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Published April 6, 2016

WARREN — Ever since he can remember, Detroit Lions running back George Winn wanted to play professional football.

“It was always a dream of mine. I was blessed to be able to accomplish that dream,” said Winn, who knew he needed perseverance to make it happen.

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Published April 5, 2016

WARREN — Increased costs resulting from a protracted timetable to demolish and reconstruct the Busch Branch Library brought Warren’s top library official back before the City Council last month.

After a lengthy discussion on March 8, council members voted to put more money behind the project, now set to begin in April with the demolition of the existing library on Ryan, two blocks north of Nine Mile Road, and to conclude with the construction of a new building now slated for completion later this year.

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Published April 4, 2016

WARREN — A pair of alleged thieves wanted for taking a customer’s wallet at Meijer and a purse at Wal-Mart remained at large April 4 amid an ongoing investigation by the Warren Police Department.

Detective Sgt. Rob Eidt said the thieves, a man and a woman, were wanted in connection with the theft of a wallet that was allegedly lifted from a customer’s purse at Meijer on Mound north of 12 Mile Road at 8:09 p.m. on April 1.

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Published April 4, 2016

METRO DETROIT —Since 1968, the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan has provided furniture for local needy families in Macomb and Oakland counties.

The nonprofit organization, headquartered at 333 N. Perry St. in Pontiac, is now expanding its service to families in Wayne County.

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Published April 3, 2016

WARREN — The legal war over freedom of religious expression in the city of Warren’s public spaces looks set to go yet another round this spring.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based organization advocating for the absolute separation of church and state, filed a Freedom of Information Act request in February, seeking records related to the city’s annual observance of the National Day of Prayer.

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Published April 1, 2016

UPDATE: According to MCC officials, Almasmari was found safe, out of state. 

WARREN — Macomb Community College Police and Hamtramck Police are asking the public for help in locating a missing 20-year-old student who resides in Hamtramck.

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Published April 1, 2016

WARREN — Deer are a common sight on the banks of the Red Run Drain. At night, coyotes sometimes croon to the wail of emergency sirens on nearby Dequindre or Ryan roads. A fox will occasionally make an appearance; in one case, one dropped in for a photobomb as resident Dennis Proctor took a picture of a perfectly posed big buck.

But what Proctor saw a few feet from his own yard two weeks ago was something different. When he realized it was a bald eagle, he high-tailed it back to the house to grab his camera.

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Published March 30, 2016

WARREN — The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments gathered March 24 for its general assembly meeting at the South Campus of Macomb Community College. 

SEMCOG consists of representatives from seven Michigan counties: Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair and Washtenaw. Its purpose is to help local governments improve and maintain southeast Michigan’s transportation systems, environmental quality, economic interests and infrastructure. 

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Published March 30, 2016

WARREN — Depending on where you live and the lifestyle you want, Warren’s remaining 12 miles of dirt roads can be seen as either unfinished business or a throwback to simpler times.

Before the 1940s and Warren’s industrialization during World War II, the area was dotted with quaint farms, creaky barns and peaceful pastures, criss-crossed by a network of dusty lanes and bumpy roads that connected farming families to amenities in the growing towns around them.

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Published March 30, 2016

WARREN — Mayor Jim Fouts will be live on the airwaves beginning in late April.

Never short of opinions on topics ranging from insurance reform to fireworks to personal property taxes, Fouts said he will take part in a weekly call-in radio show on WFDF 910 AM in the 4-5 p.m. times lot, beginning on Saturday, April 23.

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Published March 30, 2016

CENTER LINE — The Center Line High School Moms and Dads Club is continuing its mission of raising money to benefit the students and staff of the school.

On March 6, the club welcomed nearly 300 people to its annual spaghetti dinner and bake sale fundraiser at Center Line High School. Money raised from the event will be used to purchase items not available in the general budget. The dinner and bake sale has become tradition for the club and is held the first Sunday in March each year.

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Published March 29, 2016

WARREN — Where’s the beef?

Warren police are looking for the hamburglars who took 33 cases of Whopper patties from a semi-truck trailer parked at a warehouse on Ryan south of 10 Mile Road sometime overnight between March 25 and March 26, while the driver waited to make a delivery.

“It was cargo stolen from a trailer. Somebody broke into it,” said Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department. “Several parties had access to the lock.”

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Published March 28, 2016

WARREN — It took more than five months, but the Warren City Council has passed a new set of rules dealing with the growth and transfer of medical marijuana.

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Published March 27, 2016

MACOMB COUNTY — Dan Loepp, who has been the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for 10 years, has been chosen as this year’s De La Salle Collegiate High School honoree for its annual Christian Brothers’ Dinner.

The Christian Brothers’ Dinner is attended by nearly 1,000 men, including alumni, fathers of current students, and other friends of De La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent auction, benefit the school’s tuition assistance program.

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Published March 26, 2016

WARREN — The man accused of firing 15 shots that wounded two people at a family gathering near Eight Mile and Groesbeck on Feb. 21 has been arrested and charged with murder for a separate incident in the city of Detroit.

The 25-year-old suspect, a resident of Macomb Township, remained held in the Wayne County Jail at press time and had not yet been arraigned in Warren.

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Published March 26, 2016

WARREN — Approximately 60 local high school students with disabilities learned valuable information about finding a job when they participated in a human resource managers fair March 23 at Cousino High School.

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Published March 23, 2016

WARREN — Almost two years after torrential rains left a flood of devastation across metro Detroit, relief is still pouring into the region from places like Colorado, Maryland, Oklahoma and even Canada. 

As it was in the days immediately after the great flood of Aug. 11, 2014, the effort in Warren is being channeled by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, which over the last two weeks has put an army of college kids to work rebuilding damaged properties for those who can’t do it themselves.

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Published March 23, 2016

WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — The Library of Michigan recently awarded 13 elementary school libraries in the Warren Consolidated Schools district with a certificate of completion for meeting the qualified or exemplary status of the measurement benchmarks for Michigan School Libraries for 21st Century Schools.  

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Published March 22, 2016

WARREN — Warren police are investigating at least four break-ins at local car washes, potentially tied to a spate of similar thefts reported across southern Macomb County over the weekend between March 19 and March 20.

Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills of the Warren Police Department said the first break-in was reported at the Super Car Wash on Dequindre south of 14 Mile Road shortly after midnight on March 19. The thieves allegedly entered the building by kicking out a window of the overhead garage door on the east side of the building, but reportedly took nothing.

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Published March 18, 2016

WARREN — Crowds were lining up early on St. Patrick’s Day, not for green beer or corned beef and cabbage, but for a grand-opening celebration at the new Marshalls store at Warren’s reborn Tech Plaza shopping center. 

What they found when they arrived, in addition to good deals, was an early glimpse at what looks to be a major turnaround for the once-fledgling plaza, a place that flourished for years after it opened in 1960 at the corner of 12 Mile and Van Dyke, before it fell on hard times in the mid-2000s.

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