Andrew Michaels

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Andrew Michaels is the cops and court reporter for the Howard County Times, covering the latest news in criminal and civil proceedings. He recently served as a crime reporter for Southern Maryland Newspapers at the Maryland Independent in Waldorf. He's a Frederick County native and graduated from Towson University in December 2013.

Recent Articles

  • Martirano announces second round of administrative appointments

    Martirano announces second round of administrative appointments

    Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano on Tuesday announced appointments to new administrative positions, effective Aug. 3. This is the second round of appointments made by Martirano for his senior leadership team, following his plans to restructure the school...

  • Laurel man sentenced to 16 years in prison for wife's murder

    Laurel man sentenced to 16 years in prison for wife's murder

    Laurel resident Jason W. Martin was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday for murdering his wife, Carla Dee Martin. Martin, 43, entered an Alford plea in November, meaning the defendant does not admit to guilt but agrees the state has enough evidence to convict him. Earlier this month, Martin...

  • Howard County Council emphasizes need for community input in redistricting discussions

    Howard County Council emphasizes need for community input in redistricting discussions

    At a joint meeting Monday between the Howard County Council and Board of Education, council members emphasized the need for community input on impending school redistricting for the 2018-2019 school year. The school system's 2017 feasibility study, which was released in June, recommends an extensive...

  • Attempted shoplifting at Ellicott City Walmart leads to drug bust

    Attempted shoplifting at Ellicott City Walmart leads to drug bust

    Six people were arrested at an Ellicott City Walmart after reports of shoplifting led Howard County police to their car, where they found a loaded shotgun and drugs. Officers were called to the Walmart at 3200 North Ridge Road on July 7 after it was reported that the individuals were attempting...

  • Clyde's music venue to replace Tomato Palace in downtown Columbia

    Clyde's music venue to replace Tomato Palace in downtown Columbia

    Downtown Columbia will welcome a new live music venue later this year as Clyde's Restaurant Group and Columbia developer Howard Hughes Corp. announced plans Wednesday to close and convert The Tomato Palace into a performance venue for musicians. Tom Meyer, president of Clyde's Restaurant Group,...

  • Howard County launches BikeShare program in Columbia

    Howard County launches BikeShare program in Columbia

    As Howard County's BikeShare program officially launched Thursday morning at the Columbia lakefront, dozens of bicyclists tested some of the new wheels dispersed across seven stations in Columbia. Canadian transportation manufacturer Bewegen Technologies installed the station kiosks last week at...

  • Retired Chief Judge 'got to be part of something that made a difference'

    Retired Chief Judge 'got to be part of something that made a difference'

    The noise of rustling papers and hurried footsteps at the Prince George's County Courthouse subside inside the second-floor office of Chief Judge C. Philip Nichols Jr. Adjacent to his desk, a Panasonic radio softly plays classical music in the background as Nichols signs search warrants from local...

  • Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

    Mall in Columbia clears space for incoming tenants

    Incoming tenants at the Mall in Columbia will have revitalized spaces at their new locations as construction starts to phase in about a dozen new retailers and restaurants within the next year. The mall, owned by General Growth Properties, announced a new wave of tenants in April and again in June,...

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