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
12:09 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Delinquent Tax Auction

Crowds gather for a delinquent property tax sale
KWGS News

It’s an overflow crowd at a delinquent property tax sale conducted by Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler. Some 500 pieces of land on which owed property taxes from 2008 haven’t been paid go up for auction. Potential bidders are looking for bargains. Landlords are looking for rental properties or fixer-uppers to sell.

The auction will continue every day this week at the Convention Center downtown until all properties are sold.

Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Shots fired outside a South Tulsa Quik Trip

File photo

One person is assaulted with a baseball bat, another shot at a Quik Trip parking lot in South Tulsa. Police Officer Leland Ashley says some sort of confrontation between two groups took place at a store at 51st and Yale, then moved to a second Quik Trip near 71st and Mingo…

Several shots were fired. The person hit was taken to a hospital and at last report was in critical condition. Ashley says it’s lucky no innocent bystander was hit by gunfire with the shooting occurring in such a public place.

Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Law Officers involved in a courthouse plaza shooting incident are honored

Deputies who helped bring down a courthouse plaza shooter are honored for their ‘heroic’ actions. At a ceremony at the courthouse, Undersheriff Tim Albin read a description of the events outside the Tulsa County courthouse on March 7th. In responding to reports of a shooter on the plaza, Deputy David Fortenberry was wounded in both hands. He received a purple heart and medal of valor at the ceremony.

Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Sheriff's Cold Case Investigators seek leads in a 14-year-old murder

KWGS News photo

Teenager Dena Dean disappeared from Town West Shopping Center 14 years ago. The murder case is unsolved to this day. On the anniversary of her death, the Tulsa Sheriff’s Cold Case Command Post is set-up in the shopping center parking lot. It’s an annual event seeking tips on Dean’s murder or any other crimes still under investigation. Dean’s father Larry hasn’t given up hope the case will be resolved. He says while he believes there will be justice for his daughter some day, there will never be ‘closure’ for him since he will never have his daughter back.

Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Tulsa bus plant reaches milestone

KWGS News

A milestone is met at an airport based company that isn’t an aerospace business.

The facility on Tulsa airport land once manufactured B-24 bombers. For the past decade, the huge building has been used to make buses, mostly school buses. I-C Bus is now celebrating the 100-thousandth bus rolling off the assembly line. Plant Manager Greg Hutchison says Tulsa has been a good fit.

The first bus rolled off the line here in January 2001.

Local & Regional
7:08 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Airport and Aerospace Renovation

Tulsa International Airport complex
City of Tulsa

There is no decision yet on which plan, if any, to bring to voters to provide funding to improve airport and aerospace facilities in Tulsa County.

There are three different proposals being suggested. Tulsa County Commission Chairman John Smaligo says his plan is the only one that does not include a tax increase. His proposal would extend the Vision 2025 program for seven years beyond its' current expiration date.

Other plans have been offered by Tulsa City Councilors and the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce.

 

Local & Regional
1:09 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Tulsa rookies graduate from police academy

Police graduates await the oath of office
KWGS News

A graduation ceremony is held for the Tulsa police department’s newest rookies.

The 25 police officers and two fire marshals take the oath of office today after successfully completing academy classes. Chief Chuck Jordan says they will be officers-in-training the next 16 weeks before being able to go it alone on patrol.

Jordan says these graduates will help fill positions lost over the year due to retirements and attrition. Another class of 40 is planned to start in July.

Local & Regional
11:48 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Preparations are already underway for a tax cut battle next year

Some are dismayed no tax cuts passed the Oklahoma legislature, others are pleased. It’s a battle that will continue in the next session. Count among those pleased with the failure of tax cuts this year, David Blatt with the Oklahoma Policy Institute think tank. He says there must be a much broader debate on tax reform that doesn’t just start with the premise there must be tax cuts.

Local & Regional
11:48 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Tulsa County's new Undersheriff sworn in to office

Tim Albin is sworn in as the new Undersheriff
KWGS News

Tulsa

Tulsa County has a new undersheriff. The Commission meeting room at the courthouse is crowded as Chief Deputy Tim Albin takes the oath of office to become the second in command at the Sheriff’s Office. Albin has been with the office since 1989. He says things have changed a lot in the years since he began his career, with terrorism and illegal immigration, the office works more on issues that have a global perspective.

Albin replaces Brian Edwards, who retired this month, and took a job with the Grand River Dam Authority.

Local & Regional
2:32 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

House Okays Budget on Second Try

The Oklahoma House passes a $6.8 billion general appropriations bill to fund state government on a second try. It passed by just one vote. Today's first vote ended in failure. 

The House voted 47-47 today for the annual budget bill, falling short of the 51 votes needed for passage. Democrats who opposed the bill for not putting enough funding into education teamed up with Republicans who thought the bill spent too much.

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