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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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    Rogers Police Seek Suspects In $3,000 Shoplifting Case

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Police Department is looking for three suspects in a $3,000 shoplifting case, according to a post on their Facebook page. The three men pictured above are accused of stealing $3,000 worth of merchandise from the Walmart at 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blvd. in Rogers, police said. The post states the suspects stole the merchandise on April 4 around 5 a.m. Anyone with information on the suspects is encouraged to contact the Rogers Police Department at 479-621-1172 […]

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    Deputies: Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Kidnapping His Ex-Wife

    SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM) – The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man accused of kidnapping his former wife on Saturday (May 9), authorities say. Clifford Conzley, 30, was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center and faces charges of first-degree false imprisonment and assault on a family or household member, deputies said. On Saturday at 9:30 p.m., authorities received a 911 call about a kidnapping from Ron’s Convenience Store in Fort Smith. Deputies arrived at the store and met with the […]

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    Verizon Announces Plans To Buy AOL

    (KFSM) – Verizon announced on Tuesday (May 12) plans to acquire mass media corporation AOL. The telecommunications company plans to purchase AOL for approximately $4.4 billion (or $50 per share), according to a news release. With the purchase, Verizon will own AOL’s global content brands like The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Engadget and more. “AOL is a leader in the digital content and advertising platforms space, and the combination of Verizon and AOL creates a scaled, mobile-first platform offering directly targeted […]

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    LeFlore County Authorities Search For Spiro Man After Flooding

    LEFLORE COUNTY (KFSM) – Authorities continued to search for a missing Spiro man on Tuesday (May 12), officials say. LeFlore County authorities are looking for a man who they say was reported missing around 10:30 a.m. on Monday (May 11) after flooding caused by extensive rain over the weekend. Dennis Donaho, 60, went missing near Spiro and was using a tractor to check on his cattle, according to the LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities found his tractor, but they haven’t […]

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    Report: Number Of Christians Decline In U.S., Other Faiths Grow

    (KFSM) – The number of Christians in the U.S. has declined while the number of adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. While the U.S. continues to have more Christians than any other nation in the world, the number of adults who describe themselves as Christian dropped from 78.4 percent in 2007 to 70.6 percent in 2014, the report states. Protestants and Catholics each shrunk by three percentage points […]

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    Fort Smith Man Convicted Of Rape, Kidnapping Gets 3 Life Sentences

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith sex offender was convicted of kidnapping, rape and aggravated robbery on Monday (May 11), officials say. Ardwin F. Sylvester, 37, was given three life sentences to run consecutively, according to court officials. He was arrested in June 2014 after he forced a 54-year-old Van Buren woman into her car at gunpoint and kidnapped her. The incident took place in the Staples parking lot in the 5700 block of Rogers Avenue, police said. The victim told […]

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    Fort Smith Man Gets 12 Years For Sexual Assault

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A Fort Smith man was sentenced to 12 years for sexual assault on Monday (May 11), according to Crawford County Prosecutor Marc McCune. Michael Geatches, 41, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault, McCune said. In addition to his 12-year sentence, he was also given an additional eight years suspended. While he is in prison, Geatches will need to complete a sexual offender program, officials said. According to McCune, Geatches was arrested and sentenced for the sexual assault of […]

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    Opening Arguments In Accused Child Killer Trial Set To Begin Monday

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- Opening arguments in the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing and raping a six-year-old girl are set to begin Monday (May 18), according to the Benton County Circuit Court judge presiding over the case. After a second day of jury selection in the Zachary Holly trial on Monday (May 11), one juror was selected, bringing the total to four appointed jurors so far. The defense and prosecution need to interview and appoint eight more jurors, […]

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    Fort Smith Police Arrest Armed Bank Robbery Suspect

    FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith police arrested an armed bank robbery suspect on Monday (May 11), authorities say. Michael Smith, 39, of Fort Smith was taken into custody after officers located him in a vacant house on N. 12th St., according to a news release. On May 11 at 10:48 a.m., police were called to the First National Bank at 2000 Midland Blvd. for a robbery. The suspect was reported to be a black man who left the bank […]

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    Gov. Asa Hutchinson Plans To Call A Special Legislative Session

    LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced on Monday afternoon (May 11) plans to call a special legislative session. The purpose of the special session is for legislators to consider an Amendment 82 bond issue for a “super project” industrial opportunity in south Arkansas, according to a news release. Hutchinson said if the project is approved it could creature nearly 600 jobs over time, with more than 1,100 jobs for the life of the project. The special session is […]

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    Multiple Roads Close Due To High Water

    (KFSM) – Multiple roads closed on Monday morning (May 11) after a series of storms moved through over the weekend, dumping several inches of rain. Arkansas 80 east of Waldron was closed on Monday morning just before 8:30 a.m., according to a tweet from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. High water caused the road closure of section one on the highway, AHTD said. Scott co: Hwy 80 Section 1 East of Waldron is closed due to high water #artraffic […]

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    Logan County Authorities Respond To Swift Water Rescue, Save Couple

    LOGAN COUNTY (KFSM) – Logan County authorities responded to a swift water rescue on Monday morning (May 11) and saved a couple, officials say. The incident took place near Short Mountain Road northwest of Paris, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. A 57-year-old woman and 58-year-old man were on their way to a doctor’s appointment, and their truck was swept off the road, authorities said. They ended up in a flooded field east of Short Mountain Creek, according to […]

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