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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

D.C. man pleads guilty to child sex abuse

A D.C. man pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually abusing three girls under the age of 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published May 17, 2011

D.C. man pleads guilty to accidental fatal shooting

A D.C. man pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with what he said was the accidental fatal shooting of a woman in Southeast in September, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published May 17, 2011

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O'Malley will sign waste-to-energy bill

Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will sign into law a bill that would put waste-to-energy plants in the same renewable-energy class as solar and wind plants over the objections of fellow Democrats and environmentalists who had urged a veto of the measure. Published May 17, 2011

Maryland woman sentenced for fatally striking pedestrian

A Maryland woman was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for a traffic accident that killed an Austrian exchange student last year and injured another woman, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said. Published May 16, 2011

IN OTHER WORDS: Gandhi deems D.C. a 'hip city'

Testimony from Mayor Vincent C. Gray before a U.S. House oversight committee Thursday produced a glimmer of hope for D.C. budget autonomy and portrayed the city as staid and responsible. Published May 15, 2011

Pedestrian fatally struck in Seat Pleasant

A 34-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car while attempting to cross a street in Seat Pleasant early Saturday, Prince George's County police say. Published May 14, 2011

Two fatally shot overnight in D.C.

Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents in Northeast overnight, Metropolitan Police said Saturday. Published May 14, 2011

D.C. police officer pleads guilty to buying stolen goods

A nine-year veteran Metropolitan Police Department officer pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of attempted receiving stolen property and a charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published May 12, 2011

Two plead guilty to armed D.C. burglary

Two D.C. men pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges related to the armed burglary of a Northwest residence, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published May 11, 2011

PG county executive orders $1 taxi surcharge

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III signed an executive order Wednesday adding a $1 surcharge to regular taxi fares because of high fuel costs. Published May 11, 2011

Teens convicted for killing at D.C. dice game

Two D.C. teens were convicted on Tuesday of first-degree murder and other charges stemming from a 2009 killing at a dice game in Southeast, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published May 10, 2011

D.C. woman pleads guilty to child abuse

A D.C. woman has pleaded guilty to abusing a 2-year-old child in her care and obstructing the investigation that followed, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said Tuesday. Published May 10, 2011

D.C. teens sentenced for robbery

Two D.C. teens were sentenced Friday for their part in a December armed robbery near a Northeast Metro station, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District said. Published May 6, 2011

P.G. jury convicts woman for pedestrian deaths

A Prince George’s County jury has convicted a Laurel woman on six counts in connection with the February 2010 deaths of two men who had pulled to the side of the road to exchange information after a minor fender bender. Published May 6, 2011