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.
A day after the appointment of a former FBI Director to probe Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, and possible ties to the his campaign, President Donald Trump on Thursday complained about the lack of a special counsel to probe “illegal acts” that he says took place during the administration of President Barack Obama.
“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. (His first tweet contained a typo – that was corrected a few hours later.)
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history,” the President tweeted.
This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!
Mr. Trump did not detail what he believes the “illegal acts” were under the previous administration, but during the 2016 campaign, he routinely called for an investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both on her private email server, and the work of the Clinton Foundation.
“If I win, I am going to instruct my Attorney General to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation,” Mr. Trump said in the second debate with Clinton last October.
“Because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we’re going to have a special prosecutor,” he added.
While the President made that promise – which often brought on chants of “Lock her up!” at his campaign rallies – there is no indication that he has taken any steps to follow through on that, since becoming President almost four months ago.
In an official White House statement issued last night, Mr. Trump said nothing about the Obama Administration, instead predicting that an investigation will find “no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity.”
On Capitol Hill, most Republicans had little to say about the appointment of Mueller, a former FBI Director who held that post between 2001 and 2013 – but those who did had nothing but good things to say about the former FBI chief.
“Robert Mueller is a man of utmost integrity and character,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX).
“Robert Mueller’s fair, even-handed approach will ensure he follows evidence, brings forth facts & illuminates truth,” said Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL).
BREAKING: Trump assails naming of special counsel as 'the single greatest witch hunt' of a politician
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.