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Many native languages are considered endangered, ­with few first speakers left to pass down the language to a new generation. But...as Invisible Nations’ Allison Herrera tells us, a new generation of young people fueled by technology​ is making an impact.

 The famed song by Chubby Checker encouraging dancers all over to get down and, “Do the Twist” plays in the background as dancers from the Cherokee Pride school in NE Oklahoma move and groove around. Today, the song isn't being sung by the 1950's icon,  it’s being sung by students in their native language of Cherokee.

Headlines for Friday, July 22, 2016:

  • Governor Fallin pushes support for Donald Trump in the final night of the RNC. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma delegates disapprove of decision by Ted Cruz to not endorse Trump. (NewsOK)

Comic Con in OKC

Jul 22, 2016

  If you can’t get to San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you can do the next best thing at the New World Comic Con at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds.

New World owner Buck Berlin says he has a great variety of vendors.

"We have a whole bunch of local artists that will draw you just about anything you want. We have some other comic dealers coming. We have fantastic face painters. We have ladies that are doing actual custom plush dolls."

The event on Saturday also includes a kids’ carnival, Super Hero School, panelists, a Cosplay contest and ends with a gameshow.

Headlines for Thursday, July 21, 2016:

  • Fallin addresses the Republican National Convention tonight. (NewsOK)

  • Billionaire Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm talks about Energy. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Wednesday, July 20, 2016:

  • Oklahoma gives Donald Trump 24 of its 43 delegates toward nomination. (Tulsa World)

  • Citizens raise concerns over recent decisions by the Oklahoma City Police Department. (KOSU)

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Citizens are raising concerns about recent decisions by the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, a Black Lives Matter Organizer, says she’s worried a move by the police to allow officers to carry their personal rifles ends the wrong message to the community.

Headlines for Tuesday, July 19, 2016:

  • The state’s high court keeps a penny sales tax for education on the November ballot. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City police are getting to carry their own weapon on patrol. (NewsOK)

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Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says he's reconsidered his previous position and now will allow officers to carry their personal rifles while on duty until the department buys additional weapons.

Citty told reporters Monday that he changed his mind after three officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Last week, Citty rejected the city's Fraternal Order of Police request to allow officers to carry personal rifles following the shooting deaths of five Dallas officers.


Officers with the Norman Police Department are set to be equipped with body cameras.

The Norman Transcript reports that beta testing of the cameras is scheduled to begin within the month. The full set of body cameras are expected in a few months.

Headlines for Monday, July 18, 2016:

  • Oklahoma City Public Schools is still looking to fill more than 100 teaching positions. (NewsOK)

  • New data on KIPP schools shines light on its success. (Oklahoma Watch)