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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

A body is moved from a crime scene at an apartment complex where five members of a family, including three children, were found dead authorities said Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Saco, Maine. Investigators said a family friend had contacted a worker at the apartment complex worried about the well-being of the family. The worker entered the apartment and discovered one body, then immediately called police. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Maine police find wife, husband, 3 children dead in home

Maine police responding in part to a call of "firecrackers" at a neighborhood in the southern part of the state instead found five dead bodies inside a home — a husband-wife couple and their three children. Published July 28, 2014

** FILE ** This April 30, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo, J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border

Republicans say federal land protections are hindering border agents in their ability to access properties near the southern border — and that, in turn, is driving up the numbers of illegals who are pouring into America. Published July 28, 2014

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig presents Hank Aaron with a replica of a plaque that will be displayed on the new Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor before a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds Friday, June 13, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Hank Aaron steps to fundraising plate for Democrat Michelle Nunn

Baseball legend Hank Aaron — who recently rocked national headlines by suggesting that Republicans wearing "neckties and starched shirts" were racist — has now thrown his weight into the Georgia Senate race, backing Democrat Michelle Nunn. Published July 25, 2014

**FILE** Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell (Associated Press)

Ed Rendell slams Ted Cruz: 'He looks like a jerk'

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell took a shot at Sen. Ted Cruz during a recent "Hardball" appearance on MSNBC, casting the Texas Republican as a "jerk" in the eyes of the American public. Published July 25, 2014