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.
Conditions at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex have left medical and correctional staff in a bind. If more personnel walk of the job, the state may be forced to call in the National Guard.
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.
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.