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Brian Louwers

C&G Staff Reporter – Warren Weekly


Staff Writer Brian Louwers covers the cities of Warren and Center Line. He has worked for C & G Newspapers since 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In his free time, he participates in the Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and conducts interviews with military veterans for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Published February 23, 2018

WARREN — More than 600,000 Michiganders served at home or abroad in the armed forces during World War II. Most returned to raise families and help build their communities. We’ll never know how the stories could have ended for the thousands who never made it back.

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Published February 23, 2018

WARREN — Two teens suspected of trying to attach a credit card skimmer to an ATM at a Warren convenience store remained in juvenile detention at press time as authorities continued to investigate their true identities and to determine how to prosecute them.

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Published February 23, 2018

WARREN  — Whether they’re E. coli “hot spots” or ongoing “areas of concern” in the storm drain system, what’s being done to address them and the potential for basement flooding were on the agenda for two separate Warren meetings this month.

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Published February 23, 2018

CENTER LINE/WARREN — The snow melted. The ice thawed. The rain came, and the water receded, leaving dangerous, nearly impassable roads. Welcome to February 2018 in Michigan.

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Published February 16, 2018

WARREN — One by one, the cars and trucks lumbered at slow speeds across a minefield of bone-jarring craters. The corner of Dequindre Road and the eastbound Interstate 696 service drive had become a veritable moonscape before lunch on Valentine’s Day.  

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Published February 15, 2018

WARREN — Drivers can expect to experience periodic headaches and delays in the form of lane closures, as work crews will rely on dry weather conditions to perform a series of emergency repairs to Interstate 696 in Oakland and Macomb counties.

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Published February 13, 2018

WARREN — A family was displaced but no injuries were reported after a grease fire in a kitchen damaged a unit at the Georgetown Manor Apartments near Hoover and 11 Mile roads Feb. 9.

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Published February 12, 2018

WARREN — Art Van Elslander, a Detroit-born businessman and philanthropist who founded one of the nation’s largest independent furniture sellers, died Feb. 12 surrounded by his family at the age of 87, Art Van Furniture officials confirmed in a Facebook post.

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Published February 9, 2018

WARREN — Two women could face charges while an investigation continues into a spate of purchases allegedly made with counterfeit $50 bills at businesses near Nine Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue earlier this month.

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Published February 9, 2018

WARREN — The winner of a “rap battle” was apparently wounded by gunfire and robbed of his prize money at a Warren gas station early Feb. 4.

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Published February 9, 2018

CENTER LINE — Imagine tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini plants growing to maturity, nurtured by the bright sunshine, cool rainfall and warm earth of a Michigan summer, and you can almost taste the healthy goodness.

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Published February 9, 2018

WARREN — A 15-year-old freshman at Lincoln High School took the stand in a Warren courtroom Feb. 8 and told the court she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student in a stairwell after school in late November.

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Published February 2, 2018

WARREN — A court  hearing to determine whether a Lincoln High School freshman should stand trial for allegedly raping a fellow student at the school has been adjourned until Feb. 8.

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Published February 2, 2018

WARREN — Parent. Doctor. Teacher. Cop. Friend. Counselor. Addict. Whatever your role, there’s no denying that the numbers emerging from the ongoing opioid crisis are staggering. Macomb County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Daniel Spitz delivered the tragic, hard facts to those assembled for a town hall meeting at the Van Dyke Community Auditorium in Warren on Jan. 31.  

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Published February 2, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A planned project to fix crumbling sections of Interstate 696 in Macomb and Oakland counties apparently can’t start soon enough.

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