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 head of the National Security Agency told Congress on Tuesday that U.S. intelligence analysts saw signs of Russian involvement in a pre-election hacking attack in France, and moved to let their French counterparts know of the effort by Moscow in the days running up to the recent runoff elections for French President.
“We had become aware of Russian activity, we had talked to our French counterparts prior to the public announcements,” of the hacks, as Admiral Mike Rogers told a Senate hearing that the U.S. had given France a “heads up” on what Russia was doing.
“Look, we’re watching the Russians, we’re seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure; here’s what we’ve seen, what can we do to assist,” was how the NSA chief described what went on, as emails from the front runner in the French race for President, Emmanuel Macron, were released online.
“We had high confidence in the judgment that the Russians were clearly trying to undermine our democracy and discredit us broadly,” Rogers said, restating part of the election judgment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
“It’s become crystal clear that Russia has really mastered this domain of digital disinformation,” said Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
“They clearly had a preference that candidate Clinton not win,” Adm. Rogers said of the Russians their 2016 interference.
“And they also wanted to insure that if she did win, that she was weakened,” Rogers said.
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.