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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

Florida police chief suspended from ticket-writing scandal

A tiny Florida town located between Jacksonville and Gainesville with a national reputation as a speed trap is under fire for a ticket-writing scandal, after police said they were ordered by their chief to write 12 tickets per 12-hour shift, or face punishment. Published September 2, 2014

This undated photo provided by the Vaughn family shows Aaron Vaughn of Virginia Beach, Va. Vaughn, a 30-year-old father of two, was among the Navy SEALs killed Saturday when a rocket-propelled grenade fired by a Taliban insurgent downed their Chinook helicopter en route to a combat mission. (AP Photo/Vaughn Family)

Parents of killed SEAL urge Obama to resign

The parents of a SEAL Team Six member who was killed when his helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan have penned a letter to President Obama, calling into question the commander-in-chief's leadership abilities and saying outright that he ought to resign. Published September 2, 2014

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

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

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