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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Surveillance video taken 7:20 p.m. at TJ Maxx in Evesham Township, N.J., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (South Jersey Times)

Air Force member tackles jewelry thief in South Jersey

An active member of the U.S. Air Force tackled a would-be jewelry thief in New Jersey on Sunday night, foiling his attempt to make off with roughly $26,000 worth of watches from a TJ Maxx department store. Published January 22, 2014

Firefighters stand outside the International Nutrition plant in Omaha, Neb., Monday, where a fire and explosion took place Jan. 20, 2014. At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped at the animal feed processing plant. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Omaha plant explosion leaves 2 dead, others critically injured

A total of 10 people remained hospitalized after the incident at the International Nutrition plant, and interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said the mission had changed from a rescue to a recovery effort by mid-afternoon. Published January 20, 2014