Carrol Spinney, who has played both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since joining the show in 1969, announced his retirement Oct. 17. Matt Vogel, who is known for playing Kermit the Frog and Count von Count, will now play Big Bird.
Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul’s Saudi Consulate, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Oct. 17. The newspaper cited an audio recording of the torture and death of the writer. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saudi Arabia committed to investigate and hold accountable any suspects in the case, including members of the royal family.
A student gunman killed 17 and injured at least 40 before killing himself at a vocational college in Crimea. The shooting was originally reported by Russian officials as a gas explosion or possibly a terrorist attack. Witnesses and an investigative committee have said the victims died as a result of gunshot wounds.
KSL is compiling a map of haunted houses and spook alleys in Utah, including some close to the BYU campus. Anyone can submit a place to be added to the map or use it to plan Halloween festivities.