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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 27, 2020

WARREN —  “The Arsenal of Democracy” is retooling to launch a mission of mercy. In a move reminiscent of the massive and critical American industrial contributions that helped defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan during World War II,  General Motors Co. on March 27 announced a series of initiatives geared toward fast-tracking the production of medical and personal protective equipment needed to safe lives and battle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Published March 20, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — Massive national concern over the spread of COVID-19 continued to resonate throughout the region March 19. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts announced a state of emergency for Michigan’s third-largest city, set to begin March 23.

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Published March 20, 2020

WARREN/CENTER LINE — In every community around Michigan, there is an eerie stillness where, not long ago, there was hustle and bustle: School desks sit empty, barstools grow cold, store shelves lie bare.

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Published March 20, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — It was only a matter of time before the coronavirus crisis made its way into local courts.

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Published March 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — On any given Friday during Lent, St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church hosts between 700 and 800 people for dinner in its banquet center on Ryan Road in Warren.

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Published March 17, 2020

WARREN — An employee at Warren’s General Motors Technical Center tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting a company announcement March 17 that detailed additional preventive measures and precautionary protocols affecting the engineering campus and other facilities. 

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Published March 13, 2020

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WARREN/ROSEVILLE — The Warren Planning Commission stood with concerned residents near the Roseville border March 9 when it voted to deny a site plan for a marijuana dispensary at the intersection of Hayes and 11 Mile roads.

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Published March 13, 2020

WARREN — Noisy trucks. Smashed street signs. A damaged street. A looming demolition of a historical home with reported ties to one of Warren’s pioneer families. Rodents running roughshod amid pallets stacked with bags of soil.

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Published March 13, 2020

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WARREN/ROSEVILLE — An investigation is underway after a woman was gunned down in her vehicle early March 9 while she waited to pick her daughter up from work at the Hoover 11 shopping center.

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Published March 11, 2020

CENTER LINE — A request to extend a 10-year public safety millage for another decade was overwhelmingly approved by Center Line voters on March 10.

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Published March 10, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The upcoming closure of all Art Van Furniture stores is impacting a prominent retailer in the Village.

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Published March 9, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On March 5, Warren-based Art Van Furniture released a statement that it would be going out of business, shocking many unsuspecting customers, vendors and residents across the Midwest.

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Published March 9, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — On March 5, Warren-based Art Van Furniture released a statement that it will be going out of business, shocking many unsuspecting customers, vendors and residents across the Midwest.

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Published March 9, 2020

WARREN — An investigation is underway after a woman was gunned down in her vehicle early March 9 while she waited to pick her daughter up from work at the Hoover 11 shopping center.

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Published March 6, 2020

WARREN — The city of Warren is looking to add new or experienced police officers to its ranks of first responders.

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The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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