Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has reversed at least 44,000 unemployment benefit fraud cases covering a two-year period and is refunding nearly $21 million after a computer system wrongly accused people of collecting excessive benefits. The figures were released as part of a review that began in January. The Unemployment Insurance Agency said Friday it has now reviewed more than 62,000 cases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of a major super PAC allied with Senate GOP leadership is encouraging Kid Rock to run for Senate against Democrat Debbie Stabenow. Steven Law of the Senate Leadership Fund says his group would be “very interested” in Kid Rock’s candidacy.
ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a southeastern Michigan plane crash that went unreported for more than four hours left 2 people hurt. Lenawee County Undersheriff Troy Bevier says the crash occurred about 10 a.m. Friday about a mile from the Lenawee County Airport outside Adrian but went undetected until about 2:20 p.m., when a woman passenger managed to walk to a nearby road and flag down a motorist who called 911.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New rules at the Michigan Department of Corrections ban inmates from receiving mail with homemade greeting cards, perfume or lipstick kisses. The rules going into effect Oct. 1 also bar stickers and require mail to be written in blue or black ink or lead pencil. A department spokeswoman tells the Detroit Free Press the policy is aimed at banning contraband from entering prisons. She says drugs can be circulated in thin strips and concealed under a sticker or other items.