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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 20, 2019

WARREN — A Warren Police Department patrol officer is on paid administrative leave pending a formal hearing and a potential disciplinary decision from police administration following an investigation into his alleged “inappropriate” text messages with a 17-year-old girl.

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Published February 15, 2019

WARREN — Tanaya Lewis sat silently in the courtroom, staring straight ahead and down, her legs trembling as witnesses recalled events before, during and after the moment 16-year-old Danyna Gibson was killed.

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Published February 15, 2019

CENTER LINE — Two weeks after a bomb threat cleared several buildings owned by a Center Line medical supply retailer and brought police K-9 teams from multiple jurisdictions to the scene, detectives continued to pore over evidence in search of the person responsible.

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Published February 15, 2019

WARREN — Does the city need to get tougher on problem rentals and those who own them, or should it simply be enforcing what’s already on the books more strictly? That question was a subject of discussion Feb. 12 among members of the Warren City Council.

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Published February 14, 2019

WARREN — A 24-year-old man was in police custody Feb. 14, a day after he was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into a hit-and-run collision that took the life of Randy Menendez on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Published February 12, 2019

CENTER LINE — Investigators believe a residential fire that apparently started in the basement of a home on Ritter Street, near 10 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue, on Feb. 11 was most likely caused by discarded smoking materials.   

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Published February 11, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Jury selection continued through a morning session Feb. 7 as the trial of a Warren teen accused of raping another student at Lincoln High School got underway in Macomb County Circuit Court.

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Published February 8, 2019

CENTER LINE — Center Line has rolled out a new logo and retooled its online portals in an attempt to lure development, showcase its perceived strengths and inspire new families to take up roots in the city.

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Published February 7, 2019

WARREN — Plans to cut 1,298 salaried workers at the General Motors Technical Center campus in Warren and how that will affect their salaries and benefits in the weeks to come were addressed in a company filing with the state of Michigan dated Feb. 4.

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Published February 5, 2019

WARREN — New Haven High School’s girls varsity basketball coach has been remanded to the Macomb County Jail with bail set at $250,000 following his arrest and arraignment on sexual assault charges involving a 17-year-old student who plays on the team.

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Published February 4, 2019

WARREN — Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision with a bicyclist on Groesbeck Highway, just north of 10 Mile Road, at about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3.

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Published February 1, 2019

WARREN — A would-be robber fled without the cash he was demanding after a back-and-forth exchange with a clerk who told him to come behind the counter and get it himself at the Holiday Inn Express near 11 Mile and Hoover roads Jan. 26.

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Published February 1, 2019

WARREN — Construction of a new multi-use municipal facility featuring a library, a mini police station, ancillary city offices and a playground on Van Dyke Avenue, just north of Nine Mile Road, is reportedly on schedule and could wrap up by late September.

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Published January 31, 2019

CENTER LINE — An investigation remained ongoing Jan. 31 and several buildings were evacuated at a Center Line medical supply business after an anonymous caller reportedly phoned in a bomb threat.

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Published January 31, 2019

WARREN — A teenager who allegedly carjacked a woman at an apartment complex near Nine Mile and Hoover roads Jan. 30 was taken into custody following a search that ended two miles away in Detroit.

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