Timothy Bella

Washington, D.C.

National and breaking news, policing, politics, culture

Timothy Bella is a staff writer and editor for the General Assignment team, focusing on national news. He was previously the deputy editor of Morning Mix. His work has appeared in outlets such as Esquire, the Atlantic, New York magazine and the Undefeated. His first book, a biography on Charles Barkley, is due out in 2022 for Hanover Square Press.
Latest from Timothy Bella

He put flowers on his fiancee’s grave. Her father had him arrested on a charge of littering.

After an Alabama man built a planter box of flowers and put it on the grave of his fiancee, her father got an arrest warrant for alleged littering.

February 12, 2022

White father and son charged with shooting at Black FedEx driver in case echoing Arbery’s killing

Brandon and Gregory Case were charged in Brookhaven, Miss., after they allegedly chased and shot at D’Monterrio Gibson in an incident the driver’s attorney says was a “copycat crime” of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

February 12, 2022

Rand Paul urges truckers to disrupt Super Bowl and come to D.C.: ‘I hope they clog up cities’

When the senator was asked about his thoughts on the “Freedom Convoy” and the potential for it to spill over into Los Angeles, home of Sunday’s Super Bowl, or Washington, he said he's "all for it."

February 12, 2022

Fire company suspended after allegedly mocking police killing of 8-year-old girl

Volunteer firefighters with the Briarcliffe Fire Company outside Philadelphia allegedly mocked the death of Fanta Bility, 8, and made racial slurs and remarks against colleagues and the area’s Black community.

February 11, 2022

Brush fires rage in Southern California amid record heat, worsening drought

One blaze erupted in Laguna Beach while new fires spread in Los Angeles County with temperatures climbing to nearly 90 degrees and gusty winds

February 10, 2022

Students walk out in protest after public high school holds a Christian revival: ‘Is this legal?’

The assembly at Huntington High School in Huntington, W.Va., asked students to give their lives to Jesus so that they can find purpose and salvation, and warned them they would go to hell if they didn't follow the Bible.

February 10, 2022

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood says it will pay all tuition costs for employees pursuing higher education

Herschend Enterprises, Dollywood’s parent company, announced that Dollywood will pay 100 percent of the tuition costs, fees and books for employees who pursue higher education starting Feb. 24.

February 9, 2022

Starbucks fires 7 employees involved in union effort after TV interview at Memphis store

Starbucks spokesman Reggie Borges told The Washington Post that the firings of workers at the Poplar & Highland store in Memphis were unrelated to the efforts to unionize. The company cited “significant violations” of safety and security policy in the firings.

February 9, 2022

Nun who stole $835K from school to fund gambling habit is going to prison: ‘I have sinned’

Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison, months after she admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif.

February 8, 2022

Trump tells Joe Rogan to ‘stop apologizing’ for Spotify controversies

The former president claims the comedian and podcast host has been forced to “look weak and frightened” by apologizing for ongoing controversies surrounding coronavirus misinformation and past use of the n-word.

February 8, 2022