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
12:10 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Tulsa County Leaders Okay Higher Municipal Inmate Rate

Higher charges for municipal inmates.
Credit Tulsa Jail

Tulsa County leaders okay a new, higher rate for municipal inmates in the jail. Ron Peters led negotiations for the county in recent contentious talks over what the city of Tulsa should pay for inmates. He says the new resolution changes rates because the U-S Marshal’s Service now pays more, $69 a day per inmate, and negotiators agreed to pay whatever the Marshal’s Service pays. City leaders haven’t signed off on the jail deal, still disputing several aspects of the contract. County Commission Chair John Smaligo voted against the $69 rate, but not because he agrees with the city of Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

A Murder Occurs at the Same Tulsa Motel Where a Homicide Victim Was Discovered Last Week

A murder occurs at an east Tulsa motel.
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A man is killed in the same Tulsa motel where the body of a missing Inola man was discovered last week. Officer Leland Ashley says it appears to be just coincidence. Investigators don’t believe there’s any connection between the homicides, except for location.

In this morning’s homicide at the Super 8 Motel near 31st and Memorial, four men forced their way into a room, shot to death a man there, then fled. A woman in the room was uninjured. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers.  

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Local & Regional
2:20 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Missing Inola Man Found Murdered at a Tulsa Motel

Gerald Hail
Credit Rogers County Sheriff

Police are investigating the murder of an elderly man whose body was discovered at a Tulsa motel a day after he went missing.

Evidence indicates 70-year-old Gerald Hail of Inola was murdered. Officer Leland Ashley says Hail’s truck is still missing, and police are asking the public for help. The pickup is described as a white four door Ford F-150 with a camper shell and an Oklahoma license tag number of 683-FJK.

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Local & Regional
1:34 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Nice Weather for Tulsa's Martin Luther King Day Parade

Several thousand turn out for Tulsa's annual MLK Day Parade.
Credit KWGS News

Several thousand line the route for Tulsa’s annual Martin Luther King Day Parade. On a beautiful sunny day, people turn out for the largest parade in Oklahoma honoring the civil rights leader. The grand marshal this year is Pastor G. Calvin McCutcheon, who marched with Dr. King in 1963. He was there for the historic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

With more than 240 entries, the Tulsa parade is billed as the second largest in the region.

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Local & Regional
12:02 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

More Non-Stop Jet Service Coming to Tulsa

Mayor Bartlett listens as the airline's Laura Billiter makes the announcement at an airport news conference.
Credit KWGS News

Allegiant Airlines adds three non-stop destinations from Tulsa. The airline which already offers non-stop jet service to Orlando from Tulsa will be adding Tampa, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas as non-stop destinations. Laura Billiter is with Allegiant. She says the response to the Orlando service is a big reason why Allegiant is expanding non-stop flights from Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Benefits for Oklahomans Touted on National Rural Health Care Day

It's National Rural Health Care Day.
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On this National Rural Health Care Day, people are being urged to take a look at what specific benefits the Affordable Care Act offers rural areas. U-S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in an interview with KWGS, said there are initiatives created by the Act to specifically address critical needs in rural communities.

Vilsack says his Department is awarding grants to remote areas, including in Oklahoma, where it is difficult to deliver health care services.

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Local & Regional
11:44 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Tulsa County Appreciates Law Officers

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

Tulsa County leaders say it’s time to show appreciation for those who enforce the law. A resolution recognizing National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is passed. Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says such recognition now is important, given recent situations that have brought out protestors against police involved shootings and tactics. He believes lawmen and women are getting a ‘bad rap’.

The resolution is in solidarity with Concerns of Police Survivors, or COPS, the group behind Law Enforcement Day.

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Tulsa Homicide Detectives to Get National Exposure

Crews from the "First 48" television reality show have been following detectives in the Tulsa homicide unit since July. Now the first episode featuring Tulsa is ready to air. Officer Jillian Roberson says it will give citizens a chance to see how the business of solving murders really works.

The first episode featuring Tulsa will be aired Thursday at 8pm on A&E.

Local & Regional
11:06 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Stay Warm in the Extreme Cold

Very cold weather the next couple of days.
Credit File photo

Stay indoors if possible, dress warmly in layers if you have to go out, and keep a charged cell phone with you at all times. Those are tips in dealing with the extreme cold weather from Kelli Bruer with EMSA.

She says it’s especially important to take precautions if you have a  pre-existing condition that needs regular medical treatment or one that could be worsened by cold weather.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Flu Hospitalizations Rising in Oklahoma

It's the peak of flu season.
Credit File photo

As 2014 comes to an end, the flu season in Oklahoma is ramping up. 250 people have been hospitalized with the virus since late September, and there are several months to go in the flu season. State Epidemiologist Kendra Dougherty agrees the vaccine isn’t working as well as in past years, but says you should still take it. She says it should have some effect, and minimize any symptoms you will get.

Tulsa County has the most hospitalizations, with 42 and counting.

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