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.
In Brooklyn, a man has been assaulting and harassing people in the neighborhood for years, sparking a debate about community safety and addressing unmet mental health needs.
Daniel Penny, the 24-year-old man who put Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold on the New York City subway last week, faces manslaughter charges.
Tennessee has followed neighboring states in ordering residents to remain at home. Tennessee had looser coronavirus restrictions but new data show residents have not adhered to those warnings.