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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
  • Stacy Leneil

    Three Men Arrested In Fayetteville Aggravated Robbery Case

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Three men were arrested in Fayetteville in an aggravated robbery investigation on Sept. 22, police say. Leneil Stacy, 18, of Fayetteville, Justin Allen, 24, of Fayetteville, and an unnamed minor, were all taken into custody following an investigation into a robbery that took place at the Southmont Apartments at 1101 Curtis Ave. in Fayetteville, according to a police report. Stacy and Allen were both booked into the Washington County Detention Center and face charges of aggravated residential burglary and engaging […]

  • Subway

    Rogers Fire Department Responds To Fire At Subway Restaurant

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department responded to a fire at a Subway restaurant on Tuesday (Sept. 23) at 12:10 p.m., officials say. The Subway is located at 2301 W. Walnut St., and the fire started in some mulch outside the building, according to officials. From there, the fire spread to a refrigeration unit, and the Subway workers noticed it. They called 911, and firefighters responded, officials said. Once at the restaurant, firefighters were able to extinguish the flames […]

  • Department of Education

    Report: Arkansas Schools Enroll Record Number Of Homeless Students

    (KFSM) – Arkansas public schools enroll a record number of homeless children and youth, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education. In the 2012-2013 school year, Arkansas schools enrolled a total of 10,851 students, a 14 percent increase from the 2011-2012 school year, the report states. The U.S. also reached a record high of homeless students enrolled in schools with a total of 1,258,182 homeless students. As many as 34 states and the District of Columbia […]

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    Students Return To Class At Southside After Evacuation

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) Students have returned to class at the Southside High School in Fort Smith after it was evacuated due to an unspecified threat on Monday (Sept. 22), officials say. Students and faculty were evacuated to a safe area on Monday morning, according to officials. Parents were able to come pick up their kids if they wanted, but the school did not officially dismiss classes for the day, officials said.

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    Woman Convicted In DWI Death Pleads Not Guilty To Third DWI Charge

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville woman previously convicted in a DWI death had her attorney enter a plea at her arraignment for her third DWI case on Monday (Sept. 22), a court official said. Jo Jackson, 53, had her arraignment scheduled for today, but she didn’t attend. Instead, her attorney entered a not guilty plea on her behalf, officials said. Her next court date is scheduled for Oct. 15, according to court records. Jackson, who was previously convicted in a DWI death, […]

  • Quits For Weed

    VIDEO: Reporter Curses On Air, Quits To Work For Pot Club

    ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (KFSM) – One reporter in Alaska decided to leave her job a little differently than most. As the video above shows, the reporter, who worked for KTVA, dropped the f-bomb on air and then quit. She quit to go work for the Alaska Cannabis Club, she said in the video.

  • Van Buren School District

    Van Buren School District Responds To Freedom From Religion Foundation

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – The Van Buren School District responded to the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s allegations that constitutional rights were violated when a religious event was held at a Van Buren school on Sept. 3. Van Buren School District Superintendent Kerry Schneider received a letter on Sept. 8 from the foundation alleging that a religious assembly that violated constitutional rights took place at Central Elementary School at 913 N. 24th St. on Sept. 3. The letter requested an investigation into the […]

  • uber

    Uber: Drivers Have Our Support To Keep Operating In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Transportation company Uber is standing behind its drivers in Fayetteville despite the city’s ban on the service, according to an internal email sent to an Uber employee. Uber allows people to order taxi-like transportation through company apps for smartphones. The company was founded in 2009 and has launched in over 70 cities across the globe, their website states. On July 16, Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams sent a letter to Uber, informing the company that it does not […]

  • Arkansas Union

    Gas Leak Near U Of A Student Union Repaired

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The gas leak that was reported near the University of Arkansas Student Union on Friday morning (Sept. 19) has been repaired, a spokesman for SourceGas said. One of the results of the gas leak was the temporary closure of Burger King, Papa Johns and The Wok at the Arkansas Union. Those restaurants are now reopened, the SourceGas spokesman said. The leak was reported just before 10 a.m., and gas was shut off. Crews were working on a […]

  • Escalade

    Police Respond To Interstate 49 Rollover

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police responded to a rollover accident on Interstate 49 on Friday afternoon (Sept. 19) after 2 p.m. The accident involved a Cadillac Escalade that went off the road. The driver of the Escalade said that everyone involved in the accident was okay. Exit 76 near Wagon Wheel Road in Springdale was where the rollover took place.

  • Rogers Police

    Roger Police Arrest Two In Separate Bomb Threat Investigations

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department arrested two minors on Friday (Sept. 19) in connection with two separate bomb threat investigations, authorities say. A 13-year-old girl was arrested Friday for writing a threatening message on a bathroom wall on Thursday (Sept. 18), according to police. Administrators at Greer Lingle Middle School at 901 N. 13th St. were told about a non-specific threatening message written on the wall of a bathroom, police said. An investigation into the threat was started, and the […]

  • Scrap Metal Thieves

    Police: Thousands Of Dollars Of Scrap Metal Taken From Fort Smith Business

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal has been stolen from KMF Metal Fabrication over a period of weeks since since Aug. 25, police say. The business is located at 5730 N. 6th St., and two men have been cutting a hole through the property’s chain link fence and using that entrance to steal scrap metal, according to police. KMF Metal Fabrication reported to police that thousands of dollars worth of scrap metal has been stolen […]

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