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.
The State Department is using official web pages and social media to publicize the history of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, prompting one Democratic Senator to publicly ask why taxpayer money is being used to promote a private club run by Mr. Trump.
“Here’s the full post in its kleptocratic glory,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) wrote on Twitter, as he said he would like to know more about why Mar-a-Lago is getting publicity from the U.S. Government on Facebook, the website of the U.S. Embassy in London, and more.
“Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House,” is the title of the article, which was written earlier in April, but was circulated on social media in recent days.
“Don’t be surprised if next the FDA gives a 5 star review to the chocolate cake at Mar-A-Lago,” Wyden cracked on Twitter.
“Why are taxpayer dollars promoting the President’s private country club?” Wyden asked.
It didn’t take long for the story to be found on the pages of other American Embassy sites as well.
The story was written by Share America, which is a State Department unit that promotes various stories from the United States – described as the “Department of State’s platform for sharing compelling stories and images that spark discussion and debate on important topics like democracy, freedom of expression, innovation, entrepreneurship, education, and the role of civil society.”
Ethics experts who have been critical of President Trump over business conflicts seized on these Mar-a-Lago reviews as well.
“Use of public office for private gain pure and simple,” said Richard Painter, a top White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush.
“This is posted on State Department central site for all embassies to use,” said Norm Eisen, who has led legal efforts against Mr. Trump. “Unbelievable,” Eisen added on Twitter.
The article sets out the history of Mar-a-Lago, how the federal government came into possession of the property, and then how Mr. Trump bought it in 1985.
Le département d'État américain fait désormais la promotion de Mar-a-Lago, le club privé de Trump. https://t.co/E30QEHqEL7
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.