Scoops, settlements and donaldtrumpsucks.com! Here are some of the stories I was particularly proud to work on in 2016.
Previous years: 2015
The railroad whose rush-hour train slammed into a New Jersey station last month, killing a woman and injuring more than 100 people, has had more accidents and paid more in fines for safety violations than any other commuter railroad in the country over the past five years, federal safety data show.
Trains run by New Jersey Transit, which operates the nation’s second-largest commuter railroad, have been involved in 157 accidents since the start of 2011, three times as many as the largest, the Long Island Rail Road, according to an Associated Press analysis of data from January 2011 through July 2016.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, APRIL 21, 2016 | Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general has routinely used personal email accounts to conduct official business, transmitting confidential information and the identities of undercover agents, despite an office ban that says doing so risks security.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, MAY 9, 2014 | Last call came Friday for the bar cars on commuter trains between Manhattan and Connecticut, a final run for rolling taverns where city workers gathered for decades to play dice, find jobs and hold annual Christmas parties with a jazz band.
Here’s some of my recent work for The Associated Press —
SUPER TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
As the results came in, I put this short video together on Vermont voters for and against home state favorite Bernie Sanders (Wilson Ring shot and did the interviews, I edited and did the voice at the start):
Another video we put together for AP’s Super Tuesday coverage. This one explores why New England voters are backing Donald Trump, who added wins in Vermont and Massachusetts to his Feb. 9 victory in New Hampshire. Wilson Ring and Phil Marcelo provide the interviews. I edited and voiced the start:
Feb. 3, 2016: Reporting on the latest in the Bill Cosby sex assault case:
Jan. 30, 2016: Hope for answers as release of Amtrak crash evidence nears
Dec. 14, 2015: In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash
Oct. 18, 2015: Philadelphia police boss exits after crime, corruption fight
Sept. 28, 2015 Critics slam Philadelphia ex-archbishop’s role in pope visit
More: Best of 2014
A series exposing the deadly working conditions correctional officers face in federal prisons, particularly the United States Penitentiary at Canaan in Pennsylvania, where an inmate ambushed and murdered an officer on Feb. 25, 2013. Soon after the killing, The Citizens’ Voice set out to examine the dangers federal correctional officers face; the staffing, budget cuts and administrative resistance that have increased the risk of violence; and the remedies being implemented to prevent another death.
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