New data shows crime reports in Los Angeles involving homeless people and the mentally ill are way up.

By Kevin Tripp, KABC

The first seven months of this year is already seeing more crimes reported involving the mentally ill and homeless than for any full year going back to 2010. Data from the Los Angeles Police Department was analyzed by Crosstown, a program at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism. The numbers are staggering. In 2010, only one crime was logged where the victim or the suspect were both homeless and mentally ill. That number has spiked to 155 for the first seven months of 2019.

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Update from the Bahamas as heard on the Morning Drive

Kimberly Mullings reporting from Freeport, Bahamas described the surreal conditions wrought by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama Island. She told Jillian and John about “seeing people leaving literally in their underwear trying to seek shelter … Some people have three story homes and they had to hang out in their attics for over 24 hours.…Continue Reading

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre.

West Texas gunman was fired from job hours before massacre.

By Faith Karimi, Ed Lavandera and Christina Maxouris, CNN The 36-year-old gunman who left seven people dead in a West Texas killing rampage had been fired from his job hours before the massacre began, The New York Times reported, citing unnamed officials. CNN is working to learn more details, but authorities have repeatedly cautioned that they have yet…Continue Reading