Samantha Max covers criminal justice for WPLN and joins the newroom through the Report for America program. This is her second year with Report for America: She spent her first year in Macon, Ga., covering health and inequity for The Telegraph and macon.com.
Previously, she was an investigative reporting intern for the Medill Justice Project and a bilingual multimedia news intern at Hoy, Chicago Tribune’s Spanish-language daily. She returned to her hometown of Baltimore in 2015 and again in 2016 to work as a newsroom intern for NPR-affiliate WYPR.
Torrential rains in Tennessee have left roads impassable. It was one of the highest rainfalls in Nashville's history. Rivers and creeks crested so high that homes and roads brimmed with water.
Nashville police were warned last year that Christmas Day bomber Anthony Warner was building an explosive device. Previously, authorities had said Warner was unknown to them.
The Nashville Police Department still doesn't have body cameras for its police officers — despite three different mayors saying it should. Now members of the public are asking why that's the case.