ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
72°
Cloudy
H 85° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    72°
    Current Conditions
    Cloudy. H 85° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    80°
    Afternoon
    Cloudy. H 85° L 70°
  • cloudy-day
    82°
    Evening
    Partly Cloudy. H 85° L 70°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg news on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg traffic on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg weather on demand

00:00 | 00:00

Three Big Things
 you need to know
1
2
3
Oklahoma man featured in John Grisham book could get new trial

Oklahoma man featured in John Grisham book could get new trial

A federal judge has placed the man at the center of the John Grisham book 'The Innocent Man' on the path to potential freedom. Karl Fontenot’s story was also made into a Netflix documentary series. U.S. District Judge James Payne, of Muskogee, ruled there is reasonable doubt that Fontenot should have been convicted in 1988 in the kidnapping and killing of Ada convenience store clerk Denice Haraway in 1984.  Judge Payne's opinion discusses alleged misconduct by police, investigators and prosecutors. Fontenot and co-defendant Tommy Ward were convicted in Haraway's murder in part due to a recording of them talking about dreams they had about her murder.

TRADE WAR: China, Trump ratchet up tensions with new tariffs

TRADE WAR: China, Trump ratchet up tensions with new tariffs

On a day of big losses on the stock markets sparked first by China levying new tariffs on imports from America, President Donald Trump wasted no time Friday afternoon in announcing higher import duties against the Chinese, plunging the two countries even deeper into an economic standoff which could have negative worldwide ramifications. 'China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product,' the President tweeted about an hour after the close on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones dropped over 600 points. 'Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%,' the President wrote.  'Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10%, will now be taxed at 15%,' he added. The President also called on American companies to take their manufacturing businesses out of China, arguing that the United States was the victim of an 'unfair Trading Relationship.' 'Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA,' Mr. Trump tweeted. The White House did not provide any explanation as to how the President would have the power to force U.S. companies to abandon their manufacturing operations in China. Economic experts and businesses were worried by the days events. “(T)his is a major risk as it's the economy - households and businesses - that are in play,” said Gregory Daco of Oxford Economics. “The administration's approach clearly isn't working, and the answer isn't more taxes on American businesses and consumers,” said the National Retail Federation. “Where does this end?'  “These added tariffs will ratchet up consumer prices, stall business investment, escalate uncertainty and cost American jobs,” said the pro-free trade group Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. “In just the past three years, U.S. soybean exports to China have fallen nearly 80 percent, and once these tariffs kick in, things are likely to get worse,” said Roger Johnson, the head of the National Farmers Union.  The standoff with China was a far cry from President Trump's prediction in March of 2018, when he wrote on Twitter that trade wars are 'easy to win.' As for Democrats - even though many of them would like to see the United States be more forceful with China - their answer is not retaliatory tariffs and a trade war. “Our economy is showing signs of weakening due to the president’s trade war, and these back-and-forth tariffs will only make things worse,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). “The facts are clear: President Trump's destabilizing and reckless trade war is undermining growth,” said Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). “Your tariffs are hurting our country badly,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). “There's nothing funny about tanking people's retirement accounts with a failed trade war,” said Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA).

Trade fight escalates as China slaps new tariffs on U.S. goods

Trade fight escalates as China slaps new tariffs on U.S. goods

With the United States set to slap a new 10 percent tariff on billions of dollars in Chinese goods coming into the U.S. on September 1, the Chinese government officially retaliated on Friday, announcing its own new tariffs on American products, and denouncing President Donald Trump's get-tough actions on trade. 'The US measures have led to the continuous escalation of Sino-US economic and trade frictions, which have greatly harmed the interests of China, the United States and other countries,' the Chinese Minstry of Finance announced. The documents released by China today apply to over 5,000 categories of items imported from the United States, covering everything from diapers to pipes and cigarette holders, to a range of agricultural products like barley, wheat, oats, corn, sorghum, soybeans, peanuts, cotton, covering about $75 billion in U.S. goods. Much like a 122 page list of targeted items put out by the United States earlier this month, China issued over 100 pages of products which would face new import duties. The reaction from Congress and business groups was negative. 'This trade war is not holding China accountable,' said Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA). 'It's hurting farmers and small business owners all over the country who are just trying to earn a living.' “The fact of the matter is that nobody wins a trade war, and the continued tit-for-tat escalation between the U.S. and China is putting significant strain on the U.S. economy, raising costs, undermining investment, and roiling markets,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a statement. As for President Trump, he has not wavered in his public statements about taking on china, tariff for tariff, as one of his Friday tweets caused some shock on  the markets. “Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China,” the President wrote. “Here’s the thing: Somebody had to take on what China was doing to the United States economically,” the President told reporters this week. “We’re winning big. I took it on. And it should have been done by previous Presidents,” he added. And on Twitter Friday morning, the President expressed no concerns about the Chinese response. Asked by reporters earlier this week about the trade war with China, Mr. Trump said he was the only President who had decided to actually confront Beijing. “I am the chosen one,” the President said, as he looked skyward.

What: American Cancer Society 2019 Cattle Barons’ Ball When: Friday, September 20th starting at 6pm.  Where: Christiansen Aviation, Jones Riverside Airport, Jenks.   You can help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons' Ball is an annual western gala and one of Tulsa’s most talked about and anticipated charity events. In 2019, the event will include live entertainment by McKenzies Mill, food provided by top local restaurants, western-themed activities, silent and live auctions. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer. Anyone and everyone ages 21 and over is invited to purchase tickets! Attire for the event is “western chic”… Jeans and boots or anything fancier is welcome!The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. They are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to their contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: https://acstulsa.ejoinme.org/tulsacbb  
What: American Cancer Society 2019 Cattle Barons’ Ball When: Friday, September 20th starting at 6pm.  Where: Christiansen Aviation, Jones Riverside Airport, Jenks.   You can help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons' Ball is an annual western gala and one of Tulsa’s most talked about and anticipated charity events. In 2019, the event will include live entertainment by McKenzies Mill, food provided by top local restaurants, western-themed activities, silent and live auctions. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer. Anyone and everyone ages 21 and over is invited to purchase tickets! Attire for the event is “western chic”… Jeans and boots or anything fancier is welcome!The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. They are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to their contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: https://acstulsa.ejoinme.org/tulsacbb  
What: American Cancer Society 2019 Cattle Barons’ Ball When: Friday, September 20th starting at 6pm.  Where: Christiansen Aviation, Jones Riverside Airport, Jenks.   You can help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons' Ball is an annual western gala and one of Tulsa’s most talked about and anticipated charity events. In 2019, the event will include live entertainment by McKenzies Mill, food provided by top local restaurants, western-themed activities, silent and live auctions. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer. Anyone and everyone ages 21 and over is invited to purchase tickets! Attire for the event is “western chic”… Jeans and boots or anything fancier is welcome!The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. They are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to their contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: https://acstulsa.ejoinme.org/tulsacbb  
What: American Cancer Society 2019 Cattle Barons’ Ball When: Friday, September 20th starting at 6pm.  Where: Christiansen Aviation, Jones Riverside Airport, Jenks.   You can help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer.The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons' Ball is an annual western gala and one of Tulsa’s most talked about and anticipated charity events. In 2019, the event will include live entertainment by McKenzies Mill, food provided by top local restaurants, western-themed activities, silent and live auctions. With your support, the American Cancer Society saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against cancer. Anyone and everyone ages 21 and over is invited to purchase tickets! Attire for the event is “western chic”… Jeans and boots or anything fancier is welcome!The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. They are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to their contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: https://acstulsa.ejoinme.org/tulsacbb  
TRADE WAR: China, Trump ratchet up tensions with new tariffs On a day of big losses on the stock markets sparked first by China levying new tariffs on imports from America, President Donald Trump wasted no time Friday afternoon in announcing higher import duties against the Chinese, plunging the two countries even deeper into an economic standoff which could have negative worldwide ramifications. 'China should not have put new Tariffs on 75 BILLION DOLLARS of United States product,' the President tweeted about an hour after the close on Wall Street, where the Dow Jones dropped over 600 points. 'Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25%, will be taxed at 30%,' the President wrote.  'Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10%, will now be taxed at 15%,' he added. The President also called on American companies to take their manufacturing businesses out of China, arguing that the United States was the victim of an 'unfair Trading Relationship.' 'Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA,' Mr. Trump tweeted. The White House did not provide any explanation as to how the President would have the power to force U.S. companies to abandon their manufacturing operations in China. Economic experts and businesses were worried by the days events. “(T)his is a major risk as it's the economy - households and businesses - that are in play,” said Gregory Daco of Oxford Economics. “The administration's approach clearly isn't working, and the answer isn't more taxes on American businesses and consumers,” said the National Retail Federation. “Where does this end?'  “These added tariffs will ratchet up consumer prices, stall business investment, escalate uncertainty and cost American jobs,” said the pro-free trade group Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. “In just the past three years, U.S. soybean exports to China have fallen nearly 80 percent, and once these tariffs kick in, things are likely to get worse,” said Roger Johnson, the head of the National Farmers Union.  The standoff with China was a far cry from President Trump's prediction in March of 2018, when he wrote on Twitter that trade wars are 'easy to win.' As for Democrats - even though many of them would like to see the United States be more forceful with China - their answer is not retaliatory tariffs and a trade war. “Our economy is showing signs of weakening due to the president’s trade war, and these back-and-forth tariffs will only make things worse,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). “The facts are clear: President Trump's destabilizing and reckless trade war is undermining growth,” said Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA). “Your tariffs are hurting our country badly,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). “There's nothing funny about tanking people's retirement accounts with a failed trade war,” said Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA).