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.
Waiting for court action on his immigration order, President Donald Trump told a law enforcement conference on Wednesday in Washington that the federal judiciary should uphold his 120 day moratorium on refugee admissions along with a suspension of visitors from seven different Muslim-majority countries, arguing he acted to protect “the security of the nation.”
“I don’t want to ever call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased – and we haven’t had a decision yet,” Mr. Trump said.
“But courts seem to be so political,” the President added, as he acknowledged he had monitored the arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I watched last night in amazement, and I heard things that I couldn’t believe,” he said, making clear his disdain for the delay on his order, as he said even a “bad student in high school” could understand the issue.
It wasn’t hard to find all sorts of predictions on what the three judge panel will do with the Trump immigration order, from upholding its implementation, to sending the entire matter back to the district court for more review.
“It was done for the security of our nation, for the security of our citizens,” the President said. “So that people come in who aren’t going to do us harm.”
If you missed the just over one hour of oral arguments, which were conducted by telephone, you can listen to them here:
Meanwhile, another executive action by President Trump is now facing a lawsuit, as the group Public Citizen filed suit against Mr. Trump’s recent Executive Order that is designed to rein in federal regulations.
The President last week authorized a plan where federal agencies would not be allowed to issue a new rule, unless they also knocked out two other regulations.
Public Citizen charged in a court filing that such a plan exceeds the authority granted to the President.
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.