The Grindr Grifter

Daniel Spence used dating apps to scam his way across the U.S. Could he be caught before taking over one of Brooklyn’s hottest media companies?
Observer • June 4, 2019

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Rape at Rosie’s

When the bad guys at Rikers are the guards
New York magazine • June 26, 2018

Winner, July 2018 Sidney Award, The Sidney Hillman Foundation
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Hunt for Justice

Did a prosecutor and police send an innocent teenager to prison for
murder?
INDY Week • Jan. 7, 2015

First-place winner, 2015 North Carolina Press Association, News Enterprise Reporting
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Flesh and Bone

A national expert in human remains, Ann Ross used cutting-edge science to help solve one of Raleigh’s most notorious murders
INDY Week • Sept. 3, 2014

First-place winner, 2014 North Carolina Press Association, Profile Feature
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A Time Bomb

An Apex teen dies of an overdose of fake LSD
INDY Week • Feb. 12, 2014

First-place winner, 2015 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards, Beat Reporting (paired with other articles) • First-place winner, 2014 North Carolina Press Association, News Feature Writing
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We Know

Can police prevent domestic violence simply by telling offenders to stop? 
INDY Week • Nov. 13, 2013

First-place winner, 2014 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards, Beat Reporting (paired with other articles) • Second-place winner, 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards, Courts & The Law Reporting • Second-place winner, 2014 North Carolina Press Association, News Enterprise Reporting
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The Battle of Carthage

In a tiny town just outside Joplin, a landmark adoption case tests the limits of inalienable human rights
Riverfront Times • Oct. 20, 2011

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Smackdown

Angela Halliday was a junkie. Does that make her a murderer?
Riverfront Times • Aug. 4, 2011

Winner, 2011 St. Louis United Media Guild Terry Hughes Award (paired with other articles)
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Knockout King

Kids call it a game. Academics call it a bogus trend. Cops call it murder.
Riverfront Times • June 9, 2011

First-place winner, 2012 National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Awards, Feature Article
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Inside the Nitrous Mafia

An East Coast Hippie-Crack Ring
The Village Voice • July 6, 2010

Third-place winner, 2011 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards, Drug Reporting
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