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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 January 14, 2021

CENTER LINE — The driver allegedly responsible for crashing into the fencing around an athletic field at Center Line High School early on Jan. 9 now faces reckless driving, resisting arrest and weapons charges, while an investigation remains ongoing.

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Published January 11, 2021

WARREN — It was January 2017. Ed Hanna was working as a Warren Fire Department paramedic when his squad was dispatched to a mobile home park after the apparent overdose of a teenage girl.

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Published January 9, 2021

WARREN — A local business alliance is backing one effort to recall Warren City Councilman Eddie Kabacinski, one of five members of the council who voted against a proposed settlement that could have ended a costly lawsuit over medical marijuana dispensary licensing.

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Published January 8, 2021

CENTER LINE — Public safety officers dispatched to investigate a report about a larceny from auto in progress apprehended a suspect who is now facing a list of charges amid an ongoing investigation.

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Published January 8, 2021

WARREN — A puppy allegedly swiped from the enclosed porch of a Warren home by a food delivery driver has been returned to its family, and the suspect is now facing a felony larceny charge.

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Published January 8, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Family Video’s roots go back to the 1970s, when founder Charlie Hoogland found himself “stuck” with a bunch of videos his family’s business, Midstates Appliance & Supply Company, had accumulated as a distributor of Hollywood movies.

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Published January 4, 2021

WARREN —The Warren Police Department closed out 2020 by announcing the results of a major fentanyl trafficking investigation that yielded charges against four men, with three arrests so far.

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Published December 17, 2020

WARREN — Everyone agrees that the condition of Chicago Road is bumpy north of the General Motors Technical Center property, especially at the railroad crossing. But whether or not the road was bad enough to damage one of Warren’s newer fire trucks twice in a six-month span was a topic of discussion in early December.

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Published December 16, 2020

CENTER LINE — Judging for the Center Line Beautification Commission’s annual “Light Up the Sky” contest wrapped up on Dec. 12. While there were first- and second-place finishers, organizers said the whole city really won this year.

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Published December 16, 2020

WARREN — The city of Warren’s bills went unpaid for a couple of weeks in early December. The decision to temporarily delay payment underscored a rift between members of the Warren City Council and Mayor Jim Fouts that has simmered for more than a year now.  

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Published December 10, 2020

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WARREN/MADISON HEIGHTS — A burglary suspect was in critical condition after he was shot by Warren police early on Dec. 10. He allegedly tried to run down an officer in the parking lot of the Knights Inn, near 11 Mile and Dequindre roads in Madison Heights. 

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Published December 9, 2020

WARREN — Companies seeking to get into the recreational marijuana business in Warren may have to wait a little while longer.

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Published December 8, 2020

WARREN — A patient in transit, two paramedics in the ambulance and the driver of another vehicle were reportedly unharmed in a collision at the intersection of Hoover and 10 Mile roads at about 4 p.m. on Dec. 7.

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Published December 4, 2020

WARREN — The pandemic hasn’t lessened the burden on those in need. Thankfully, it hasn’t dampened the spirits or diminished the resolve of those dedicated to serving the community.

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Published December 4, 2020

WARREN — Will it be boom or bust for Warren and the marijuana dispensary business?

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