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Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show

‘Fear of everything’ most searched fear in Texas

According to the report, the two most searched for phobias were the fear of people and the fear of spiders.

Rapper Yella Beezy shot on Texas highway, still hospitalized

Rapper Yella Beezy remains hospitalized after being shot while driving on a highway in Texas

Prince Harry, Meghan expecting child in spring

Kensington Palace says Prince Harry and his wife the Duchess of Sussex are expecting a child in the spring

The Latest: NYPD probing detective conduct in Weinstein case

The New York Police Department says it is investigating allegations that a detective improperly coached a witness during the Harvey Weinstein investigation

Will Smith reveals first post for Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

Will Smith can't wait for Disney's remake of "Aladdin."

Appeals court: Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released

A New York federal appeals court says a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film can be released despite a dispute over the band's intentions

West Texan’s ditch water skiing video goes viral

It rained quite a bit along the South Plains over the past several days, enough that it became something to have a little fun with, and a Facebook video from Guy Bell near Buffalo Springs Lake showed just how much fun one could have.

The Latest: Swift wins at AMAs, encourages fans to vote

Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards

It’s back and hotter than ever - the 2019 Australian Firefighters calendar is here with new surprises

Ladies, your favorite calendar is back - the world-famous 2019 Australian firefighters calendar is here, just in time to heat up your holiday season.

Amandla Stenberg: I’m still finding my voice

At 19, Amandla Stenberg has become the face of a new Hollywood, one that fuses the personal with the political

Lubbock high to open theatre season with ‘Mamma Mia’

The Lubbock High School Performing Arts Department will open its 2018-2019 season with Mamma Mia, which will run from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22.

Former first daughter Barbara Bush gets married

Former first daughter Barbara Bush has gotten married

University head recommends covering controversial murals

The University of New Mexico president and provost are recommending that curtains cover four controversial murals on campus as a dialogue continues on the pieces that have been protested for decades

Cosby lawyers ask court to void conviction, prison sentence

Bill Cosby's lawyers want a Pennsylvania court to overturn his conviction and 3- to 10-year sentence in his Pennsylvania sex assault case because of what they call a string of trial errors

Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Oregon

Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city

Banksy artwork self-destructs just after $1.4 million sale

A Banksy artwork has self-destructed moments after being sold at auction for 1.04 million pounds ($1.4 million), in a prank orchestrated by the elusive street artist

28 year prison sentence caps long downfall for ‘Suge’ Knight

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight sentenced to nearly three decades in prison over a fatal 2015 confrontation

LCU presents musical ‘Barnum’ on Friday, Saturday

Lubbock Christian University’s theatre department will present two showings of “Barnum” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday inside the McDonald Moody Auditorium, located at 5601 19th St.

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been found guilty and given a two-year jail sentence for a rape in 2011

B-25 Bomber brings history to Lubbock

Residents of Lubbock may hear an old World War II bomber flying overhead this weekend.

Hello, neighbor: Here’s a first look at Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers

Sony Pictures posted a photo of movie star Tom Hanks reading over lines outside of his trailer dressed as Mister Rogers, and he looks AMAZING!

Jon Stewart hands out free lunch to construction workers

Comedian and former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart surprises construction workers at a New Jersey performing arts theater with a free lunch

‘Cops’ filming in Lubbock

Lubbock Police Department confirms that the TV show 'Cops' is filming in Lubbock. They are scheduled to be in the Hub City for at least 8 weeks. The airing of the productions is believed to be set for next year.

University of Minnesota awards honorary degree to Prince

University of Minnesota awards late rock star Prince an honorary degree to recognize his influence on music and his role in shaping his hometown of Minneapolis

'Making a Murderer' sequel set to premiere Oct. 19

Sequel to the popular 'Making a Murderer' documentary series set to premiere Oct. 19 on Netflix

Maroon 5 might headline Super Bowl halftime show, and people are annoyed

The Super Bowl and the NFL have never featured acts from the hometown of where the game was played. The Feb. 3, 2019, Super Bowl will be no different.

Judge dismisses harassment charge against Liev Schreiber

A suburban New York judge has dismissed charges against Liev Schreiber for allegedly attacking a local photographer when the actor was filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan"

'Game of Thrones,' 'Mrs. Maisel' triumph at Emmys

Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO's "Game of Thrones" recaptured the best drama series award Monday

Newly minted Emmy winner John Legend joins 'The Voice'

John Legend, fresh off EGOT-minting Emmy win, is joining NBC's 'The Voice' as a coach

Prince family moves suit against doctor to where he died

Attorneys for Prince's family have moved their medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Michael Schulenberg and others to Carver County

New study finds fiction reading down, poetry up

A new government study finds adult Americans are reading fewer novels and short stories, but showed a big jump in poetry and increases in attendance at arts festivals, concerts and plays.

Prabal Gurung screams for peace in living color

Prabal Gurung is looking for some peace and says universal color will lead us there

CBS sets aside $120 million for Moonves, but will he see it?

CBS says it's setting aside $120 million in a trust fund for a potential severance payment to ousted chief executive Leslie Moonves, but an outside investigation will determine whether the company chooses to give him the money

Cosby lawyers fight testimony of other women at sentencing

Bill Cosby's lawyers are opposing testimony from other accusers at the actor's sentencing this month on felony sex assault charges

After Moonves, CBS takeover possible in new media landscape

The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won't likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover as traditional media companies compete with upstarts such as Netflix and Amazon.

Cirque du Soleil offers refunds after vegetable oil sprayed

A mechanical problem during a Cirque du Soleil show in Washington caused a portion of the audience, as well as performers on stage, to be sprayed with vegetable oil

Lawyer: Miss America report finding no bullying a whitewash

The lawyer for former Miss America Cara Mund says a report commissioned by the Miss America Organization finding that Mund was not bullied by pageant leaders is "dishonest" and "a complete whitewash."

Olivia Newton-John diagnosed with cancer for 3rd time

Olivia Newton-John says she has been diagnosed with cancer for the 3rd time in 3 decades

Opening Ceremony puts on a festive drag show at Fashion Week

The fashion label Opening Ceremony, known for its creative and unconventional fashion shows, upped the ante for Fashion Week with a festive drag show

The Latest: Moonves ouster could make CBS takeover target

The resignation of longtime CBS chief Les Moonves won't likely lead to drastic changes in network programs, but it could make the company ripe for a takeover