Kezia Nanda

Reporter

Kezia Nanda is a reporter for KUAR. She did an internship with a National TV Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, her hometown. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR, with a double-major in Speech Communications and Psychology and a minor in French. She loves visiting elderly people, giving private piano lessons to kids, and playing basketball.

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Arkansas Weather
3:05 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Thunderstorms And Heavy Rain Are Expected Tomorrow Night

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Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected beginning late Tuesday night through Thursday, as the National Weather Service predicts a line of storms moving through the state. 

Meteorologist Julie Lesko said eastern parts of Arkansas will see stronger and more damaging winds.

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New Jobs In Arkansas
3:59 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

500 New Jobs In Fort Smith, Arkansas Starting July

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Fort Smith’s Regional Chamber of Commerce says hundreds of new jobs will be created in the city.

In July, a new Health Management Regional Service Center will employ 500 people and generate more than $21 million in gross annual compensation.

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Arkansas Red Cross's Fundraising
1:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

You Can Be A Hero Today With The American Red Cross In Arkansas

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You don’t need a cape to be a hero.

Friday, April 5, is the Red Cross Hero Day.

The American Red Cross said anyone who donates or raises $1,000 during a campaign is a hero.

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Big River Steel
4:37 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

State Economic Dev. Director Says Big River Steel Isn't Without Risk

An Arkansas House Committee passed a proposal Wednesday to offer $125 million to a steel company to locate in the state.

The House Agriculture and Economic Development Commission advanced on a voice vote a bill that would give the state the authority to use state money for economic development to provide infrastructure, training and tax credits for Big River Steel, which would be located in Osceola.

State Economic Development Director Grant Tennille told lawmakers the plan isn’t without risk, but whether it fails or not, would be an economic benefit to the state.

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Medicaid
4:32 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Senator Dismang Says Lawmakers Will Be Asking Questions About His Bill To Expand Coverage

Lawmakers are meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss bill to expand private health insurance coverage for people with income 138 % below the Federal Property Level.

Senator Jonathan Dismang, (Rep) from Beebe is the sponsor for one bill to expand coverage.

"There's a lot of discussion that individuals want to have about the actuarial study that was released last week.  So my understanding is we're trying to simplified those spread sheets so it's more understandable and the folks from DHS will be on hand to help answer questions,” said Dismang.

Bryant Police Shooting
1:36 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Police Officer Injured And Suspect Dead In Gunfire Exchange

A suspect is dead and a Bryant Officer is suffering from non-life-threatening injuries from a gunfire exchange Tuesday on Highway 5.

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Health Department
3:46 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Department Of Health Marks 100 Years in Arkansas

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The Arkansas Department of Health is marking 100 years of service in the state.

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Arkansas School
5:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Maumelle Parents, Disappointed With The Pulaski County Special School District, Want A Detachment

Officials say a huge number of Maumelle parents have been voicing their disappointments with the Pulaski County Special School District.

A council meeting is set for Monday night to discuss a resolution to detach itself from the School District and become independent.

Preston Lewis, Ward 3 Councilman, said they’re ready to do what it takes.

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Public Hearings
4:00 pm
Sun March 31, 2013

Officials Want Public To Give Opinions On How To Best Allocate $26 Million Funds

In the upcoming fiscal year, Arkansas will receive about $26 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Officials with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission say they want public’s opinions on how to best allocate the funds.

Spokesman Scott Harding says they are holding public hearings.

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Arkansas Pets
1:29 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Take Your Dogs To Little Rock's New Unleashed Dog Park

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Starting Saturday, Little Rock will have a second dog park.  

MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park, located between 9th Street and Interstate 630, will hold its grand opening Saturday, March 30, at 12:40 p.m., rain or shine.

Leland Couch, with the Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department, said the park has various fun features that both small and large dogs will enjoy.

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