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
10:58 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Tulsa Police Investigate Possible Sex Trafficking Connections to Alleged Prostitution Ring

Clarence Holden and Destiny Niles. Also arrested was Deron Maxey his photo was not available at the Sheriff's office.
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A website leads Tulsa vice officers to an alleged prostitution ring and allegations of sex trafficking. Police Officer Leland Ashley says three people were arrested as a result of a sting operation…a follow-up that began with an advertisement on an escort page website. One person was arrested on a soliciting prostitution charge, and another for pandering. A third person was arrested on a drug charge. The sting was conducted at an east Tulsa motel.

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Local & Regional
2:14 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Free Yard Waste Pickup Ending Friday

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The three month free collection of yard waste is coming to an end. As part of the launch of the new trash collection system, yard waste…leaves, grass clippings, and the like…was picked up free. Liz Hunt with the city of Tulsa says that’s ending as of this Friday, February 1st.

The green waste sticker sheets are 2-dollars-50-cents, so it will cost you to dispose of bags outside trash containers. Hunt reminds that yard waste must be in transparent bags so contents can be verified.

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Gas Prices Take Another Jump at the Pump

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It’s not typically a time of year when gas prices increase much, but for the second time in recent days, the jump at the pump in Tulsa is 10 cents a gallon. Mike Thornbrugh with QuikTrip, says it is unusual to see frequent hikes this time of year, they usually come with the change from winter blend to summer blend and the warm weather driving season.

He says the mid-continent region has a lot of supply on hand, but much of it is being shipped elsewhere, and a large refinery on the east coast went down this week, causing an immediate jump in prices.

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Local & Regional
12:59 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Tulsa County Commissioners Vote Raises for Elected Leaders

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Tulsa County Commissioners vote to give county elected leaders, including themselves, pay raises. Commissioners vote 2-1 today to give the county’s eight elected officials a two percent pay hike. Fred Perry made the motion. He says the increases are needed to be competitive and ensure qualified people run for public office.

But Commissioner John Smaligo voted no….even though he said yes to employee raises last month. He doesn’t buy the argument elected leaders salaries aren’t competitive, and says they still need to be prudent with the county budget.

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Local & Regional
12:34 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Downtown Tulsa Bank Robbed

The IBC Bank is in the dark brown building near the Bartlett Fountain downtown
Credit Google Earth

For the second time in as many days a Tulsa financial institution is robbed. The latest holdup occurred at the IBC Bank Branch at 5th and Main this morning. Police Officer Leland Ashley says a man entered the bank, implied he had a weapon, took an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot. Anyone who might have information about the robbery is asked to call police.

Wednesday a suspect in the robbery of the Tulsa Teachers’ Credit Union at Pine and Martin Luther King was shot by a security guard.

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Local & Regional
1:20 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

New Broadway Season in Tulsa Includes 'White Christmas'

A poster announces the upcoming Broadway season at the PAC
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A Christmas Classic and some of Broadway’s most popular recent musicals will make up the new Celebrity Attractions season in Tulsa. A little taste of what’s to come is played at the event at the Performing Arts Center today announcing the upcoming season. Celebrity Attractions President Larry Payton says the holiday favorite ‘White Christmas’ is included.

Shows also include The Blue Man Group, Chicago, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sister Act, and Wicked.

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Local & Regional
2:19 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Tulsa's MLK Day Parade Largest Ever

One of the floats in this year's Tulsa Martin Luther King Parade
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Tulsa holds it’s largest Martin Luther King Day Parade ever near the historic Greenwood area. Riding in the parade, and this year’s recipient of the Keeping the Dream Alive Honor, is community activist Nancy McDonald. She was instrumental in helping integrate Tulsa schools more than 40 years ago.

With three thousand participants and 247 entries, Tulsa’s annual event is one of the largest Martin Luther King Day Parades in the nation.

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Local & Regional
1:24 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Verizon Brings Hundreds of New Jobs to Tulsa

The Governor is on hand for a big jobs announcement at Verizon in Tulsa.
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New jobs for Tulsa. Verizon today announced it’s adding 500 positions at its’ facility in the Cherokee Industrial Park. Verizon Vice-President Michelle Robinson says the company reviewed several locations across the country before choosing Tulsa for the expansion.

She says Verizon already has a long-standing relationship with Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma, and that played into the decision. The expansion will allow the company to create a financial services hub here. Chamber of Commerce officials estimate the new jobs will have a 60-million dollar economic impact for the area.

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Local & Regional
12:38 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

A Task Force Explores Ways to Improve Intelligence Gathering to Help Police Solve Crimes

Members of a Special Public Safety Task Force meet at City Hall
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A special task force takes a look at improving intelligence gathering to help solve crimes like the recent quadruple homicide in South Tulsa. City, law enforcement, and citizen leaders gather for an initial meeting following the Fairmont Terrace killings. Police Captain Van Ellis talked to the group about the need to receive quality intelligence, not just a large quantity of information that may not be all that helpful.

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Local & Regional
12:21 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

LaFortune Park to Get New, Brighter Lighting

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The LaFortune Park jogging trail is getting new lighting. Tulsa County Parks Director Richard Bales says the new LED lights are brighter and more energy efficient, and they should make the area safer. County leaders voted today to seek bids on the project. Two new lights will also be added to the park’s picnic area along South Yale Avenue.

The lights were first installed in the 1980’s and haven’t been upgraded since. All the park’s 114 lights and light posts will be replaced.

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