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.
A day after the Obama Administration announced there would be sharp rate increases for Americans who buy their health insurance on government exchanges, Donald Trump used that to attack Democrats and Hillary Clinton, vowing to cancel every executive order linked to Obamacare, as he once again vowed to repeal the controversial health reform law if elected.
“Hillary Clinton wants to double down on Obamacare, and make it even worse,” Trump said at an airport tarmac rally in Sanford, Florida.
“Repealing Obamacare and stopping Hillary’s health care takeover is one of the single most important reasons that we must win on November 8,” Trump said to cheers, as he made clear to his audience that this was not a time to vote for Clinton.
Trump: "if you vote for her you are crazy. She is the worst."
Trump once more used an event in a key swing state to make a pledge for what some might label pork barrel spending, as Trump pledged to direct federal aid to the airport where he was holding his rally, to expand it in the future.
“This includes help for projects like expanding the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, you like that idea? Why not,” said Trump.
Trump also vowed to expand another big jobs magnet in Central Florida, the space program, saying it’s time for NASA to get back to the job of space exploration.
“This means launching and operating major space assets right here that employ thousands and spur innovation and fuel economic growth,” Trump said to cheers, as he pushed for victory in Florida.
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.