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.
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.
Two days after an explosion rocked downtown Nashville, residents are reeling from what their mayor called the city's "hardest year ever."
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.