3 Things You Should Know on this Friday, April 4.
The National Weather Service says an unknown number of people were injured when a tornado swept through the Little Rock, Arkansas, area last night. At the North Little Rock Airport, the tornado destroyed a hangar and several small planes and left several others flipped over onto their wings.
The second thing you should know: here’s why groceries could cost more soon: Corn prices jumped to a record $6 a bushel Thursday, driven up by an expected supply shortfall that will only add to Americans’ growing grocery bill and further squeeze struggling ethanol producers.
Want some good news? NewsOKtv’s Damon Fontenot reports it was a dramatic debut for the RedHawks in their season opener last night at the Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma battled back from an early deficit to beat Memphis 4-3 in extra innings.
More good news, The Sports Animal’s Jim Traber is recovering from diverticulitis, that’s an intestinal disorder. Read Mel Bracht’s account in today’s sports section. Traber has been in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery, and was lucky the attack occurred at home and not driving to Kansas City for the Big 12 tournament.
Expect Partly cloudy in the morning before clearing. Highs in the lower 60s. Northerly winds 10 to 15 mph. On Saturday, Sunny. Highs about 70. And windy. Of course.