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Andrew Metcalf

I was born in Ohio, grew up in Rhode Island and have recently fallen in love with Howard County.  I graduated from Boston University in May of 2010 with degrees in Political Science and Journalism. After a brief stint as a Congressional intern in D.C., I returned to my home in Northern Rhode Island to begin working as a journalist. I spent 6 months working for Patch in Rhode Island covering a wide range of community news. In August of 2011, I moved back to the D.C. area and began guest editing for a number of Patches, including Greenbelt, Bethesda, Hyattsville and finally, Columbia. At Boston University, I served as a columnist for the award-winning school newspaper, The Daily Free Press. I am a passionate Boston sports fan (go Sox) and enjoy following both local and national politics.  My hobbies include photography, cooking and skiing. I enjoy chasing down a good story and meeting new people. Please, never hesitate to send me a comment, tip or story idea.

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Police Say Aguilar Knew He Was Having Mental Health Issues

Police Say Aguilar Knew He Was Having Mental Health Issues

Police released more details about Aguilar's handwritten journal Tuesday evening.
Police Say Aguilar Knew He Was Having Mental Health Issues

Police Say Aguilar Knew He Was Having Mental Health Issues

Police released more details about Aguilar's handwritten journal Tuesday evening.
Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Police found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had collided with a tree in Laurel.
Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Police found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had collided with a tree in Laurel.
Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Police found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had collided with a tree in Laurel.
Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Columbia Man, 22, and Three Others Charged in Laurel Homicide

Police found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle that had collided with a tree in Laurel.
First Glimpse at Columbia Petit Louis Bistro via 'Comptoir,' French for Pastries Galore

First Glimpse at Columbia Petit Louis Bistro via 'Comptoir,' French for Pastries Galore

The cafe offers pastries, macaroons, quiche, sandwiches, coffee and espresso in a casual setting that adjoins the new French restaurant on the lakefront.
First Glimpse at Columbia Petit Louis Bistro via 'Comptoir,' French for Pastries Galore

First Glimpse at Columbia Petit Louis Bistro via 'Comptoir,' French for Pastries Galore

The cafe offers pastries, macaroons, quiche, sandwiches, coffee and espresso in a casual setting that adjoins the new French restaurant on the lakefront.
Freezing Temperatures Expected Until Friday

Freezing Temperatures Expected Until Friday

The cold weather is expected to stick around at least until the weekend.
Snow Possible Tonight, Freezing Temperatures Expected Until Friday

Snow Possible Tonight, Freezing Temperatures Expected Until Friday

The cold weather is expected to stick around at least until the weekend.
Freezing Temperatures Expected Until Friday

Freezing Temperatures Expected Until Friday

The cold weather is expected to stick around at least until the weekend.
County Officials United at Columbia Mall Opening after Deadly Shooting

County Officials United at Columbia Mall Opening after Deadly Shooting

Local politicians ate lunch at the reopened mall in an attempt to help establish normalcy, as police continue to search for a motive in the killing of three.
County Officials United at Columbia Mall Opening after Deadly Shooting

County Officials United at Columbia Mall Opening after Deadly Shooting

Local politicians ate lunch at the reopened mall in an attempt to help establish normalcy, as police continue to search for a motive in the killing of three.
County Officials United at Columbia Mall Opening after Deadly Shooting

County Officials United at Columbia Mall Opening after Deadly Shooting

Local politicians ate lunch at the reopened mall in an attempt to help establish normalcy, as police continue to search for a motive in the killing of three.
No Known Motive in Deadly Shooting as Columbia Mall Prepares to Reopen Monday

No Known Motive in Deadly Shooting as Columbia Mall Prepares to Reopen Monday

“We may never quite be back to 100 percent but we are a resilient community," said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman on Sunday evening.
Columbia Mall Zumiez Employee: 'She Was One of the Nicest People I've Ever Met'

Columbia Mall Zumiez Employee: 'She Was One of the Nicest People I've Ever Met'

Ian McIntosh described a slain co-worker and said the employees of the store "were like a family."
Columbia Mall Zumiez Employee: 'She Was One of the Nicest People I've Ever Met'

Columbia Mall Zumiez Employee: 'She Was One of the Nicest People I've Ever Met'

Ian McIntosh described a slain co-worker and said the employees of the store "were like a family."
Columbia Mall Zumiez Employee: 'She Was One of the Nicest People I've Ever Met'

Columbia Mall Zumiez Employee: 'She Was One of the Nicest People I've Ever Met'

Ian McIntosh described a slain co-worker and said the employees of the store "were like a family."
County Schools Prepare to Talk to Students about Mall Shooting

County Schools Prepare to Talk to Students about Mall Shooting

Staff is prepared to help students discuss the shooting, according to Superintendent Renee Foose.
County Schools Prepare to Talk to Students about Mall Shooting

County Schools Prepare to Talk to Students about Mall Shooting

Staff is prepared to help students discuss the shooting, according to Superintendent Renee Foose.