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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
11:08 am
Fri March 16, 2012

FBI enters Tulsa Public Schools probe

The FBI has now entered the probe into allegations of financial wrongdoing involving Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Department. Chris Payne is Public Information Officer for the school system. He says an internal investigation uncovered activities that have the potential of being violations of federal law. He says the FBI and U-S Attorney approached school officials about helping in the investigation, and that help was accepted.

                                 

Stephanie Spring resigned in January as Athletic Director, after she and two assistants were suspended.

Local & Regional
11:56 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Smart Meters installed on TU campus

A P-S-O technician installs smart meters at T-U
KWGS News File Photo

Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s first ‘smart meters’ in the city of Tulsa are being installed on the T-U campus. About a thousand meters are going in on and around campus, primarily in student apartments. Derek Lewellen, GridSmart project manager, says the ability to communicate electronically with the meters improves efficiency and is perfect for a campus environment where students continually come and go.

                            

Local & Regional
10:53 am
Wed March 14, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Drunk Driver's Crackdown

KWGS file photo

Next to New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day is a major focus of law enforcement on the lookout for drunk drivers. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says troopers will join other agencies in a crackdown on impaired drivers. Saturation patrols and bar checks will be part of the effort.

                              

Brown says the Patrol is urging anyone with Holiday party plans to include a designated non-drinking driver in those plans.

Local & Regional
10:14 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Dangerous Tulsa Intersections

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa city leaders are prioritizing needs and the councilor for district three says fixing unsafe intersections is high on his list. David Patrick says his area of town has some of the most dangerous intersections for drivers and pedestrians. He’d like money to start addressing the problem.

                             

Patrick singles out Pine and North Yale as the most dangerous intersection in District Three, and one of the most dangerous intersections in the city.

Local & Regional
11:20 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Missing Bixby hiker found alive in state park

Sign at the opening of Green Leaf State Park
Oklahoma Campers

BRAGGS, Okla. (AP) — The search is over for a missing 37-year-old Bixby man who disappeared after going hiking in Greenleaf State Park over the weekend.  Jacob Stephens was found alive and well this afternoon, after a helicopter spotted him on the east side of the lake in the park. He not contacted his family since he left to go hiking Saturday morning in the Muskogee County park. Family members told police that Stephens is diabetic and not an experienced hiker. That caused concern and prompted a search. Again, Stephens was located this afternoon alive and okay.

Local & Regional
10:23 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Arrests in Tulsa serial rapes

Arrests are announced by Sex Crimes Unit Sargeant Mark Mears as Chief Chuck Jordan and others watch.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa Police hold a news conference to announce they have made arrests in a total of seven Tulsa  rapes. This includes last month's pre-dawn jogger attack at Tulsa LaFortune Park.  Suspect Willis McPherson, also known as Willis Sisco, has been charged in that attack as well as another at a nearby apartment complex. In custody in connection with five unrelated rape cases is Michael Ray Harris. Police say it's rare to have serial rapists attacking in Tulsa, and very unusual to have two operating in the area at the same time. Both suspects are now behind bars.

Local & Regional
9:01 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Cherry Street bank is robbed

Police cars park in front of the Arvest Bank at 15th and Utica
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa Police this morning are investigating a bank robbery that took place about 8:15 this morning.

The Arvest Bank and 15th and South Utica was robbed by a lone bandit. He entered the bank shortly after it opened this morning and presented the teller a note demanding cash.

He took the money and exited the bank. Police believe he left on foot. No weapon or get-away car was seen. Police tell KWGS  News,  at the scene, there were no injuries associated with the robbery.

Local & Regional
5:34 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Tulsa Councilors question EMSA on billing practices

Tulsa Councilors question EMSA officials about the ambulance service’s policies regarding billing and collection practices. Some citizens complain they’ve been wrongly billed for ambulance transportation. EMSA President Steve Williamson admits there may have been a few mistakes, but he believes the policies on collection are solid.

                                     

Mayor Bartlett says he wants EMSA to devise a way of running things to become more ‘customer friendly’, and he’s requesting several changes to current policies.

Tulsa County Shooting
3:22 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Shooting at Tulsa County Courthouse

Tulsa Police close Denver Avenue downtown in front of the Tulsa County Court House
KWGS News Photo

A shootout on the Oakley Plaza in front of the Tulsa County Court House leaves for people injured, including a Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputy. The shooting took place about 2:40 this afternoon. People rushed for cover from the busy court house plaza as the bullets were flying.

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Local & Regional
1:54 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

City of Tulsa Tests Eco-friendly Concrete

As part of the effort to become more environmentally friendly, the city of Tulsa is testing a new type of concrete. It’s called ‘pervious’ and it’s more porous and able to contain water runoff much better than most concrete materials. Jack Petreikis is Director of the state concrete association. He says the environmental properties of the product is the big reason why it’s getting so much attention.

                            

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