Kevin Johnson is scheduled to be executed on Tuesday. But Missouri law says his 19-year-old daughter is too young to witness ” Missouri

CNN — A federal court has denied a 19-year-old woman’s request to witness Tuesday’s execution of her father, when the state of Missouri is scheduled to execute him for the 2005 murder of police sergeant William McEntee. Corionsa Ramey is barred from attending the execution of her father, Kevin Johnson, because Missouri state law prohibits … Read more

US citizen accused of killing North Carolina woman on vacation Here’s what we know ^ North Carolina

CNN — Shanquella Robinson arrived in the quaint Mexican town of San Jose del Cabo on October 28 with six of her friends. A day later, the 25-year-old student at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina died while staying at a luxury rental property in Baja Calfornia Sur. Now, almost a month after the death, … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Authorities release note found on Walmart shooter’s cell phone > Virginia

CNN — The shooter in this week’s deadly Walmart shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia, bought the handgun he used on the morning of the attack and left a “death notice” detailing grievances against people in his life, city officials said on Friday. The city released the note in a series of tweets, redacting the names of … Read more

Arrest warrant issued for North Carolina woman’s boyfriend found dead while on vacation in Mexico ^ North Carolina

CNN — Mexican prosecutors have obtained an arrest warrant for the girlfriend of a North Carolina woman who was found dead last month while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The extradition process for the suspect in the death of Shanquella Robinson is underway, Mexico’s Baja California Sur Attorney General Daniel de la Rosa told … Read more

Christian Glass: 2 Colorado lawmakers have been fired and charged in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man armed with a knife who called 911 = Colorado

CNN — Two Colorado lawmakers have been charged and fired after investigations into the fatal police shooting in June of Christian Glass, a 22-year-old man who was armed with a knife and called 911 for roadside assistance, officials and family attorneys say. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Deputies Andrew Buen, … Read more

Another mass shooting highlights America’s stubborn split over gun control > Virginia

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. Sign up for free to get it in your inbox here. Washington CNN — America’s shameful tradition of gun violence turned ugly again Tuesday night at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia. At least six people were killed at the store, with four other victims, … Read more

Colorado Springs Police said they made efforts not to confuse Club Q victims. Here’s why that’s important = Colorado

CNN — Police Chief Adrian Vasquez took a fundamental but still relatively unusual step when he announced the names of the five victims killed at Club Q, the popular LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. Rather than relying on ID cards or legal identifiers, Vasquez and the police department communicated with victims’ families through victim attorneys, … Read more

Murders of University of Idaho students: Investigators questioned 90 people

Moscow, Idaho CNN — Authorities are scheduled to provide an update on the fatal stabbing of four University of Idaho students Wednesday afternoon while police may search vital video evidence and more than 700 leads received in the 10 days since the bodies were found. A wealth of information has poured in since investigators opened … Read more

University of Idaho student killings: Family holds memorial for slain student as police search for answers

CNN — Authorities are “making progress” in the investigation into the killings of four University of Idaho students found dead nearly 10 days ago, a state police spokesperson said Tuesday – a day after the family of one of the victims grieved their loss at a memorial. Stacy Chapin described her son Ethan Chapin as … Read more

Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown dies at age 88

CNN — Former Democratic Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. has died at the age of 88. Brown may be best remembered as the restaurant magnate who turned Kentucky Fried Chicken into a global fast-food juggernaut, but it was his time as governor that cemented Brown as a respected Kentucky statesman. “Our father, John Y. … Read more