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.
Top lawmakers on a U.S. House Committee said Tuesday that a review of documents submitted by former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn shows that the aide to President Donald Trump never revealed he had been paid for a 2015 trip to Russia, and that Flynn never sought the permission of the military or State Department for that venture.
“He was supposed to seek permission prior to traveling to Russia to not only accept that payment, but to engage in that activity,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
“This is something Gen. Flynn was supposed to do as a former officer,” Chaffetz added, after viewing documents filed by Flynn in 2016 in order to maintain his security clearance.
BREAKING: Chaffetz says, "personally I see no information or data that #Flynn complied with the law."
Both Chaffetz and top committee Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) suggested to reporters that Flynn had violated federal law by failing to disclose a $33,750 payment from the Kremlin-backed RT network for his visit to Moscow, where he was photographed at dinner with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Also not declared on his SF-86 forms, $11,250 in payments for two speeches in the United States, which Flynn gave to a Russian cybersecurity firm, and a Russian cargo airline.
“That money needs to be recovered,” Chaffetz told reporters at the Capitol.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz says it appears that Michael Flynn accepted money from Russia https://t.co/Zg1v1CEk1P
As a former military officer, Flynn would have been covered not only by the emoluments clause in the Constitution, but also federal law, “which requires advance approval” of any financial relationship, especially with a foreign government.
Meanwhile, Chaffetz and Cummings also revealed that the White House had rejected requests from the Oversight Committee for certain documents related to Flynn, who left after only a few weeks as National Security Adviser for President Trump.
The committee had asked for information about Flynn’s contacts during the transition with foreign nationals – the White House said since those contacts likely might contain “classified, sensitive, and/or confidential information,” that material would not be turned over to the panel.
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.