Warren City Council asks federal court to dismiss mayor’s latest attempt to get on ballot
On the eve of the city’s primary mayoral election, the Warren City Council is asking a federal court to dismiss the current mayor’s lawsuit seeking to get him on the ballot, which he has been legally barred from.
Former officer sues city of Warren over alleged racial, sexual mistreatment; Mayor Fouts takes stand
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts took the stand Friday in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by former police officer DeSheila Howlett, who alleges racial and sexual mistreatment during her time with the Warren Police Department.
Warren City Council says Mayor Jim Fouts’ ally posed as concerned citizen during public comment
WARREN, Mich. – The Warren City Council is investigating the appointment of an employee by Mayor Jim Fouts. Audio from a Warren City Council meeting last fall shows a man who said his name is William Benson join public comment. Warren City Council said he was not a concerned citizen. A shadow employee at City Hall,” Warren City Council Member Pat Green said. The Warren City Council continues targeted attacks on city employees with another press release against former Warren employee Jamie Roe.
Warren City Council to investigate ‘secret’ consultant hiring by Mayor Fouts
WARREN, Mich. – The Warren City Council has opened an investigation into the appointment of an employee by Mayor Jim Fouts. The council met Tuesday for a special meeting to discuss Fouts’ appointee Jamie Roe, who was hired as a clerical technician last March. “It just comes across as corruption in city hall. It scares the heck out of me of what we don’t know yet,” said Council President Pat Green“We became aware of a political consultant on city payroll -- getting benefits, 401K -- was also running campaigns during city hours,” Green later added. “My work with city hall has been no secret,” he said.
Staff shortage leads to overtime budget concerns for Warren Fire Department
WARREN, Mich. – The city of Warren is struggling to find firefighters, leading to enormous overtime for the ones still on the job. As Michigan’s third largest city, Warren has six fire stations to help protect more than 40,000 residential housing units. According to latest statistics, the Warren Fire Department respond to about 15,000 calls and between 3,000 to 4,000 fires a year. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said only a few took the overtime, leading to three fire personnel making more than $200,000 each for the year and three more making more than $190,000. Michigan’s Capitol Confidential, which first reported the story, said two employees logged more than 2,000 hours of overtime and nine others surpassed 1,000 hours.
Warren police bust drug ring selling cocaine laced with fentanyl
They believe the three taken into custody are the leaders of a ring selling cocaine laced with fentanyl that has killed three people in Warren. Jermaine Tate, 38, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Nathaniel Clark, 32, as been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Terry Jamal Gaskins, 34, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Authorities said they’ve been distributing cocaine laced with fentanyl, cut down to make a larger profit.
3 arrested in connection with Warren fentanyl ring, more arrests likely
WARREN, Mich. – An investigation into a large-scale group alleged to be manufacturing and distributing fentanyl across Metro Detroit culminated in the arrests of three people. (Stopping Narcotic Overdoses in Warren) began investigating in November after the death of a 47-year-old resident. Jermaine Tate, 38, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Nathaniel Clark, 32, as been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl. Terry Jamal Gaskins, 34, has been charged with conducting criminal enterprise, three counts of delivery/manufacturing fentanyl and three counts of conspiracy to deliver/manufacture fentanyl.
Warren City Council refuses to pay nearly $5 million in city bills over conflict with administration
WARREN, Mich. – The Warren City Council is refusing to pay nearly $5 million in city bills because the administration won’t pay for legal services that Mayor Jim Fouts says the council sought “illegally” earlier this year. The council voted on Dec. 8 not to pay city bills until the city paid a legal firm that was hired by the council in May. Warren City Attorney Ethan Vinson argues that the city council “exceeded the scope” of its authority when securing an attorney from Plunkett Cooney on May 12. The City Council is litigating the tax rates, city budget issues, and other matters in this lawsuit. The city council is committed to paying all city vendors and contractors as this is our legal obligation.
Warren mayor vetoes city council’s vote to reject marijuana settlement proposal
WARREN, Mich. – Days after the Warren City Council voted 5-2 to reject a marijuana settlement proposal, Mayor Jim Fouts has vetoed that vote. The proposal would have granted 28 licenses for medical marijuana provisional centers in Warren. Previous coverage:“Several members of the previous city council were fed by greed and corruption and charted a course behind closed doors at the direction of the mayor and the legal advice of city attorney Vinson.” Councilman Jonathan Lafferty said during Tuesday’s meeting. The city found itself in legal trouble after a Macomb County judge ruled that its marijuana licensing process under the former city council was done in secret and violated the Open Meetings Act. The current city council was presented with the settlement earlier this month to grant 28 new licenses in lieu of the original 15 licenses.
Morning Briefing Nov. 29, 2020: Researchers say US in ‘third COVID wave,’ Michigan gov. pushes for $100 million in virus relief
What to know today 🌅Detroit Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, GM Bob Quinn after Thanksgiving lossThe Detroit Lions have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn, the team announced on Saturday. 💰 ‘We simply cannot afford to wait’ -- Michigan governor proposes $100 million COVID relief planMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants state legislators to approve a $100 million COVID-19 relief plan when they return to session during December. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 350,021 as of Saturday, including 9,036 deaths, state officials report. The state also reports “active cases,” which were listed at 175,700 on Saturday, near its highest mark on record.
Marijuana settlement proposal rejected by Warren City Council
WARREN, Mich. – The Warren City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday rejecting a proposed settlement that would grant 28 licenses for medical marijuana provisional centers. Lafferty did not hold back on why he wanted to council to vote down a settlement of the lawsuit. Today the Detroit City Council voted to unanimously approve an adult-use recreational marijuana ordinance also known as Chapter 20 of the 2019 Detroit City Code, which allows adult-use marijuana licensing in Detroit. Passage of this ordinance by the full body of the Detroit City Council allows licensing for the following state approved categories: adult-use retailer establishment, grower, processor, safety compliance facility, temporary marihuana event, microbusiness, designated consumption lounge and secure transporter. The ordinance allows current medical marijuana licensees an opportunity at obtaining adult use licenses but works steadfastly to create an avenue of participation for residents of the city where this new industry will be located.
City employees in Warren to work remotely unless they are absolutely needed at City Hall
Following Whitmer’s announcement, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts reactivated the city’s remote work plans. Whitmer hopes Michiganders ‘double down so we can avoid a stay-home order’Most employees will be working from home unless they are “absolutely needed” at City Hall. Most employees will be working from home and those that work inside will be required to wear a mask, social distance, and sanitize while in City Hall. City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice,” Fouts said in a statement. Warren City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.
Warren City Hall closes amid spike in cases of COVID-19
WARREN, Mich. – The city of Warren shut down City Hall due to the amount of COVID-19 cases within the building. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts made the decision on Sunday night to close the building. The mayor considers City Hall a coronavirus hotspot. Between City Hall, the police department and the court at least 23 city employees have tested positive for COVID-19. A department head in City Hall, a usually otherwise health man in his 50′s is hospitalized.
Local 4 News at Noon -- Nov. 9, 2020
DETROIT – Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at Noon. Tracking COVID-19 in Michigan -- Outbreak prompts closure of city buildingsLocal 4 is tracking the latest on COVID-19 in Michigan. Warren mayor Jim Fouts took action after a recent surge in cases. Warren City Hall will be closed to the public all week. The police department and courts have also seen a spike in cases.
Warren City Hall closes temporarily due to COVID-19 spike
WARREN, Mich. – A rise in COVID-19 cases among city hall employees has led to the temporary closure of Warren City Hall. According to city officials Sunday, a department administrator is currently on a ventilator and sedated until his oxygen levels go up. City officials said Warren Police Department and District Court also have experienced significant spikes. All city employees will be tested and the court, city hall and police department will be disinfected. It is currently unknown when Warren City Hall will reopen.
What’s behind Election Day tensions?
WARREN, Mich. – In Warren, as voters went to the polls, there was security seen and unseen. Mayor Jim Fouts acted on the concerns of his constituents and deployed election polling place security in the form of uniformed and undercover police to guard against potential voter intimidation or threats of violence. Across the nation we are seeing, for the first time in modern history, businesses boarding up, police being deployed and hearing of possible threats of violence. Professor Dave Dulio teaches political science and is the director of Civic Engagement at Oakland University. Watch the video above for the full report
Local 4 News at 4 --Nov. 3, 2020
Here’s what’s coming up on Local 4 News at 4:What’s behind the tensions we’re seeing this election? In Warren, as voters went to the polls, there was security seen and unseen. Mayor Jim Fouts acted on the concerns of his constituents and deployed election polling place security in the form of uniformed and undercover police to guard against potential voter intimidation or threats of violence.
4 key Metro Detroit races to watch for in Nov. 3 election
DETROIT – Here are four key races in Metro Detroit to watch in the Nov. 3 General Election. There is Berman v. Pulver, Schroeder v. Breadon, Tisdel v. Anness and Turner v. Breen. Warren term limitsWill Warren Mayor Jim Fouts be forced to have the same term limits as the rest of the elected leaders in Warren? However, it’s unclear if there is anybody who actually lives in Macomb County who thinks that’s true. Follow here: Michigan General Election Results for Macomb County on Nov. 3, 2020ClickOnDetroit will have live election results after the polls close Tuesday, Nov. 3 -- follow here.
Police to step up neighborhood patrols in Warren
WARREN, Mich. – Police in Warren are launching a new effort starting Friday to make neighborhoods safer. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said the people who live in Warren are concerned about the safety of their neighborhoods. The speed limit is 25 miles per hour and he said he gets calls about people doing 70 miles per hour. Fouts hopes the increased patrol in certain neighborhoods will protect children as we approach Halloween. He also hopes the police presence has a lasting effect on the relationship between residents and law enforcement.
Man faces judge in Warren hate crime, asks for forgiveness
WARREN, Mich. – Michael John Frederick Jr. is accused of firing shots into the home of a family of veterans, slashing their tires, smashing a window, vandalizing their truck with a swastika, expletives and the words “Not Welcome.”Frederick faced Judge Michael Chupa Thursday, where he said he wanted the Hall family to forgive him. I can say it’s not like me,” Frederick said. “People should be able to reasonably disagree about politics without it resorting to violence. Using violence, whether motivated by race or politics or hatred or acrimony," Chupa said. "I don’t care, that is not what America is about.”Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Man confesses to crimes against Warren family in federal hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to release details into the arrest of a man in connection with a hate crime investigation in Warren. Teams were sent out to knock on every door south of 11 Mile Road and west of Hoover Road. Investigators believe it was their Black Lives Matter sign that set off a 24-year-old delivery truck driver who lives with his parents around the corner. Police said he confessed to crimes against the Hall family and against another home that had “Pedophile” spray painted on the garage door because they had a Joe Biden sign. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
Police canvas Warren neighborhood in hate crime investigation
WARREN, Mich. – Police are going door-to-door in a Warren neighborhood looking for new clues into a series of racially motivated attacks on an African-American family. Warren police stepped up their search for a man who terrorized a family with violent actions and messages of hate. Shon Smith knew someone threw a rock through the window of the Hall family home on Sept. 9. She became emotional when she learned the same man fired shots a the home Sept. 7 and Sept. 10. “It brought tears to my eyes.”The police, the FBI and the two veterans targeted in the attacks believe they were targeted for a Black Lives Matter sign they placed in their window.
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack on Warren veterans
WARREN, Mich. – Police are offering a $3,000 reward to help find who is responsible for a hate crime committed in Warren. The Warren Police Department released surveillance video of a man outside the home holding a gun. The house, owned by two Black veterans, was shot up Thursday night and Monday night. They are veterans," Dwyer said. “This is a hate crime.”UPDATE: FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren familyAnyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877.
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family
WARREN, Mich. – Within two days, the Hall family had their tires slashed, swastikas drawn on their vehicles, shots fired at their home and their front window smashed. Warren police released video of a man outside the home holding a gun Friday and announced a $3,000 reward for information to help find who is responsible. The video captures a man wearing a mask and hood with a gun in hand stalking the family’s home in Warren. Eddie Hall and Candace Sparks-Hall were not home at the time and were notified of the shooting by their neighbor. Police said the FBI has been called in to launch a federal hate crime investigation.
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren family
FBI to launch federal hate crime investigation on attack on Warren familyPublished: September 11, 2020, 5:08 pmWithin two days, the Hall family had their tires slashed, swastikas drawn on their vehicles, shots fired at their home and their front window smashed.
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack in Warren
$3,000 reward offered for information in racially motivated attack in WarrenPublished: September 11, 2020, 12:12 pmThe safety of a Warren family was shattered Wednesday night when someone slashed the veteran’s tires, wrote racial threats on their cars and smashed a window.
Macomb County veterans targeted in suspected hate crime
A Macomb County family and their home came under attack Wednesday night. The safety of the Hall family home in Warren was shattered at about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Outside, the couple found the tires slashed on Hall’s work truck, on Sparks-Hall’s car, and on their son’s car he received for graduating. Racist messages and a swastika were written on Hall’s work truck. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Warren Police Department at 586-574-4877 or the mayor’s office at 586-574-4520.
Warren police operation seizes 75 guns, $107,000 in drug money
WARREN, Mich. – Police in Warren responded to a recent uptick in crime with Operation SNAG, which helped get guns, drugs and criminals off the streets. City officials held a press conference Thursday to discuss SNAG, which stands for Saving Neighborhoods Against Guns. It includes a police task force getting deep into areas where there have been shootings and armed robberies. Police said more than two dozen guns seized are at a crime lab being tested. Warren mayor Jim Fouts commended the Warren Police Department for Operation SNAG and said the task force saved lives.
10-year-old killed in Warren crash after crane falls off truck
WARREN, Mich. A 10-year-old girl was killed at the scene of a crash on 10 Mile and Ryan roads in Warren Saturday morning, according to police. Police say a dump truck driver ran a red light and hit a car. The impact forced a crane on the truck to fall off and onto the car. The truck driver is a 60-year-old Chesterfield Township man who is in stable condition. My deepest sympathy goes out to the mother of the 10-year-old child as well as others in the family, said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts on Facebook.
It was a horrendous accident -- Warren girl killed in crash after truck runs red light
WARREN, Mich. A 10-year old girl was killed Saturday when a truck ran a red light and a tractor fell on top of her mothers car. ORIGINAL STORY: 10-year-old girl killed in Warren crash after dump truck driver runs red lightThe Mayor of Warren said that 10-year old should not have lost her life, because this tragedy could have been prevented. That accident killed a 10-year old girl, Saturday morning and Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is expressing his condolences. Police said a dump truck driver ran a red light and hit a car, with a 10-year-old girl and her mother inside. Whether it be a young girl or young boy, 10-years-old, just hit right there at the heart.
Warren officials come to agreement on library tax rate so summer tax bills can be issued
WARREN, Mich. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and Warren City Council came to an agreement regarding the library tax rate for the fiscal year 2020/20201. They agreed the rate will be .6014. Their agreement has cleared the way for the summer tax bills to be issued. Below is the statement from the mayors office:In the best interests of Warren residents and in a spirit of cooperation, the Mayor and City Council avoided court action and agreed that the library tax rate for fiscal year 2020/2021 will be .6014. Their work has cleared the way for the issuance of the summer tax bills and generating the revenues necessary to operate.
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts upset after city council cuts his personal assistants job position
WARREN, Mich. Budget cuts have left the mayor of Warren without one of his closest aides. Last week, the city council cut the position of an executive assistant to mayor Jim Fouts. READ: Warren Mayor Jim Fouts warns businesses to enforce social distancing guidelinesAmanda Mika, was the mayors executive assistant and made $90,000 a year. You did in fact this evening remove my position from the budget, Mika said at a June 26 council meeting. There are no games being played in the budget, Green said.
Warren PD, community leaders to meet after violent confrontation between officer, Amazon driver
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. The fallout from a violent confrontation between a Warren police officer and an Amazon delivery driver continues. Police and community leaders are expected to meet Friday in a face-to-face meeting where members from the National Action Network will meet with Warren police commissioner Bill Dwyer. The meeting comes after the Macomb County Prosecutors Office denied charges against the driver, 23-year-old Jaylen Bond. The Macomb County Sheriffs Office is having an independent investigation into whether excessive force was used. Warren mayor Jim Fouts took to social media and said the officer should be fired.
'Warren police demonstrate the need for more training, Wendell Anthony with NAACP says
WARREN, Mich. The Detroit branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has issued a statement regarding an incident between a Warren police officer, who is White, and an Amazon driver, who is Black. Cellphone video of the Amazon driver being violently arrested by police as he was making a delivery went viral on social media. The driver was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer, failure to obey a lawful command and failure to produce a drivers license. The recent physical take down of Mr. Jaylen Bond, an Amazon delivery service provider, by a member of the Warren Police Department, indicates the necessity for enhanced training, Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony with the NAACP said.
Cellphone video shows confrontation between Warren police officer and Amazon driver
WARREN, Mich. Amondeuz Graham was on his way to get gardening supplies when he saw a confrontation between a Warren police officer and an Amazon driver. He stopped to record it, what his cellphone video shows is the middle of the confrontation, not what started it. On the video you see the White officer with the Amazon driver, who is Black, on the ground. The policy of the warren police department and the training provided to every officer is to deescalate every situation. Dwyer also confirms there is audio and video from the officers camera from start to finish of the confrontation.
Warren police release dashcam video of altercation between officer and Amazon driver
WARREN, Mich. Police opened an Internal Affairs investigation after a confrontation between a white police officer and a black deliver driver. New dashcam video was released Wednesday by the Warren Police Department. Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer is standing by his officers and is recommending felony charges for the delivery driver. Originally, it was thought the only thing that was done wrong was the Amazon vehicle being improperly parked, but Warren police said thats not the case. The driver was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer, failure to obey a lawful command and failure to produce a drivers license.
Warren police dashcam captures altercation between officer and Amazon driver
WARREN, Mich. Newly released police dashcam video is shedding new light into the arrest of an Amazon delivery driver in Warren. The cellphone video of the Amazon driver being violently arrested by police as he was making a delivery went viral on social media, but Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said theres more going on. It's the video sparking outrage all over social media showing an amazon driver being manhandled by the cops after making a delivery. The officer had a legal reason to contact the driver as he was parked illegally, Dwyer said. Amazon released the following statement:
Police order Art Van Furniture store to close early
WARREN, Mich. – Police ordered an Art Van Furniture store in suburban Detroit to close early Saturday because of unruly crowds, the city's mayor said. Police ordered the store on 14 Mile Road to close at 4 p.m., Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said. I’ve never seen anything this bad.”There were traffic jams to get into the store and fights were breaking out, Fouts said. “Employees are extremely mad and upset, and customers are extremely mad and upset," Fouts said. Liquidation sales began Friday at all Art Van Furniture, Art Van PureSleep and Scott Shuptrine Interiors in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.
Art Van closures to leave thousands of employees without work
WARREN, Mich. – An announcement that Art Van is closing all of its stores will affect thousands of employees nationwide. The furniture giant operates under the brands Art Van Furniture, Art Van PureSleep and Scott Shuptrine Interiors. Levin & Wolf Furniture in Ohio and Pennsylvania will be sold to Robert Levin, pending court approval. Eight Wolf Furniture stores in Maryland and Virginia will also be liquidated. Of those, the closures will leave 262 Warren employees without work.
Warren City Council passes resolution giving lifetime health care benefits to members
WARREN, Mich. The Warren City Council passed a resolution that gives members lifetime health care benefits. Six of the seven council members will not return next term, including four term-limited members. He also said he thinks council members should have a chance at lifetime health care benefits. City Council members are term-limited so they could never work 25 years in their positions. The city said the City Council never got an analysis to determine how much money such a resolution would cost.
Jim Fouts will be Warren mayor for 4th term
WARREN, Mich. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts faced a stronger challenge Tuesday in the general election, but ultimately he held on to his position as Warrens top official. Fouts will now enter a 4th term as Warren mayor. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts was elected to a 4th term on Nov. 5, 2019. Most recently, a recording alleged Warren Mayor Fouts threatened to shoot his former chief of staff. Warren voters also cast votes for city clerk, treasurer and six City Council seats -- here are the full Warren election results for Nov. 5, 2019:View more 2019 Michigan General Election results here.
Election Day in Michigan: 3 races to watch, voting information
But for now, there are still important items on ballots across Michigan, including school bond proposals, mayoral and city council races and community millages. Contact me: Email | Twitter)Morning Dive While we arent voting for any state-level offices today, a few noteworthy races are taking place. Most recently, a recording alleged Warren Mayor Fouts threatened to shoot his former chief of staff. Toy is the Livonia City Council president and also served in the Senate. Neeley previously ran for mayor in 2009, but lost to former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling.
Nov. 5 election in Metro Detroit: 3 races to watch
Most recently, a recording alleged Warren Mayor Fouts threatened to shoot his former chief of staff. (WDIV)Toy is the Livonia City Council president and also served in the Senate. Miller Brosnan has been endorsed by the Livonia Police Officers Association and the Livonia Lieutenants and Sergeant's Association. Neeley previously ran for mayor in 2009, but lost to former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling. Weaver is the first women to hold the office of Flint Mayor.
Warren Mayor Fouts responds after recording alleges he threatened to shoot former chief of staff
WARREN, Mich. - Warren Mayor Jim Fouts responded with a Facebook post Wednesday after a newly released recording alleged he threatened to shoot his former chief of staff. The Henry who is being referred to is Fouts' former chief of staff, Henry Krzystowczyk, who died earlier this year. Local 4 took the recording to Primeau Forensics to determine whether this is or is not Fouts. Primeau compared the newly released tape against a recording that is confirmed to be Fouts. Secret recordings of Fouts have been leaking out of Warren City Hall since 2013.
Newly released recording alleges Warren Mayor Fouts threatened to shoot former chief of staff
WARREN, Mich. - Another secret recording purporting to be of Warren Mayor Jim Fouts has been released. "I've got that f------ Henry. I'd like to take a two by four and I'd like to beat the f------ sh-- out of him. The Henry that is being referred to is Fouts former Chief of Staff Henry Krzystowczyk, who passed away earlier this year. Primeau compared the newly released tape against a recording that is confirmed to be Fouts.
Watch Local 4 News at 11 -- Oct. 22, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Fouts tapeAnother secret recording purporting to be of Warren Mayor Jim Fouts has been released. MSU controversyA Michigan State University professor apologized after sparking outrage on campus. Motor City S.T.E.A.M. Motor City S.T.E.A.M. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Watch Local 4 News at 11 -- Oct. 10, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what you missed on Local 4 News at 11:Mother fights to keep son aliveDoctors said Bobby Reyes has been brain dead since he got out of U of M hospital in late September. His mother is fighting to keep him on life support. Medical marijuanaThe proposal to award licenses to 15 medical marijuana dispensaries in Warren was passed by city council Tuesday, but Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said he's going to veto it. Body cam arrestA Macomb County man is in jail after trying to get away from deputies on an all-terrain vehicle. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Warren mayor to veto medical marijuana dispensary licenses, cites lawsuit concerns
WARREN, Mich. - The proposal to award licenses to 15 medical marijuana dispensaries in Warren was passed by City Council Tuesday, but Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said he's going to veto it. Fouts said he is worried about lawsuits against the city that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend. Fouts said he's pro medical marijuana and complimentary of the council in the licensing process. However, he is concerned about the potential fallout from the dozens of applicants who were denied. The mayor has his own idea on how it can work and protect the city.
Warren City Hall to host Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
WISN via CNN VideoWARREN, Mich. - A traveling memorial dedicated to those lost during the Vietnam War will be on display at Warren City Hall from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, according to a release from the city. "Two members of my Hazel Park High School cross country team, including the captain, were killed in the Vietnam War," said Warren Mayor Jim Fouts. The Michigan Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is dedicated to the 2,654 Michigan soldiers who died during the war, according to the release. A ceremony will take place at the city hall at 1 p.m. Sept. 30. The wall is sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 154.
Warren police, DEA raid 10 homes
WARREN, Mich. - Police and the DEA carried out 10 raids at homes near the Warren-Detroit border. Sky4 video shows one person in handcuffs on the ground outside a home around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts said the raid was targeting a major drug organization responsible for distributing drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. There were eight arrests. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Secret recording emerges in lawsuit over Warren's marijuana licensing process
WARREN, Mich. - A secret recording was played in a Macomb County courtroom Friday in connection with the ongoing drama surrounding licensing marijuana facilities in Warren. According to a lawsuit, the recording is of Warren City Councilman Ron Papandrea. Politics is precisely what is not supposed to be considered when making license decisions by Warren's own ordinance. The types of things that should be considered are financing, site plans, security plans and charitable donations to the community. Cataldo is asking a judge to halt Warren's licensing process.
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Thursday, June 6, 2019
Family of woman slain by potential Detroit serial killer speaks outPolice have confirmed the identities of two of the three victims linked to a possible serial killer targeting women in Detroit. The family of one of the victims spoke with Local 4 and is sharing why they believe investigators initially dropped the ball on the case. Community members are banding together to help protect women from a killer in Detroit. As a suspected serial killer is in Detroit, the women have been hitting the streets and are determined to keep their neighborhood safe. Tweets by Local4NewsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Flashpoint 11/27/2016: Gap between Americans and the press, Mayor Jim Fouts
After an election that seemed to reveal a big gap between the American press and the public it tries to serve, where is the direction going forward? How does the press rebuild confidence and trust among voters who seem to have little of either. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts sits down with Devin to discuss a hot topic from last week's program. Also joining the roundtable for discussion is associate publisher for Crain's Detroit Business, Ron Fournier, columnist for the Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley and editorial page editor for the Detroit Daily News, Nolan Finley.
Warren City Hall celebrates leadership history of the 3rd largest city in Mich.
WARREN, Mich. – Portraits of seven Warren mayors dating back to 1957 will be unveiled at Warren City Hall on Wednesday, October 17th. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts initiated the idea of placing the portraits in the new City Hall when he realized that the portraits formerly displayed in the old City Hall were missing. "We found them stored somewhere and Patrick Photographic Studios in Warren updated them," said Fouts, who said the mayors date back to the day Warren became a city. "I had the honor of serving on the City Council with three of the mayors (Randlett, Bonkowski and Steenbergh)," said Fouts. "Some of the mayors were adversaries, but I am sure the atmosphere will be friendly as they recall their fond memories of their service to Warren," said Fouts.