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.
In a somewhat surprising development, Democrats in the U.S. House on Tuesday morning decided to hold off on leadership elections that had been scheduled for this Thursday, a move that could give more time to those who would like to see something different from their party, possibly creating the chance for a challenge to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The decision by Pelosi had not been expected, as she had set internal Democratic votes later this week on the party’s Congressional leadership team.
But a number of Democrats wanted to wait, worried that a quick vote would deprive them of a needed post-election review.
Democrats in the House have put off their leadership elections until after Thanksgiving, which might be bad sign for Pelosi.
Inside a closed door meeting, Pelosi reportedly showed no concern about any challenge – but a two week delay will certainly give others time to think about that.
Even before the move, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio had been talking about a possible challenge. It wasn’t clear whether he would move forward with that.
Pelosi has been the top Democrat since the 2002 elections. She was the first woman to be Speaker of the House, winning that post after the 2006 election, when Democrats won back control of both the House and Senate.
Aide in room says Pelosi told House Dems "I don't care, I'm agnostic" when it comes to delaying leadership elections or not.
A week ago, many Democrats fully believed that they would be talking about big gains in the November elections; but Trump’s win held down those gains, leaving Democrats in the minority.
The scene was in stark contrast to a closed door meeting of Republicans not far away in the Capitol, as they emerged unified, and excited about the chance to push ahead with the agenda of President-Elect Donald Trump.
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.