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In advance of and during a storm, time can save lives. That's why NEWS102.3 KRMG offers StormCenter Alerts sent directly to your wireless phone for FREE. When you sign up, you'll get the text messages sent directly to your cell when we activate the NEWS102.3 KRMG StormCenter. 

StormCenter is our term for the activation of severe weather coverage on NEWS102.3 & AM740 KRMG. Learn more about our StormCenter coverage. 

To subscribe, text the word WEATHER to 95920 and you'll begin immediately receiving NEWS102.3 KRMG StormCenter updates on your mobile device to help you stay informed of impending weather. 

The NEWS102.3 KRMG StormCenter will send you an alert whenever a severe weather warning is issued for an adjacent county and is expected to reach Tulsa, or in preparation for a major weather event (snow/ice, tornado from another county doing damage). 

EXAMPLE StormCenter text: 

STORMCENTER: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued by Nat'l Weather Service for multiple counties as storms approach Tulsa. Live team coverage on NEWS102.3 KRMG and KRMG.com 

Frequently asked questions: 

Q: Is the service really free? 

A: NEWS102.3 KRMG does not charge for text messages sent to or received from 95920; however, if you do not have unlimited text messages on your wireless plan; you may be subject to standard text rates through your wireless provider. 

Q: A thunderstorm warning was issued for Tulsa County, but I didn't receive a text. 

A: You will only receive a text message upon activation of The NEWS102.3 KRMG StormCenter, if there is a new and serious threat to public safety, and/or there is breaking news associated with the storm (damage, etc). 

Q: What times of day can I expect to receive texts from NEWS102.3 KRMG? 

A: We only send StormCenter text alerts between the hours of 7am - 10pm, unless there is a tornado warning for one of our StormCenter counties (Creek, Mayes, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington) 

Q: Why was my text message so delayed? I received an alert after a storm warning had already expired. 

A: Generally, texts are instantaneous. From the time we push 'send' in our system, to the time you receive the alert, it should be less than 30 seconds. However, sometimes, wireless providers have text alerts that get delayed in transit due to system maintenance or other provider issues. Sometimes, you may have had a lack of signal strength or signal outage when the text was sent, which may also cause a delay in receipt. If you experience these problems regularly, please contact us. 

Q: I'm unable to send and receive text message on my cell phone. Is there another way I can get StormCenter information from you on the go? 

A: While text messages are the quickest and most effective means of alerting you to a severe weather threat, you can also get StormCenter information on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/krmgtulsa. Remember to always have a batter powered radio at home in case the power goes out and/or cell service becomes unavailable during a storm. 

Q: Does NEWS102.3 KRMG offer text messages for breaking news and traffic alerts? 

A: Yes, to begin receiving Breaking News alerts on your mobile device, text the word, "NEWS" to 95920; for Red Alert Traffic notices, please download the KRMG App

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  • 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.  
  • An inquiry into possible wrongdoing by IT staffers employed by a number of Democrats in Congress has garnered more attention in recent days, after a prominent lawmaker gave a public tongue lashing to the Capitol Hill police chief, vowing “consequences” over his refusal to return computer equipment that is evidently part of the ongoing investigation. At issue is a probe into a possible security breach involving Imran Awan, who has worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other Democratic lawmakers, as a shared information technology worker. Little has been made public by Capitol Police on what exactly is being investigated; news reports in recent months have linked Awan, several of his relatives, and his wife to some type of Capitol Hill investigation that could involve stolen property and more. The new scrutiny came after a budget hearing on May 18 with U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa; the hearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee had escaped notice, until reports earlier this week by the Daily Caller, noting the sharp words that Wasserman Schultz had for Verderosa. At the end of her Q&A with the police chief, Wasserman Schultz asks what happens when police find lost items. “I’d like to know how Capitol Police handle equipment that belongs to a member, or a staffer, that’s been lost within the Capitol complex, and found or recovered by one of your officers,” Wasserman Schultz begins. The bottom line from the chief was simple – until an investigation is completed, “I can’t return the equipment,” which is reportedly a laptop from Wasserman Schultz’s office. That answer did not satisfy the Florida Democrat. “I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way,” Wasserman Schultz said bluntly, as she told the chief that he should “expect that there will be consequences.” In the wake of that somewhat jarring verbal exchange, a reporter on Thursday asked House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi about the Awan investigation. “I’m really not familiar with what you’re talking about,” Pelosi said. “We’ve been busy with a lot of other things,” Pelosi added. U.S. Capitol Police have released little information about what this probe involves, and who exactly is being investigated. According to U.S. House spending records, Imran Awan was a shared employee for thirteen different House members in 2016, earning in the third quarter anywhere from as little as $300 from a pair of Democrats to $6,624.99 from another. Wasserman Schultz paid Awan $5,000.01 for work between July 1 and September 30, 2016. Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, worked for seven Democrats, plus the House Democratic Caucus, earning close to $44,000 in the third quarter of 2016. Records also show two relatives of Awan’s on the Congressional payroll: Abid Awan worked for eight different House Democrats, while Jamal Awan worked for eight others – all as ‘shared’ employees.
  • Four suspects were arrested Friday afternoon in west Tulsa, following an armed robbery of a woman and a standoff. Police report the victim's help led them to a home near 4th and South 54th West Avenue. “She had a good suspect description,” police said.  “She also had a good description of the suspect’s vehicle.” Around three hours later, the suspects were taken into custody without incident.  As of early Saturday morning, their names haven’t been released.   KRMG's told the victim wasn't harmed.
  • If you're sticking around the Tulsa area this weekend, make sure to stay weather aware. National Weather Service says conditions will turn bumpy later today. “Looks like we could see some storms in the late afternoon and into the evening hours,” NWS said.  “All modes of severe weather look to be possible.” KRMG’s told this could include hail, strong winds and even a tornado.   The high today will be around 90 degrees. KRMG Stormcenter is manned and ready to go if severe weather hits our area.
  • Trying to save you some time and misery on your family vacation this summer, Business Insider is ranking the worst “tourist traps” in each state. We've all driven past those highway signs promising all sorts of superlatives from biggest to strangest to oldest and wondered if it was worth stopping. The list from the site is by no means complete and obviously subjective, but for people passing through Oklahoma, Business Insider (again, their opinion, not ours) says to skip the J.M. Davis Gun Museum in Claremore. But we bet you'll agree that “Foamhenge,” a replica of Stonehenge made of styrofoam is not the best use of your time in Virginia. And don't put the Gum Wall in Seattle on your bucket list. It’s just what it sounds like, a wall where thousands upon thousands of people have stuck their used chewing gum. You can find the full list of tourist traps from Business Insider here.