting a baby. Cotton made the announcement on his Facebook page saying, “Anna and I have exciting news to share: we’re expecting our first child! We feel very blessed to be starting a family together. . ..” The baby is expected to arrive in April, and the couple said they were excited to see their baby’s heartbeat on the ultra sound […]


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