Federal agents are reportedly opening a criminal investigation into the boat fire that killed 34 people off the California coast.

The LA Times says the Coast Guard and the US Attorney’s office in Los Angeles are heading up the probe. The cause of the Labor Day fire remains unknown, but the feds are apparently looking into possible safety violations. Officials have previously said the diving boat lacked a required night watchman when the fire broke out before dawn. Federal agents spent the weekend searching the office of the company that owned the boat.

 

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