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Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella is The Washington Times' Metro editor. He can be reached at mcella@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Matthew Cella

City State: Morning Roundup

Emails show backroom lottery deals, Wone lawsuit settled, OCF (mostly) clears Alexander, Candidates consider Ward 5 run (if necessary), GOP candidates holds early edge over likely Dems in Va. governor's race, Gray veto draws Cheh ire Published August 4, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Gray vetoes council's bonds-tax compromise, Cuccinelli polling well among Virginia Republicans, D.C. transgender community fears it is being targeted, council members disclose campaign cash, Younger Chavous considers run for father's former seat, McDonnell does some traveling Published August 3, 2011

D.C. police make arrest in July homicide

Metropolitan police on Tuesday announced an arrest in the fatal shooting in Southeast last month of a Prince George's County man. Published August 2, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Democratic primary race turns ugly, Another Peaceoholics cofounder to run for city council, FOP: MPD brass violate residency rules, Trash inspectors aggressively ticketing, Immigrant advocacy group sues over Dream Act referendum, D.C. planning goes for naught Published August 2, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Team Thomas has its cheerleaders

Embattled D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (or at least someone handling his email account) dispatched a letter from a faithful constituent Friday morning to his colleagues at the John A. Wilson Building. Published July 31, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Moran group sues Obama administration, Miller predicts passage of same-sex marriage bill, Northeast man beaten before murder, Fire house burglarized, McDonnell seeks K-12 and pension reform, Lanier is popular, Lanier is unpopular, Professor challenges same-sex dorms, McDonough to run for Congress Published July 29, 2011

2 D.C. council members call for Thomas to resign

Two D.C. Council members are calling on Harry Thomas Jr. to resign his council seat after he settled a lawsuit brought by the city accusing him of using money from a charity he operated as a personal slush fund. Published July 24, 2011

**FILE** D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Cheh, Catania call for Thomas to resign from D.C. Council

Two D.C. Council members on Saturday called on Harry Thomas Jr. to resign his council seat after he settled a lawsuit brought by the city accusing him of using money from a charity he operated as a personal slush fund. Published July 23, 2011

Police arrest teen in D.C. homicide

Metropolitan police on Friday announced the arrest of a teenager in the fatal shooting of a 71-year-old Southeast man last month. Published July 22, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Bring on the feds, say D.C. officials

From fast-track hirings to campaign finance irregularities to one-too-many erasures on standardized tests, various D.C. officials -- or at least the folks they oversee -- have come under scrutiny by federal inspectors. Published July 10, 2011

2 sentenced in D.C. shooting that stemmed from cookout dispute

A D.C. man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday and a Maryland man received a 20-year prison term for a shooting that stemmed from a fight over food and drinks at a family cookout, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published July 8, 2011

D.C. man sentenced in accidental fatal shooting

A D.C. man was sentenced Friday in connection with the accidental fatal shooting of a woman in Southeast in September, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District said. Published July 8, 2011

Police update description of man who attacked camera vehicle

Maryland State Police said Thursday that a man who attacked a speed camera vehicle may have parked in a lot that serves several nearby businesses and walked through the woods to where the vehicle was stationed on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Published July 7, 2011

Former GWU professor sentenced in child porn case

A former George Washington University professor was sentenced on Friday to 47 months in prison for possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published July 1, 2011