Sandra Bland’s family has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit, the family’s attorney said Thursday. The settlement includes compensation for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures in Waller County, Texas. Bland was found dead in her jail cell three days after she was arrested for failing to […]

getty images: Actor Gene Wilder, the title character in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and a co-star of Richard Pryorin four movies, died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. He was 83. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, according toVariety. In addition to Willy Wonka, Wilder’s standout films […]

Before people can help a loved one who’s coping with a terminal illness, they must first face their own fears about death, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren. In a devotional published Sunday, Warren, who’s the author of the best-selling book, The Purpose-Driven Life, quoted Psalm 89:48: “No one can live forever; all will […]

A Georgia morning news anchor plunged approximately 160 feet to her death Thursday after being swept over the top of Rainbow Falls just a day before her 25th birthday, according to authorities. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney confirmed Saturday that Taylor Terrell, 24, died in the accident. Terrell, of Conyers, Ga., anchored 41NBC News at Daybreak […]

getty images: Hollywood actor, director, writer and producer Garry Marshall died Tuesday, according to his rep, Michelle Bega. He was 81. He died at 5 p.m. PT Tuesday from complications of pneumonia following a stroke at a hospital in Burbank, Calif. A beloved figure in show business, Marshall leaves behind a legacy as a hitmaker […]

An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The Dayton Daily News reports a Montgomery County judge made the ruling Tuesday that 68-year-old Daniel Schooler is competent for trial, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 31. […]

Family Statement From Matt and Laurie on The Passing Of Jan Crouch: Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious Mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward.  Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home. […]

Montgomery County officials are investigating after a deadly shooting during a church service in North Wales. During a press conference, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele identified the victim as 27-year-old Robert Braxton III of Montgomeryville.Steele said the person who fired the shot that killed Braxton is being interviewed and is cooperating with the investigation. […]