Marshall Stewart

Public Radio 89.5-1 Reporter & All Things Considered anchor

Marshall Stewart comes to KWGS after more than 30 years in radio news. He’s been an anchor, editor, producer, and reporter with a focus on government stories. He’s the recipient of numerous state awards and a 2006 Edward R. Murrow national award.

The Air Force veteran is a Ponca City native and Oklahoma State University alum and the proud father of three children and granddad to three granddaughters.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Thu June 13, 2013

It's Ozone Alert Season

Tulsa's first Ozone Alert of the season
Credit KWGS News photo

The first ozone alert of the year in Tulsa brings reminders how you can help keep down pollution. Nancy Graham, Air Quality Program Manager for INCOG, says try and keep car trips to a minimum, don’t fill your tank on Alert Days, put off lawn mowing or other chores using gas powered tools.                              

She says dirty air hurts those with asthma and other health problems, and could mean forcing costly steps like mandated inspections and more expensive gasoline.

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Local & Regional
2:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Tulsa County Property Auction Underway

There's a big crowd for the Tulsa County delinquent property tax auction
Credit KWGS News

Hundreds of properties with delinquent taxes are being auctioned off by the Tulsa County Treasurer’s Office. The properties being auctioned owe back taxes from 2009 and will be sold to the highest bidder. Treasurer Dennis Semler expects to get more than 400 properties, ranging from vacant lots to businesses off the delinquent list.

The sale is underway at the downtown Convention Center, and will continue until the entire list of delinquent properties have been offered.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Early In-Person Absentee Voting Underway at Tulsa County Election Board

Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor is among the first to cast an in-person absentee ballot for Tuesday's city and county election
Credit KWGS News

In-person absentee voting is underway for the Tulsa Mayor, Auditor, and County Commission District 3 races. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says you may vote today and Monday in advance of Tuesday’s election. She says there were 20 people lined up outside Election headquarters when doors opened this morning, and there’s been a steady stream of voters coming in to vote.

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Local & Regional
12:44 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Mobile Command Post Seeks Leads on Murder Cold Case

Father of murder victim holds vigil at Sheriff's Mobile Cold Case Command Post
Credit KWGS News

It’s been 15 years since teenager Dena Dean was murdered after disappearing from a West Tulsa shopping center. Every year, on the anniversary of her disappearance, her family and the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office set up a mobile Cold Case Command Post at the shopping center. Dean’s father, Larry, hasn’t given up hope someone will come forward with information that will solve the case.

Anyone with information on the Dean case or any cold case is urged to call the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office at 918-596-8681.

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Local & Regional
12:56 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Tulsans Can Tour or Fly in the Memphis Belle This Weekend

Catherine Roberts, KWGS News

A B-17 Flying Fortress, the workhorse bomber of WWII, can be seen in the skies over Tulsa this weekend. The Liberty Foundations Salute to Veterans tour is making a stop at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum.

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Local & Regional
1:53 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Downtown Tulsa Credit Union Robbed

Tulsa Police released this photo of the robbery suspect inside the credit union.
Credit Tulsa Police

A downtown Tulsa Credit Union is robbed at gunpoint. Police Officer Leland Ashley says a man with a handgun entered Tinker Federal Credit Union near 7th and Main about 10am this morning. Ashley says he pointed the gun at tellers, and demanded money, took an undisclosed amount and fled.  

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall between 160 and 180 pounds.  He was wearing a fedora style hat, glasses, a black shirt and black short pants. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers.

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Local & Regional
11:19 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Time's Running out to Get an Absentee Ballot for the first Tulsa Non-Partisan Mayoral Election

Next Tuesday city of Tulsa and County District 3 Voters head to the Polls
Credit KWGS News

Time is short to request an absentee ballot for next week’s first ever         non-partisan Tulsa mayoral election. You have only until 5 p-m Wednesday. In-person absentee voting begins Friday.

Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says if a candidate receives a majority…50 percent plus one…in next Tuesday’s primary…that person becomes mayor. If two candidates combine for a majority of votes, they face each other in the November general election. Also on next Tuesday’s ballot, city of Tulsa auditor, and the Republican primary for County Commission District 3.

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Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Mosquito Season is Here

The Health Department has set out traps to capture mosquitoes
Credit National Geographic

Mosquito season is here. The Tulsa Health Department has traps out, and will begin testing soon for West Nile carriers. Meanwhile, there are things you can do to try and keep the little bloodsuckers away from your yard. Elizabeth Nutt is Environmental Public Health Division Chief. She says check pet water dishes, plant holders, gutters, and anything else that could have standing water and get rid of it. It only takes a few days for mosquito larvae to hatch and become a problem.

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Local & Regional
1:36 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Sheriff Seeks Court Order to Reduce Jail Count

Sheriff Glanz seeks overcrowding relief
Credit Tulsa County

Sheriff Stanley Glanz is asking a judge to order the Department of Corrections to pick up 259 DOC-ready inmates who are at the Tulsa Jail. Glanz says the inmates should be in state custody, but because of overcrowding, DOC refuses to accept them.

The action comes after the state Health Department's Jail Inspection Division cited Tulsa’s jail for overcrowding. The notice gives the jail until July 3 to correct the problem.

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Local & Regional
1:32 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Arkansas River Levee Needs a Fix

West Tulsa County River Levee Needs Repair
Credit KWGS News Photo

The levee along the Arkansas River in West Tulsa County can’t meet tougher safety certification regulations. Some of the drainage equipment is World War Two era and must be replaced. County Commissioner Karen Keith says it’s an expensive proposition…possibly costing more than $20-million.

She says the county is working with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on the problem.

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