Curt Lanning is from Russellville, Arkansas.

He graduated from Arkansas Tech University in 2014 with his master’s degree in multimedia journalism.

Curt loves covering technology, breaking news, and anything related to The Natural State.

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Recent Articles
  • Washington County Justice Of The Peace Won’t Attend Animal Shelter Meetings

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Washington County Justice of the Peace Sue Madison won’t be attending two special quorum court meetings that were called to discuss additional funding for the Washington County Animal Shelter, officials said. In a letter to Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards on Monday (July 20), Madison said she won’t be attending either meeting, citing previous plans to spend that time with family. The animal shelter has already used all of its funding for 2015, officials said. As a result, an […]

  • Three Earthquakes Strike Northern Oklahoma In One Hour

    CHEROKEE, OKLA. (KFSM) – Three earthquakes struck northern Oklahoma within one hour on Monday (July 20), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS reported the following earthquakes between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.: A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 9.3 miles northeast Cherokee, Okla. at 3:19 p.m. A 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck 5 miles northwest Pawnee, Okla. at 3:50 p.m. A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck 10.6 miles northeast of Cherokee, Okla. at 3:54 p.m. The seismograph at Hobbs State Park in […]

  • Vehicle Falls On Springdale Man, Officials Say

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man changing a tire on a vehicle near Northwest Medical Center in Springdale was pinned after the vehicle fell on him on Monday afternoon (July 20), officials say. The jack failed, causing the vehicle to fall and pin the man changing the tire, according to the Springdale Fire Department. No injuries resulted from the incident, according to fire personnel.

  • Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz To Speak In Van Buren

    VAN BUREN (KFSM) – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is scheduled to speak in Van Buren at an upcoming event. The Texas senator is set to be the guest speaker of the Lincoln Day Dinner on Aug. 12, according to the Republican Party of Crawford County. “Reigniting America” will be the theme for the dinner. Taking place at the Van Buren High School, the event will start with a VIP reception at 5:45 p.m. Getting into the reception will cost $300, according to the […]

  • One Of The Marines Killed In Chattanooga Identified As Russellville Native

    RUSSELLVILLE – One of the Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting on Thursday (July 16) was identified as a Russellville native, officials say. On Friday (July 17), a city official identified the Marine as David Wyatt. Wyatt’s sister spoke with our affiliate station KTHV – Channel 11 on Friday. She said Wyatt graduated from Russellville High School in 1998. He played football and was in the band, and he even played at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Wyatt, an Eagle Scout, is […]

  • Gov. Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the […]

  • Russellville City Council Passes Odor Control Ordinance

    RUSSELLVILLE (KFSM) – The Russellville City Council passed an odor control ordinance on Thursday night (July 16), officials say. The ordinance is titled “The City of Russellville, Arkansas, Odor Control Ordinance.” It defines odor as “the property or quantity of a substance that activates, affects, stimulates or is perceived by the sense of smell.” The ordinance aims to prohibit odor pollution within city limits. Passing unanimously, the ordinance goes into effect immediately due to an emergency clause that was added […]

  • Carroll County Church Vandalized, Reward Offered

    CARROLL COUNTY (KFSM) – A church in Carroll County was vandalized between July 5 and July 11, and a reward is being offered for anyone with information on the incident. The Zion Hill Community church was defaced and its church’s yard destroyed, deputies said. The church is on County Road 9384 near Green Forest. A reward of $500 has been offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the vandalism, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Anyone […]

  • Two Die In Tractor-Trailer Crash Near Gravette

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) – Two people died on Thursday night (July 16) in a tractor-trailer crash near Gravette, police say. Police identified the two crash victims as Joe Maldonado, 39, of Springdale and Crystal Johnson, 34, of Gravette. Maldonado was driving a 2014 Mack tractor-trailer east on AR-72 at 10:18 p.m. Johnson was driving a 2002 Honda Accord in front of the tractor-trailer when Maldonado struck the rear of the Accord, spinning it off the road, police said. The Accord eventually […]

  • Six Arrested After Meth Found At In-Home Day Care

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Six people were arrested after meth was found at an in-home day care in Benton County, authorities say. An anonymous tip led to authorities finding the meth on Wednesday (July 15), according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The in-home day care is at 559 Buffalo Lane in Bethel Heights, deputies said. Detectives found 32 grams of meth, a gun, used syringes and other drug paraphernalia inside the daycare. No children were present at the time […]

  • ASP Identifies Body Found At Hobbs State Park

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Arkansas State Police identified the man found dead on a trail at Hobbs State Park on Thursday (July 16) at 8 a.m. Kenneth McCoy, 67, of Berryville was discovered by a person jogging along a trail inside the park, according to ASP. No foul play is suspected in McCoy’s death, but the body is going to be examined by the Arkansas State Crime Lab, police said.  

  • Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Fayetteville Public Schools

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against the Fayetteville School District on Monday (July 14) on behalf of three softball players who claim they were denied equal treatment and benefits because of their gender. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, states that the Fayetteville School District violated Title IX of the education amendment of 1972 and the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Multiple parents filed the court documents on behalf […]