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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

P.G. police arrest two in Univ. of Md. killing

Prince George's county police have arrested two men in connection with the January killing of a University of Maryland student, authorities announced Thursday. Published March 31, 2011

Fatal shooting Monday night in D.C.

A Northeast Washington man was found fatally shot in the District of Columbia on Monday night, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Published March 29, 2011

That's Politics

Metro Board member Peter Benjamin admitted he is taking the system's no eating or drinking rule personally. Published March 27, 2011

Census shows drop in D.C.'s black population

Official 2010 Census figures released Thursday show the District's black population declining to slightly more than 50 percent of the city's total number of residents. Published March 24, 2011

D.C. gang leader gets life plus 150 years

A leader of the D.C. branch of a violent Hispanic street gang was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus 150 years for his role in a murder and other crimes. Published March 24, 2011

Poll finds D.C. seeing red at Gray, Brown

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's popularity is plummeting under the weight of a series of scandals involving personnel practices that have resulted in federal and local investigations, a new poll shows. Published March 23, 2011

Familial DNA gives investigators another tool

Virginia law-enforcement agencies now have another way to solve cases, searching DNA databases to match evidence at a crime scene with the DNA of family members of a suspected criminal. Published March 21, 2011

Va. to use new 'familial' DNA technique to solve crimes

Virginia law-enforcement agencies now have another way to solve cases, searching DNA databases to match evidence at a crime scene with the DNA of family members of a suspected criminal. Published March 21, 2011

The U.S. Mint issued a commemorative coin to jump-start fundraising for the nonprofit Black Patriots Foundation featuring an image of Crispus Attucks. (U.S. Mint photograph)

Mall memorial plan ends with missing money

When the National Park Service established a "reserve" around the Mall, closing the area to new monuments, two final memorials had secured space and were waiting to be built: a monument honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and a memorial to black soldiers and sailors who fought in the Revolutionary War. Published March 20, 2011

**FILE** Michelle A. Rhee (The Washington Times)

That's Politics

Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle A. Rhee was profiled last week on NBC's "Today" show. During one exchange in the five-minute segment, Ms. Rhee recounted how she justified to her daughter firing the principal of the girl's school in 2008. Published March 20, 2011

Brittany Norwood is a suspect in the murder of her co-worker. (Credit: Montgomery County Police.)

Co-worker charged in boutique slaying

The co-worker of a 30-year-old woman brutally killed inside a Bethesda clothing boutique was charged Friday with the crime when police determined she lied about being sexually assaulted in the attack, which she told police was a botched robbery attempt. Published March 18, 2011