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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 cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

Police officers file past the casket of Oklahoma City police canine officer K-9 Kye during funeral services in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. K-9 Kye died Aug. 25 after being stabbed by a burglary suspect on Aug. 24. K-9 Kye died Aug. 25 after being stabbed by a burglary suspect on Aug. 24. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Fatally stabbed K-9 Kye gets full burial honors

The 3-year-old Belgian German Shepherd known as K-9 Kye was laid to rest this week, with the full honors befitting the police service he performed with his partner, Sgt. Ryan Stark. Published August 29, 2014

Anti-terror crackdown in the city. The City of London Police mount a large scale operation on Tower Bridge at the launch of project Servator, which aims to put on a more visible Police presence on the streets in the City of London, which is designed to deter, disrupt and detect criminal and terrorist activity earlier and more actively. Picture date: Monday February 10, 2014. See PA story POLICE City. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire URN:18945322

Britain on red alert: Terror threat level raised to 'severe'

British Prime Minister David Cameron raised Friday the nation's terrorism threat level to "severe," saying bluntly that "poisonous" Islamic extremism is causing widespread problems that are spreading from the Middle East to other parts of the world. Published August 29, 2014

FILE- In this June 23, 2010, file photo, from left, Gina Durell, Island Durell and Linda Harrison of Pensacola, Fla., watch as crews work to clean up oil washed ashore at Pensacola Beach, Fla. Oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana washed up along the Florida Panhandle, hurting the state's tourism season that summer. (AP Photo/ Michael Spooneybarger, File)

Brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water supply

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals issued a warning for residents this week after confirming the presence of a microscopic brain-eating amoeba in the water system of St. John the Baptist Parish. Published August 29, 2014

** FILE ** This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria on Sunday. (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

Filipino Catholics vow to counter Islamic State terrorists message

Catholics in the Philippines say they have a religious calling to serve as a counter to the message spewed by Islamic State terrorists, and as part of that mission, they're collecting donations for Iraq and Syria Christian's who've been displaced. Published August 28, 2014

Knoxville police SWAT team officers examine a suspect outside a room at the Days Inn hotel Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Knoxville, Tenn. According to reports on Knoxnews.com, David Eugene Smith, a Florida man sought in a triple killing near Lakeland, Fla., was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in the West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Federal court rules SWAT teams aren't exempt from lawsuits

SWAT teams beware: Innocent victims can sue. That's the ruling of the U.S. Second Court of Appeals in New York, issued in a case of a homeowner whose constitutional rights were infringed by a police raid that resulted in the killing of a man. Published August 28, 2014