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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 March 21, 2019

WARREN — Investigators allege that the PTA president at Westview Elementary School in the Fitzgerald Public Schools district stole more than $13,000 since last October by failing to pay invoices for fundraisers and instead withdrawing money or writing checks for cash.

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Published March 21, 2019

WARREN —  A series of events that began with a police chase after a dispatch run to an attempted break-in in Warren ended with a crash in Detroit that left a 38-year-old woman in critical condition late March 19.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Efforts to contain and track the source of possible pollutants were underway March 13 after a “yellow-ish substance” and a “petroleum sheen” were observed in a section of Warren’s Bear Creek, near 11 Mile and Mound roads.

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Published March 15, 2019

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WARREN/STERLING HEIGHTS — They’re all on the same team. When the Warren Police Department’s hockey team faced off against its counterparts in blue from Sterling Heights for a charity hockey game benefiting one of its own, there was obviously more at stake than bragging rights for the winning squad.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Macomb County Habitat for Humanity does a good deal of business by giving the public good deals on donated home furnishings and building materials at its ReStore location on Van Dyke Avenue, just north of Nine Mile Road.

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Published March 15, 2019

WARREN — Video games. Virtual reality simulators. Electric go-karts. Multilevel “zombie apocalypse” laser tag. Ten lanes of bowling. Black light miniature golf. A climbing wall. Bumper cars. Build-your-own pizzas.

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Published March 13, 2019

WARREN — Dennis Waldrop sat in the midday sun talking to neighbors, smoking a cigarette down to the filter and drinking Mountain Dew. He was more upbeat than you’d expect for a man who just lost everything.

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Published March 13, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The garden of your dreams doesn’t have to exist in your mind, or even in the ground in your backyard. Raised-bed gardens, made of wood or other creatively repurposed building materials, offer many advantages to vegetable growers in residential lots and community gardens.

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Published March 12, 2019

WARREN — Was it murder or an act of self-defense?

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Published March 8, 2019

WARREN — Police said the alleged suspect in a spate of burglaries at businesses along 12 Mile, Ryan and Mound roads since mid-December was arrested March 6 inside a Mobil gas station.

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Published March 8, 2019

WARREN — Tanaya Lewis was ordered to stand trial for murder following a second day of testimony about last September’s fatal stabbing at Warren’s Fitzgerald High School.

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Published March 8, 2019

CENTER LINE — A suspect is now in custody facing a felony charge for an alleged bomb threat at a Center Line medical supply company in late January.

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Published March 8, 2019

WARREN — Gilbert Demers, the founder, publisher and patriarch of the C & G Newspapers family, passed away peacefully Feb. 25 at his home in Florida. His wife, Charlotte, the “C” to his “G,” and his five children were by his side. He was 89.

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Published March 1, 2019

WARREN — When Warren Animal Control Officer Lisa Taylor was recognized by members of the Warren City Council for her work to save 12 dogs found living in squalor, she immediately credited others who helped accomplish the mission.

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Published March 1, 2019

WARREN — The number of rental properties in Warren has been on the rise, but landlords now have even more rules and tougher potential penalties to consider when they’re leasing spaces to tenants.

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