updated 08/22/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/23/2014 AT 10:50 AM ET
It was a week punctuated by new love and new life for PEOPLE readers, especially in Arkansas, where the Duggar clan is expanding – and fast.
Happiness came with the surprise news that newlywed Jill Duggar (now Dillard) is expecting, along with the announcement that her sister Jessa is planning to marry.
Sad and shocking, however, were the stories of a young Marine wife found dead and the news that a radio legend’s body was being taken to Norway for burial against his children’s wishes.
Below are the five stories that drew the strongest reactions from PEOPLE.com readers this week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, and angry – to wow.
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Hot on the heels of Jill Duggar’s marriage comes more happy news for the 19 Kids & Counting clan – Jill’s sister Jessa, 21, is engaged to marry Ben Seewald, 19, who began courting her just a year ago.
Readers felt anger on behalf of the grieving children of radio icon Casey Kasem after their stepmother, Jean, decided to take Kasem’s body to Norway for burial. It’s another twist to a bizarre battle that saw the three siblings accuse Jean of elder abuse and trying to hide Kasem’s body.
Nearly two months after she went missing, the body of Marine wife Erin Corwin, 19, was found in a mine shaft near Joshua Tree National Park. Her neighbor and alleged lover Christopher Lee was arrested and is facing extradition from Alaska in the case, with more arrests expected, authorities said.
Chelsea Handler, in her final two weeks of her late-night talk show, Chelsea Lately, is determined to make a big exit, drawing laughs as she spoofed her glam pre-show preparations by posing topless in an Instagram photo that mimicked another half-clothed selfie snapper. Noted her caption: “I’m a Kardashian.”
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