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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 August 10, 2018

WARREN — Police believe at least five incidents involving counterfeit money in at least three fast food restaurants near 11 Mile and Hoover roads in early August were related, and they’re looking for information leading to the arrest of those involved.  

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Published August 8, 2018

WARREN — There will be no question about mayoral term limits on the ballot that goes before Warren voters in November — at least, not one put there by an initiatory petition.

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Published August 8, 2018

WARREN — The second time was the charm for state House District 28 candidate Lori Stone.

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Published August 7, 2018

WARREN — As they’ve done since 1979, Warren voters have collectively and overwhelmingly said that taxes levied for police, fire and emergency medical services are worth it.

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Published August 6, 2018

WARREN — A police pursuit that began in Warren ended in a fatality Aug. 5 when the suspect vehicle collided with another car in Detroit, less than a mile away.

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Published August 3, 2018

WARREN — During the morning of Aug. 1 at Mound Park Upper Elementary School, teacher Lisa Wisdom and a group of incoming Fitzgerald Public Schools first-grade students gathered around a classroom table. 

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Published August 3, 2018

CENTER LINE — Roads clogged by construction on surface streets or Interstate 696 are an irritating fact of life for anyone driving in and around Center Line this summer. 

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Published August 3, 2018

WARREN — Warren police are investigating a series of property damage complaints involving graffiti that included swastikas, accompanied by cryptic verbiage, spray painted on wood fences and a brick wall in a neighborhood near Schoenherr and Common roads.

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Published August 1, 2018

WARREN — At the deadline to do so, a volunteer working for a group seeking to undo a 2016 voter-approved term limits extension that affected Warren’s mayors filed petitions aimed at getting the question on the ballot this November.

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Published July 31, 2018

WARREN — Deputy Commissioner Matt Nichols of the Warren Police Department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of a probe into his alleged “excessive use of force” during a July encounter with a retail fraud suspect.

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Published July 31, 2018

WARREN — Accumulated gas from a valve left open in an apparent attempt to turn on water service caused an explosion that destroyed a home and rocked the neighborhood near Hoover and Stephens roads early July 28.

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Published July 27, 2018

CENTER LINE — One man was in custody with charges pending while an investigation continued, three weeks after a Fourth of July shooting near the corner of Theisen Street and Van Dyke Avenue left two people wounded.

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Published July 27, 2018

WARREN — Registration for Summerfest 2018 is filling up fast. It’s no wonder why. The signature outreach event of Warren’s Liberty Foursquare Church has been providing things like backpacks full of back-to-school supplies, sports physicals, haircuts, bike repairs and family photos at the end of summer for 15 years now.

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Published July 27, 2018

WARREN — Warren Public Service Director Richard Sabaugh used a water bill insert to promote Mayor Jim Fouts’ 2016 State of the City address, a speech that was a fundraiser for a political action committee.

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Published July 27, 2018

WARREN — On Aug. 7, Warren voters will decide whether to keep the city’s police, fire and emergency medical services funded at their current levels, through taxes originally approved in 1979 and levied a year later.

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