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Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella

Matthew Cella is The Washington Times' Metro editor. He can be reached at

Articles by Matthew Cella

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

City State: Morning Roundup

McDonnell the pragmatist; D.C. online gambling is legal; ACLU inconsistent on petition objections; D.C. fire alters course; D.C. budget in flux (again); Liquor tax more than advertised; Grasmick's last day; D.C. drivers love cameras Published June 30, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

McDonnell is popular; Wine ships to Maryland; Barry happy about Ward 8 development; Bike lanes 'on hold'; Fairfax officer fired; Man killed after taser incident Published June 29, 2011

71-year-old D.C. man fatally shot

Metropolitan police said Tuesday they were investigating the fatal shooting of as 71-year-old man in Southeast. Published June 28, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

Gray changes the discussion; Supreme Court takes D.C. GPS case; Green groups criticize McDonnell's pace; Lottery announces online gambling start dates; Md. gay marriage supporters seek O'Malley's help; Dissension in MPD Published June 28, 2011

City State: Morning Roundup

DNA links suspect to AU professor's killing; Equality Maryland on the ropes; DOJ will not pursue death penalty in D.C. case; PG Council spurns Baker initiative; Md. young-driver laws appear to be working; GOP looking to take over Va. Senate Published June 27, 2011