A convicted quadruple killer escaped from a Michigan prison for 24 hours last month primarily because guards didn't properly operate the motion-detector alarms at a gate the inmate pried open with scissors and a belt buckle, investigators concluded Thursday.
Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped a half-point to 7.8 percent in the latest month reported as the number of job seekers not working fell despite an increase in the labor force, the state reported Wednesday.
The Michigan Department of Human Services announced Thursday that it is revamping its funding model for foster care to allocate money up-front to nonprofit agencies and increase their accountability for children in their care.
Michigan school groups have countered Gov. Rick Snyder's K-12 budget plan with one of their own that would give districts more per student by eliminating line-item spending that benefits a smaller number of students.