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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 June 19, 2018

CENTER LINE — A motorcycle operator was pronounced dead at the hospital, where he was transported after an apparent crash on 11 Mile Road, between Sherwood and Van Dyke avenues late on June 16.

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Published June 15, 2018

WARREN — You need water and sunlight to grow a community garden. A generous grant doesn’t hurt, either. The community garden and related 4-H programs through the Michigan State University Extension office at the Thompson Community Center — on Hupp Avenue, west of Hoover Road, in Warren — are growing stronger this year thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market.

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Published June 15, 2018

CENTER LINE — Lighting improvements throughout Center Line, designed to save electricity and money for years, have continued as planned this year.

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Published June 15, 2018

CENTER LINE  — Detective Mike Gerald knew where to go when he saw a blank spot on the wall at the Center Line Public Safety Department.

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Published June 15, 2018

WARREN — Mark Piccalo went to church with his buddy, Paul Sadowski, in Warren a few years ago and had an earthly revelation as he was leaving the sanctuary. “He was just basically thanking me for coming out,” Piccalo remembered. “I said, ‘This would be a great place next spring to have a car show,’ and Paul said, ‘Well, I can put that together.’”

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Published June 15, 2018

WARREN — Mayor Jim Fouts can be deposed by legal counsel representing the city’s “first African-American police officer” as part of an ongoing federal lawsuit over alleged civil rights violations.

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Published June 8, 2018

WARREN — A new Warren Police Department endeavor aims to make sure animals aren’t slipping through the cracks when household budgets are tight.

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Published June 8, 2018

WARREN — A man suspected of robbing a bank branch inside Kroger near 12 Mile and Dequindre roads twice over the last six weeks was in custody at press time, with charges pending.

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Published June 8, 2018

WARREN — Dale and Tammy Cloyd have lived in their parents’ home on Audrey Avenue since 1959. They’re one of five original families left on the block, and although much has changed with the times over the years, Dale’s been working to keep the spirit of patriotism alive in the neighborhood.  

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Published June 8, 2018

WARREN — Efforts to repair a battered section of Mound Road cutting through the heart of Warren and Sterling Heights could get big boost from the federal government in the form of a $97.8 million grant.

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Published June 7, 2018

WARREN — A man was in police custody at press time after he allegedly assaulted a teenager and brandished a knife during an encounter near Nine Mile and Ryan roads, before later allegedly exposing himself to another woman at a park.

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Published June 1, 2018

WARREN — Annette Gattari-Ross spent 23 years handling Warren’s legal needs and representing the taxpayers collectively in court as an assistant city attorney. Now, as a court administrator and magistrate, it’s her job to ensure that the 37th District Court functions smoothly.

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Published June 1, 2018

CENTER LINE — Center Line’s new Salvation Army Family Thrift Store and Donation Center officially opened May 12 at 25152 Van Dyke Ave., in space formerly occupied by Detroit Harley-Davidson. The opening represents a shift in location from the Salvation Army’s previous store on 10 Mile Road and, according to a release from the charitable organization, is part of a wider initiative by the Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers to invest $2 million into many of the Detroit area’s 37 thrift stores.

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Published June 1, 2018

CENTER LINE — After months of planning, three days of fun, food and family-friendly activities — including a Saturday night fireworks finale — are set to go off in Center Line for a third straight year.

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Published June 1, 2018

WARREN — Warren City Councilman Scott Stevens said weighing in on looming revisions to the city’s master plan is a lot like voting.

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