Actress, singer Della Reese has died at 86

This October 1991 file photo shows actress Della Reese. Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," died at age 86. A family representative released a statement Monday that Reese died peacefully Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in California. No cause of death or additional details were provided. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86.

Country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

In this July 6, 2013, file photo, Mel Tillis performs at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Tillis, the longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for Tillis, Don Murry Grubbs, said Tillis died early Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla. He was 85. (Photo by Alonzo Adams/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.

Idaho’s probate law explained

Q: My father died recently, and in his will, he named me as personal representative. I am trying to get his house transferred to me as his sole heir and to get banks to release his accounts to me by showing them the will. None of them will do this without a probate. What do I have to do?

Legal, financial trouble for home dealer

The 399-square-foot Champion Athens Park Model is featured on the Hathaway Homes group website. Hathaway Homes has filed for bankruptcy. It faces millions in court judgments from creditors. hathawayhomesgroup.com

A major area manufactured home and RV dealer, along with its owners and associated companies, has filed for bankruptcy, faces millions in court judgments from creditors and is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office for alleged violations of state consumer protection laws.

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