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Published September 15, 2017

WARREN — Joseph Borowiak said little as his defense attorney, the county prosecutor and Judge John Chmura agreed to adjourn proceedings Sept. 14 until a mental health evaluation determines if he should stand trial for allegedly killing his aunt and uncle.

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Published September 14, 2017

WARREN — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected of taking cash from the register at Warren Kabob on Van Dyke Avenue, south of Nine Mile Road, earlier this month.

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Published September 11, 2017

WARREN — An early morning fire that gutted a home near 12 Mile and Ryan and left one man injured Sept. 8 remained under investigation at press time, as Warren police and fire inspectors continued to collect information about its cause.

Warren Fire Commissioner Wilburt “Skip” McAdams said firefighters were dispatched at around 2 a.m. to the 28500 block of Wexford, where they found the living area of a home “fully involved,” with flames extending through the front door.

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Published September 8, 2017

WARREN — Two men who allegedly attempted to steal a shopping cart full of laptop computers were arrested Sept. 4 after a chase that began outside Target at 12 Mile and Dequindre roads and ended 2 miles away, inside Meijer.

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Published September 8, 2017

WARREN — A former Warren employee who claimed he was forced out of his job and retaliated against after he helped make a presentation that questioned the handling of federal grant money has lost a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the city.

On Sept. 6, a jury in U.S. District Court sided with the city in a dispute filed by Ken Bouchard, a former Warren assistant city planner.

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Published September 8, 2017

CENTER LINE/WARREN — On Aug. 29, the Michigan Department of Education released the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, and SAT standardized test scores, which students statewide took in the spring.

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Published September 8, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

WARREN — The spirit of Oktoberfest is coming to Warren along with the fall color, a chill in the air and the season’s last harvest later this month.

The city’s inaugural Oktoberfest gathering, to be held at Halmich Park from noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 30, will feature a variety of flavorful creations from the city’s three renowned microbreweries.

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Published September 8, 2017

CENTER LINE/WARREN — New backpacks, jitters and excitement set the tone when local students started the 2017-18 school year Sept. 5. The new school year will offer several new programs across the board, as well as a change in administrators. To better prepare for the new year, staff underwent professional development sessions that covered various topics — including legislation, teaching strategies and discipline — prior to the beginning of school.

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Published September 7, 2017

It may be more than a thousand miles away, but help for the victims of Hurricane Harvey arrived from St. Clair Shores, Saginaw and Detroit as the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit pitched in to help with the rescue efforts.

Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 40 inches of rain over eastern Texas in four days at the end of August, causing catastrophic flooding and displacing more than 30,000 people. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall near Rockport, Texas, and caused at least 65 deaths in the United States.

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Published September 5, 2017

WARREN — Photos of a coiled serpent and a half-empty bottle of Gatorade, poured out as “one of the vials.” An old family portrait. References to playing cards and “Blueberry Hill,” by Fats Domino. Cryptic mentions of numbers, including 6 and 666. Repeated posts showing photos of money, Joseph Borowiak, the Bible and a ranch-style home.

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Published September 2, 2017

WARREN — Veterans, longtime leaders, dedicated community servants, local businesses and people who have enriched the lives of their neighbors in Warren will be among those recognized this month at a banquet in their honor.

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Published August 31, 2017

WARREN — Summerfest took on a new format this year, but the changes made resulted in an effective outreach and one that allowed the organizers to more closely connect with the families they served.

“It went so well. There’s a lot to build on, and we’ve got a lot to learn from it, but yes, it’s a keeper,” said Katie Miller, program coordinator for Liberty Family Outreach, which founded Summerfest 14 years ago.

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Published August 31, 2017

WARREN/MOUNT CLEMENS — The ex-Fitzgerald High School teacher convicted in July of criminal sexual conduct, and the former student with whom he had the sexual relationship that led to the charges, found themselves in each other’s presence in court last Wednesday.

One-time Fitzgerald Public Schools pharmacy technician teacher Harold Williams stood a few feet away from the student as she addressed Judge Kathryn Viviano’s courtroom during the accused’s sentencing in Macomb County Circuit Court Aug. 30.

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Published August 31, 2017

METRO DETROIT — Regional water issues such as the Flint water crisis and toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie have brought to the forefront the importance of monitoring the lakes, said state Rep. Kevin Hertel, D-St. Clair Shores.

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Published August 29, 2017

The city of Holland will say “welkom” to anyone wanting to delve a little deeper into the area’s rich Dutch history when it hosts the annual State History Conference Sept. 22-24.

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Published August 28, 2017

WARREN — Police Commissioner William Dwyer said it will likely be several weeks before Warren detectives conclude their investigation into the Aug. 24 death of an 8-month-old boy.

“We did talk to the ME (medical examiner) this morning. They’re doing some more of their tests,” Dwyer said Aug. 28. “It’s going to be a while until they get the results back, and then those results will go to the (Macomb County) Prosecutor’s Office for review and recommendations.”

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Published August 25, 2017

WARREN — When members of the Lincoln High School varsity football team head out to the football field this season, not only do they have to be prepared physically, but they must be strong mentally.

On Aug. 18, Michelle Jeter, founder of the Healing Heals Mentoring Group, held a luncheon called “Get Yourself in Gear” for the athletes at the Lincoln High School Career Technology Center.

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Published August 25, 2017

WARREN — In an effort to maintain and enhance programs and school buildings in Warren Woods Public Schools, the district’s Board of Education recently voted to place a $20.3 million bond proposal on the Nov. 7 ballot.

According to district Superintendent Stacey Denewith-Fici, if the bond proposal passes, it will enable the school district to implement long-range plans, including facility updates, technology upgrades and the replacement of buses when they wear out.

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Published August 25, 2017

WARREN — Four men arrested for allegedly throwing rocks onto Interstate 696 and the service drive from a bridge west of Groesbeck were back in court Aug. 22, where Macomb County prosecutors dropped the charges brought against them.

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Published August 25, 2017

WARREN/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The shutters of the historic Bunert One-Room Schoolhouse Museum needed some work. Stephen Dinka, 17, of Clinton Township, needed a project to work on in his effort to become an Eagle Scout.

It was a perfect fit, in more ways than one. Dinka and his team of Scouts and supporters not only made new shutters, they customized them to fit the eclectic windows on the rough-hewn schoolhouse, which was originally built on the northeast corner of Bunert and Martin Road in 1875.

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