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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
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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Local & Regional
2:09 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

South Yale Widening Almost Complete

Widening of roadway in front of St. Francis Hospital finally nears completion
Credit Google

A project to relieve congestion in front of St. Francis hospital and other medical facilities on South Yale Avenue should be finished by month’s end. It’s taken longer than expected, but Chief Tulsa County Engineer Tom Rains says only finishing touches remain. He says it’s a joint project, with the city of Tulsa providing materials, and the county providing work crews.                                 

Rains expects completion of the widening project by the end of this month or the first week in June.

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Local & Regional
10:52 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Last Minute Push for OK-POP Money

The OKPop Museum is planned for the Brady District.
Credit File Photo-OKPOP

Armed with a new study about the economic impact, Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture backers make a last minute push for legislative funding. The Tulsa Regional Chamber study estimates the museum would have an 18-million dollar impact in its’ first year. Bob Ball, Chief Economist with the Chamber, says the museum would also have a long-term tourism impact that could benefit the entire state.

Getting the ball rolling would take a state funding infusion of 42.5 million dollars. With little time left in this session, it’s unlikely lawmakers will take action this year.

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Local & Regional
12:13 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

The Tulsa Health Department Gets Ready for Mosquito Season

Mosquito season nears
Credit National Geographic

The Tulsa City-County Health Department is purchasing pesticide in advance of the mosquito season. John Baker with the Department says it’s also time to begin getting ready to test for West Nile virus. He says they’re setting out 75 mosquito trapping sites throughout the county, and should begin collecting them in about two weeks for testing, which will continue throughout the summer.                                   

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Local & Regional
11:03 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Woman Rescued by Firefighters in an Early Morning Blaze

A House is Gutted in an Early Morning Fire
Credit KWGS News

A house fire just north of I-244 in Tulsa injures an elderly woman. Flames were shooting from the home near Admiral Place and Yorktown when fire crews arrived early this morning. Troy Taylor lives just a couple of doors down. He says he alerted firefighters about a woman inside, and she was rescued.

Firefighters pulled the unconscious woman from the burning structure. She was taken to a hospital and at last report was in stable condition. A dog inside the house was killed in the blaze. The cause is under investigation. 

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