The holiday weekend may have started with storms, but the sun is getting ready to make a comeback. We still have two more days left in the holiday weekend and the forecast is improving. For Sunday, it will be cooler, sunny and the high should be around 80 degrees. National Weather Service says Monday will be even better. “Should be dry,” NWS said. “The low for Monday morning should be in the mid to upper 50s. The high for Monday afternoon will be in the upper 80s.” Following sunrise Sunday morning, there isn't any more rain in the forecast until Wednesday.
It was a gruesome discovery in Bartlesville on Saturday. Police and OSBI are investigating what is believed to be a murder-suicide. The incident happened in the area of 1400 SW Maple. Officials report two people, thought to be husband and wife, were found deceased. So far, no names have been released. KRMG will update the story when more information comes into the newsroom.
Organizers of Rocklahoma decided to delay part of the concert shortly before 6:30pm Saturday night. At around 10:15pm, a Facebook post said, “We regretfully must cancel the remainder of the performances scheduled for tonight.” Most of northeast Oklahoma is under a Tornado Watch until 12am. Tune to NEWS102.3 and AM740 KRMG for the latest on the severe weather threat.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in Tulsa say this is the most unstable air in the Tulsa area so far this storm season. A Tornado Watch is issued for most of northeast Oklahoma, including Tulsa County until 12am. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Mayes, Wagoner and Okmulgee counties until 10:30pm. Organizers of Rocklahoma, in Pryor, delayed part of the show Saturday night shortly before 6:30pm. There is some good news. The National Weather Service is projecting sunny skies for Sunday. Tune to NEWS102.3 and AM740 KRMG for the latest on the severe weather threat. You can also download the KRMG app and set up the weather alerts for your area.
A 43-year-old pilot is dead, following a small aircraft crash Friday night in Leflore County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports the crash happened around 7:42 p.m., near Arkoma. “A witness who observed the aircraft for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, advised the aircraft began flying in steep banked spiral, entered a fast downward spiral and collided with the ground, resulting in a small explosion,” OHP said. Richard Biggerstaff was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers on the aircraft. A cause for the crash is still under investigation.
With the release of more emails today by Wikileaks from a top aide to Hillary Clinton, the shadowy internet group publicly hinted that it may hold even more up-to-date emails from John Podesta, as news reports indicate the original hack on Podesta occurred in the midst of the 2016 Presidential campaign, in late March of this year.
When you dig through the Podesta emails released by Wikileaks, one notices right away that they only go to a certain point – as no emails to or from Podesta have a date that is after March 21, 2016.
I noted that date this morning on Twitter – and Wikileaks quickly noticed.
The March date is an interesting one, because according to news reports in the last 48 hours, that is right around the time that Podesta’s email account was hacked, maybe by the hacking group known as Fancy Bear.
A story from website Motherboard shows that hackers used a fake email link that Podesta used to enter his password for his gmail account.
This is a graphic used in that Motherboard story to show the phishing clicks:
Motherboard’s report specifically says that Podesta received a phishing email on March 19 – as of now, the Wikileaks emails from Podesta extend just two days after that.
Meanwhile, the New York Times reported today that a private internet security firm based in Atlanta has concluded that Podesta was “hacked by Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the GRU, after it tricked him into clicking on a fake Google login page last March.”
That would square with the Motherboard report – and square with the evidence that the Podesta emails only go to March 21, 2016 – at this point.
“Specific targets include staff working for or associated with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), including individuals managing Clinton’s communications, travel, campaign finances, and advising her on policy,” the group noted.
To some, a link between Wikileaks and Russian intelligence would be no surprise.
AGAIN: "Wikileaks" is no more than a Kremlin front & a fence for Western secrets stolen by Russian intelligencehttps://t.co/iEV2CjEijL
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.